FEATURE: The February Playlist: Vol. 1: So Far, So Okay…ish



The February Playlist


The February Playlist   Vol. 1: So Far, So Okay…ish


Vol. 1: So Far, So Okay…ish


WE have made it into 2017’s second month without…

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a major celebrity death (not in music anyway) and relatively few atrocities on the world’s stage. That might change, but for the moment, there is a bit more hope on the horizon – regardless of Trump and his wackier-by-the-day policies. The first instalment of The February Playlist is as rich and full as any I’ve ever collated. Included are new tracks from Bob Dylan, Kate Tempest and London Grammar; a song from M.I.A.’s 2007 album, Kala – as it celebrates its tenth birthday – and a selection from Fleetwood Mac's Rumours (its fortieth birthday is today). Also, I select a cavalcade of sumptuous new music from mainstream idols and underground diamonds. Take a list through the A, B and C-List selections and enjoy a veritable mouthful of incredible sounds.



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London Grammar Big Picture

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbUMKenn5l8&w=560&h=315]

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Depeche ModeWhere’s the Revolution?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpuaPfOuxB0&w=560&h=315]

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Bob DylanI Could Have Told You

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJdKQ92-H_c&w=560&h=315]

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Kate Tempest - Europe Is Lost

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSVyyykaEOo&w=560&h=315]

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Liv DawsonSearching

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v17xcEuXfas&w=560&h=315]

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Izzy BizuTalking to You

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqA58IGylGw&w=560&h=315]

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Lisa HanniganUndertow

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSnaQAv77JE&w=560&h=315]

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Ryan AdamsDo You Still Love Me?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzZ7HvSnDQo&w=560&h=315]

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The Divine ComedyTo the Rescue

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyH6bnt56mU&w=560&h=315]

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M.I.A.Paper Planes

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71iJyO5brR8&w=560&h=315]

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British Sea Power - Bad Bohemian

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueYkok5Oph0&w=560&h=315]

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Maggie RogersOn + Off

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdIBxhONpC0&w=560&h=315]

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Sampha - (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NSuIYwBxu4&w=560&h=315]

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Iggy PopGold

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpI9Cckh1tc&w=560&h=315]

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Missy Elliott (ft.Lamb)I’m Better

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwyPsUd9LAk&w=560&h=315]

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Blondie Fun

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJfyvGbjh3c&w=560&h=315]

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Fleetwood Mac – Dreams

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrZRURcb1cM&w=560&h=315]

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PINS (ft. Iggy Pop)Aggrophobe


b-list the february playlist

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Emeli Sandé - Highs & Lows

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_OlhrBEISw&w=560&h=315]

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Mariah Carey (ft. YG) - I Don't 

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiQ68AW0LMY&w=560&h=315]

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Future IslandsRan

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGi-wJP1q6o&w=560&h=315]

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Blanck MassSilent Treatment

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi8QMSMb-Bs&w=560&h=315]

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James Blunt - Love Me Better

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFHHEac83B8&w=560&h=315]

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NF How Could You Leave Us

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOzQMCyPc8o&w=560&h=315]

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TennisModern Woman

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6O0mQ5Smxs&w=560&h=315]

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Summer MoonHappenin’

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDxS1WqGh7g&w=560&h=315]

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Father John Misty - Two Wildly Different Perspectives

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT2-0y1542I&w=560&h=315]

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Linnea Olsson Hall of Tragedy 

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/305208317" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

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Fast RomanticsWhy We Fight

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eli2I7mMvb8&w=560&h=315]

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Skip MarleyLions

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Y7yQIZT4Q&w=560&h=315]

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Brooke Candy (ft. Sia) - Living Out Loud

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdhwZQEtuww&w=560&h=315]

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Soen - Sectarian

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11CvvggCPrI&w=560&h=315]

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Lower Than AtlantisBoomerang

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-_GFbUKSyY&w=560&h=315]

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J Alvarez (ft. Lapiz Conciente) - Los Del Torque

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcdr_wMkwcc&w=560&h=315]

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Ariana Grande (ft. Future) - Everyday

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LELFIuhSPCI&w=560&h=315]

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BlossomsHoney Sweet

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbTmNXbH_Rs&w=560&h=315]

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Deap Vally - Critic

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8xs1mOrSj0&w=560&h=315]

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Cold War KidsLove Is Mystical

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbe3oSfUG00&w=560&h=315]

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Ansel ElgortThief


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Vali - Ain't No Friend of Mine

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y6e_T0ySmE&w=560&h=315]

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Bipolar Sunshine – The Scientist


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Molly Kate KestnerProm Queen

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjdM78QEXCc&w=560&h=315]

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The New Respects Money

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OurlVR1xJOw&w=560&h=315]

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FormationA Friend

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-bph5TLxvc&w=560&h=315]



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Shaggy - That Love (Tropixx Remix)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCYMnfFm48s&w=560&h=315]

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The Mowgli’s4AM


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Less Than JakeBomb Drop

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lkc_eEYKP4&w=560&h=315]

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Tribe Society Secrets


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CosimaTo Build a House

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQtNUhJzdUA&w=560&h=315]

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Little Big TownBetter Man

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph9NQ8ASmX4&w=560&h=315]

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The Menzingers - Thick as Thieves

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_YXaO53mTg&w=560&h=315]

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BorussiaKinda Love

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlri3hJr9Iw&w=560&h=315]

