Rated by The Face: a weekly playlist

Skepta gets suited and booted, Potter Payper polishes his sound and Ayra Starr unleashes her star potential.

Check out this playlist which we lovingly update every week.

Listen on Spotify and read about last week’s additions here.

Skepta – Nirvana ft. J Balvin

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.

Ayra Starr – Bloody Samaritan

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.

Billie Eilish – Oxytocin

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.

Bambounou & Bruce – Rai

Paris and Bristol’s techno experimentalists unite.

Lealani & Snakefoot – Bolts

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.


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