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Friday saw some big anthems drop.

There’s so much music dropping every week and so much fanfare around releases that it’s becoming increasingly harder to cut through the noise.

With that in mind, we’ve made your life that little bit easier by curating the best releases of the week so far.

Friday saw one of Soft Boy’s resident producers drop a new tape, alongside a stunning new video from Biig Piig and a collaborative tape from CBAKL and Don Kobz.

JyellowL – Doesn’t Feel Like

JYellowL has garnered a reputation as one of the most versatile artists in Ireland. Over the years he’s demonstrated his penchant for intricate wordplay and rapid-fire flows across a number of tracks, simultaneously providing sharp rolling commentary on societal issues.

His latest effort ‘Doesn’t Feel Like’ combines all of the aforementioned skills into a thoughtful cut that discusses Ireland’s relationship with racism.

Biig Piig – Don’t Turn Around

Glamourous disco-pop anthem that signposts the NiNE8 Collective member’s evolution from underground sensation to genuine star.

Flo Milli – Ho, Why Is You Here

20-year-old rising rapper Flo Milli came through with her highly anticipated debut EP ‘Ho, Why Is You Here’.

30 minutes of witty quips, confident bars and head-nodding anthems from the Alabama spitter.

Don Kobz x CBAKL – Different Gravy

Collaborative EP that sees Portrush production maestro CBAKL link up with Dublin’s Don Kobz for a no holds barred, straight up rap project.

One for the heads.

Uly – I don’t need to understand

Light and breezy, ‘i don’t need to understand’ is a playful cut coming ahead of Uly’s new EP ‘if you were a day, you’d be Sunday – songs
to go walking to’.

A predictably tight effort.

Gorillaz – PAC-MAN Feat. ScHoolboy Q

Latest track from Damon Albarn’s animated group’s ‘Song Machine’ series featuring TDE’s ScHoolboy Q.

Uwmami – Satin Feat. Sélu

Uwmami’s considered production balanced with intricate vocal layers from Sélu results in a meditative piece that gently caresses  the soul.

Brién – DIY VOL 1

New sun-kissed tape from resident Soft Boy Records producer Brién. The Northern Irish producer has reasserted his position as one of the country’s leading musical talents in his latest offering.

Roshi & Cheesmore – Becoming, Beginning

A collaborative EP that seamlessly merges turbulent instrumentals with pop-leaning vocal cuts.

Aby Coulibaly – Taurus

‘Taurus’ is the first single from Dublin singer/songwriter Aby Coulibaly.  Building on the traction she garnered through dropping loose cuts on Soundcloud, she’s served a melodic record that focuses on the weeks after a relationship ends when you are more concerned with your friends.

Photo: Brién

Words: Dylan Murphy 
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