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Fionn ReganThe Meetings of the Waters

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzUZhdVHSUo&w=560&h=315]

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Salt Ashes Save It

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFeyprhY4E0&w=560&h=315]

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Louis the Child (feat. Evalyn) - Fire

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIrlVwxziFE&w=560&h=315]

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Imagine DragonsBeliever

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF9ky9Rs4dg&w=560&h=315]

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Vanbot - Collide (Krasnoyarsk)

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/302953527" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

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Vuurwerk (ft. Khazali)Face It

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wexpXFR891Q&w=560&h=315]

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Sälen Heartbreak Diet

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/304278258" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

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Father John MistyBallad of the Dying Man

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVaafph6HSQ&w=560&h=315]

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FrancesNo Matter

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_ohpzP5saw&w=560&h=315]

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZpiUC3QDX4&w=560&h=315]

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God Damn It Bites

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQH8Wf9tHy0&w=560&h=315]

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Wolf Alice Silk (From the T2: Trainspotting Soundtrack)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEASmSwndnw&w=560&h=315]

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CommunionsCome On, I’m Waiting

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy-Dvw1TTlg&w=560&h=315]

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Frenship1000 Nights

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HnaFtTV1wA&w=560&h=315]

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SonRealNo Warm Up

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOn_b8JsMPI&w=560&h=315]

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Alex DezenHolding on to You (Holding on to Me)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y05aBBnTQkE&w=560&h=315]

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Big SeanMoves

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DLifNnJ3vk&w=560&h=315]

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbdYcgmys5I&w=560&h=315]

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Big Wreck - Skybunk Marché

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwLh7hKTLLc&w=560&h=315]

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Ezi Emela - Chineke Meh

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fokMWiEl4hw&w=560&h=315]

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Porcelain Raft - The Poets Were Right

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkB1ZLDGoe0&w=560&h=315]

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Jain - Heads Up

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbNqtsN-lV0&w=560&h=315]

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Rolling Stone P - Calvin Klein

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MhWNyB2m1Q&w=560&h=315]

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7kW3Q46UUc&w=560&h=315]

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Secret CompanyAlive

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYmXmk8LqpY&w=560&h=315]

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Thieves Like UsBroken Mirror

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzmGvi0rPtw&w=560&h=315]

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Pia Mia - We Should Be Together

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdR1Vr9TM2k&w=560&h=315]

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Betty WhoSome Kinda Wonderful

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGEI_1nzp3I&w=560&h=315]

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Lucy MasonHunger

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOIQbb5fQg4&w=560&h=315]

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Jocelyn AliceBound to You


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Ariana Grande and John Legend - Beauty and the Beast (From Beauty and the Beast)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vScUbKoE-qs&w=560&h=315]

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Surfer BloodFrozen

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T7nAldxSFo&w=560&h=315]

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August AlsinaDrugs

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPUdX8v8u0U&w=560&h=315]

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StormzyBig for Your Boots


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Post Malone (ft. Quavo) - Congratulations

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC4xMk98Pdc&w=560&h=315]

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AMI (feat. What's UP) - Un actor

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL4KhnPl-0M&w=560&h=315]

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Gothic Tropic - How Life Works

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqLzB2saxrw&w=560&h=315]

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Alex Lahey - Wes Anderson

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAQNnd7QIkk&w=560&h=315]

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Syd Arthur - No Peace

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmDnL8byUAw&w=560&h=315]

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Carousel Kings - Bad Habit

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpOhloXjY-A&w=560&h=315]

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The Sherlocks - Was It Really Worth It?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lathEIl1fko&w=560&h=315]

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SamphaReverse Faults


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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojFqFU5KZIE&w=560&h=315]

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Lupe FiascoWild Child

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCiGck634dM&w=560&h=315]

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Tei Shi - Keep Running

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwEieJWAbls&w=560&h=315]

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Mondo Cozmo - Sixes and Sevens

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPMbUDwsz20&w=560&h=315]

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Teen DazeCycle

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV9S773bxk4&w=560&h=315]

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Digital Farm Animals (feat. Hailee Steinfeld) - Digital Love

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqHcLKyTZ90&w=560&h=315]

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The Sadies - Another Season Again

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqYWl49j6GE&w=560&h=315]

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Brutus - Drive

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVXYDQkvtec&w=560&h=315]

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Zak AbelUnstable

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8KwNLoTiQc&w=560&h=315]

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Chilly Gonzales and Jarvis CockerTearjerker

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR0pFvWRLaQ&w=560&h=315]

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Noga Erez - Pity

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcYNoy0J6MM&w=560&h=315]

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Carly Pearce – Every Little Thing

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RUZ2AL9QcU&w=560&h=315]

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Youngr Kutle Khan - Out of My Mind

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nqPHtVYWvQ&w=560&h=315]

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdb_ri5jLrU&w=560&h=315]

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp4U1YfrAeg&w=560&h=315]

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Stanaj Changed

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/303640814" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]


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IN THIS PHOTO: London Grammar

I am looking forward to the next week as there are some seriously incredible songs unfolding. I know there are whispers and rumours (of what’s to come) but we will all see just what comes about very soon. There'll be some incredible mainstream gems and those rare, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it songs. Music is proving to be a very calming and pleasant influence. Keep your mind sharp and look out for a new bucket-load of fresh tracks this time next week!