Rated by The Face: a weekly playlist


Featuring a stomping sex tune from Shygirl, a serotonin-boosting track from SZA and Ty Dolla $ign and a remix of Sech's Relación.

Anz – Loos in Twos (NRG)

Manchester DJ/​producer Anz has deserved all the hype over the last year or two, and her new EP on Hessle Audio caused a ripple of excitement across the UK’s dormant clubbing scene. The title track’s moody percussion gives way to high-energy breakbeats and explosive rave stabs. When the venues are open again, we’re going hard.

Shygirl – Freak

Over Sega Bodega’s stomping industrial techno production, Shygirl raps about a sex session so loud it causes noise complaints. You’ve got to feel for the neighbours.

Sech – Relación (remix) ft. Rosalía, J Balvin & Daddy Yankee

Panamanian reggaeton artist Sech boosts his banger Relación – a top 10 hit in Spain, Argentina and Panama – with an all star cast, guaranteeing an epic surge in streams.

SZA – Hit Different ft. Ty Dolla $ign

This is the sound of Serotonin entering your body”, says the top YouTube comment on SZA’s first single since 2017. We haven’t checked if that makes sense scientifically, but we sort of agree.

Sykes Beats – Chop It ft. OFB Dezzie & Headie One

It’s exciting to see Headie One pivot to rap mogul status with his new record label, One Records. This first single brings together two of the imprint’s roster – producer Sykes Beats and OFB Dezzie, who’s voice and flow stands out among the crowded field of UK drill.

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