Playlist: The Psalm

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Electronic wiz and Riton cohort Beni Single (aka The Psalm) is pulling the strings for this week’s playlist.

Taking his cues from Nicolas Jaar, James Blake and early Jamie XX, he sculpts soulful house, dusty electronics and cinematic production into blissed-out shapes.

It’s a skill that’s won over MixMag, Erol Alkan and Tiga, and opened the door to remixes for Gotye, La Roux and Digitalism.

His self-titled debut EP for Riton’s own Riton Time label landed just a couple of weeks ago, and it’s been on repeat here at M ever since.

Here, he lets us into the tracks he’s been rinsing lately…

Forest Swords – Panic
I only stumbled across this the other day, it’s quite dark yet beautiful.  I love the layers of vocals.

Romare – L.U.V
I love this whole album and it was too hard to choose one, so I just closed my eyes and pointed to this.

Four Tet – Two Thousand and Seventeen
Arguably a genius and without a doubt best album of 2017.

Nicolas Jaar – Encore (not on Spotify, but on YouTube)
This song is pretty much perfect in my opinion, the vocal sample, the percussion, the piano all just sits so well.

Metro Area – Miura
Hard to believe this track is 16 years old, still one of my favourite tracks to DJ out

James Blake – Retrograde (Fin Pilly Edit) (not on Spotify, but on YouTube)
How do you make an amazing song even better? Listen here.

Keith Jarret – Encore From Tokyo
I came across this a few years ago and I’ve listened to it every day since. No lie.

My Girl & Me – Always Back To You
Another one from Nicolas Jaar’s label, so spacious and beautiful.

Massive Attack – Teardrop
No words needed.

Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Part II
Still get the exact same feeling listening to this as I did when I first heard it.