Bars is Acclaim’s weekly wrap up of all the music we want you to get in on. Whether it’s new albums, mixtapes, tracks, or videos, we’re here wading through the noise to bring you only the finest happenings in the world of music. Hit the list below to see what we’ve been bumping this week.
Featuring Gucci Mane's latest, King Krule's The OOZ, and a new single from Sampa The Great
01. Danger Incorporated – 'Ashley Olsen'
Awful Records’ new concoction Danger Incorporated have dropped the video for their sleek new single ‘Ashley Olsen’, proving that they fit snugly between Father and Abra in the label’s roster. The single is from their debut LP Birds Fly At Night dropping October 20.
02. Milwaukee Banks – 'Lights Down' ft. Sophiegropy
Crack a beer, and head down to the beach with this massive Milwaukee Banks single ‘Lights Down’ featuring Sophiegrophy, and you’re guaranteed to feel the summer vibes. The track is taken from Milwaukee Banks’ forthcoming album ‘No Time’ slated for a release in the near future.
03. Sampa The Great – 'Bye River'
Following ‘Rhymes of The East’ that dropped earlier this month, Sampa is back again to provide another serving of soul-food for thought. The smooth, jazz inspired rap epic is produced by Silent Jay, and is the second single from her upcoming mixtape Birds and the BEE9, Out November 10th via Big Dada records. You can catch her in the flesh at our Melbourne Music Week party this November.
04. ALTA – ‘Sentiment’
Hannah Lesser’s vocals melt into melancholia on Melbourne duo ALTA’s new single ‘Sentiment’. But don’t get us wrong—it still bangs! You can also catch ALTA live this November and December on their Australian tour.
05. Wu-Tang 'The Saga Continues' interview on Beats Pharmacy
Wu-Tang dropped their 18-track new album The Saga Continues last week and to celebrate RZA dropped by The Pharmacy on Beats Radio to discuss legacy, and the raw New York sound of the new record. From dropping gems about ODB’s Doggystyle ambitions, all the way to praise from Kanye, this interview explores the history of Wu-Tang and does it with hysteria.
06. Esese – ‘Slow Down/Home’ double single
Melbourne outfit Esese hit’s us with a two punch knockout with new singles ‘Slow Down’ featuring Cazeaux O.S.L.O, and ‘Home’ last week. With slick, jazz flavoured instrumentals and driving basslines, these new tracks are guaranteed to shake the dancefloor this spring.
07. King Krule – 'The OOZ' album
King Krule finds serenity within flurries of jazz, punk and soul on his sophomore album The Ooz, and the discharge is beautiful. Flurries of soaring saxophones and jangly guitars juxtapose King Krule’s deep, moody voice perfectly, making for both an intense, and relaxing listen.
08. Gucci Mane – 'Mr Davis' album
Gucci’s new album Mr. Davis provided a fulfilling buffet of bangers in celebration of 10/17 day this week. Featuring blockbuster names such as The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, and Big Sean, Gucci is looking to continue his winning streak into the new year.