Welcome to ‘Heaters’, the essential weekly round-up of the best new music.
Each Friday we curate a collection of must listens to keep you in the loop with the most exciting releases of that week. Ranging from rappers in the Emerald Isle to boundary pushing, experimental producers and everything in between, we’ve got you sorted.
If you are a fan of punk-inspired, left of field hip hop then you are in for a treat this week. Alongside some softer sounds, theres releases from the rap’s most interesting characters.
Danny Brown – Dirty Laundry
Detroit’s weirdest rapper is back with a track thats slightly more subdued by his wacky standards. ‘Dirty Laundry’ is a certified head nodder that features production from none other than Q-Tip, who is executively producing the forthcoming album. The video for the new single follows Danny’s antics through the city as he dons a mustard tux and cruises in a yellow cab. His new album ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’ drops October 16th.
RikShaw – On The Run
One of the most consistent duos in Ireland’s rap landscape have once again joined forces for ‘On The Run’. Following the success of the single ‘Feels Like Summer’, Wongy and Rikshaw provide another more pop leaning track.
On the track RikShaw said, “There wasn’t much thought process going into how this song was written it was just one of those ones that really just came together the more I listened to the beat. It basically wrote itself.”
The pair are closing out the summer on a high note with their latest collaboration.
Rico Nasty – Fashion Week
Rico is in a rich vein of form in 2019 and the latest single ‘Fashion Week’ sees this hot streak continue. Make no mistake that this track is a straight flex from the XXL Freshman. Featuring booming 808s and a more melodic approach than her more aggressive signature style, Rico reaffirms her status as one of hip hop’s leading talents.
EarthGang – Mirrorland
Dreamville duo ‘Earthgang’ aka Jonny Vegas and Doctur Dot have drew obvious comparisons to Outkast in recent times. However their own distinctive energy and approach has generated huge hype prior to the release of ‘Mirrorland’.
Atlanta is a hotbed for musical talent and EarthGang’s latest project suggests they are at the forefront of this wave. The track ‘Tequila’ features their consistently quirky adlibs, instantly recognisable vocals and a shrewd feature from T-Pain on one of the album’s stand out tracks.
Following the release of their self titled album the Arizona trio rap group are dropping a series of loosies that didn’t make the album. The first of which ‘HPNGC’, features experimental production and fitting appearances from JPEGMAFIA and Code Orange.
G-rdz Feat. Evans Junior – No Pikachu
Dublin based artist G-rdz has linked with Evans Junior on a track for his debut EP ‘Identity Crisis’. Featuring thick 808s and tongue in cheek lyricism, the stand out track of the EP is the perfect interlude to the weekend.
Mahalia – Love And Compromise
Leicester’s Mahalia has shared her latest project ‘Love And Compromise’ with the world. A smoother listen than most of the aforementioned music, the 13 track album features the likes of Terrace Martin and provides arguably her most accomplished work yet.