It was a tale of two mixtapes this week. Firstly, the long, long awaited debut tape from Kelela dropped on Tuesday, with production from the Fade to Mind / Night Slugs camp including Kingdom, Bok Bok and NA. Picking up the baton from where Cassie and Aaliyah left it a decade ago, Kelela has the talent and charisma to be just as massive. Brilliant stuff. Download for free via Fade to Mind.
Secondly, Bronx born Maxine Ashley (pictured) released her Mood Swings mixtape. With production from Pharrell and Krucial Brothers, and featuring a sultry cover of Portishead's Glory Box that'll make you melt like a Wispa in the sun, it's further proof that we're balls deep in a purple patch for RnB at the moment.
Best video of the week goes to Kaytranada for At All. If you like muscle women it'll probably give you a wide-on.
Danny Brown's album Old beat Pusha T's effort My Name is My Name as best hip-hop LP this week. We've been waiting months for Pusha''s, only to find out he's spent all the money on Numbers On The Board and not left much in the kitty for the rest. Disappointing.
Finally for some electronic deepness, Four Tet streamed his long awaited album Beautiful Rewind on Soundcloud. Listen here.
Click here for last week's playlist, featuring The Internet, Jessy Lanza and Solange.