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Everyone is feeling worse for wear today, which is all to say our fourth print launch party was a really great time yesterday.

Lots of things came out today, and after an office screening we’re not particularly taken with Ariana, Lana and Miley’s Charlie’s Angels song and video – but I guess trying to do anything in the footsteps of Destiny’s Child’s legacy track ‘Independent Women Pt. 1’ could only ever disappoint. Also is it shady that they put it out on the same day as Charli XCX’s debut album? I’ll leave you to decide.

I cannot begin to think of anything further to say here, so here is some music for your five on it.

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FKA twigs ft. Future – ‘holy terrain’

Twigs is a literal goddess, and here she’s leaning into her futuristic hip-hop influences. This is the latest cut from her forthcoming second album, Magdalene, and we are so ready.

Ray BLK – ‘In My Bed’

Pray for at least a few more sunny weekends and humid nights, because our queen Ray BLK’s latest is bringing the heat. It dropped a few weeks back, but we finally have the beaut visual to match with its revenge-driven vibe.

JPEGMAFIA – All My Heroes Are Cornballs

Peggy’s latest, most-anticipated album is here. The Baltimore rapper and producer puts forth his most ambitious and weird project, channelling left-field hip-hop and experimental beats, but equally strangely seductive R&B and even a quick Wayne Wonder cover. Though he’s long been promising disappointment – and getting his mates and collaborators like James Blake to witness the disappointment – this is excellent. 

Joy Crookes – ‘Yah / Element (Medley)’

We love Joy and that silky voice, and we love (and miss!) King Kendrick. So Joy covering two of DAMN’s best tracks is a joy, not least because there’s a Kendrick cut-out in the vid. 

Rahh – ‘Home’

Full of gospel warmth and harmonies that kind of recall Imogen Heap, the latest from the Manchester-born artist is a mesmerising pop slowburner.

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