Orrin, Jaymie Silk, Junes UB and more added to Dummy’s BRAND NEW playlist

We return with our weekly refreshed ‘Brand New’ playlist featuring a bunch of new and exciting acts.

This batch sees a variety of sounds from New York-rapper Orrin’s melancholic vocals to London-based rapper Junes UB’s confident delivery and the mind-boggling production of Montreal-producer Jaymie Silk – there’s something for everyone.

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Konx-Om-Pax tops our NEXT HYPE playlist this week

Today dance music veterans (in every sense of the word) the Chemical Brothers release their ninth studio album, ‘No Geography’ – and we asked Johnno Burgess, the journalist who conducted their first-ever interview back in 1993, to speak to them about what is – and isn’t – their Brexit album.

Elsewhere this week, we took a look at Ireland’s burgeoning leftfield electronic scene, with Soft Boy affiliate Wastefellow naming the best new acts from that corner of the world. Total Refreshment Centre family Emma Warren spoke to us about the tracks that shaped the late Hackney venue responsible for the explosion of new London jazz, while DJ Haram handed in this belter of a Middle Eastern-inspired and Jersey club blending mix.

In addition, we heard great new music from Katie McBride, femme culture, Coucou Chloe and Yizzy.

Take a listen to our NEXT HYPE playlist in full – topped by Konx-Om-Pax’s stellar single from his forthcoming Planet Mu album:

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Donalee, Le Dom, Kida Kudz and more added to Dummy’s BRAND NEW playlist

Our ‘Brand New’ playlist on Spotify has been updated with hot new music from a bunch of unknown and up-and-coming artists.

Check out some of the hottest tracks below.

1. Le Dom -‘Side Quest’

2. Jimi Somewhere – ‘Blue Skies’

3. DLNQNT – ‘Clockwork’

4. Donalee – ‘Can’t Help It’

5. Kida Kudz – ‘Jiggy Bop’

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Ezra Collective top our NEXT HYPE playlist this week

If you were a teenager around the turn of the millennium, you’ll no doubt have spent some time on Limewire downloading the music of N-Dubz, and this week we took a trip down memory lane to study the highs and lows of the trio in their prime.

Elsewhere over the past week, we hit the slopes for Snowboxx festival, got experimental Amsterdam duo Know V.A. to cook up this massive mix for us, while Israel’s Noga Erez did the same, plus spoke to rising London rapper Knucks about his favourite Missy Elliott videos. Patoranking got us in the festival mood by sharing his best African carnival cuts, and Local Action-signed games composer Lena Raine shared her favourite female composers in the game, plus we premiered great new fractured techno from Phoet and hi-NRG craziness from Crookers and Morgan Hislop.

We’ve distilled all of the best new music into one handy playlist – which you can listen to below, with adds from Ezra Collective, Ariana Grande, as well as cuts from the excellent HeForShe compilation courtesy of femme culture.

Caleon Fox, Lady Midnight, Mignon and more added to Dummy’s BRAND NEW playlist

Our ‘Brand New’ playlist on Spotify has been updated with a bunch of unknown and up-and-coming artists from around the globe.

1. Caleon Fox – ‘Uzi Talk’

Oakland-based rapper Caleon Fox returns with his first single of the year, a white-hot powerhouse of a track produced by The Wavys.

2. Mignon (feat. Moldy) – ‘Wasted DNA’

Seoul-based producer and Ruffhouse Munich-affiliate Mignon teams up with rising Korean-rapper Moldy on ‘Wasted DNA’.

3. Lady Midnight – ‘Xotgun’

Lady Midnight whips up a sultry blend of powerful vocals over a meticulously produced instrumental.

4. DJ Mellow & Magugu – ‘Run Dem’

Brussels’ DJ Mellow shares his brand new EP ‘Run Dem’ featuring vocals from UK-based Nigerian vocalist Magugu including remixes from Famous Eno and Rolv K.

