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Absorbing pop, alluring jazz fusion, a lush bilingual track and a farewell to De La Soul's Trugoy

Tei Shi: ¿QUIÉN TE MANDA? Colombian Canadian artist Tei Shi announces her upcoming EP Bad Premonition (out 17 March), sharing the track “¿QUIÉN TE MANDA?” Co-produced by Chairlift’s Patrick Wimberly and Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Jake Portrait, the lush bilingual song synthesizes the digital and retro, merging swelling synths, rhythmic hand-clapping and floaty vocal runs. As with the EP as a whole, it details the singer-songwriter’s frustration …

Speakers Corner Quartet feat. Sampha: Can We Do This?

Speakers Corner Quartet—a London-based group that fuses jazz, hip-hop, electronic and more—teams up with singer-songwriter Sampha on the poignant “Can We Do This?” The silky smooth melody and Sampha’s tender vocals are accompanied by a black and white, perspective-shifting video directed by Akinola Davis Jr wherein individuals of all ages jump on a bouncy castle.

Lil Silva feat. Sampha: Backwards

London-based singers, songwriters and producers, as well as frequent collaborators, Lil Silva and Sampha have teamed up once more for “Backwards.” The track contrasts soulful vocals with club-ready elements; there’s a sense of introspection combined with a frenetic energy that’s enthralling. Lil Silva shares, “‘Backwards’ is the feeling of alienation and constantly venting in a matrix you find yourself inside, whatever that may be… Restricted …