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New music from lilbubblegum x Rico Nasty, Ken Carson, Future x Metro Boomin, The 046 and more!

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Welcome to Acclaim Magazine’s Heat of the Week for April 12, 2024. Here are our favourite new releases from Australia and around the world this week — Follow our playlist here for updates of the best new music every single Friday.

01. Lithe - For You ft. Roy Woods

For You’ is another dose of late-night alternative R&B from Melbourne’s Lithe. Sombre keys lurk atop understated but snappy drums, which add some groove to the gloom. Lithe’s vocals are submerged in reverb like he’s crooning from the depths of a cavern. OVO’s Roy Woods appears as a feature here, mixing sleek flows with some passionate high notes. It’s a playlist must for when those nocturnal hours come.

02. Your Old Droog, Method Man, Denzel Curry, Madlib - DBZ

‘DBZ’ has the epic proportions of Goku clashing with Vegeta for the first time. Your Old Droog, Method Man, and Denzel Curry are in Super Saiyan mode, achieving triumphant skills only rivalled by those taught at Master Roshi’s Turtle School. The legendary Madlib handles production here, looping a soul sample that’s as vibrant as the bright hue of a Kamehameha wave.

03. Heni - dnd

Heni harnesses the power of house music on ‘dnd’. Airy, dissonant keys cry atop some pulsating bass and a vast array of rattling percussion, setting the scene for you to truly bust a mellow move. The Melbourne producer/songwriter’s smooth yet raspy vocals narrate the progression of the production, finding the common ground between relaxing ASMR and a rave-ready club emcee.

04. Anieszka - Sentiment ft. Konny Kon

It’s incredibly easy to gush over how freaking nice this new Anieszka track is. The lush production flourishes alongside the singer’s soft voice, which serenely howls throughout. Konny Kon also slides through towards the latter end with a laid-back verse, enhancing the song with his baritone cadence.

05. FOURA - N.S.E.W ft. Jalmar

‘N.S.E.W’ is bound to cause some chaos in clubs around the country. FOURA blasts through explosive, wobbling sub-bass and then slices through it with percussion pandemonium. Jalmar handles the vocals here, bringing a high-octane energy that gets you jumping out of your seat. Dancefloors may never be the same.

06. lilbubblegum - SCRAPS ON ft. Rico Nasty

lilbubblegum is back with a big banger. The distorted 808s fire off like rounds from a rocket launcher. The NZ wields triplet-flows as his choice of weapon, harnessing the energy of Three 5 Mafia in an ember-fueled verse. Rico Nasty appears as well, using her gnawing cadence to command moshpits wherever this song plays.

07. Ken Carson - overseas

Ken Carson relishes in the sounds of rage on ‘Overseas’. The glossy synths and trap drums come together to occupy the common ground between Skrillex and 808 Mafia’s Southside, and serve as the perfect backdrop for Carson’s woozy flows. It’s classic Ken, dialed up to 10.

08. OHGEESY - GEEKALEEK (Remix) ft. Day1

In this new remix of ‘GEEKALEEK’, OHGEESY’s slurry delivery still sounds as slick as ever over the poignant Petey Pablo sample. What’s different is the inclusion of DAY1, who stands out immediately as he soars over the synths with autotuned croons. It’s LA meets Brisbane, and it’s bound to get you bouncin’.

09. BARAKA THE KID - All My Life ft. Joelistics

On ‘All My Life’, BARAKA THE KID showcases a lifetime worth of talent. Pianos soar in grandeur atop dance-inducing afrobeat drums. BARAKA’s singing voice truly shines, as he warbles with an ear-catching passion. A beat switch up in the middle leads you into the world of grimy boom-bap, where an emphatic verse from Australian rap veteran Joelistics serves as your tour guide.

010. Future x Metro Boomin - Drink N' Dance

Drink N Dance’ is further proof that Future and Metro Boomin can do no wrong. This immersive fusion of R&B and rap quickly ascends up a scale of ambition, pairing melancholic guitars with drums that switch between driving pop rhythyms and bouncy trap patterns. Future sounds like he’s in a desperate stream of consciousness, fighting through a dizzying serenade in a manner that’s truly intoxicating. It’s an instant highlight off Future and Metro’s second album of 2024 WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU, which you can stream now.