5. Jordan Hawkins & oghosthaze – ‘Lost’

Los Angeles-vocalist Jordan Hawkins collaborates with oghosthaze on ‘Lost’.

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Rosalía tops our NEXT HYPE playlist this week

In this age of constant digital updates and social media notifications, it’s refreshing when artists go back to the basics of human contact, and that’s something Jme is pioneering on his new ‘Grime MC’ project. We went to the launch and screening to find out more.

We’ve listened to all the music that’s been flooding into our inbox this week, and below is the result, topped by Rosalía and J Balvin’s collab ‘Con Altura’, plus new heat from P Money, Palmistry and SOPHIE,

We’ve also just launched on Mixcloud’s new “fan-to-creator” subscription service, Mixcloud Select – come join us.

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Vinny Fanta, Rome Fortune, Shungu and more added to Dummy’s BRAND NEW playlist

Our ‘Brand New’ playlist on Spotify has been updated with fresh music from a handful of unknown and up-and-coming artists.

Check out some of the hottest tracks below.

1. Vinny Fanta – ‘Thanks Habibi’

New York-based rapper Vinny Fanta has been on our radar for a while now – his unique melodies, and mesmerizing flow really sets him apart in our hyper-concentrated age of up-and-coming rappers. If you’re unfamiliar with his work, check out his new track with Tony Seltzer and catch their debut London show at Rye Wax this Thursday with Cotch International.

2. Blastah (feat. Don Sinini) – ‘Level It’

Lisbon-producer Blastah teams up with Don Sinini on ‘Level It’.

3. Yank Scally – ‘Magic Spells’

Mysterious Liverpool-based project Yank Scally share the eclectic ‘Magic Spells’.

4. HNRO – ‘Decisions’

London-based producer HNRO returns with his first track of the year via Merci Jitter’s ‘Riddled Form’ compilation.

5. Shungu (feat. Pink Siifu) – ‘Pick Up The Phone’

Working out of Brussels, Shungu collaborates with the fascinating LA-based rapper (and Dummy favourite) Pink Siifu on ‘Pick Up The Phone’.

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Lizzo tops our NEXT HYPE playlist this week

This week kicked off with some R.I.P-our-childhood news, in that MySpace has lost 12 years’ worth of music uploaded natively to the site. Here are some masterpieces from the social site’s golden era to get you nostalgic for simpler times.

Elsewhere on Dummy this week, we spoke to sen-sa-tio-nal pioneer General Levy about the best jungle tracks of all time, while Lolo Zouaï named her favourite Paris-inspired tracks. Experimental Shanghai producer Scintii helmed this week’s Dummy Mix: an extra-special, haunted blend of some of her favourites, and Penelope Trappes talked us through Houndstooth labelmate and cult synthesist Abul Mogard’s new remix EP. We went to see AJ Tracey live in Cambridge, and reported back from a wild week at SXSW. Doja Cat is one of the most exciting voices in hip-hop right now, and we met the LA-based rapper while she was on tour in London. Oh, and Irish drill is a thing now – here’s our piece looking into how Ireland’s changing demographic has facilitated the rise of the genre.

We’ve assessed all the music that’s been flooding into our inbox this week, and below is the result, with Lizzo and Missy Elliott’s ‘Tempo’ cutting through the noise.

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Theodor Black, Trey RX, MzUki and more added to Dummy’s BRAND NEW playlist

We return to sooth your earbuds with our weekly refreshed ‘Brand New’ playlist featuring a number of unknown and up-and-coming acts from around the globe.

1. Theodor Black – ‘Weekends’

South London rapper and Virgil Hawkins-collaborator Theodor Black returns with a lush new music video and single exploring the downfall of a romantic relationship.

2. Trey RX – ‘Grls Like Yu’

Working out of Baltimore, Trey RX whips up an enticing slow-burner driven by softly auto-tuned vocals and tasteful drums.

