Little Dragon - "Klapp Klapp"
As the name would suggest, "Klapp Klapp" is a percussive, powerful new track, given to us by one of Sweden's most vibrant talents, Little Dragon. Glittering, relentless, and explosive, the band's latest release explores countless directions in just over three and a half minutes, starting with a jazzy bass in the opening seconds before shifting over to electronica and hip-hop's respective domains. But their music never makes an outright distinction between these influences, instead opting to twist them altogether into one, intricately-woven fabric.
Considering the long list of collaborators that Little Dragon has racked up over the years (Big Boi, Raphael Saadiq, Gorillaz), their willingness to blur the lines between various genres is unsurprising, but it remains as invigorating as ever. With their fourth album, Nabuma Rubberband, on the way, "Klapp Klapp" is a succulent teaser for the band's forthcoming material, suggesting that this release could be their best yet.—Gus Turner