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The jump-off single from Feist’s first release in four years, “Metals,” is slight, bluesy and very, very understated.
ASAP Rocky: “Peso”
If Wiz Khalifa were a Southern rapper, he would sound something like the white-hot (in a blog kind of way) Rocky, who’s actually from Harlem. The latest from his upcoming debut mix tape, “LIVELOVEA$AP,” is intensely mellow and ridiculously good.
King Cannibal: “Count in Fours” (mix tape)
The creepy British dubstep producer’s well-collated new mix tape features such acts as Burial and Sharam from Deep Dish, as well as work from Cannibal himself.
Michael Kiwanuka: “Tell Me a Tale”
The up-and-coming British singer-songwriter, a sometime tourmate of Adele, channels Bill Withers on this taut retro-soul track, from the EP of the same name.
Lil Wayne featuring Drake and Rick Ross: “She Will” (remix)
Apparently, the official version of this really solid “Tha Carter IV” track leaves out Ross’s verse; this remix-that’s-really-probably-the-original-version-in-disguise rectifies the error.