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From electronic bops to meditative soundscapes, all the music we shared this week

Gavin Turek feat. bLAck pARty: SLIDE Singer-songwriter Gavin Turek has teamed up with singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer bLAck pARty (aka Malik Flint) for a duet called “SLIDE” that meshes together their lush disco and tropical funk styles seamlessly. Of the R&B tune, Turek says, “As an artist, it’s too easy to get discouraged by rejection in this process. Time continues to escape regardless, and you must …

Polo & Pan: Ani Kuni

Another playful addition to the portfolio of Parisian electro-pop duo Polo & Pan, the track “Ani Kuni” is a tribute to their favorite lullaby, which is a traditional Native American hymn from the Arapaho tribes. Though, their rendition escalates to dance-floor-ready levels. Accompanying the track, a colorful animated music video—with artistic direction by regular collaborators Noemi Ferst and Benjamin Moreau, and created by Werlen Meyer …

LUMP: Animal

LUMP, acclaimed singer-songwriter Laura Marling’s experimental project with Tunng’s Mike Lindsay, returns with the single “Animal,” and its official art-installation-like music video (creative directed and produced by Melissa Matos). The melodic electro-pop track teases elements of psychedelia keeping listeners surprised and delighted. “Animal” will appear on an album of the same name, out 30 July.