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Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear
Kelis & Skream: 'Copy Cat' (release date tbc)
Their previous hook-up 'Distance' may have fallen into a pop-shaped black hole, but that hasn't stopped them teaming up for a second effort. Skream himself recently described the track as "a million times better" than their previous one - and although we wouldn't go that far, we'll admit that it's deceptively addictive on multiple listens.
Foals: 'Inhaler' (out now)
The Oxford-born band head up their third studio album Holy Fire with a bigger and more exhilarating sound on 'Inhaler', which is shaping up to be their most electrifying record yet. As such, it comes as little surprise that it's been helmed by Killers/Nine Inch Nails/Smashing Pumpkins hitmakers Flood & Moulder.
Jessie Ware & BenZel: 'If You Love Me'
Those already familiar with Jessie Ware will know that she's partial to a bit of '90s R&B and hip-hop, so we're not surprised that she's had a stab at Brownstone's 'If You Love Me', which was a top ten hit in 1994. The result beings renewed energy to a soul classic.
Booty Luv: 'Black Widow' (out January 20)
After an extended absence from the charts, Cherise and Nadia aka Booty Luv are back with their own brand of guilty pleasure dance anthems. 'Black Widow' is a thumping electro-stomper with a head-spinning breakdown for the finale, resulting in their best original song since 2007's 'Some Kinda Rush'.
Lulu James & Mao: 'Stuck' (out November 19)
Listen to Lulu James cold and you'd never guess that she hails from South Shields. Her latest track is a moody, after-hours club track with a chorus that doffs its cap to some of the greatest club classics.
Chris Brown: 'Nobody's Perfect' (release date tbc)
He may have only just serviced the latest single from his Fortune album to radio stations, but it appears Chris Brown isn't wasting any time on moving on to his next project. 'Nobody's Perfect' - which will reportedly head up his next album Carpe Diem next year - is another ravey affair with a chorus worthy of the next Clubland soundtrack.
Lana Del Rey: 'Bel Air' (out now)
The closing number on her new, eight-track 'Paradise' EP is already a favourite of the collection, with its haunting piano riff and whispery vocal sounding straight out of a Tim Burton soundtrack.
Esco Williams: 'New Challenger' (out now)
Rising star Esco Williams broke through after picking up last year's MOBO UnSung award. His latest effort - which is available to download now - is a blend of 1Xtra-friendly rapping with toe-tapping funk-soul grooves on the chorus.
Josh Kumra: 'Waiting For You' (out January 6)
Following the success of buzz track 'Helicopters and Planes' earlier this year, Josh Kumra returns with 'Waiting For You', another longing love song that's perfectly suited to his distinctive vocal.
Whitney Houston: 'Never Give Up' (out November 19)
The late singer's new track, which features on her upcoming greatest hits collection, is actually an off-cut from 2009's I Look To You. The track is a bouncy affair with - as the title suggests - a simple but highly effective message.
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