As a proud and dedicated Radio 1 and Guardian follower, I must listen to over two-hundred songs a week and, frankly, I can't review them all. Here are five tracks I heard over the week and think I should share with all of you guys.
HYPE - three up-and-coming artist I'm getting really excited about
Simian Ghost: the Swedish version of Bombay Bicycle Club are in fact just the one guy and his extreme, melodic talents. Granted having Ghost in your name isn't the most inventive thing in the world but the chilled out Youth album is an item of such beauty that it fully makes up for the lack of name originality.
Disclosure: this late night, chillstep duo have certainly earned the right to support the Big Man of Ambient Electronic Music, SBTRKT, on tour throughout this year. Tenderly packs energy, future beats and cross-genre awesomeness into one in the form of an underrated club banger in the making.
G-Munni: the hip-hop monster that is Nick Grimshaw has just kicked off his new career as a rapper by dropping a hot freestyle over The Motto by Drake live on Tim Westwood's 1xtra show. He's already worked his way into Childish Gambino's crew, been given a nod by Azealia Banks, got Tinchy shaking in his boots and had an exclusive Mistajam remixing!
RIPE - an old-school record that's still sounding fresh today
A LOAD OF TRIPE - a truly, truly dreadful song that I never want to hear again in my life