Titanic UK rap fusions, the return of an African giant, and hefty anthems: this week’s Wonderlist is colossal!

Photogrsphy by Andrew Timms

Photogrsphy by Andrew Timms

Dave x Central Cee – “Sprinter”

Perhaps UK rap’s two biggest names, Dave and Central Cee, have come together for a collaboration that is poised to go down in history books. Both rappers have altered the landscape of the scene over the past five years, and this new joint offering further affirms their stardom. The bars are braggadocios, tongue-in-cheek and often hilarious, with the pair flaunting their versatility atop a spritely, vivacious instrumental. This one seems certain to be played at link ups throughout the summer!

Burna Boy — “Sittin’ On Top Of The World”

Burna Boy’s new single, “Sittin’ On Top Of The World”, is here just in time for the summer! Featuring a sample of Brandy’s 1998 hit “Top Of the World”, it is as nostalgic as it is fresh. Lyrics depict a romantic side of the global superstar, and layer with a glorious production. 90’s references and old-school hip hop mesh with his signature pop, R&B, Afro-fusion soundscapes for a one-of-a-kind offering.

Mura Masa – “Drugs”

Amongst the most cherished producers in the modern industry, Mura Masa continues to progress his production style and transcend genre. The Grammy winner recently produced the monstrous PinkPantheress and Ice Spice hit “Boy’s A liar Pt. 2”, and has now return with his latest solo endeavour. Entitled “Drugs”, the club-friendly cut is brimming with intricate musicality and feel-good vibrations.

Madison Beer — “Home To Another One”

Madison Beer’s new single, “Home To Another One”, is out now with a captivating music video to go with it. A dazzling and enigmatic pop offering, with musical references crossing between Lana Del Rey and The Beach Boys, the track marks a new chapter for the platinum-selling artist and producer. Experimenting with synths and sonics, and taking her songwriting skills to the next level, Madison expands on her artistry for a new era of reflection and growth. A sultry and uptempo depiction of betrayal, “Home To Another One” shows Madison in control over her story in a remarkable and beautifully empowering manner.

Khamari – “These Four Walls”

One of the most exciting and inventive names in alternative R&B, Boston-native Khamari has shown up and shown out on his newly released debut album A Brief Nirvana. Reminiscent of modern greats like Frank Ocean and Daniel Caesar, the album is eclectic in tone and timbre, musically explorative and thematically provoking. Lead single “These Four Walls” is a perfect epitomisation of Khamari’s artistic vision and technical ability.

Bandokay ft. Headie One – “Rivals”

It’s another legendary link up across OFB generations! The chemistry between Bandokay and Headie One has long since been established, and this latest track, , is no expectations. Both rappers bring their A game to the lively, consuming instrumental, spinning the beat with dominate performances and diverse flows, combing profound and protruding lyricism on this modern drill classic.

Gotts Street Park ft. Pip Millett – “Got To Be Good”

Rising Leeds collective Gotts Street Park have blessed us with the announcement of their forthcoming debut album. The project, entitled On The Inside, looks set to be a feature heavy, effortless amalgamation of genre and style, with this teaser single an exciting sign of what’s to come. Enlisting the stunning vocal chops and lyrical prowess of leading UK slow starlet Pip Millett, “Got To Be Good” is an understated masterpiece, blending soul and hip hop sensibilities in this gorgeous and provoking number.

kid apollo – “know where to find me”

Impressive alternative trio kid apollo continue to grab our attention with their newest offering “know where to find me”. The single, plucked from the boys upcoming EP3, is a typically retrospective and subtly vibrant effort, with the group’s unique production style and crooning vocal become a signature aesthetic.

Yxngxr1 ft. Tim Atlas – “All her traits”

Cardiff-born, London-based Yxngxr1 is a modern and unconventional pop star. Sprinkling sensibilities of hip hop and lo-fi into an indie driven sound, the singer-songwriter has shown his brevity and prolific nature on his latest full length body of work. Introspective and sun-kissed, the LP and its lead single, “All her traits” with Tim Atlas, will surely cement the artist’s acclaim and position within the mainstream.

Filmore! – Ingrid’s Song”

Filmore!, Max Zanga’s unhinged alter-ego, takes his blend of punk and hyperpop to deliver a nostalgic 90s and early 2000s MTV mash-up on his latest single “Ingrid’s Song”. Zanga teams up with Lauren O’Hare from MOTHMOM in a buddy cop style epic for this latest release, alongside an equally outré video from the pair. The single comes following successful tracks like “Where’s Your Hall Pass” and “Fuck ‘Em Up”, throughout his releases Filmore! proves through his unorthodox and refreshing sound, that he is certainly not afraid to buck the odds and stand out from the crowd.

Diddy ft. City Girls & Fabolous – “Act Bad”

Grammy-winning music mogul Diddy, powerhouse rap duo City Girls and legendary figure Fabulous join forces for the show-out new heater “Act Bad”, combining classic Bad Boy production finesse with the signature bad girl attitude that has made JT and Yung Miami one of the hottest new rap duos in the world. With legendary superstar Fabolous back on impeccable form, the track – produced by Diddy and Papyier – revolves around the concept of having fun and embracing a fearless, unapologetic energy. Diddy also enlists Kid Art to direct, resulting in mesmerising visuals that transport viewers to the underbelly of Miami’s wild nightlife, capturing a night on the town where inhibitions are left at the door.

