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Essential tracks for your collection. Released this week, curated by us.
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'Met Gala', 'WUNNA' - Gunna
On “MET GALA”, Gunna gives an insight into the luxury that his life brings. When he’s
rapping you literally feel like you’re walking on a red carpet, living this same life of luxury.
Over the most gorgeous production from Wheezy, Gunna’s delivery is simply effortless. This
song is definitely one of the standouts from WUNNA already. The whole album is a standout. Gunna returned with a new improved version of the pocket that he managed to carve out for himself in the rap game. Production levels have been improved on this album with beats that catch the listener quickly.
'Need It' - Migos Ft. NBA YoungBoy
The production on this song was simple but effective. Buddah Bless did a nice job with the flute melody being the backbone of this song’s production. The switch ups between the whole Migos crew throughout was a staple from any Migos song we have heard over the years. The NBA YoungBoy feature was an interesting choice. The versatility shown by NBA YoungBoy on this track was nice to see. The flow from him was one that had a bit of excitement and energy compared to a normal NBA YoungBoy verse. Check the vid here.
'Made It' - Teyana Taylor
Teyana has been busy. Blessing us with not one but two new tracks this week, lockdown has never been sweeter. 'Made It' is an ode to all those set to graduate in June, but Ms Rona had other plans. Taylor has an upcoming album titled 'THE ALBUM' which is set for release in June. In the meantime, check out the inspiring visuals here.
'Animals' - Styles P Ft. Sheek Louch
When I first heard this beat off of Style P’s new album, Styles David: Ghost Your Enthusiasm, I related to the feeling it invokes. Dark, grungy, gritty and tough. This has that old school boom bap feel to it, but with some modern production influences. The bars from both Styles P and Sheek Louch were nothing to scoff at. The feeling I got from the first listen was a lot of powerful and aggressive vibes. Even with the song sounding like a time capsule into the eras of the early 2000s, it still is a good listen. It encapsulates a feeling that I think a lot of people need to express right now. Check the visuals here.
'Patterned' - Jords and Dotty
Jords proves even Her Majesty’s Revenue Service can’t stop his come up. This is my favourite song of his new album ‘Almost an Adult,’ and it’s the one getting the most plays on Apple music. The beat is luxurious and slaps. Jords is spitting hilarious bars, likening his ladies to Bambi, check it out.
'So We Won't Forget' - Khruangbin
Even away from the experimental worldly sounds Khruangbin usually immerse themselves in, they still show how a colourful, catchy hook can be equally infectious on 'So We Won't Forget.' Hazy fingerpicking and a groove as smooth as Shea butter provide a backdrop for their wistful vocals which ring around and will leave you humming the hook for days on end.
'DISTANT DRIP' - Jammer
Jammer keeps it very minimal on this project in the sense that he has called on one producer in Millibands to provide the beats and one feature in upcoming artist New World Ray. This project sees Jammer go more in the trap direction and it seems, from listening to this project, is something he is comfortable with.
'ENERGY' - Disclosure
What more can I say? The Disclosure boys who more or less transformed the shape of UK electronic music with one of the best debuts in 2013 with 'Settle' are gearing up for their 3rd studio album release later this year, and earlier this week they've shared the lead single 'ENERGY,' featuring those oh so familiar vocals of Eric Thomas. I honestly cannot wait to be in a sweaty warehouse vibing to those trademark Disclosure synths again, this one's a wobbler.
'Smithereens' - Rasharn Powell & AB001
A follow up from the Frank Ocean-esque 'Hiroshima' and the addictive 'Warm In These Blue Jeans', this track has a more carefree, woozy feel to it than previous releases from Rasharn. The video, filmed mostly on an iPhone, sees him cycling round fields blissful and carefree. A song about freedom and unrequited love, Rasharn comments it's "A coming-of-age track, something I’d probably play after watching Mid90’s or Blue Is the Warmest Colour".
'Blade Of Hope' - Leo Bhanji
Recent Dirty Hit signing Leo Bhanji is destined for greatness. His compelling aura tied with mellow beats and gritty vocals are something you should familiarise yourself with, ASAP!
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