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New music from Mwanje, Blxss, Pusha T, Rico Nasty and more!

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Welcome to Acclaim Magazine’s Heat of the Week. Here are our picks for the best new local and international releases — Follow our playlist here for weekly updates of the best new music!

01. Bodega Collective - We Smoke (Gold Fang x Elijah Yo x Renzomck x Big Skeez)

This new super cut from Bodega Collective showcases some of the country’s best upcoming talent at their smoothest. Over a reggae-infused instrumental garnished with a Barrington Levy sample, Gold Fang, Renzo Mck, Elijah Yo, and Big Skeez fuse their respective styles into an undeniable single that soars.

02. Blxst - Sometimes ft. Zacari

Blxst continues his knack for catchy hooks on ‘Sometimes’, a track that mixes West Coast-rap drum patterns with melancholic, reversed synths. Blxst’s low but soulful vocals float atop the production, contrasted by Zacari’s higher, unique vocal chops. It’s a club-ready serenade that stands out on Blxst’s new album Before You Go.

03. Mwanje - Dandelions

Dandelions can take as little as 8 weeks to grow, but Mwanje’s ‘Dandelions’ is fully formed in a 3 minute duration. A soulful smorgasbord of keys and a funk-fueled bassline serves as the soil, as the artist drops falsetto lines and vocal passages like the rain. The end result is the powerful flower that is this track, which sets the tone for the garden of greatness that proceeds on her EP Seasons.

04. Creed Tha Kid - Swollen

Creed Tha Kid stays consistent with hard-hitting singles; ‘SWOLLEN’ continues that trend. Over a woozy trap beat, the Brisbane prospect ponders on the people around him, and how they’re moving. He articulates his thoughts through subtle yet vibe-setting melodies, making this track a low-key slap that cuts through any new music week release schedule.

05. The Kid Laroi - Thousand Miles

06. Pusha T - Scrape It Off ft. Lil Uzi Vert, Don Toliver

‘Scrape It Off’ isn’t your usual grimy Pusha T track. It kicks off with croons courtesy of Don Toliver, which float atop thumping 808s and glockenspiel-like keys from Pharrell Williams. Lil Uzi Vert takes the first verse, blasting the curtain open with fiery triplet-flows, ready for Pusha to take the main stage. Of course, the Virginia legend delivers, letting off similes with his signature swagger that continues to be timeless. This track appears on Pusha’s new album It’s Almost Dry, which you can stream now.

07. Arona Mane x Nino Brown x Osayo - Closer

Primed to bring flashes of heat into Australia’s lurking cold weather, DJ Nino Brown’s ‘Closer’ feels destined for sweaty nightclubs. Rattling percussion, gleeful synths, and guitar flourishes set the tone of his dancehall-inspired anthem, as Arona Mane and Osayo appear to drive this track into sing-a-long territory. The catchiness of this track soars higher than a price of a vodka and Red Bull from the bar.

08. Siala - Black Coffee

Siala is snapping on ‘Black Coffee’, switching between an animated rap delivery and passages of soulful melodies. She floats over production courtesy of Nerve, who weaves in synths, hi-hats, and thumping kicks to serve as the backdrop for Siala’s barrages. It appears on her new EP Drowned Surface, which you can stream now.

09. Yawdoesitall - Switch

Yawdoesitall’s ‘Switch’ features his multifaceted talents on display. Fiery, motivated raps bounce off the dense, gliding 808s and samples of the production; all in which he wrote and conducted himself. As his name suggests, this track positions Yaw as a rap renaissance man in the scene.

010. Rico Nasty - Vaderz ft. Bktherula

‘Vaderz’ is signature Rico, meaning get the mosh pits prepared! Bellowing 808s, siren-like sounds and an overall sense of griminess encapsulates the production, making it perfect for Rico and Bktherula to rap with aggressive, gritty flows. Head bang, to this banger.