Jams of the Week: Mount Kimbie, Marika Hackman, Diggs Duke, and more

It’s about the ambi­ent and the unusu­al this week, with new tunes from elec­tron­ic duo Mount Kim­bie, young mae­stros Mari­ka Hack­man and Digg Dukes, and Hot Chip’s Joe God­dard. Dig in.

And don’t for­get to check out our UK Fresh List on Spo­ti­fy, updat­ed week­ly with new music by fledg­ing artists we can’t get enough of, and return­ing stars.

‘Mar­i­lyn (feat. Micachu)’ by Mount Kimbie
Mas­ters of ambi­ence, Dominic Mak­er and Kai Cam­pos, bet­ter known as Mount Kim­bie, returned with this sub­lime track. Fea­tur­ing vocals from the idio­syn­crat­ic Micachu, and a clutch of soft tones for those times when you need to pull back from the rat race, this is ace.

‘My Lover Cindy’ by Mari­ka Hackman
The debut album from Lon­don singer and mul­ti-instru­men­tal­ist Mari­ka Hack­man was a wild and orig­i­nal mix­ture of sounds and sen­sa­tions. This new cut from her forth­com­ing sec­ond album, titled I’m Not Your Man, already feels like a dra­mat­ic and excit­ing evolution.

‘Star­ry Night’ by Lylo Gold
Lylo Gold’s rich tim­bre on this celes­tial slow jam – pro­duced by Xvr Blck – is irre­sistible. Check out some of the Lon­don singer’s oth­er tracks if this takes your fancy.

‘Home’ by Joe Goddard
A delec­table slice of elec­tron­ic tint­ed-vin­tage soul from the synth sound-mack who is mem­ber of Hot Chip and The 2 Bears. If you enjoyed Dis­clo­sure’s Moog for Love EP, this is one for you.

‘The Seedling’ by Dig­gs Duke
It’s cool to be dif­fer­ent. And Dig­gs Duke is an artist at home with his art, which often defies con­ven­tion­al struc­tures entire­ly. Tak­en from a new two-track sin­gle, ‘The Seedling’ is a syn­the­sized loop, extract­ed and edit­ed from a digi­tised piano roll of Eubie Blake’s ‘Love Will Find a Way’. Duke has adapt­ed its lyrics from Paul Lau­rence Dun­bar poems ‘The Seedling’ and ‘Ful­fill­ment’. And final­ly, there’s pound­ing of live drums to close out this slice of raw-sound­ing ambi­ent soul.

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