The best new tracks, picked by our staff

Rated by THE FACE: a playlist featuring Charli XCX, John Glacier, Homixide Gang and Pretty Sick.

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Charli XCX – The 360 remix with robyn and yung lean

Charli XCX’s Brat album campaign has been so much fun it’s almost sad to think it could be over soon. Lead single Von Dutch spawned two outrageous remixes – one with A.G Cook and a screaming Addison Rae, the other featuring pulverising dubstep drops courtesy of Skream and Benga. After assembling The Avengers of It-girls for the 360 video, Charli has recruited two of her Swedish friends to get loose on the rework. With Robyn and Charli, pull up to the party /​Three white lines split the lime and the Barcardi,” Yung Lean raps, who also compares himself to David Beckham in the noughties.” When interviewed for Charli’s FACE cover story, Robyn praised the pop trailblazer for her ability to keep us all entertained: She’s conjured this storm over the past few years, reading the culture and her fans, and knowing what fans react to.” DR

Homixide Gang – Side Effext ft. Lil Yachty

There are a lot of forgettable rage rap tracks in the world, but every once in a while the genre produces a moment of deranged brilliance. Homixide Gang, a duo signed to Playboi Carti’s Opium imprint, have achieved this with Side Effext, which channels the explosive energy of 2010s Atlanta trap then corrupts it with eerie synths and distortion, conjuring a feeling that’s similar to you might get from the darkest moments of a Korn album. It makes Lil Yachty, who’s known for his cartoonishly wavy vibe, sound distinctly monochrome. DR

Pretty Sick – Headliner

Headliner is the second track to be released from Pretty Sick’s upcoming EP Streetwise, for which frontwoman Sabrina Fuentes has enlisted the experimental Swedish producer Woesum. The result is glitchy and sensual, as Sabrina sings languidly about taking her top off on the street, mastering basslines and showing someone a seriously good time. It’s a welcome departure from Pretty Sick’s usual style of swampy grunge. JW

John Glacier – Steady As I Am

Steady As I Am does what John Glacier does best: soft spoken word poetry slapped on top of a lo-fi guitar loop and sparse drums. Intimate as ever, the track is produced by long-time collaborator Kwes Darko, and sees John reckoning with the merits of self-reliance: Couldn’t phase me, I’m sticking to the plan not the game /​Think I’m crazy because you’re all the same”. Keep an eye out for her upcoming EP Duppy Gun, out this summer. JW

Nourished by Time – I Guess I Got My Answer

Nourished by Time enjoyed his breakthrough moment with 2023 album Erotic Probiotic 2. Following a glowing review from Pitchfork, the Baltimore artist announced international tour dates and a deal with XL Recordings. The lovestruck synthpop ballad I Guess I Got My Answer appears on a forthcoming compilation by Scenic Route, the London label that released Erotic Probiotic 2, and it’s flavoured with a weird and woozy feeling that’s become Nourished by Time’s trademark. DR

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