Rated by The Face: a weekly playlist
Jorja jumps on a remix of Enny’s Peng Black Girls, Chlobocop switches up her style and Blinding Lights gets a Rosalía rework.
Rema – Peace of Mind
For his fourth single of the year, rising Nigerian star Rema explores the recent #EndSARS movement in mind. In a statement, Rema said: “In the song, I talked about how much I yearn for peace because of the thoughts and voices in my head due to what I’m facing personally and what my people are facing as well.”
Enny – Peng Black Girls (remix) ft. Jorja Smith
South London rapper Enny enlisted her label boss for the rework of her breakthrough track.
Claud – Soft Spot
Breezy indie rock from the first signee on Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory label.
Chlobocop – It’sNotOver
The Glasgow rapper switches it up with this pensive, slow-burning grunge track.
Avalon Emerson – Rotting Hills
DJ/producer Avalon Emerson is leading her new EP with this poignant techno tune, which initially appeared on her instalment of the DJ-Kicks series this year.
The Weeknd – Blinding Lights (remix) ft. Rosalía
Abel dropped the remix with the former Face cover star to celebrate the one year anniversary of his record smashing hit.
Odunsi (The Engine) – Fuji 5000
One of most distinctive artists on the Nigerian scene, the producer/rapper’s new single blends English and Yoruba lyrics over a trap beat that could soundtrack a sci-fi film.
Mr Eazi – Lento ft. J Balvin
Eazi is the godfather of banku – a blend of Ghanian highlife music and Nigerian Afropop. On Lento, J Balvin throws some reggaeton into the mix.
Lil Baby – Errbody
One of the two tracks the Atlanta rapper dropped to celebrate his 26th birthday, Errbody showcases a fluid flow Lil Baby has perfected which was once dismissed as “mumble rap”.
Rico Nasty – STFU
Another gnarly punk-rap track from Rico’s album Nightmare Vacation, this one in collaboration with Take a Daytrip – the production duo you’ll know by hits like Sheck Wes’s Mo Bamba and The Scotts by Travis Scott and Kid Cudi.