The British are coming! As August hits its stride, so has a slew of new collaborations and releases from major artists at the highest levels of the industry. It seems that the more electronic music matures, the more it embeds itself into pop culture, and pop music as a result. That especially appears to be the case in the UK, where mega-collaborations were abundant this week.
This week we saw collaborations like Sam Smith on a house track with world #1 DJ Calvin Harris, Marshmello with pop-rock group Bastille, and rising star SG Lewis with AlunaGeorge. Jess Glynne is back with a future pop radio megahit, Ariana Grande released her new album “Sweetener,” Jand The Knocks teased their fan with the first single off their upcoming album “New York Narcotic.” This week was undoubtedly one of the more fun weeks in new music this summer.
There were a ton of other great tunes this week that didn’t make the TGINMF list, but are still listen-worthy – You can find the rest of those finds in Early Bird’s Fresh Finds Roundup playlist.
Listen to the playlist in the player below, which links to all major platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and SoundCloud. You can save the playlist or individual songs directly to your library through the player.
Let me know which songs you love and have added to your personal collections!
TGINMF – 8/17:
This week’s NMF “All-Star” is “Goodbyes” by The Knocks feat. Method Man:
Check out the best new music from August so far: