Rated by The Face: a weekly playlist

Featuring Drain Gang duo Ecco2k and Bladee, rising Brixton rapper Cristale and modern pop-punk from iann dior.

The flow of new music is relentless. Want to keep up with the best stuff? Check out this playlist, which we lovingly update every week.

Ecco2k & Bladee – Amygdala

The Drain Gang artists recruit regular Bladee collaborator Metachok for this bleepy banger.

Cristale – Militant

After turning heads on Tiffany Calver’s Abbey Road cypher, loads of UK rap lovers are betting that this Brixton native will be the next to blow.

Smallgod x Ivorian Doll x Vic Mensa x Black Sherif x Kwaku DMC – Holy F4K

The Ghanian drill sound, asakaa, could be on the verge of a bigger breakthrough. To cook up a potential crossover track, African music mogul Smallgod has gathered Black Sherif – one of Ghana’s hottest new artists – with asakaa stalwart Kwaku DMC, Chicago rapper Vic Mensa and the UK’s very own Ivorian Doll.

iann dior – thought it was ft. Machine Gun Kelly & Travis Barker

The 22-year-old star teams up with the pop-punk revival’s big brothers for this emo-rap hybrid.

Girlpool – Live Love Lullaby

The LA duo have announced their new album Forgiveness. Once a raw-sounding indie-punk outfit, the expansive sound of Live Love Lullaby marks another step in their sonic progression.

Nilüfer Yanya – midnight sun

The UK artist strolls the city with angel wings in the visuals for this new single. It’s a song about recognising what it feels like to be pushed down but wanting to resist,” she said. The wings carry their own symbolism — freedom, lightness, flight, fantasy.”


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