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5 Songs You Need to Hear: Best of the Week

By Brendan Varan on

Best of the Week highlights the latest and greatest new songs on Audiomack across genres and across the globe. For a playlist of this week’s selections, scroll to the bottom or click here.

We:

  1. Getting fucked up tonight
  2. Gon’ fuck up the night

Not sure if you heard but Beyoncé dropped an album last week. Yes, it is great. Yes, “CUFF IT” is especially great. Yes, we will be hearing this outside at dangerous volumes for the rest of summer.

In this house, we’re waiting for Angels Protected by Demons. NAV returns for the lead single from his fourth album, grabbing Travis Scott and Lil Baby to stay geeked and drink molly-spiked Cacti over an absolutely Tay Keith beat that sounds like the Death Star’s alarm system going off.

Best known for his work with J Hus, producer JAE5 is a connector of cultures. Following last year’s London-Lagos link-up with Skepta and Rema, the Afroswing pioneer returns with another one as his latest single as headliner connects Dave and BNXN for a summer-ready record that toasts to the good life and remembers when it wasn’t so good.

Another week, another DJ Tunez banger. The DJ-producer has been consistently dropping singles throughout the year, and “Bad Girl” pairs the veteran Wande Coal with rising star Victony for a sultry, Amapiano plea to a mystery woman.

Read our feature interview: DJ Tunez Is Pushing Afrobeats Into the Stratosphere

Hailing from France and Dallas, respectively, DOMi (keyboards) and JD Beck (drums) are the first signees to Anderson .Paak’s APESHIT label (in partnership with Blue Note). Their debut album NOT TiGHT is in fact very tight, Gen Z jazz that balances prodigious skill with warm soul and hip-hop’s casual cool. It also features Thundercat, Herbie Hancock, and Mac Demarco, as well as .Paak, Busta Rhymes, and Snoop Dogg, who show up on “PiLOT,” the album’s most accessible track.

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