Ricardo Gold – “Live In The Flesh”

Dexterous and sharp from the offset, Ricardo Gold’s rare lyrical finesse is on full display across his latest offering “Live In The Flesh”. Backed by enriched, dystopian sound waves, Gold’s unorthodox flows and sleek melodic delivery shine with menacing undertones. He displays a clear depiction of the roads while intertwining his quick-witted one-liners and blazing authority when battling past hardships and a turbulent ego. Harnessing grassroots support across the UK with sounds showered in grime nostalgia, Ricardo Gold is rapidly announcing himself as a standout prospect primed and ready to break into wider consciousness. With his debut project approaching, get ready to hear and see a whole lot more.

ODUMODUBLVK ft. Cruel Santino and Bella Shmurda — “DOG EAT DOG II”

Nigerian artist ODUMODUBLVK has released a new, introspective and expansive single with Cruel Santino and Bella Shmurda. Titled “DOG EAT DOG II”, it is a smooth, sultry, and spiritual track that reflects on how the rapper has overcome obstacles to get to where he is today in the music industry. His one-of-a-kind voice and infectious, organic production come together for a glorious summer song.

Santino Le Saint – “who knew”

South London’s Santino Le Saint has shared a new single, “who knew”, a lo-fi depiction of discovering someone’s bad side a little too late. The fourth single off of his forthcoming EP, new material, it is a beautiful display of the artist’s vocal and musical talent. Raw and compelling lyrics intertwine with a steady beat and soft sounds of guitar for a 2-minute-long heartwrenching track. “It’s short, sad, and sweet,” says Santino.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor – “Hearing in Colour”

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has had an exciting day! Her new album, HANA, is officially out today — and with it, the focus track “Hearing in Colour”. Following the success of singles “Lost in the Sunshine”, “Everything is Sweet”, and “Breaking the Circle”, the project expands upon the glorious sounds and messages we’ve been enjoying from her this year. “Hearing in Colour” is a dazzling, uplifting summertime soft-pop offering that will have you pressing repeat for the joy it fills you with.

Jam City ft. Wet— “LLTB”

Electronic pioneer Jam City has released their new album, Jam City Presents EFM, composed of ten superb tracks. One of the focus tracks for the release, “LLTB” is a key standout track in our opinion. Atmospheric and rhythmic, it is an emotional and intimate offering that touches the heart. Showing a softer side to the expansive project, it explores the connection that can be felt through music — and definitely makes us feel it.

Lauren Spencer Smith — “That Part”

Lauren Spencer Smith’s new single, “That Part”, is a potent reminder of the singer-songwriter’s expertise in crafting a story. A powerful pop ballad, it features her killer and emotive vocals as she sings about taking a leap of faith into a relationship. Released soon after the announcement of her forthcoming debut album, Mirror, it sets the scene for the highly-anticipated vulnerable project about reflection, healing, and growth. Until then, “That Part” is on repeat!

Connie Talbot — “Easier Pretending You’re Dead”

Connie Talbot’s new dark lullaby marks a new chapter for the artist who has wowed the world with her voice since the age of six years. Back now with a clear idea of what it is she has to say with that voice, the artist plays with a darker alt-pop side and experiments with stylistic sonics — creating a soundscape of her own. With crystal clear vocals with a mesmerising power, “Easier Pretending You’re Dead” serves as the introduction track to this new era of independent music. We can’t wait for more.

MAIH – “You Don’t Know Me Anymore”

A rising star in the Norwegian pop scene, MAIH shares an exciting new release. Nostalgic and melancholic yet infectious and upbeat, “You Don’t Know Me Anymore” is an empowering yet heartbreaking ballad that every listener is bound to relate to. The full-bodied sound compliments the dynamic subject matter and lyrics as her powerhouse vocals strike a match and light a fire. ”I wanted to write a song to make me feel better, so I wrote a song about how the heartbreak has changed me as a person and how the one who broke my heart simply doesn’t know me anymore,” she says of the track.

Rosier — “Go!”

On the high of an impeccable collection of singles released independently during the past year, Rosier makes his major label debut with “Go!”. A glorious, emotional, and infectious track, it layers the singer-producer’s captivating vocals over a smooth, hazy energy of sonics as he pines for the one that got away. Out now with a vibrant video, this track is something special — and Rosier explains it was equally as special to make: “‘Go!’ was such a special song to make. I started working on it last August, after a pretty tough July. There was such a specific mood about the end of that summer and it feels like it got bottled up in this song”.

Wasia Project – “My Lover Is Sleeping”

Siblings Will Gao and Olivia Hardy — the duo behind Wasia Project — have shared their latest single, “My Lover Is Sleeping”, along with a beautifully animated video. Simple yet intricate piano, drums, and strings set a dreamy scene for Olivia’s alluring vocals, which contemplate the places her lover goes in his dreams. “The song is warped in the space between consciousness and the dream,” explains Will and Olivia, “between the singer and her lover, and of course, between the artist and the listener.”

Kitty Amor & Somadina – “I Saw An Angel”

Rising star Somadina and Afro-House DJ Kitty Amor have teamed up for an incredible new single, “I Saw An Angel”. The collaboration marks Kitty’s first ever release, as well as Somadina’s first of the year, and boy have they started with a bang. The collaboration brings together Somadina’s alluring vocals with Kitty’s energetic and intricate production skills, for a dance-worthy, electronic masterpiece. The two artists share Nigerian heritage and found a connection in their identities as well as their sounds. “Working with Kitty who shares not only my creative vision and ideals but also my heritage,” Somadina explains, “has been such a privilege”.