On a concept project about writing and producing demos for Drake, Cape Verdean crooner Nami nails a sound that’s all his own. “Who Lied To You” wouldn’t be out of place for a worldclass popstar, but it’s an unforgettably synthy demo.
Why We Like It: Groovy Daughter’s “I DON’T CARE”
Songstress Groovy Daughter is back with another heater with a mantra to remove an ex from your psyche. “I DON’T CARE” states exactly what it means to.
Why We Like It: Complexions’ “Bad Ones”
On “Bad Ones,” Complexions croons over a cyclical and lyrical bassline with urgency for change.
Why We Like It: DJ Five Venoms’ “Look At What I Did” Ft. Yak Gotti & Big Havi
DJ Five Venoms collects the perfect two voices to concoct this captivating trap country ballad. Yak Gotti and Big Havi bring big southern raps with a country twang to “Look At What I Did.”
Why We Like It: Connor Musarra’s “Missed Call”
Conor Musarra contemplates whether or not to call back a toxic ex over sharp piano and driving drums. “Missed Calls” is one for lovers and the leavers.
Why We Like It: Hailes’ “Not Perfect”
Brooklyn singer-songwriter Hailes is back with a viral new single making the rounds on TikTok. “Not Perfect” has her dancing in the in-between, asking for a second chance at love.
Why We Like It: VIBE WORLD ORDER’s “LIFT”
The Jersey crew is back again! VIBE WORLD ORDER’s off-kilter raps and earth-shaking beats collide in another face blasting single. “LIFT” sees JTT, GROOVY, Reg Mason and GINI’ with an injection of energy.
Why We Like It: mynameisleonidas “Periergo”
Mystery man mynameisleonidas is back with another heater with surprising dips and weaves. “Periergo” is a stunningly complex composition with unexpected direction and lasting impact.
Why We Like It: Mamii’s “Creepiin”
Mamii taps into so much nostalgia that she actually finds her sound in the future. “Creepiin” pulls wavy synths and smooth modulation from a distant timeline where beats are heavy and bars are heavier.
Why We Like It: STAYOUTLATE’s “WUSSUP”
Toronto group STAYOUTLATE pull up to our discovery section with a masterful posse cut. On “WUSSUP,” each emcee brings a unique flex rap flow to a horn blasting beat.