SULTRY SUMMER HIT: LISTEN TO GRIMES’ NEW “GO” DROP

We’ve waited two years for something from Grimes, the eccentric, Canadian-waif, MEGA talent, and finally, she delivers. Her album isn’t done yet, so why drop the new single “Go,” featuring Blood Diamond, right now?

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It’s our summer jam so we figured we should put it out ‘cuz I am very bored of waiting to finish my album b4 releasing new music haha,” she says in a press release.

do you, Miss Claire. Do you.

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The track is far more accessible than Grimes’ previous work, and not to mention it’s a bit more pop that we are use to from her, a fact she isn’t completely unaware of. Nevertheless, the song is layered with sensitivity and enough back-beat sultriness to please current and new fans all ova.

But real talk—how much hotter would it have been with a verse from YG or Ty Dolla $ign around the 2:30 mark?

MIX OF THE DAY: TRIPPY TURTLE’S DIPLO & FRIENDS MIX ON BBC RADIO 1

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Saturday mornings was the happiest when I was a kid — no school, a bowl of cereal and Saturday morning cartoons, and I was set. Nowadays Saturday mornings are more or less the same — no work, a bowl of leftover drunchies (usually a half-eaten burrito), and BBC Radio 1’s weekly Diplo & Friends, and you can call me a happy camper, if not a hungover one.


A few weekends back, the Diplo & Friends guest DJ was a reptilian bohemian that goes by the name of Trippy Turtle… and really, that’s all we can tell you. Thanks to the Internet, DJs, artists and producers are popping up like daisies, sometimes with little to no information on who exactly these folks are — and Trippy is one of them.

Based off of his Facebook posts and Tweets, Trippy might reside somewhere in Europe (he recently did a show in Norway with Sinjin Hawke and has a show at the end of November in Paris) and rubs virtual elbows with Cashmere Cat. The two frequently feature each other on their respective mixes, including Cashmere Cat’s own turn on Diplo & Friends and his recent hangout with Gilles Peterson. Many thought Trippy was a Cashmere Cat alias, but he squashed that accusation months ago.

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Trippy’s BBC1 mix is all machine whirrs, withered down syrupy R&B samples and edits, thunderous bass and stutters — a mix of sex trap and Jersey club , if you will. Really, this mix has it all. It’ll have you singing along, while simultaneously doing body rolls and that infamous trap dance that looks like you’re doing some really weird pull-ups all at once. That’s how good it is, but I shouldn’t have to tell you twice. Hit that play button.

Check out more of Trippy Turtle’s tracks and edits at his soundcloud.