1. The Knux – “Animal” (Free Download).

    We admittedly sorta lost track of the NOLA-bred The Knux since the fraternal duo’s fine Remind Me In 3 Days… debut a few years back. But based on the brothers Lindsey’s latest, “Animal,” they’re still clearly maintaining the same level of quality control. Culled from the forthcoming KTWN EP (as in the bros’ adopted home of Koreatown, LA), the track’s merging of 808 bass, well-placed power chords, and haunting chorus is straight up post-OutKast class.

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