#TrustedForTaste Best Songs of The Week — March 26
Each week, we receive countless submissions of exciting new music, so we’ll be taking you through a weekly wrap up of all our favourite new tunes every Friday called #TrustedForTaste. Follow our Spotify playlist to never miss our updates!
Purient – Memories (Eartheater Remix)
With the release of her Memories EP today, Purient gifts us with three original tracks (two of which we’ve already fallen head over heels for), and two special remixes. Eartheater‘s ethereal, otherworldly take on the title track gives us an entirely new form of the song, with the producer’s own vocals added to the mix. It’s a highlight in an EP absolutely full of them, and shows there is an entire world within Purient‘s music just waiting to be explored.
Ninajirachi and Kota Banks – Slytherin
Our two favourites Ninajirachi and Kota Banks return with another collaborative track titled ‘Slytherin’. Proving they’re the gift that keeps on giving, this one is a switch up and sees the pair return to the spoken lyrical delivery of ‘Opus’, while ensuring the production is glistening, punchy and tight. It’s so damn good.
KYE – Sometimes
Zimbabwean-born, London-raised and Naarm/Melbourne-based KYE has spent the last few years performing and writing with some of the country’s most talented artists including Sampa The Great, Genesis Owusu, Ruel, Meg Mac, Jessica Mauboy, Billy Davis and more. Now she finds herself in the spotlight with the release of her debut solo single, ‘Sometimes’ — a gorgeous neo-soul jam which showcases KYE‘s songwriting, stunning vocals and innovative take on the traditions of the genre. We cannot get enough.
Baker Boy – Ride (Ft. Yirrmal)
Back with ‘Marryuna’-collaborator, Yirrmal, Baker Boy is back! ‘Ride’ is his new single, and it is another slice of Baker Boy‘s optimistic and uplifting music, with the rapper helping us all forget our problems even if just for a moment. Described by Baker Boy himself as “a new and improved version” of 2017’s Marryuna, ‘Ride’ is an undeniable hit waiting to happen. Turn this one up loud!
Morgan Wright – Flex, Fire & Praise (Featuring Darcy Baylis)
Morgan Wright has tapped Darcy Baylis for a new single, which also doubles as the first taste of his forthcoming debut album, Class Tourist (out June 18th). A heady, percussive-led swirl of electronica, Wright delivers a shifting bed of meticulous production and a rush of atmospherics for Baylis‘ pop-leaning vocals to gently glide above. It’s very beautiful, and sets the scene for Wright‘s album to be something very special indeed come its release date.
Kcin – Salt Ghost
Thunderous, relentless and all-consuming, Kcin‘s ‘Salt Ghost’ is not for the faint-hearted. It’s richly detailed, sonically overwhelming and showcases Kcin‘s seriously impressive production chops in all their glory. Lifted from a forthcoming album, ‘Salt Ghost’ is proof there really is no one doing it like Kcin.
Motez – Give Me Space (Ft. The Kite String Tangle)
In a seriously exciting pairing, Motez has recruited the stunning vocals of The Kite String Tangle for a brand new single titled ‘Give Me Space’. It’s a big change up in style for Motez, worlds away from what you might expect from the producer, but still maintains that precise, electrifying and emotive quality which he interweaves into all he does. The Kite String Tangle sounds absolutely glorious on this, making for a formidable pairing indeed.
Phil Fresh – IG Luv (Ft. Kwame and Kymie)
In the form of a very impressive triple-header, Phil Fresh taps good friends and frequent collaborators Kwame and Kymie for his new single, ‘IG Luv’. Taking direct aim at perils of life on social media, all three artists bring their A-game to this track which sounds so effortless and so fun. Fresh said on his new single, “Whether it’s success or failure, the whole concept of sliding in the DM’s or IG LUV, as we coined it, is kinda funny and I think both the lyrics are beat show that off really well.” We called Fresh one of our Artists to Watch for this year, and with releases like this, he’s proving us right. It’s only up for Phil Fresh!
BRONSON – KNOW ME (Ft. Gallant) (TSHA Remix)
TSHA is just one of another new slew of artists all tapped to remix BRONSON for their latest remix EP. She tackles ‘KNOW ME’, featuring Gallant, and makes the song thoroughly hers with her trademark atmospheric synths, crisp and tinkering beats and ethereal sounds, dismantling the original and rebuilding it as her own. It’s yet another impressive offering from a producer who is well and truly on a hot streak right now.
Image credits: Purient by Jamie Timony, Ninajirachi & Kota Banks by Billy Zammit, KYE by Hana Schlesinger
Words by EMMA JONES