Editor's Pick of the Week - June 1, 2018

Every Friday, hundreds of new songs reach the world’s ears for the first time. Our editors hand-pick the very best and update this playlist weekly. 

Listen Now to our Editor’s Pick of the Week.

This week, we received full-length albums from British sensation Jamie Isaac and R&B/hip-hop maestro Vicktor Taiwò. We also received some crisp EPs from Maths Time Joy, Mazzy Star and Yotto.

There were also reasons to celebrate for both dance fans and blues aficionados, with notable singles released by Freedom Fry, Matty, Weiss, Eli & Fur, Mahalia, Masayoshi Fujita, Flight Facilities, Bob Moses and Buddy Guy.

Below, we dissect the tunes that stood out.

Mazzy Star – Still EP

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Four years after their sabbatical, Mazzy Star has surprised us once again with this multi-faceted EP. It comprises the earlier released track, “Quiet, The Winter Harbor” and a reprisal of the dream pop anthem, “So Tonight That I Might See.” If you’re a Mazzy Star fan, this might just make your week!

Matty – I’ll Gladly Place Myself Below You

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“I’ll Gladly Place Myself Below You” is taken from Déjà Vu, the debut solo album from BADBADNOTGOOD‘s Matty Tavares. As well as being one of the main producers and writers in BADBADNOTGOOD, Matty also does extensive studio work, including gaining performance and writing credits on tracks from Kaytranada, Post Malone and Kendrick Lamar.

Freedom Fry – Classic

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After 50+ song appearances on The Hype Machine and more than 40 syncs in film, TV, and commercials, Freedom Fry has released their debut album. Freedom Fry wrote and produced the entire album with Stewart Cole (from Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros) performing the trumpet. Phillip Peterson, the composer and producer who’s worked with Portugal. The Man, Taylor Swift, and Ed Sheeran, contributed string arrangements.

Ian Ewing Feat. Yasmeena – Willow

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It’s been a while since we received some remarkable downtempo music, but this week was an exception. Our favorite from the lot was this laid-back single with hazy vocals and a very unique production.

Weiss (UK) – Feel My Needs

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A really infectious house record here from one of the UK’s finest and most unique producers, ‘Feel My Needs’ hits right on the spot for some nostalgic House music.

Tags : #BADBADNOTGOOD #Freedom Fry #Ian Ewing #Matty #Mazzy Star #Weiss #Yasmeena

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