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Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear
Rihanna: 'We Found Love'
Popping out albums faster than an F1 champion's lap time, Rihanna delves deeper into club land on her Calvin Harris collaboration 'We Found Love'. The 23-year-old showcases a wistful and hypnotic vocal over a backdrop of euphoric synth pangs and electronic drum rolls. Expect Rihanna's sixth(!) studio album very soon. LC
The Wanted: 'Lightning'
Amid beavering away with America's finest songwriters and touring with teen heartthrob Justin Bieber, The Wanted are still finding time to get intimate with the ladydees in their latest music video. The track itself - the third from their forthcoming LP - is an electro-thumping pop anthem that recognises the power of human touch. Any excuse for a cheeky kiss, eh lads? LC
Cher Lloyd: 'With Ur Love'
With her swagger now firmly under lock and key, Cher Lloyd turns her attention to the fellas - or rather, the one boy who hasn't been scared off yet - for her latest single. "I feel like I'm on top of the world with your love," she sings over an electro beat bouncier than a space hopper. If she's still intent on cracking America, we'd suggest replacing Mike with Minaj asap. RC
Kele ft. Lucy Taylor: 'What Did I Do?'
Putting his break from indie synth-masters Bloc Party to good use, Kele Okereke will release his new EP The Hunter on November 7. Its trailer single 'What Did I Do?' fuses pounding break-beats with glittering synths and speaker-splitting bass lines; while Okereke and guest star Lucy Taylor showcase their chilled, ethereal vocals. LC
Monarchy ft. Britt Love: 'You Don't Want To Dance With Me'
Following her limited success as one-half of gone-too-soon Xenomania pop duo Mini Viva ('Left My Heart In Tokyo' ring any bells?), Britt Love has scored herself a sizeable record deal; the results of which will be heard early next year. To whet our appetites, she's teamed up with synthpop duo Monarchy on a re-swizzled version of this brooding cut from their debut album. RC
Laidback Luke vs. Example: 'Natural Disaster'
Continuing his favourite pastime of teaming up with Ministry Of Sound's finest DJs, Example has hooked up with Laidback Luke for his latest club-thumping chart botherer. Although making its first appearance on Example's Playing In The Shadows, the Luke-fronted track will be officially released on October 16. LC
14th: 'Hide Yourself'
Tracey Duodu and Tom Barber have been ruffling feathers on the London pop scene with their self-labeled brand of "underwater space party" music. 'Hide Yourself' sits firmly in "club classics" territory, with minimal garage beats and soul-tinged vocals that Robin S. wouldn't cock a snook at. Listen to the track below, which is available to download now. RC
JLS: 'Take A Chance On Me'
As the nights begin to draw in, JLS have pegged an early spot for the imminent slew of seasonal ballads with 'Take A Chance On Me'. Helmed by Grammy-winning producers The Messengers (Justin Bieber) and The Insominax (Boyz II Men, R Kelly), the lighter-waving chorus serves as a gentle reminder that away from the robotic pop-stompers, the quartet's harmonies are still on-point. RC
VV Brown ft. Chiddy: 'Children'
After more false starts than an Olympic 100-metre sprinter, Vanessa 'VV' Brown returns armed with internationally seasoned producers for her latest opus. One such knob-twiddler is Chuck Harmony (Ne-Yo), who worked his studio magic on her latest effort 'Children', a shouty, anthemic ode to a generation obsessed with material wealth. RC
Willy Moon: 'I Wanna Be Your Man'
21-year-old New Zealand-born Willy Moon has come to the UK to introduce us to his intriguing style of blending the vintage with the oh-so-trendy. His first cut, 'I Wanna Be Your Man', mixes classic '50s jive riffs with modern R&B production values, while the video takes on the simple-yet-suave performance techniques of yesteryear. LC
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