Those on Time Out’s music desk get to listen to lots of exclusive tracks before everyone else. Which means they are wise and, like the tunes they choose, well worth listening to. This is what they’ll be blasting out of the stereo this week:
‘I never thought I’d get a trumpet line stuck in my head, but 19-year-old London-by-way-of-Brighton duo Jordan and Harley, aka Rizzle Kicks’s new single ‘Down with the Trumpets’ is brilliantly infectious. With pop licks, quick rhymes, a soulful chorus and a support slot with the ginormo R&B popstress Jessie J coming up, these guys will no doubt be soundtracking our summer.’ Danielle Goldstein
‘Roots Manuva’s ‘Watch Me Dance’: Not the (excellent) Toddla T versh, but still an awesome, deep-down and dirty, bass-jacked tune that suggests an electro-sleazed Gil Scott Heron. Promises much for RM’s upcoming new album ‘4everevolution’ set to drop on Big Dada in September.’ Sharon O’Connell. Download for free at Free download at bigdada.com/rootsmanuva.
‘It’s all ravey synth stabs and post-Magnetic Man crispness for Alex Metric on this Charli XCX collab, ‘End Of The World’, as he uses upcoming remix/production album ‘Open Your Eyes’ to make up for slow progress on his debut proper. Get a shift on, Metric…’ Alexi Duggins
‘I love Beyoncé. For her gleaming pop juggernauts, sure. For her thighs of wonder, yes. Because I imagine that even when she pops into the corner store to pick up some Pop Rocks I bet she’s got a wind machine in full effect. Imagine kicking off a Glasto set with ‘Crazy in Love’ and ‘Single Ladies’? Ballsy. After she conquered the festival she played Shepherd’s Bush; see her cover of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ below.’ Kim Taylor Bennett
‘It’s a perfect storm of awesometude. Influential Athernian jangle-popper Pylon get a makeover from so-hot-right-now Alexis Krauss (of the extra-splendid Sleigh Bells) courtesy of Sasha Frere-Jones’ Calvinist remix of Pylon’s ’80s non-hit ‘Yo Yo’, released on James Murphy’s ever-wonderful DFA this week.’ Eddy Lawrence. Listen at soundcloud.com.