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Jorja Smith – Little Things (Nia Archives remix)
Former THE FACE cover star Jorja Smith has a summer smash on her hands with Little Things. To give it even more juice, she’s enlisted Nia Archives, leader of the new wave junglists, to throw some explosive breakbeats into the mix. DR
Bambii – Wicked Gyal ft. Lady Lykez
After years of running Toronto’s queer clubnight Jerk and building her rep as a globe-trotting DJ, Bambii has also been smashing it with her own releases recently. Following her anthemic jungle track One Touch, Bambii’s teamed up with London MC Lady Lykez for the dancehall-UKG hybrid Wicked Gyal, which will appear on her forthcoming EP Infinity Club. DR
Doja Cat –Attention
“Look at me, look at me, you lookin’?” Doja Cat courts controversy on her first single since last year’s Vegas, biting back at her critics over harps and a ‘90s hip-hop beat. In light of Doja’s recent comments disparaging her own discography and fans who “fell” for “cash-grabs” (namely, Hot Pink and Planet Her), Attention appears to be an attempt to assert herself as a “proper” rapper, stripping away any pop production to leave the spotlight on her bars. “Talk your shit about me, I can easily disprove it, it’s stupid,” she raps in the first verse. “You follow me, but you don’t really care about the music.” Meow. OP
Asake – Mogbe
If you ever find yourself in charge of the aux at a day party this summer, just stick on Asake’s new album Work of Art – a gorgeous blend of afrobeats and amapiano, glossed over with soulful choirs and strings. Mogbe, which is both braggadocious and tenderly romantic, is one of the many highlights. DR
Victoria Monét – On My Mamma
Victoria Monét is on a mission to soundtrack summer. And so far, it’s all going to plan. With squidgy, fudgy bass and psychedelic guitar riffs, On My Mamma makes you feel as though you’re wading through crystal clear waters as the sun beats down, while Monét’s lyrics about looking hot are enough to make anyone feel, as she puts it, “Heaven-sent”. Check out her Beauty Rituals feature here. OP