God Colony featuring Ib Kamara and everything else you need to hear today

The best new music in one essential playlist.

by Frankie Dunn
10 July 2020, 11:49am

London-based Liverpudlian duo God Colony released their debut mixtape Cult today. It sits at 10tracks long with features from artists including FLOHIO, Cosima, Mykki Blanco, former i-D Beauty Editor Isamaya Ffrench and is without a doubt one of the most impressive projects we’ve heard in ages. Track 1 of both the mixtape and today’s playlist is "Joy" feat. Sine’Gal aka i-D Senior Fashion Editor-at-Large Ib Kamara, who lends his beautiful vocals to the epic opener that feels like beaming sun after a rainstorm. Magic.

Also out this week is “Are You Even Real?”, another James Blake love song you wish someone had written for you; Ebenezer and Stefflon Don’s take on Kandi’s 2000 banger “Don’t Think I’m Not” with “3am in LA”; and a delicious organ interlude from Chicago's spiritual jazz soothsayer Angel Bat Dawid. LA collective grouptherapy. released “raise it up!” too, which you can read more about in our chat with the prodigious friends.

Soko’s hazy, gorgeous, well-named album Feel Feelings is out today as well -- give it a go if you’re up for feeling the feels. Then move on to “Frith’s Place” by LYAM, Jeshi, Fredwave and Lauren Auder, who joined forces for the former’s debut album, N_O Caller ID. On top of all that you can expect great new stuff from The Lemon Twigs, Baby Rose, Dominic Fike, 100 gecs and more. Enjoy!