Welcome to the weekend. We're offering you the chance to deep dive into our freshest selection of new music this Friday - a must have for your musical rotation.
NOT3S ft. YOUNG T & BUGSEY – BOOM BAM
Not3s has returned with a brand new single entitled ‘Boom Bam’ featuring Nottingham sensations Young T & Bugsey. Marking the first single upon his return, the track is taken from the Hackney-born artist’s forthcoming album ‘3 TH3 Album‘. Heading verse-for-verse over bolstering production courtesy of frequent collaborator Remedee, the star-studded single arrives alongside a celebratory visual themed by Black excellence.
TOMI THOMAS ft. BUJU BANTON – HURRICANE
Nigerian, New Yorker Tomi Thomas is renowned for effortlessly blending Afrobeats alongside Dancehall. Firmly placed among the new generation of versatile artists, Tomi Thomas has joined forces with Buju Banton for a brand new music video dubbed ‘Hurricane’. Freshly off the release of his 6-tracked EP, Thomas continues to break down huge barriers and is indeed a force to be reckoned with.
ALESSIA CARA – SWEET DREAM
Grammy award winner Alessia Cara has raised the curtain on her highly-anticipated upcoming third album, by releasing two brand new singles. One of which ‘Sweet Dream’ represents the hardship and helplessness of her personal, previous years. Known for her pitch-perfect and emotionally charged cadence, the Canadian singer/songwriter first emerged onto the scene back in 2015 after her global anthem ‘Here’ grabbed the world’s attention, garnering over 500,000 SoundCloud streams in its first week of release.
TODDLA T, JEREMIAH ASIAMAH, SWEETIE IRIE ft. STEFFLON DON and S1MBA – SHAKER
Eminent British producer Toddla T has linked up with Jeremiah Asiamah and Sweetie Irie to provide a summer anthem titled ‘Shaker’ which features a star-studded line of collaborators Stefflon Don and S1mba. Arriving alongside a complementary visual, the Gwil Doe-directed cut features Toddla riding around picking up a plethora of guests whilst quite literally ‘shaking’ the screen up.
DETO BLACK – BRAG
Nigerian break-out artist Deto Black has returned gracing us with a new single titled ‘Brag’. Exuding confidence throughout the single, the burgeoning auteur provides slick vocals amidst a fluttering, futuristic Genio-produced instrumental. Recorded in January of last year situated in Magodo, Lagos, Deto has announced that ‘Brag’ was indeed the first-ever song that she had recorded. With her music still in its infancy yet still attaining support from the likes of Vogue, Crack Magazine and FACE, there really is a plethora of successes to ‘brag’ about.
MOSTACK – RIDE
North London’s MoStack has unveiled his long-awaited single ‘Ride’. Rapping amidst a laid-back beat, the multi-platinum selling artist sonically reflects on the trials and tribulations that come along with his success. Effortlessly remaining true to himself, ‘Ride’ oozes with his signature rap flow – a perfect introductory single fit for the summer months.
HEAVYTRACKERZ ft. MOELOGO and BIG TOBZ – GAME OVER
Heavy-weight production duo HeavyTrackerz has called on Moelogo and Big Tobz for a brand new single titled ‘Game Over’. Taken from the continuation album ‘Trackerz FM’, the single explore their versatile capabilities by turning to a smooth afrobeat-infused RnB concoction, complete with a saxophone solo.
UNKNOWN T – DRILLER SH!T
Homerton’s very own Unknown T has been subject to an extremely exciting year thus far. From fashion features to a sagacious forthcoming body of work, the 21-year-old has unveiled a brand new single ‘Driller Sh!t’, taken from the anticipated mixtape ‘Adolescence. Trickling with Unknown T’s distinguished tempo and captivating wordplay, the banger is accompanied by a cinematic visual offering.
You can now listen to all songs featured in PAUSE Picks: New Music Friday in our Official Spotify Playlist below.
PHOTO CREDIT: CLASH magazine.