As Summer heats up and Christmas rolls in, we're taking a look at some of the biggest music releases over the past month. Hip-Hop royalty A Tribe Called Quest have stolen the show this month, with their album being one of the most talked about releases of 2016. Check out what else we've been digging this month below.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/7G79UfK6c7RR7WfkqMqoYT\r\nFlume \u2013 Heater\r\nDays after cleaning up at Australia\u2019s ARIA award ceremony, Flume has followed up his highly-acclaimed \u2018Skin\u2019 record with an accompanying EP titled \u2018Skin Companion EP I\u2019. Now if you\u2019ve been paying close attention to Sydney\u2019s \u2018Keep Sydney Open\u2019 campaign, you may have noticed \u2018Heater\u2019 featuring in the video homage to Sydney\u2019s nightlife a little while ago.\r\n\r\nWith a special mention to lead single \u2018Trust\u2019 and the vocal talents of Isabella Manfredi, we can definitely see why Flume made sure that these \u2018Skin\u2019 offcuts would eventually see the light of day.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/2y292SsIKqyBnII5TZuhv7\r\nAlicia Keys \u2013 In Common\r\nForget everything you know about Alicia Keys, even though she is one of the best female singer\/songwriters of our time, take her new album \u2018HERE\u2019 with an open mind and open ears. Alicia has us right at her very first single \u2018In Common\u2019 a feisty tropical\/dancehall infused track that departs on her renowned R&B sound of the past. \u2018In Common\u2019 will get you remembering why she is one of the most respected artists in the industry.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/4w2iAP3X4FkpPb5kjRdIDx\r\nThe xx \u2013 On Hold\r\nLondon 3-piece The xx are back with \u2018On Hold\u2019, an emotion-filled song that can be best described as a phase of coming into romantic maturity. From the get-go this is one of those \u2018stop everything and listen\u2019 types of tracks, one that you can sit and feel all of the feelings that were poured into the single. While bandmates and extraordinary vocalists Oliver Slim and Romy Madley-Croft trade verses as per The xx\u2019s winning formula goes, the single takes a striking influence from Jamie xx\u2019s highly regarded solo record of last year. The single depicts a small but unsurprising change in the bands evolution as they make their way from \u2018forward thinking indie band\u2019 to \u2018international alt-pop pioneers\u2019.\r\n\r\nRecognise the sample in the hook? \u2013 yep that\u2019ll be 80\u2019s icons Hall & Oates.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/7LnTj38WO538AFJjYQflLx\r\nBonobo \u2013 Kerala\r\nEclectic UK producer Bonobo has built quite the reputation over the past 16 years, and while his fans eagerly anticipate a new album, Bonobo has pleased fans with their first taste through the new single \u2018Kerala\u2019. Taking a sample from a Brandy R&B classic, Bonobo does his thing, reworking the sample into a journeying club beat.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/7eIs5Q8ODkZoL10mpDldT6\r\nNick Murphy (Formerly Chet Faker) \u2013 Can\u2019t Stop\r\nAfter a recent name change and claiming \u201ca lot of things changed in my life, including me\u201d Nick Murphy (formerly Chet Faker) has returned with his second single under the new moniker with \u2018Can\u2019t Stop\u2019. While taking a slightly more experimental route so far, the only thing that hasn\u2019t changed is his ability to belt out an intellectually heartfelt jam.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/4QxMf0o7EKcDYDlYLxXfCu\r\nChildish Gambino \u2013 Redbone\r\nJust when you couldn\u2019t love Childish Gambino any more, he returns with two sound-defying singles, swapping out his rap textures for an impressive falsetto on this funky number.\r\n\r\nAt first listen it is understandable why some might struggle to get past his style change, as he delivers something that you\u2019d expect on a Tame Impala record, however overall Childish Gambino has delivered a phenomenally blissful single, which will be leaving you blocking out an entire Sunday afternoon to listen to the rest of the forthcoming record.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/4rex1k9pBVFaIVKBBssZzi\r\nPNAU \u2013 Chameleon\r\nThe band responsible for some of Australia\u2019s biggest party records during the mid-2000\u2019s have returned after a 4-year hiatus with \u2018Chameleon\u2019. Featuring one half of Empire Of The Sun member Nick Littlemore, PNAU is a 3-piece group (previously duo) who have been putting out records, winning the support of Elton john, and being all round pioneers\/influencers for Australia\u2019s electronic music scene - for the better part of the past 15 years. \u2018Chameleon\u2019 sees the group do what they do best, bringing it home with a fun club record inspired by \u2018Peruvian ayahuascan art\u2019. Get ready for this will be sticking around all Summer long.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/track\/0rsU8n58MYomcDrtiu9SMl\r\nTHEY. \u2013 What You Want\r\nWhen your track is labelled as \u2018The Hottest Record In The World\u2019 by UK tastemaker Annie Mac and you\u2019re signed to Mind Of A Genius (the home of Zhu, Gallant and Klangstof), you know you\u2019re heading down the path of imminent stardom. \u2018What You Want\u2019 is the latest release from the LA Singer-Songwriter duo who play homage to Kurt Cobain, reworking the guitar line from Nirvana\u2019s \u2018Polly\u2019 into a raw and uplifting original.\r\n\r\n \r\nAlbum of The Month:\r\nhttps:\/\/open.spotify.com\/album\/3WvQpufOsPzkZvcSuynCf3\r\n\r\nA Tribe Called Quest \u2013 We Got It From Here\u2026 Thank You 4 Your Service\r\n\r\nIt has been a rumour for 18 years, but legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest have returned with their 6th (and final) album. Coming months after the devastating passing of founding member Phife Dawg, who\u2019s contributions made the final cut on the record, there had never been a better time for the group to have their say and close their chapter on their own terms. The album features one all-star feature artist lineup with notable verses from Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes and Anderson Paak as well as surprising features from Jack White and Elton John. Sometimes awaiting an album from a major artist after a long hiatus can lead to major disappointment, not this one though. If you\u2019re a day 1 ATCQ fan, you\u2019ll have no trouble getting right back into this\u2026and if you\u2019re new to the party, well there is no better place to get started (just make sure you hit their back catalogue after). If there is one good thing to take out of 2016, make it this.\r\n\r\n \r\nMix - Bonobo & Chet Faker - Live from NTS Los Angeles\r\nWe\u2019re leaving you with a mix from two of our featured artists this week. Bonobo has gone back to back this week with Nick Murphy, following the opening of the LA branch of NTS Radio. The mix spans a couple of genres and styles, preferably enjoyed on a Sunday session. Listen to the mix here.