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.
Awesome new jam from Brooklyn's Lorely Rodriguez, aka Empress Of, taken from her forthcoming debut LP, out late summer on Terrible / XL. Buy "Water Water" here, and go see Empress Of Thursday night in Joshua Tree with Jamie xx + Jon Hopkins, and at a 5-night residency April 28 through May 2, with special guests in NYC at Elvis Guesthouse...