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Acclaim's favourite new tracks from home and around the world.

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Weekly updates

Welcome to Acclaim Magazine’s Heat of the Week. Here are our picks for the best new local and international releases — Don’t forget to follow our Spotify playlist too, it’s updated every Friday.

01. Lil Spacely - 100 Degrees ft. Haile Ambessa, Biz & Griizz

Big track out of Sydney today as Lil Spacely recruits his set for a hard-hitting posse cut that doesn’t just slap, it stomps. Assisted by newcomers Haile Ambessa, Biz, and Griizz (who Spacely teamed up with on his 2018 track ‘#CODE’)—it’s a track about growing up in the streets, taking responsibility for your actions and looking out for your brothers and sisters. (There’s also a crazy bar about playing FIFA with a pistol in your lap that deserves a mention) but mark the words in the song; you better practice what you preach. — Cass N.

02. P-rallel x Greentea Peng - soulboy

‘Soulboy’ is the amalgamation of London producer (and occasional DJ for Slowthai and Lava La Rue) P-rallel and South London singer Greentea Peng. Their combined skills create a divinely vibrant union, and the track manages to coax our energies into a higher state. It’s a track riddled with brassy tones and a one-drop rhythm reminiscent of the hypnotic calmness of the Dub and Reggae sound that run deep in the veins of the UK music scene. Do your soul a favour and give this one a listen. — Ansam F.

03. Aminé - Compensating

Aminé returns with a super boppy, yet self-aware new track in ‘Compensating’. It’s an honest song that sees Aminé reflecting on his mistakes in a past relationship. Young Thug unsurprisingly bodies the feature verse, perfectly complimenting Aminé’s thoughtful melodies and adding a welcome touch of weirdness that elevates it from a fun jam to a highly replayable ear-worm. — Cass N.


Entering stage-three restrictions in Melbourne again makes this new Summer Walker joint hit that much harder. It’s crying music; it’s cleaning the crib music, it’s everything you need to be stuck inside again. Summer’s vocals soar, as usual, backed by sombre synths, a slow-dance evoking bounce and a solid PARTYNEXTDOOR feature. ‘My Affection’ was released as a part of Summer’s new EP Life On Earth, which you can bump right now! — Henry O.

05. Triple One - Loverose

The Triple One boys have an album coming, and ‘Loverose’ is the first taste. A sing-a-long hook from Lil Dijon, sleek verses from Obi and Marty, an atmospheric and arena-ready beat from Billy Gunns— we know the drill at this point, and it hits every time. It’s becoming increasingly more evident that the Sydney boys are honing in on their craft, and we’re following every step of the way. — Henry O.

06. Vayne - Uh Huh

This week, New Zealand gem Vayne hit us with ‘Uh Huh’. It serves as a punchy reminder to clean up our yard and watch our step. Don’t let Vayne’s angelic verses carry you into a dream state, because the chorus will sober you fast. Caution your close friends and family to tread with care after bumping this one, it might leave you with the courage to move in ways you didn’t think you could. Give it a listen and go chase your cheque. — Ansam F.