Radar Recommends w. 44

This week Radar recommends M.I.A.’s highly anticipated new album Matangi, emerging pop sensation Manou, and new songs by Blood Orange and Disclosure.

M.I.A. – Matangi
Though M.I.A.’s highly anticipated and oft-delayed new studio album Matangi won’t hit shelves until November 5, the album is now streaming in full over on her YouTube page. Besides being the artist’s name by birth, the albums title Matangi also evokes a Hindu goddess who represents the expression of inner knowledge, including art and music.

– I found a whole new way of looking at music, M.I.A. said in an interview with Billboard. Somebody saying it’s so important they made a goddess for it who protected the meaning of music, the frequencies, the sonics. To learn about that and take it out of the context I’m in, it was pretty dope.

Stream the album in full here.

Keep Shelly in Athens – Oostende (Postiljonen Remix)
A couple of week ago, Greek duo Keep Shelly in Athens presented a beautifully gloomy remix of Swedish band Postiljonen’s Whitney Houston homage All That We Had is Lost. This week, Postiljonen returned the favor by dropping a dreamy remix of Keep Shelly in Athen’s song Oostende. Listen to it above.

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Disclosure – Apollo
This week, British post-dupstep sensation Disclosure returned their brand new single Apollo. The first new track to be unveiled since the release of their debut album Settle, Apollo is slightly more minimal and monotonous than the pop-minded debut, but no less brilliant. Listen to it below.

Blood Orange ft. Samantha Urbani – You’re Not Good Enough
The second single from Blood Orange’s forthcoming album Cupid Deluxe, You’re Not Good Enough features a featherlight duet with Friends’ Samantha Urbani laid over slick, Prince-esque funk beats. Listen to it and watch the lyrics video below.


Manou – Sadie
With her cool, airy vocals and shimmery synth beats, sixteen-year-old pop songstress Manou has been compared to everything from TLC to Lykke Li and AlunaGeorge. Sadie is the first taste of her collaboration with Amy Winehouse, Faithless, and Foxes producer PNUT, a remarkably sophisticated pop tune about the tender teenage years.