This Is Our Jam: M.I.A., Lemonade, And A Team-Up From Janelle And Miguel

jamClockwise From Above Left: Photos Courtesy of: Helado Negro; M.I.A.; Janelle Monáe; Lemonade
This week, it's all about summer (or what's left of it). We have new stuff from Swedish duo Ditt Inre, a house-y jam from Helado Negro, and Janelle Monáe's amazing new collab with Miguel. Also included is the latest sample-heavy taste of M.I.A.'s upcoming LP, Matangi. To kick things off, though, L.A. songwriter Cristina Black has a new song called, sadly enough, "Summer's Over" that we can't seem to get out of our heads.
Cristina Black
"Summer's Over"
Sometimes something totally wonderful just falls in our lap. Cristina Black's new track "Summer's Over" is just that — a elegiac little ditty in the vein of Little Joy that just floats on by. "Summer's over, go back to real life," Black sings. Let's hope we get a few more weeks to enjoy this.
Ditt Inre
Together Hampus Klint and Einar Andersson (a.k.a. Ditt Inre) make breezy Balearic pop. The Swedish duo's new single "Tystnaden," which translates to "the silence," is a smooth piece of summery bliss that more than deserves your attention.
"Unbreak My Mixtape"
As the release date for her new record approaches, M.I.A. is giving us another taste of Matangi with the low-key "Unbreak My Mixtape." Built off two unlikely samples (Blur's "Tender" and Karen Dalton's "I Love You More Than Words Can Say"), it may be the most emotional track we've heard from Ms. Arulpragasam to date.
Janelle Monáe
“Primetime” (feat. Miguel)
Janelle and Miguel have teamed up for a low-key piece in the form of "Primetime." It's a deceptively perfect track that will have you playing it on repeat.
Helado Negro
"We Will You"
Multi-talented producer Roberto Lange is readying his new EP, Island Universe Story Two. "We Will You" is a bubbly electronic track from the release that shows off the artist's dancey side.
Brooklyn pop dudes Lemonade makes music that sounds tailor-made for an afternoon pool party. "Skyballer" is no different, with a slick melody and island-inspired drums co-produced by L-Vis 1990.

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