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Soundcheck: The 37 Best Music Releases Of The Week

DJ Khaled, HAIM, Radiohead, + many more

by nylon

Every weekend, we’re bringing you #SOUNDCHECK—your new destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that aux cord. This week’s round features 37 of our favorite emerging and established artists including DJ KhaledHAIMRadiohead, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

Grateful - DJ Khaled 

The world has yet to fully digest his star-studded 2016 release, Major Key, but that won't stop Khaled from feeding the people. He's back again with more No. 1 singles, more A-list artists, and a single that's already gone platinum—we're looking at you, "I'm the One." It would be cliché to say we're grateful for this jam-packed record (and we are), so we won't. Instead, let's toast to Asahd Khaled's first executive produced album. Bless up. 

"Drew Barrymore" - SZA

#SZARRYMORE is real and we absolutely need more of it. 

"Little Of Your Love" - HAIM

As if we couldn't be anymore in love with HAIM. Groove to their warm new single, "Little of Your Love."

"Finally" - M.I.A.

M.I.A. presents your new favorite power anthem. You're welcome.

"Don't Stop" - Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan go bar for bar, bringing back '90s-era R&B in this fire new track. 

"Hands" - Father

Get down and dirty in the heat of a moshpit in Father's latest video. 

"All Stars (feat. ALMA)" - Martin Solveig

French DJ Martin Solveig teams up with ALMA to bring you the newest addition to your summer party playlist. 

"Man of War" - Radiohead

This new Radiohead visual will have you checking over your shoulder anywhere you go. 

"Naughty Ride" - WizKid & Major Lazer

WizKid enlists Major Lazer to deliver a bright and sunny feel-good record.

"Disconnect (feat. Marina and the Diamonds)" - Clean Bandit

Marina's voice never sounded so cleaner on Clean Bandit's buzzy new track. 

"Lovers" - Anna of the North

Anna of the North pours out her soul in this new track with blazing visuals to match.

"Cares" - Willow Smith + SZA

Willow Smith and SZA combine their piercing vocals for a short and sweet percussive single. 

"Another Weekend" - Ariel Pink

Ariel Pink takes you on a soft, psychedelic adventure through a strange bar in their latest visual.

"Brave For You (Marfa Demo Version)" - The xx

This homey acoustic tune from The xx is giving us all of the feels. 

"Don't Choose" - dvsn

Satisfy your chill R&B cravings with dvsn's "Don't Choose."

Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples

Fresh off of his the Life Aquatic tour, Long Beach native Vince Staples has arrived with his much-awaited album.


PARTYNEXTDOOR makes being bad sound so good. 

"Don't Call Me (feat. Yuna)" - TOKiMONSTA

This effortlessly clean visual of TOKiMONSTA and Yuna has us wishing they collaborated more often. 

"Tremble" - LPX

The visual for LPX's "Tremble" is a colorful whirlwind of expression and vulnerability.

"Don't Need Permission" - Meg Mac

Meg Mac wants you to know that neither she, nor you, need permission to do what you want to do. Now that's a message we can get behind!

"Stuck With Me" - Joël Lobban

Toronto-based alt R&B artist Joël Lobban lays down a slick earworm for you to vibe out to for the weekend. 

Prologue (EP) - Emmit Fenn

L.A.-based singer/songwriter and producer Emmit Fenn's 23 million Spotify streams proves that he is one to watch this summer. And with artists like NYLO and Yuna by his side on this stylish new EP, Fenn certainly is gearing up for electro-pop domination. 

"Your Song" - Rita Ora

Warning: You will fall more in love Rita Ora after watching this quirky, romantic visual for her new single.  

"Champion" - Fall Out Boy

A dose of Fall Out Boy a day keeps the negative energy away!

Universal (EP) - Kintaro

Kintaro's Universal (EP) is a breath of fresh air. Formerly of The Internet, Kintaro's solo endeavor oozes originality. We don't like to play favorites, but one stellar track on this EP is "Mk," partially due to Anderson .Paak's soulful feature. 

"Pulling Me Under" - Kevin Garrett

This stylish new video from rising singer/songwriter Kevin Garrett will get you all the way in your feelings, all weekend long. 

"For Tha Summer (Vol. XXVII)" - Shlohmo

Shlohmo teamed up with Sneeze magazine to create this trippy 25-minute visual, chock-full of mixes with some of raps heavy hitters. Especially dig into these mixes of Mobb Deep (RIP, Prodigy), Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage, Migos, Young Thug, and more. 

"Coming Back Around" - Tayla

Rising Birmingham act Tayla follows her buzzy 2016 debut, "Call Me Danger," with this gritty new track. Embark on a wild ride with the artist, above. 

Hope For Something (EP) - Panama

Panama's lively new EP is bursting with anthemic, electro-pop tunes that'll make you want to take an impromptu road trip with some of your best pals. Fans of Bastille and The 1975 should make room in their summer playlists for this Sydney, Australia-based artist. 

"Lovesick In A Hotel Wildfire" - Korey Dane

The summer vibes are strong with this one, y'all.

"Phases" - Bianca Monica

Bianca Monica makes her music video debut inside an installation by studioSPACEnyc, directed by The Neo-Noir's Eve Del Prado. Talk about making an entrance.

"Lucky" - O'neill Hudson

The artist formerly known as Paris Carney is back with a new moniker and delicious love song to her husband.


Chi-town, come through! NYLO's back and sexier than ever.

"Hallow Fate" - Gin Wigmore

Gin Wigmore and Steve Rusch teamed up for "Hallow Fate." Launching alongside the track is GIRLGANG, a new collaborative project focused on art and female empowerment. For the project, Wigmore chose five artists to create five pieces of work inspired by the new material. Tattoo artist Briana Sargent made the one shown in the album art. 

"Omnion (feat. Sharon Van Etten)" - Hercules & Love Affair

Hercules & Love Affair's new album is coming and here's a taste. It's transformative and enlightening. Sharon Van Etten sounds right at home in this electronic landscape. Omnion drops September 1.

"Cocky feat. Lila Star & The Vixen" - Shea Couleé

Get your 10s, girls. Sashay the runway with this RuPaul's Drag Race star.

"Sugar Daddy" - Gallo

"All good girls want to get in trouble," Gallo sings on "Sugar Daddy." Ain't that the truth. Press play and find the fun in being bad.