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The Time Out Playlist: the music team exclusively reveals this week’s must-hear tracks

Posted at 6:00 pm, May 27, 2011 in Music & Nightlife

© Rob Greig / Time OutThose 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:

” ‘The Kiss V’ from Mary Hampton’s forthcoming album ‘Folly’ is a bewitching bat squeak of sensuality that’ll sound stunning on her June tour of secret gardens.” Bella Todd

“Crystal Antlers’ ‘Summer Solstice’: a taster from the Long Beach psych-prog-punks’ awesome new album ‘Two-Way Mirror’ (download for free at crystalantlers.com).” Sharon O’Connell

“Tinie Tempah’s (above) ‘This Is What You Want‘ off his new mixtape with G Unit-signed DJ Whookid (which is theoretically ‘hosted by Russell Brand’) sees him dropping the ‘lovely young man’ schtick in favour of the aggro flows of his early days as a South London grime kid. ‘Fuck a rapper and his motherfucking diss track’, he barks. Yowzer.” Alexi Duggins

“If you’re worried the new Tom Vek album ‘Leisure Seizure’ won’t be as good as the last, fear not: we assure you it is. Our favourite track at the moment? The groove-worthy, synth-addled ‘Aroused’, available for your audible delectation on June 6.” Danielle Goldstein

” ‘Black Up’, the new album from Shabazz Palaces (out June 27), is shaping up to be one 2011’s hip hop highlights. It’s intelligent and exploratory but not at the expense of Godzilla-size beats. Download booming minimo-funk in the form of ‘Swerve… The Reeping Of All That Is Worthwhile (Noir Not Withstanding)’ at soundcloud.com.” Eddy Lawrence

“Creep’s deliciously eerie, atmospheric electronic washes came to our attention last year with debut single ‘Days’ featuring The xx’s Romy on vocals. Identical twins Nicole and Natalie Albino, who perform under the moniker Nina Sky, totally kill it with their darkly soulful vocals over a minimalist R&B track. Watch it (see below).” Kim Taylor Bennett

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