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The 10 Best Songs Of The Week: Vince Staples, Broods, Oscar Key Sung And More

Written By the interns on 06/10/2016
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We have to hand it to the newcomers this week, they took down the heavyweights with killer tunes…

10. E^ST
Get Money! (Feat. Mallrat)

E^ST is continuing to develop as an artist, teaming up with Brisbane rapper Mallrat for her most confident single yet Get Money!. The track has R&B stylings to it and despite the title, it’s an anthem about not needing money with a chorus bound to elate live audiences. She’s cleverly pulled Bris young gun Mallrat on to the track. She delivers an excellent verse at the tail end of the track sounding a little Jess Kent. – Sam Murphy

9. Kelsey Lu
Dreams

Kelsey Lu is gearing up for the release of her debut EP via Panther Sounds, a label that has released music by Shlohmo, Glasser and Tanlines. It’s called CHURCH and it was appropriately recorded in a church. Dreams is the second song to be taken from it and it’s a sweeping, ambitious song with heart-hitting lyrics (“I’m losing all my control”). Her voice reaches extraordinary heights as she sings over a minimal, earthy beat. It’s certainly not going to get stuck on your head on first listen but it will stay with you in some way – it’s too powerful not to. – Sam Murphy

8. DJ Henry X
Like This (Feat. Wizkid)

It might not surprise you to know that Drake‘s musical roots aren’t dancehall. His megahit One Dance featured the work of Nigerian artist Wizkid who added authentic flavour to the track which was a collision of UK dance and dancehall. In return for contributing to Drake’s first US number one track, he premiered Wizkid’s new track on his OVO Sound show over the weekend. With well over a million likes on Facebook, Wizkid is a huge star in his own right but now he’s starting to make waves in the US. Like This, is a collaboration between Ghanian producer Henry X and Wizkid. As expected, it’s dancehall perfection – sunshine-soaked and packed full of rhythm. If you haven’t ventured further into the dancehall genre than Drake’s One Dance or Justin Bieber’s Sorry then this is an excellent entry point. – Sam Murphy

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7. Oscar Key Sung
HANDS

Oscar Key Sung does a marvellous job at blending and fusing different sounds through his productions, and this is exactly what HANDS appears to be. Don’t listen to an Oscar Key Sung track expecting something – what’s so unique and great about everything Oscar Key Sung does, is that it’s raw, eclectic and unpredictable. His latest release HANDS has a beat you can easily vibe, but it’s the industrial sounds and soulful vocals that really make it an exciting release. – Harrison Kefford

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/key-sung/hands[/soundcloud]

6. Strict Face
Murder (Feat. K-Major)

Adelaide producer Strict Face has come out of the gates firing with his first official release for NLV Records Murderer. He’s enlisted Atlanta R&B artist K-Major for the dark tune which finds a sweet spot in between grime and R&B production. He takes elements from The Weeknd’s mixtape work and Hudson Mohawke’s Lantern, to create something that sounds fresh yet familiar enough to be accessible. – Sam Murphy

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5. Angel Olsen
Intern

Intern is taken from Angel Olsen‘s forthcoming album MY WOMAN and it may be the crispest, cleanest cut we’ve gotten from her yet. It’s a brooding, haunting song with Olsen’s voice taking centre-stage. The lyrics are direct and powerful with Olsen singing, “Doesn’t matter who you are or what you do someone in the world will make a fool of you”. It’s a little bit sad but it also has a whimsical feeling that adds hope into the mix. – Sam Murphy

4. oshi x DAWN
Lemonade Lakes

Lemonade Lakes was made by oshi and DAWN for Adidas Originals and Yours Truly’s Songs From Scratch series. These things can often turn out to be a little lacklustre but oshi and DAWN have instant chemistry and it’s instantly obvious on this cut. It’s a dark, pulsating effort that sticks to no particular structure but captivates from start to finish. There’s no better voice than DAWN’s for experimental electronica right now. It just soaks so effortlessly into the soundscape. – Sam Murphy

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3. Broods
Heartlines

New Zealand electo-pop duo BROODS have unveiled the third single Heartlines from their forthcoming album Conscious. This latest effort was co-written by fellow kiwi LordeHeartlines follows the band’s current trend of bigger room, industrial style sounds – and showcases BROODS ability to build and simmer a track in a hugely captivating way. – Zanda Wilson

2. Clams Casino
All Nite (Feat. Vince Staples)

dropped a stacked tracklist for his forthcoming album 32 Levels featuring guests like A$AP Rocky, Lil B and Kelela. One of the collaborations we were most looking forward to hearing was All Nite with Vince Staples and he’s gifted it to us early, ahead of the 15th July album release date. All Nite sits in the same pocket as Staples’ Norf Norf, giving us that classic eerie, Clams Casino beat while Staples drops his charismatic bars. This album is shaping up to be one of the year’s best. – Sam Murphy

1. ABRA
CRYBABY

ABRA‘s CRYBABY is centred around that tinny, throwback percussion that’s become a trademark of hers but it’s also her most upbeat track to date, taking on the sort of tempo that Janet Jackson would shine on. ABRA shines too, laying down an unpredictable but addictive top line. Her vocals are sultry and subtle as she uses every part of her vocal register. If this is the first time you’re hearing ABRA you may need to go back through her catalogue to get a better understanding of what you’re in for but you’ll eventually come to the realisation that this is forward-thinking, innovative R&B music. – Sam Murphy

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