Corella tops our NEXT HYPE playlist this week

In the current age of social media and streaming, it would be easy to overlook a vital element that has bound the music scene together across the years; one that has perhaps been sacrificed somewhat in recent times… community. This week, we spoke to Fred and Freddy – founders of Keep Hush – the music streaming platform aiming to keep a tight knit communal spirit at the heart of everything they do.

In another great week for music, Octavian dropped his new mixtape ‘Endorphins’, and we gave the low-down on the rappers unique set of tunes.

Elsewhere, we premiered Catnipp’s rework of BABii’s ‘POiiSON’, as well as Intern Hookup’s house joint, ‘Do It Now’, while also acquiring an exclusive mix from Paris-based-DJ Miley Serious, featuring her favourite labels’ new and unreleased material.

To get in the summer mood, Cambridge festival Strawberries & Creem provided a helpful guide on how to build your own festival, and, on the hot topic of global warming, we pondered whether or not the agenda of climate change had space to flourish in dance music.

We’ve condensed all the best new music into one handy playlist, available below. This time round, rising rapper Corella tops the list, with new additions from Tion Wayne, Gucci Mane, Krept and Konan, and  K-Trap.

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AMAZONDOTCOM, Daniel Adé, ZEM and more added to Dummy’s BRAND NEW playlist

We return with our finely curated ‘Brand New’ playlist featuring a bunch of new and exciting acts from around the globe. Listen below.

1. Daniel Adé –  ‘Hear Me Out’

Multi-talented Essex rapper Daniel Adé unveils the video for ‘Hear Me Out’ taken from his self-released and refreshingly versatile new EP ‘Blossom’.

2. AMAZONDOTCOM – ‘Priestess’

AMAZONDOTCOM is the moniker of Los Angeles-producer and Siete Catorce-collaborator Stella Ahn. Unapologetic and meticulously sculpted, her debut solo EP ‘Mirror River’ is a sonic landslide of deep frequencies and driving percussions.

3. Heart TheArtist – ‘Keep’Em Blue’

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The Harlem-native drops a slow-paced heater driven by his unique vocal delivery and flow.

4. ZEM – ‘Won’t Wait’

Made up of the production duo Broke ’n Tipsy and vocalist/producer Ayla, Swedish-collective ZEM share their enticing new single ‘Won’t Wait’.

5. Jez_ebel – ‘Telephone’

Chilean and Norwegian-artist Jez_ebel releases her syrupy new single ‘Telephone’.

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8Ruki, FAKETHIAS, SQ Diesel and more added to Dummy’s BRAND NEW playlist

After a small break we return to our cherry-picked ‘Brand New’ playlist featuring a handful of under-the-radar artists from around the world. This week sees international rap, blissful electronic textures and great music throughout.

1. 8Ruki – Roule Un Shit

Underground staple of the Parisian rap scene, 8Ruki shares a blissed out new track and video for ‘Roule Un Shit’ taken off his newly released ‘Steam’ EP.

2. FAKETHIAS – Torn/Enhanced

Oslo-based producer FAKETHIAS has carved out a singular niche for himself in Norway. With already a few releases out via Slick Shoota’s Ball Em Up and Tellé Records, he now returns with an unbelievably refreshing three-track project made up of majestically disjointed, industrial and meticulously crafted melodic compositions.

3. SQ Diesel – New Jack City

Released just last month, London-based rapper SQ Diesel drops a melancholic hip-hop anthem produced by the Octavian-affiliated Block Boy Sound crew.

4. HEROARKY – Psych

Tokyo-born, Sydney-based producer HEROARKY drops an intelligently minimalist house cut filled with intricate percussive elements and textures all centered around one chord.

5. Caev – Count On Me

Boston’s very own Caev shares the video for ‘Count On Me’, a bouncy track led by the rapper’s catchy toplines and Nirvana-like guitars.

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SEANTHOMMONEY, Lul Lion, Deaton Chris Anthony and more added to Dummy’s BRAND NEW playlist

As usual, we return with our weekly updated ‘Brand New’ playlist featuring a bunch of fresh new music from a handful of unsigned artists and future stars – make sure to check out a few of our favourites below.

1. SEANTHOMMONEY – ‘Big 9s’

22-year-old Atlanta-rapper and recent Awful Records-signee, SEANTHOMMONEY, unveils a unapologetically fiery debut single made atypical by his nonconformist approach to songwriting.

2. Lul Lion (feat. Daisha McBride) – ‘2 Tenn’

Quickly becoming a rising presence of the Tennessee-rap scene, Lul Lion delivers her brand new debut LP ‘$tsla’, a versatile and promising body of work.

3. Deaton Chris Anthony – ‘1999 She’

LA-based multi-disciplinary Deaton Chris Anthony releases an enticing new electro-house cut filled with his very own luscious vocal chops.

4. Dolorum – ‘Tristan’

Based somewhere in between Toronto and Montreal (as stated on his Facebook page), Canadian-artist Dolorum shares a blissfully gentle production entitled ‘Tristan’.

5. Countess Malaise – ‘Kash’

The countess is back with another great offering, however this time the weapon of choice is in Icelandic and yes… it still slaps!

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Col3trane tops our NEXT HYPE playlist this week

Virgen María is the enigmatic electronic artist pioneering a fusion of ASMR, EDM and pioneering electronics. She also DJs completely naked. We met her in East London to find out more about her brand of sexuality-championing, completely unique music.

Elsewhere this week, we had a slamming mix from India Jordan, who took us through some breakneck speed 4×4 from past and present, had the first listen to incredible new music from Solid Blake, Mina and L-Vis 1990. Glaswegian house/techno upstart Jasper James ran us through the best tracks produced in his native land, while Lydia Ainsworth told us her favourite pop hits that incorporate classical music.

We’ve distilled all the best new music from the week into our continually-refreshed NEXT HYPE playlist, with Col3trane’s Sega Bodega and J Moon-produced ‘Problems In Us’ as our top track of the week:

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Read our recent interview with Col3trane.

404, Mikey Fleece, myouçeej and more added to Dummy’s BRAND NEW playlist

We return with a fresh batch of tracks for our ‘Brand New’ playlist showcasing a number of up-and-coming talents from around the globe. Whether it’s rap from New York, afrobeat from Nigeria or local flavors directly from London, the musical palette here is limitless.

1. Mikey Fleece (feat. Sly C & Vinny Fanta) – ‘Cautious’

Frequent Tony Seltzer collaborator and rising staple of New York’s underground scene, producer and rapper Mikey Fleece drops a merky new video for his single ‘Cautious’ featuring Sly C and Vinny Fanta.

2. myouçeej – ’30 innocencerot’

There isn’t much information regarding this mysterious artist but his latest offering is a blissful frenzy of synthetic textures mixed with celestial ambient tones.

3. Lxdxp – ‘Magenta’

Another talented 237-member, Lxdxp returns with a psychedelic slapper under the form of ‘Magenta’.

4. Bathe – ‘Dealer’

Brooklyn-based duo Bathe share an infectious and sun-soaked anthem ahead of this summer.

5. 404 – ‘Fearful’

Recently signed to Dirty Hit, the five-piece South London band kicks off the year with an exciting debut EP packed with raw and powerful energy.

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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,

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