It’s been a week of full of surprise music from Drake, Doja Cat and Aluna – all in this week’s playlist.

Nicki Minaj + Doja Cat – “Say So” Remix

The TikTok smash hit has got a seal of approval for a remix from the queen of rap Nicki Minaj. The fierce queens put a spin on the retro-grooving pop hit, with Minaj delivering sass-master bars and Doja Cat serving us sexy adlibs. The playful added verse is just what we need to get in the (living room) party mood.

Kaytranada ft Masego – “Need It”

Kaytranada’s masterpiece of an album BUBBA is still on heavy rotation, and now the hitmaker has dropped a music video for his fire collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Masego. Taking inspiration from the opening scene of 90s gangster classic Belly, the video showcases a fistfight turned dance battle with Kaytranada DJing in the video and Masego performing. The funky dancefloor anthem is a must add to your pre-drinks playlist.

Bree Runway – “Damn Daniel”

If Deee-Lite and Missy Elliot had a daughter, Bree Runway would be the first-born. The Hackney-born trailblazer has just released her infectious new bop “Damn Daniel” with Atlanta native Yung Baby Tate. Stacked with bold pop-synths and percussion ripped from a 90s sitcom, Bree is unapologetically herself in this nostalgic hit with energetic in-your-face lyrics – all against a backdrop of pulsating bass. Her last hit “Apeshit” is a club banger and received co-signs from Doja Cat, Russ and Rihanna – keep a close eye on this star in the making.

Aluna – “Body Pump”

Making her mark as a solo artist is the spectacular singer Aluna. From the internationally renowned duo AlunaGeorge, the critically-acclaimed singer is stepping out on her own with this dancefloor anthem. Searing high energy and memorising basslines, plus the singer’s smooth vocals – it’s sheer perfection. Just recently signed to Diplo’s label Mad Decent, Aluna is gearing up to release her debut solo album this year and we can’t wait!

Drake – Dark Lane Demo Tapes

Very few artists can drop a surprise mixtape in the middle of the night and cause Twitter to go into meltdown. Filled with Instagram-worthy captions and chart-topping hits, Canadian superstar Drake has dropped his latest project, and we are not disappointed. With features from Young Thug and Playboy Carti, Drake takes us through another project filled with poetic rhymes, witty wordplay and iconic productions. Stand out track “When To Say When” will have you learning the lyrics in no time and rapping along to the heartfelt tune with chest.

Yxng Bane – Quarantime: The Lost Files

Returning with a lockdown special is London-hailed Yxng Bane with his new mixtape Qurantine: The Lost Files. The “Rihanna” singer mixes Latin-style guitar rhythms with trap beats on lead love song “Section”. But it is standout track “Rockstar” that has us in our feels, and obsessed with Bane’s silky smooth flow and heart-capturing lyrics. Teaming up with frequent collaborator D-Block Europe, the catchy and highly addictive tune is reminiscent of their chart topic collaborative album Any Minute Now and we can’t stop pressing the repeat button.

Two Another – “Stronger”

Rising duo Two Another are continuing up to make inroads in 2020, and now they’re blessing us with shimmering new R&B track, “Stronger”. Reflecting on their personal issues, the band gets candid on this percussion-led track with sensual lyrics and effortless beats encouraging us to be stronger. The idiosyncratic production and emotive vocals merge perfectly and we’re living for it.

Dylan – “Good Enough”

Channelling fury and an existential crisis, newcomer DYLAN is reaching new heights in this euphoric tune. Following the similar themes of her previous track “Your Issues”, DYLAN pours out her emotions and angst against a backdrop of crashing percussions and heart-pumping drums. The singer-songwriter has been showcasing growth as a songwriter and a conceptual artist, and with her sophomore EP “Red” on the way – how can we not stan.

HYYTS – “The Low Sound”

The androgynous and inclusive duo are back with their latest electronic hit “The Low Sound”. Premiering early this week, the tune oscillates between underground club vibes to soaring pop ambition. With unconventional production and sounds, the song was influenced by their personal lives and showcases a deep pool of emotion. The irrefutable force are set for a massive 2020 and striving to reach new heights – watch this space.

Dayna Southall

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