Rated by The Face: a weekly playlist
Skepta gets suited and booted, Potter Payper polishes his sound and Ayra Starr unleashes her star potential.
Skeppy’s been all suited and booted during the promo for his new EP All In. Between the three of them, Skepta, Balvin and Jae5 were always going to pull off something slick.
The Benin-born teenage singer has inked a deal with Mavin Records – one of Africa’s biggest imprints. She sounds energised and determined on Bloody Samaritan, which will be on her debut album 19 & Dangerous.
Potter Payper – Catch Up ft. M Huncho
Now he’s signed to the much-hyped new 0207 Def Jam imprint, there’s a little bit of gloss to Potter Payper’s hard-hitting road rap. Here it comes in the form of a Spanish guitar and a smooth feature from masked hook master M Huncho.
A purring highlight from Happier Than Ever. “Honestly, the images I have for Oxytocin were just sex,” Eilish has said of the song’s inspiration. “That’s it. All different kinds, and styles, and colours, and locations. That’s really what was in my head. Sex.”
John Glacier – Trelawny Waters
Post-party clarity from the London rapper, who’s just dropped a collaborative album with Vegyn.
Paris and Bristol’s techno experimentalists unite.
Lealani claims to be an alien from a place called Fantastic Planet. Bolts, taken from her new collaborative album with producer Snakefoot, sees her add punky grit to her extraterrestrial synth pop.