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New music from Rich Brian, Tasman Keith, Stefflon Don 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. Rich Brian - Getcho Man ft. Warren Hue

Banger alert! Rich Brian is coming with the fiery flows on ‘Getcho Mans’, with barraging bars bouncing off the hard-hitting 808s and rattling hi-hats of producer Powers Pleasant. Fellow Indonesian rapper Warren Hue features on the track, going back and forth with Brian in a boisterous manner. It appears on Rich Brian’s new EP Brightside, which you can stream now. 

02. Tasman Keith - 5FT FREESTYLE

Tasman Kieth is talking his ish on this new rap, amplifying his boastful confidence through witty passages of lyricism, and a cadence that’s simultaneously smooth and raspy. He floats over the LA stylings of the bassline, and the playfulness of the keys that lurk throughout the instrumental. It’s different and definitely hittin’. 

03. Young T & Bugsey - Nice ft. Blxst

Young T & Bugsy thrive in their signature bounce on ‘Nice’, weaving lyrics of romance into smooth bars, over an atmospheric beat that’s propelled by percussion. California’s Blxst makes an appearance here, integrating his ear-catching melodies into the vibe. It appears on the British duo’s new project Truth Be Told, which you can stream now. 

04. Akido - Maya Jama

The sounds of Summer are strong within this new Akido track. Guitars, percussion, and a thumping kick command the production, creating a coastal feel within the song as this Melbourne artist seamlessly switches between rap and sung vocals, passionately telling a story of lust and romance. Keep an eye out for more from this budding prospect. 

05. Shensee - Lick ft. Megan Thee Stallion

Shenseea creates a party-ready anthem in the form of ‘Lick’, ready to dominate dancefloors worldwide. Produced by Murda Beatz, the instrumental is minimalist in layers but heavy in bass,
providing plenty of space for Shenseea to flex her loud and roof-raising vocals. Megan Thee Stallion pops up on the second verse, raising the track’s stock with some stern, braggadocious bars.

06. Stefflon Don - Juice

Stefflon Don flexes melodic chops on ‘Juice’, serving as a pleasant squeeze of pop sensibilities. Guitars swirl over trap-esque drums in the background, as the Birmingham artist uses passionate warbles to project her swagger-heavy style. It’s a testament to her versatility and has us wanting more from the Don soon. 

07. Noah Slee - RISE ft. L V J

Noah Slee’s ‘Rise’ thrives in its motivational feeling. Vibrant keys, horns, and arena-ready drums make up the instrumental, matching the summit-ascending vocal passages of the New Zealand singer. Berlin-based L V J also handles a verse here, contrasting the soul of Slee with a sleek, baritone rap verse. It’s an uplifting ballad you should definitely check out.

08. Drella - Til The Morning

‘Until The Morning’ encapsulates the sounds of an all-nighter, matching the after-midnight darkness with its intimate bassline and Drella’s falsetto vocals, before emerging into a scream
that ascends like a rising sun. Fans of Prince will find this funk-laced track perfect for their palate.

09. Ecco2k - Amygdala ft. Bladee

Drainers assemble, because we have a new anthem from Ecco2k and Bladee. Both artists go back and forth with sugary melodies, over synth-heavy production that feels like it belongs on a nightclub strip in a different galaxy. It’s another catchy tune that makes it evident as to why these two have a massive cult following. 

010. Scuti - Eating

Scuti’s ‘Eating’ exists outside of the box excellently. The production is off-kilter, consisting of eerie plucks, melancholic synth pads, and an urgent drum pattern, serving as a satisfying backdrop for the South London rapper’s showcase in food-for-thought lyricism. It appears on her new project Intoxication EP, which you can stream now.