This week, the Artefact writers’ selection of fresh meat traverses sci-fi footwork, cinematic hip-hop, pumping techno and throwback RnB. Fun for all the family.

 

Neneh Cherry – Spit Three Times (DJ Spinn Remix)

Lifted from Neneh Cherry’s new deluxe edition of her album Blank Project, this remix finds Chicago’s DJ Spinn adding footwork drums and arpeggiated synths to Cherry’s honey-dipped vocals. A widescreen blend of sci-fi, sorrow and superstition.

Available now, via Smalltown Supersound.

Words by Ed Oliver

Wu-Tang Clan – Ruckus in B-Minor

The first cut off the forthcoming Wu-Tang full-length A Better Tomorrow. Cinematic, organ-driven, ODB-sampling production, with all Clan members firing on all cylinders – holds much promise for the new album.

Available December 2, via Warner Bros.

Words by Ed Oliver

Bodyscrub – Insane and Trapped (Manic Brothers Remix)

Swedish duo Manic Brothers do a heavy techno remix of Bodyscrub’s Insane And Trapped featuring their distinguished deep bass kicks and melodic rhythms. Released next month on !Organism, this is a sneak preview of a hypnotically good tune.

Available December 8, via !Organism.

Words by Olivia Broome

Mark Jackus & Marcus Sur feat. Golden Parazyth – In The Night (Timo Maas Remix)

Another banging remix by Timo Maas goes to show he’s still a master remixer as well as tune creator. Released by Noir Records, Maas’ take on In The Night is contagious and progressive, with smooth lyrics and a very likeable drop or two.

Available now, via Noir Records

Words by Olivia Broome

Teyana Taylor – Broken Hearted Girl (feat. Fabolous)

Over a smooth, melodic beat with a choppy snare, Broken Hearted Girl showcases the perfect mix of nineties RnB with a modern twist. Representing GOOD Music, Teyana Taylor sings a light hearted and laid back verse, while wordsmith Fabolous provides a response to her open and candid lyrics.

Available now, via Def Jam and GOOD Music.

Words by James Childs

Featured photo by NRK P3 via Flickr