I must admit, it wasn’t easy trying to find time to squeeze in new music this week, with Auckland City Limits occupying my thoughts. However, there were still a number of tracks that had to be mentioned, including one which features an early ACL highlight, Kamasi Washington. Elsewhere, M83 provided a contrasting second taste to the new album, and Rostam – whose departure from Vampire Weekend devastated indie music fans worldwide – released a slow burner of a track.
5. Rostam – “Gravity Don’t Pull Me”
4. Baauer – “Temple (feat. M.I.A. & G-Dragon)”
3. Boogie – “Out My Way (Bitter Raps II)”
2. M83 – “Solitude”
1. Terrace Martin – “Think of You (feat. Kamasi Washington & Rosegold)”