The Needle Drop


Babyfather (Dean Blunt) - "Meditation" ft. Arca

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Following the release of his Babyfather EP earlier this year, Dean Blunt assumes his new alias again for the above "Meditation," co-produced by Arca. The latter has a new album called Mutant out on November 20 via Mute; hear the lead single "Soichiro" here. Who can say what Blunt has in store for us with all this Babyfather biz, but after last year's fantastic Black Metal, we have every reason to be looking forward to whatever it is.

Update 2/20/16: This track will appear on a full-length Babyfather project titled BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow, out April 1 via Hyperdub. Idris Elba claims it's gonna bump hard in the whip.

Jessy Lanza - "Keep Moving"

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Above, stream "Keep Moving," a sexy cut from Hyperdub artist Jessy Lanza's latest LP Pull My Hair Back. The fluttering synth, bubbly bass, and Lanza's breathy vocals add up to one of the most seductive pieces of electro-R&B you'll hear all year. Enjoy!

Pull My Hair Back is out now via Hyperdub.

DJ Rashad - "I Don't Give a Fuck"

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DJ Rashad dropped this video and track a few months ago, but it has been criminally underexposed. DJ Rashad cuts up a sample exclaiming that "I don't give a fuck," and then proves he doesn't by creating the main melody of the song from what sounds like an old flip phone's numberpad. Look out for I Don't Give A Fuck--is it a single or EP--to be released on Hyperdub on July 22. Enjoy!