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dave, young fathers, d double e, skepta, iceage, alma, mø and the best of new music friday

It’s snowing and life sucks but this new music playlist might cheer you up?

by Ryan White
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03 March 2018, 7:13am

Alright music fans, what have we got for you today, we hear you ask. Well, first up Laverne Cox’s one-off ballroom special Beat for the Gods. This was the first thing that came on in the i-D office this morning and can confirm it gave our Junior Fashion Editor Bojana “that Friday feeling”. If poppers and gay clubs aren’t your vibe (sorry Bojana), there’s also a new track from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, taken from their forthcoming album Sex & Food, another new track from Young Father's new album and Dave’s new single Hangman -- a blistering social commentary on the state of London that references his controversial comments on stop and search.

What about some good old-fashioned pop bangers, you ask. Fear not, fresh from performing with the 2018 Spice Girls last week, Finnish pop sensation ALMA has dropped a six-track strong mixtape -- with guest features from similar saviours of modern pop MØ, Tove Stryke and Kiiara.

In other Scandi news, Iceage released Pain Killer -- a song also taken from a just-announced new album. Everyone’s at it, eh? Bring on Q2, am I right? There’s also a version on YouTube featuring Sky Ferreira, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Collaboration-wise, there’s D Double E x Skepta. Tom Misch x De La Soul (random but q into it). Big Lean x Giggs. Yung Lean x Thaiboy Digital. And -- take a deep breath -- Stush x Queenie x Lil Simz x Lady Leshurr x Shystie. Woooahhh.

Update: there's also a new track from DJ Khaled featuring Jay Z, Beyoncé and Future. ALRIGHT LADS!

See you next Friday.

This article originally appeared on i-D UK.