There’s so much music dropping every week and so much fan fare 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.
This week we have experimental bangers set to set sail from Irish shores and an experimental EP from one of the UK’s most exciting new prospects.
SL – Selhurst SE25
One of the UK’s most exciting exports SL just dropped his sophomore EP. Alongside Headie One, the teenage sensation has shown again why he is at the forefront of the experimental forces pushing Drill and Uk music to new realms.
The video for ‘Little Bird’ is an early challenger for best of the year.
Gemma Dunleavy – Up De Flats
Bold, triumphant and vibrant. Gemma Dunleavy has captured the beauty of the north side’s communal spirit in her new banger ‘Up De Flats’.
A genuine bop that feels like its etched itself into Dublin pre-drink playlists for all of eternity.
MuRli – TILL THE WHEELS FALL OFF EP
Rusangano’s MuRli shared his second EP today, available only Bandcamp.
Earlier this week he dropped the head-nodding video for ‘the CULTURE’. Sharp social commentary, thoughtful notions and rich instrumentals are the south west spitter’s bread and butter.
Rina Sawayama – Dance In The Dark
As part of a new LGBTQIA+ Pride campaign from Spotify Rina Sawayama has covered Lady Gaga’s ‘Dance In The Dark’.
It’s an emotive reworking from the Japanese-British singer.
Westside Gunn – Flygod Is An Awesome God 2
You know the formula by now.
Griselda’s Westside Gunn’s veins are ice cold and his second album this year reasserts his ruthless and poignant approach to rap.
Leo Miyagee – Act 2: B.I.G Walk
First body of work from Belfast’s Leo Miyagee this year.
Short, snappy and a movement away from more traditional boom bap approach to more rustic and astral sonics.
Rhakim Ali – You Should Be Sorry
New York spitter Rhakim Ali exists in a similar solar system to the likes of sLums, Medhane and much of the big apple’s underground scene and possesses a venomous delivery akin to Mick Jenkins.
The stateside rapper is releasing his forthcoming album on British label Soul Tapes. Ahead of that he’s dropped ‘TRY III’ on Bandcamp.
Roshi & Cheesemore – Tell Me
First single from Rhoshi & Cheesmore’s collaborative EP, ‘Becoming Beginning’,
‘Tell Me’ draws from both of their unique sound palettes to create an experimental, emotional banger reminiscent of Charli XCX and Dylan Brady.
Photo: SL ‘Little Bird’ video