Hopefully you've enjoyed our J-pop takeover this week – some pretty great sounds on offer, eh? Well, it's not just Japan that's been our focus this week. These five artists have been spinning golden silk lately, and are deservedly our top five of the past seven days.

  • Artist: Mansions on the Moon
  • Track Name: 'Somewhere Else Tonight'
  • Location: USA
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Tarynn Law

There's nothing wrong with a little synth-pop in the morning, thankfully Mansions on the Moon are here to deliver a good dose of it with their new single 'Somewhere Else Tonight'. It's a blissed out summer ready track and its huge hook will get stuck in your head for days. I'm pretty sure if you just play the song on repeat then technically summer will just never have to end. It's science, trust me.

The song is taken from the band's forthcoming self-titled album which is due out later on this year. They've created a PledgeMusic page if you'd like some rad exclusives, including getting the album a week before everyone else.

  • Artist: Bass Drum Of Death
  • Track Name: 'Left For Dead'
  • Location: Mississippi, USA
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Tarynn Law

Mississippi garage rockers Bass Drum of Death have just announced their return with a new album titled Rip This, out October 7 via Innovative Leisure. It marks the band's third release and follow-up to their 2013 self titled album.Rip This was recorded with Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Jacob Portrait in Sonoma County, California, and you can listen to the attitude-filled first single 'Left for Dead' below.

  • Artist: Tei Shi
  • Track Name: 'No Angel' (Beyoncé cover)
  • Location: Brooklyn, USA
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Tarynn Law

We were pretty massive fans of Tei Shi's debut EP Saudade, and while she's been hard at work on her sophomore release, she's also shared a cover of Beyonce's 'No Angel'. She fell in love with the track after realizing that it was a collaboration between Bey and Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, explaining in an interview with Rookie that "It seemed a bit different from what I was used to hearing from Beyoncé—it has an edgier, less-pretty vibe to it."

  • Artist: Joey Bada$$
  • Track Name: 'Big Dusty'
  • Location: Brooklyn, USA
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Tarynn Law

We're still trying to figure out what exactly UFC is, but Joey Bada$$ released a song for it called 'Mr. Wonderful' back in April, and it was pretty good. Today he's come out with a non-UFC related single, 'Big Dusty'. It's taken from his follow-up to his 1999 mixtape which came out two years ago - his debut album B4DA$$ will be out later this fall. The song is produced by Kirk Knight, and you can stream it below. It'll drop on iTunes at midnight.

  • Artist: Action Bronson
  • Track Name: 'Easy Rider'
  • Location: New York City, USA
  • Link: Facebook
  • Author: Tarynn Law

When Action Bronson isn't busy crafting his cooking show Fuck, That's Delicious, he's hard at work on his forthcoming LP Mr. Wonderful. Today we get an early taste (heh) of that new album in the form of 'Easy Rider', which was produced by Blue Chips/Blue Chips 2 collaborator Party Supplies.

Listen to a radio rip below, via Hot New Hip Hop.