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10. Young Thug & Carnage – Liger
Young Thug and Carnage continue their collaborative work as Young Martha with Liger, one of the most commercial tracks Thug has dropped in a while. The beat is addictive from the first listen and Thug’s vocal work is as captivating and wild as ever.
9. Moxie Raia – Wheels
Moxie Raia delivered an incredible mixtape last year 931 Reloaded last year but she’s been pretty quiet since then. Finally, she’s returned with this slick jam Wheels. It’s more futuristic than anything she’s ever done before, swapping vintage vibes for a neon-lit aesthetic.
8. Dej Loaf – Changes
Dej Loaf has followed up the pop-leaning No Fear with a big, brass-led number called Changes. It feels expensive and grande which is really nice to hear Dej rapping over it. She grabs it by the horns and sounds more confident than ever.
7. Wizkid – Everytime (Feat. Future)
Future will be in the country for Listen Out this weekend (!!) and he’s building anticipation by jumping on a new Wizkid track. The Nigerian artist has collaborated with the likes of Drake and Major Lazer and is now adding this Future jam to his arsenal. It’s a dancehall track in line with the songs off Wizkid’s 2017 album Sounds from the Other Side, which, needless to say, means it’s a bop.
6. Starrah x Diplo – You Know It
Starrah and Diplo have dropped their entire EP of collaborative work, proving that they’re an unexpected match made in heaven. You Know It is the one we immediately gravitated too, combining Starrah’s effortless feel for slinky hip-hop melodies with Diplo’s glassy, holographic beats.
5. Alma – Phases (Feat. French Montana)
Finnish popstar Alma has returned following her biggest commercial success Chasing Heights with an equally good jam. Phases is a dancehall banger about a relationship that went a little too far when they both got drunk and high. Oops.
4. Maggie Rogers – Split Stones
Bittersweet news for Maggie Rogers with the folk/pop singer dropping off a new song Split Stones but also announcing that she’ll be taking some time off. Rogers career took off very quickly off the back of a viral video that showed Pharrell responding to Alaska while she was at uni. She dropped her debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading soon after and toured the world following that.
3. Anne-Marie – Heavy
Anne-Marie is back with another new single Heavy that sees her delivering a similar aesthetic to Ciao Adios. There’s no problem with that though because Heavy actually feels like an improvement. It’s an effortless pop song that allows Anne-Marie to show-off those honey-soaked vocals.
2. Alice Ivy – Be Friends
Alice Ivy is back, fresh from signing with Dew Process, with what could be her most textured production to date. Be Friends features the vocal work of Cazeaux O.S.L.O and Tim De Cotta and is laden with vintage samples and woozy instrumentation.
1. Cub Sport – Hawaiian Party
Cub Sport‘s second album BATS is out today and there are plenty of great moments on there but Hawaiian Party is an effortless pop song. It’s may have a chilled, floating instrumental but the lyrics have a certain poignancy to them that hooks you.