Roundup, September #3

On this week’s roundup, we have new releases from some of the UK’s most exciting dance music acts, and a haunting tribute by Björk. Listen to our selections below. 


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Björk – Ancestress 

Written in memory of her mother, the thirds single from Björk’s upcoming Fossora is a deeply moving seven minute epic poem set to skittish beats that play out like out of focus reggaeton beneath a stirring string arrangement. Paired with a gorgeous music video depicting a ritual funeral, it’s an ethereal and touching ode to motherhood, death, and kinship. 


Floating Points – Problems 

The latest in a string of singles from British producer Floating Points is a spacious and airy jungle banger, featuring soulful R&B vocals that are filtered and stretched to near ephemerality. Floating Points leaves room for the beat to ebb and flow, creating the peaks and valleys characteristic of jungle’s breakneck euphoria. 


Joy Overmono – Blind Date

The formidable joint force of Joy Orbison and Overmono return to XL Recordings. Blind Date is a driving techno cut that combines the group’s powers for crafting atmospheric and textured dance music, drawing from their UKG instincts with a looped and cut vocal sample that dominates Blind Date’s extended, madness-inducing breakdown. It’s a party! 


TSHA – Running

TSHA has been releasing a steady stream of material off her forthcoming debut album Capricorn Sun, each one revealing a different side of what’s shaping up to be a multifaceted record. With Running, she leans into the emotional instincts that first divided her from the pack, pulling from house and indie rock. A looped plucked guitar riff plays with her synths and sparkling, glassy production to produce a melancholic yet triumphant atmosphere. 


Jamie XX – Kill Dem

On his latest single, Jamie XX turns to dub, sort of. The London producer spins dub and reggaeton vocal samples into a fizzy kuduro-house groove. Recalling the soundsystem sound, but programmed for the club, Kill Dem is destined for dancefloor domination this season.