Brand new London artist Berwyn leads this week's playlist...
A threadbare piano part and grainy vocals make for a dramatic solo bow from Berwyn, who has tongues wagging via recent collabs with Headie One/Fred Again and Richard Russell. One to watch.
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Gorillaz (feat. Tony Allen & Skepta)
How Far? (Parlophone)
Recorded just before lockdown and featuring resplendent bars from Skepta, Damon Albarn’s final work with Tony Allen is an invigorating tribute to a musical legend.
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Joe Goddard & Hayden Thorpe
Unknown Song (Domino)
Domino labelmates Joe Goddard and Hayden Thorpe dig out their dancing shoes in isolation for a collaboration that is sure to soundtrack your next Friday Zoom sesh.
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Bree Runway (feat. Yung Baby Tate)
Damn Daniel (Virgin EMI)
East Londoner Bree Runway beams in another helping of pop-flavoured hip-hop from outer space. Listen out for the genius Humpty Dumpty reference.
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Same Bed (Day One Music/Island)
The middle of three tracks on her new Renaissance EP finds Lola Young ruminating over broken love in typical style: natural, unfussy and totally compelling.
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Dylan John Thomas
Lost Without (Yellow Motor/AWAL)
If you thought Gerry Cinnamon was the only gravelly Glaswegian balladeer on the block, you were wrong. This mop top musician means business.
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Save A Kiss (PMR/Virgin EMI)
Has anyone told Jessie Ware the clubs are shut? Judging by the sounds of this heart-swelling floorfiller, absolutely not! An interesting step in a ravier direction.
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