The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week ft. NxWorries, Madlib and More [Playlist]
A scan of the weeks finest frequencies
More than any other in recent memory, this week really was devoted to the art of the remix. Between Knxwledge‘s Yes Lawd recalibration, Pomo‘s Hall & Oates update and Mndsgn‘s boogie-blessed edit of a spacey Washed Out cut, there was no shortage of frequencies flipped.
But those are just the top of the pile. Dam-Funk turned in a synth-struck remix of Todd Rundgren‘s “I Got Your Back,” while Hanni El Khatib‘ s “Paralyzed” arrived in mobile, footwork-friendly form. Elsewhere, The Paul Institute finally proved enrollment’s worth, delivering Jai Paul‘s first on-record appearance in years, and proper introductions to a pair of new talents from the mysterious UK incubator.
Add those to new projects from Talib Kweli, Jaden Smith, Madlib and Tame Impala, and you’ve got quite a bit to catch up on as we slip into the weekend. Naturally, we’ve assembled standout selections and deep album cuts from the week’s release in a new installment of The Round-Up.
Hear it all below and hold tight for the next episode.