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Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear
Enrique Iglesias ft. Jennifer Lopez: 'Mouth2Mouth'
Given they're two of the world's most eye-pleasing superstars, we're surprised Quique and J.Lo haven't hooked up on a track sooner. Trailing the former's Euphoria: Reloaded album, 'Mouth2Mouth' - penned by our very own Diana Vickers - is every bit as steamy/breathy/cliched as you'd expect, but the quirky production more than makes up for Enrique's, ahem, shortcomings. RC
StooShe: 'Betty Woz Gone'
For those yet to be introduced to StooShe, they aren't ones to beat around the bush. After becoming an instant online hit with the wonderfully candid 'F**k Me', the foul-mouthed trio are back with a tribute to Betty, a "skank from the block" who ultimately ends up being carted off their local estate in a body bag. Think the complete opposite to Ed Sheeran's 'The A Team' with a nod to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. RC
Pixie Lott: 'What Do You Take Me For'
Following her recent chart-topping victory in a female-dominated three-way pop battle, Pixie Lott will be hoping to come out on top again with the second single from her new album What Are You Waiting For. Calling on the services of New York rapper Pusha T to give it some urban flava, the track is a funk-driven composition of squelchy basslines and sharp brass sections. LC
James Blake: 'Enough Thunder'
The Mercury Prize runner-up will release a new six-track EP on October 10, trailed by 'Enough Thunder', a haunting mix of Blake's soulful voice, minimal beats and atmospheric piano. The EP also includes his recent collaboration with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. Watch a live performance of 'Enough Thunder' below: LC
The Saturdays: 'My Heart Takes Over'
After bothering the Top 10 for a tenth time with the Hi-NRG 'All Fired Up', The Saturdays have chosen a seasonal power ballad for their new single. The third track to be lifted from their forthcoming album On Your Radar, the song employs an army of plunging beats, dreamy strings and emotive vocals. It's available to download on November 13, but will it become the girls' first number one single? LC
Amanda Mair: 'Doubt'
With a frosty, '80s-tinged production and Dusty Springfield-styled vocal, it's hard to believe that Swedish singer Amada Mair is just 16 years old. Following up the equally impressive 'House' earlier this year, 'Doubt' is a brilliantly executed piece of sad-pop that Robyn wouldn't sneer at. RC
Bluey Robinson: 'Coming Back'
After a pair of well-received buzz tracks, 22-year-old Bluey Robinson has his sights set squarely on the charts with his latest effort, which is released on October 30. A pacey, acoustic soul-funk jam about young love, it's little surprise that he cites the Jackson 5, Phil Collins and Bob Marley among his influences. Watch the official music video below: RC
Noel Gallagher: 'Alone on the Rope'
The former Oasis guitarist and songwriter has taken a curious approach to the release of his debut solo(ish) album. After releasing three singles in as many months, he's now unveiled a completely new track which doesn't feature on the upcoming LP. 'Alone on the Rope' is a mellow soft-rock number of airy vocal and wandering guitar riffs. It's available to download now. LC
The Dø: 'Slippery Slope'
The French/Finnish duo are hoping to crack the UK later this year with their latest effort 'Slippery Slope', an MIA-meets-The-Knife tribal-electro number with a deceptively catchy chorus. The track is lifted from their new EP Dust It Off, which follows on December 13. Is it just us, or does the accompanying video look like a blueprint for Bey's 'Run The World' clip? RC
Emmy The Great: 'Paper Forest (In The Afterglow of Rapture)'
A musical collective fronted by Emma-Lee Moss, Emmy The Great have been lauded by critics for their latest album Virtue. 'Paper Forest' is the second single to be lifted from the set and is an acoustic construct of soothing guitar strums and wistful vocals. Emmy The Great will be touring the UK and Ireland throughout October and November. LC
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