Jai Paul is back. Go here now to listen + purchase the Do You Love Her Now / He (both instant additions to our songs of the year playlist) white label vinyl 12", limited to 500 copies (update: sold out). You can also pay whatever you'd like to download his infamous leaked EP here. Jai Paul talks about the new tracks and the mythology and misconceptions surrounding the now legendary leaked record in a long note for fans included with the download of the leaked EP:
(UPDATE: stream the new songs and the leaked EP below)
Norwegian duo Smerz share a self-directed video for "Worth It", taken from their Have fun 12" EP, out today on XL Recordings. Featuring 3D animation by Yilmaz Sen, Natalia Stuyk, and Smerz's own Catharina Stoltenberg:
Norwegian experimental club-pop duo Henriette Motzfeldt + Catharina Stoltenberg aka Smerz share another sick track from their forthcoming XL Recordings debut. Check the shadowy Smerz-directed video for "no harm" below:
Norwegian duo Catharina Stoltenberg + Henriette Motzfeldt -- aka Smerz -- return with a hypnotically whirring new single for XL Recordings, once again eliciting those distinctive, blurred late-night club vibes that made their debut EP Okey one of the most magical and original releases of 2016. Watch the Michella Bredahl-directed video for "Oh my my" below, and catch Smerz live later this month when they play their first-ever U.S. shows in Brooklyn/SF/LA:
We regrettably never got around to posting this one when it dropped during last week's Radiohead + James Blake-induced daze, but this is without question one of the best tracks of the year and the leading contender for our personal "official summer jam 2016", taken from Montreal producer Kaytranada's very tight new album 99.9%. That Gal Costa flip is flawless and the Martin C. Pariseau-directed vid is the dopest buddy flick since White Men Can't Jump.
Spectral new one from mysterious UK producer Mssingno, featuring what sounds like a Burial-esque "Rock Your Body" vocal sample, taken from XL's new XL Chapter VI compilation, which also features new tracks from Kaytranada, Zomby + more:
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