Acclaim's favourite new tracks from home and around the world.
01. Saweetie - Best Friend (Remix) ft. Doja Cat, JessB, Okenyo
Saweetie and Doja Cat’s ‘Best Friend’ is already a global hit, but now it has reached our shores in this new remix with New Zealand’s JessB and Sydney’s OKENYO. It maintains the club-ready bounce of the original, with JessB and Okenyo adding their signature flows and flavours to the mix that enhances the energy of the already high-octane track, and forms this supergroup together like Voltron. We’re going to go ahead and say it: this must be compulsory for your next function.
02. JAE5 - Dimension ft. Skepta, Rema
This new single from the East London based, Ghanian born producer polymerizes the worlds of UK hip-hop and afrobeat, creating a vibe that’s simultaneously hard-hitting and euphoric with dance-inspiring percussion, luscious keys, and reverberated saxophone. It features the stern deliveries and introspective deliveries of the legend Skepta for a verse, with Nigerian singer Rema providing earworm vocals throughout. It’s a reflective track with meaning, that’s also ready for any party playlist.
03. OneFour - Street Guide (Part 01)
This new single from Aus drill pioneers is the first of 3 in a series based on the theme of ‘Honour Amongst Thieves,’ which is a concept that dates back to the 1612 novel Don Quixote. The track explores maintaining ethics through the adversity life can bring, and the boys stand beside their humble beginnings with fiery bars and the stern confidence of their deliveries. It feels like a return to their drill origins with a blasting beat switch halfway through, symbolising that even as their environments change, the West Sydney superstars stay true to themselves.
04. Enny - Same Old
This latest track from the UK wordsmith show’s that she’s fed up, but never in a frenzy. She’s clear about her frustrations with the world today, tackling Brexit, gentrification, and the small issues we face every day, with witty bars and a smooth, jazz feel showcasing the fact that she continues to rise above it. The stuff she’s seeing and facing today might be the same old, but ENNY keeps moving forward to reach new heights.
05. Gabriel LCR – Angel
This latest cut from Melbourne rapper is an unbiased analysis of the importance of communication in a relationship, reflecting on past experiences and sheathing the double-edged sword that toxicity in these situations can wield. This sincerity takes place over moody guitars and poignant 808s, creating an atmosphere for Gabriel LCR’s melodies to shine through the solemn vibes. It’s catchy, creative, and relatable.
06. Creed Tha Kid - Bankroll
‘Bankroll’ finds the Brisbane-based prospect delving into his melodic bag, with a catchy delivery and a sing-a-long ready hook pairing his signature rap style with elements of R&B. This style switching takes place over a driving trap beat filled with bass and jangly guitars and keys, fueling the motivating message of taking over the game. We’re not the ones to pocket watch, but this new cut is MONEY!
07. Carmouflage Rose - Tipsy
‘Tipsy’ is one of two blockbuster singles from the Brisbane-based artist that dropped today, serving as a great start to any eventful weekend. This one in particular features the constant boom of a bassline, and arena-ready horn samples that are a call-to-action for any part to start. Over the top, the Carmouflage Rose shows off his finessed melodic chops and charismatic delivery, showcasing that even after a while away from the scene, he’s still been sharpening his tools.
08. Lil Tjay - Headshot ft. Polo G, Fivio Foreign
BAM! The title of this track describes it perfectly. It’s 3 of hip-hop’s biggest prospects linking, reflecting on their come up and success today. Polo G brings the lineage of Chicago drill in his stern, braggadocious flows, while Fivio Foreign embodies the attitude of New York City in his swagger-heavy bars, and Lil Tjay provides his always infectious melodies. This takes place over 808s and orchestra samples reminiscent of the start of a Marvel movie. It’s big, it’s braggadocious, it’s what you expect from the new guard of US rap.
09. Birdz - Fly ft. Ngaiire
This latest offering from Birdz is all about resilience, and soaring high even when weathering storms. Birdz finds his motivating bars gliding over uplifting soundscapes from friend and producer Trials, and a triumphant hook from Sydney’s Ngaiire finds flight out with any jetlag. This is the first single from Birdz’s upcoming second full-length album, which is set to drop later this year.
010. Jamel - 24/7
This latest solo effort from Freesouls member Jamel puts the spotlight on his unique delivery, for more than satisfying results. Over spacious, low-key production, Jamel traverses through different flows on the verses and flexes his melodic chops on the hook showing versatility, and ferocity. It’s set to appear on his upcoming mixtape Fivo Boy, which we’re eager to hear.