This Week’s New Music Round Up: DNCE, Dua Lipa & Bebe Rexha
Also featuring The Japanese House, Charli XCX & Lil Yachty!
The Japanese House – ‘Swim Against the Tide’
The Japanese House – AKA 20-year old Amber Bain – was given a bizarre slot opening the Dance Stage up at Reading & Leeds this year, but don’t be fooled, this isn’t dance music. Instead, The Japanese House make melancholic, electronic music that, with all of its squelches and bleeps, sounds like something from a sci-fi movie. Give Amber Bain a chance – listen below.
Charli XCX Ft. Lil Yachty – ‘After The After Party’
Charli XCX teams up with Lil Yachty, a rapper that seems to be featuring on almost everything at the moment. (We’re not complaining.) This latest, piano-led track might be of a straightforward pop affair compared to some of Charli’s far more uncommercial material, as seen on 2016’s Vroom Vroom EP, but ‘After The After Party’ is perfect for those booze-induced 4am sing-a-longs.
Bebe Rexha – ‘I Got You’
Our EMA host has spent a lot of time helping other artists. She’s written and co-produced for a tonne of big names (Selena Gomez, Eminem) and she’s featured on David Guetta’s ‘Hey Mama,’ G-Eazy’s ‘Me, Myself & I’ and Martin Garrix’s ‘In The Name Of Love’. But now it’s time for Bebe Rexha to stand out on her own. Check ‘I Got You’ below.
Jonas Blue Ft. RAYE – ‘By Your Side’
Jonas Blue, who, before he was a label mate with Sam Smith, used to pull pints at the same bar as Sam Smith, is having a ‘fairly good’ 2016 (he recently passed 1 billion global streams earlier this year). After getting to Number 2 twice, his latest track, with London singer RAYE, who has previously collaborated with Stormzy and Charli XCX, is his gambit to try and finally nab that top spot.
DNCE Ft. Kent Jones – ‘Blown’
Funk it up with this slice from DNCE's debut album – featuring the very charismatic Kent Jones:
Dua Lipa – ‘Room For 2’
The 'Hotter Than Hell' babe also drops a taste of her debut album as well...
Louisa Johnson – ‘So Good’
Hot off her collaboration with Clean Bandit on ‘Tears’, the UK X Factor winner returns with her brand new single…
Little Mix – ‘You Gotta Not’
They released ‘Shout Out to My Ex’ – one of the year’s better pop songs – and now the foursome release another treat from their forthcoming 'Glory Days'...
Tove Lo - Lady Wood
Best album title ever? We've got this one on repeat…
James Arthur - Back From The Edge
He recently topped the UK Singles chart - but can he score a No.1 album?