The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week ft. NxWorries, Blu & Exile and More [Playlist]
With appearances from Big K.R.I.T., BADBADNOTGOOD and more
Happy Friday, good people of the world. And welcome to another installment of your weekly catch-up session.
With new albums from Jessie Ware, Blu & Exile, Lindstrøm and Snoh Aalegra and a surprise tape from the trap gawds, Future and Young Thug, there’s a wild array of full-lengths to flip through this weekend. But as you might have already gathered, I’m here for the sunken, slightly hidden gems of the week in releases. And the playful Franco-electronica of Frank Ocean producers, Jarami, is a great place to begin. There’s also a little love from the brilliant Sebastian Tellier, a resurgent round from MGMT, a weido trap piece from Yung Lean and a sobering one-off from the jazz punks, BADBADNOTGOOD. All that and the first taste of the upcoming NxWorries remix album make this seven-day stretch a formidable one.
And you can hear every note in this week’s episode of The Round-Up below and hit the link to follow along on the paths of rhythm with deep dives into unheralded catalogs and hand-picked selections of standout cuts from era-defiining artists.