HEAT OF THE WEEK: MARCH 4
New music from Babyface Mal, Pip Millett, 3K, Pusha T & more!
01. Pip Millett - Ride With Me
‘Ride With Me’ is about diminishing friendship and the frenzy of its aftermath. Pip’s fervent vocals sit atop an orchestra of glossy sounds in the instrumental, with each flourish of the instrumental reminiscent of a shimmering lake. Lyrically, the Manchester singer is content, as let’s go of the past, and moves forward in the form of a fiery track.
02. Pusha T - Hear Me Clearly ft. Nigo
Nigo curates Pusha T’s coke raps on ‘Hear Me Clearly’, and the clarity results in another grimy display from the Virginia rapper. Witty wordplay ensues from the get-go, over an orchestra of detuned synths and drums that hit like concrete. It’s set to be a standout on Nigo’s upcoming project I KNOW NIGO, dropping March 25th.
03. 3K - City Of Fever
‘City Of Fever’ sounds like late-night lurking through the city streets of Melbourne. Melancholic keys reverberate in the instrumental to the tempo of crashing drum patterns, as introspective rap verses feel like they’re narrating every step of the journey. Separating these moments are the autotuned melodies on the hook. that feel as if they came straight from 808s and Heartbreaks, but actually appear on the 3K’s newly-released mixtape City Of Fever, available to stream now.
04. Babyface Mal - Badmind
Babyface Mal is back with another in-your-face cut in the form of ‘Badmind’. It’s explosive right from the jump, with gliding 808s and an urgent drill tempo providing the bounce for the Melbourne rapper to let off fiery flows. It’s another example of why Mal’s hype continues to grow at a rapid rate.
05. Sam Wise - Take One
Sam Wise delivers a laid-back flow, with bars at the forefront on ‘Take One’. Lyrically, he reflects on the milestones he’s achieved in the last 12 months, the grandeur of which is propelled by the heavy synths and bellowing bass of the instrumental. We hope ‘Take One’ is one of many from the UK rapper this year.
06. Kirrah Amosa - Possessive
‘Possessive’ is an incredibly relatable track. It features the Canberra artist checking herself, analysing her self-awareness, and scrolling through her best and worst moments throughout a journey of love. This is expressed through her soft, smooth vocals that fit perfectly upon the guitar plucks and percussion of the beat. Self-reflection is not often this damn catchy.
07. Lil Jaye - Bigger
‘Bigger’ is a motivated moment from 66 Records prospect Lil Jaye, that shows his gigantic potential. The production, courtesy of Richard Jewels, is rich with guitar strums, soulful vocal samples, and hard-hitting 808s, setting the tone for Jaye’s triplet flows and ear-catching croons. He reflects on how far he’s come through the track and makes it clear that he’ll only continue to grow from here.
08. Mzuki - Disco Yeah
Mzuki’s ‘Disco Yeah’ is destined for the clubs. HAMLEY’s hard-hitting sub-bass occupies the low end, garnished with fluttering percussion and amplified by the Melbourne artist’s low-key but swagger-heavy raps. Each rave-ready section is separated by a brief moment of atmospheric synths and Mzuki’s lush melodies, creating a sense of euphoria before the beat-drop crushes yet again.
09. Creed Tha Kid - Wind It
‘Wind It’ brings the damn bells in the beat, and they chime to the note of Creed maneuvering his way through love. His rap-sung melodies bounce off the afrobeat-esque drum patterns, as he details the connection he feels in this romance, and how he keeps on finding himself back in the same situation. It’s another example of this Brisbane artist’s limitless versatility.
010. Digga D - G Lock ft. Moneybagg Yo
Ladbroke Grove meets Memphis in the globe-trotting collaboration from Digga D and Moneybagg Yo, who mesh like they’ve been a duo their whole life. They find a stylistic common ground in their stern flows, as their menacing cadence translates into marauding verses from each. And while it ain’t Freddy Vs Jason, the eerie synths and jump-scare blast of the kicks make it sound as if their flexing in the midst of a horror movie