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Infectious post-punk, eccentric folk, luminous French house and more music this week

Michael Kiwanuka feat. Tom Misch: Money British artists Michael Kiwanuka and Tom Misch connect on an infectious track that’s heavily influenced by disco and funk. “I think I want everything,” Kiwanuka calls out at the track’s start. The tune is fun at heart, but as the breakdown begins, Kiwanuka chimes again, this time noting, “I’m spending without being ashamed / spending ’cause I’m all alone.” …

Cassius: Cassius 1999

DJ, producer and pioneer of the French electronic music scene, Philippe “Zdar” Cerboneschi has sadly passed away. Cerboneschi formed Cassius with Hubert Blanc-Francard (aka Boom Bass) in the late ’80s, releasing original sparkly house music, and also producing and remixing music for Phoenix, Beastie Boys, Robyn and others. The duo’s upbeat, luminous production saturated everything they touched, and they are set to release Dreems—their first …

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A pair of long-awaited releases, a Squeeze cover, a house banger and more new music this week

Jai Paul: Do You Love Her Now Billed as a double B-side, “Do You Love Her Now” and “He,” is Jai Paul‘s first release in some six years. The two songs are quite different, but both are lustrous and undeniably the work of the beloved UK producer. While “He” is more experimental, “Do You Love Her” is a glorious, sultry tune that blends R&B, soft-rock …