3. Ghost – ‘Untitled’

Aside from a few production credits for Vinny Fanta and a bunch of Dark World rappers, there’s little to no information regarding the mysterious-producer that unsurprisingly goes under the name of Ghost. Recently however, he’s contributed a mind-boggling track to Merci Jitter’s newest compilation of future-facing club music.

4. Sami Baha (feat. Dawsha) – ‘K’

You probably already know about Sami Baha, however we wanted to shed some light on his latest release ‘K’, an exciting collaboration between the Turkish-producer and rising Egyptian-rapper Dawsha.

5. MzUki – ‘Miss Yah’

Melbourne-rapper and producer MzUki shares ‘Miss Yah’ a hard-hitting new single packed with attitude and catchy hooks.

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Holly Herndon tops our NEXT HYPE playlist this week

Right now it feels like we’re going through a particularly fruitful period for UK music, and it’s something we had confirmation of this week when Kadiata compiled this list of the best British artists who aren’t playing copycat.

Elsewhere on Dummy this week, we premiered great new music from Ishmael Ensemble, Epic B x Lady Ice and a video from Swimful shot in Shanghai’s now-defunct Shelter club. Chippy Nonstop supplied this insane mix of jungle Bollywood flips, Locked Groove talked us through his excellent ‘Sunset Service’ album on Scuba’s Hotflush, Heartless Crew shared their favourite UKG cuts with us, and we spoke to Jelani Blackman about how gassed he is at all the music he has coming out.

We also chatted to reigning techno queen Volvox about the biggest monster cuts in her record bag, as well as Amy Becker ahead of her Acrylic live A/V show on the electronic artists with the best visuals. Plus we found out about a brand new London night pushing South Asian artists, and listened to DVS1 drop some interesting insight into the current global festival scene, and why he might not be playing any in the future…

Listen to the playlist in full – topped by Holly Herndon’s gorgeous ‘Eternal’ – below (and don’t forget to subscribe).

And if you listen to only one thing this week, make it this.

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DJ Plead, Jaeho Hwang, Tama Gucci and more added to Dummy’s BRAND NEW playlist

Our weekly refreshed ‘Brand New’ playlist has been updated with a number of exciting releases from a handful of unknown and up-and-coming artists.

This week sees rising queer Miami singer-songwriter Tama Gucci’s mesmerizing vocals, Middle Eastern club rhythms from DJ Plead and the mind-boggling sounds of Buddhist-inspired London-based producer and visual artist Jaeho Hwang. Press play and delve in.

1. Tama Gucci – ‘Ur Still My Babe’

2. DJ Plead – ‘Crush and Burn’

3. Zahsosaa – ‘Johnny Story’

4. Jaeho Hwang –  ‘[Non-self 비자아’]’

5. Pheeyownah – ‘Gold’

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Skengdo x AM top our NEXT HYPE playlist this week

Recent news in music, sadly, hasn’t been so great. With the tragic passing of The Prodigy’s Keith Flint aged 49, plus reports flooding the media of abuse allegations about two high profile musicians, there’s luckily been enough great music coming out to distract us.

Over the past week on Dummy, Murlo spoke to us about the graphic novels and non-fiction that inspired his technicolour new album, ‘Dolos’, while we sat down with Ecuadorian producer Nicola Cruz to find out about his love of collaboration and indigenous instruments. Jay Prince told us about the deeper meaning behind his hyper-glossy ‘WONDER’ project, and met the MC aspiring to be the “Kate Bush of grime,” M.I.C, who is far from your typical grime artist.

We previewed the great women-in-music events the week of International Women’s Day had to offer, before Copenhagen-via-Glasgow techno pioneer Solid Blake ran us through her ten favourite tracks by female-identifying and non-binary artists. Then it was a double whammy of mixes, with Jossy Mitsu handing in this rough ‘n’ tough hour of bangers, while femme culture boss Elkka delivered a heavy mix inspired by recent “life-changing raves”. We premiered new music from CasIsDead collaborators LATER, and learned more about about the rich history and discography of Ethio-jazz from Hejira.

Listen to the playlist in full – topped by Skengdo x AM – below.