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Get your new music fix with this first Notion Now of the year, featuring fresh flavours from Joesef, Sugababes, Finn Foxell and more.
“Borderline” by Joesef
“Borderline” is a harmonic cut from Joesef’s forthcoming debut album ‘Permanent Damage’. Revelling in acoustic melodies and lo-fi house beats, the track’s sweet-sounding tune is enough to cure any January blues.
“Red & Blue” by Finn Foxell
Introducing a more spoken word flow, “Red & Blue” sees Finn Foxell break new ground in this period of endless experimentation. It also sees the artist most comfortable with his vocal range, stretching his cadences elastically over the hypnotic guitar-led production.
“Today” by Sugababes
Taken from Sugababes’ ‘The Lost Tapes’ album, which came out on Christmas Eve, “Today” is a crunchy, broken beat banger. Released independently, and written almost eight years ago, the record is only being heard now because of unforeseen circumstances. “Today” is our pick from the bunch.
“Radio” by Sigala, MNEK
London-based producer Sigala enlists MNEK for this 'four to the floor' pumping “Radio”. Famous for his dance-pop hybrids, the Norfolk-born artist is a frequent contributor to Britain’s charts. This track, with its choice of synths, is evidently inspired by French house pioneers like Daft Punk and Justice.
“Rumble” by Skrillex, Fred Again.., Flowdan
When Fred Again.. debuted “Rumble” at his Boiler Room set a few months back, he sent the dubstep world into a frenzy. Although many gatekeepers want to keep Skrillex out of the community, others acknowledge that this collaboration packs a hefty punch. Flowdan’s deep and distinguished vocals glide over the blade-like bass wobbles, adding to the track’s three minutes of perpetual chaos.
“We Caa Done (feat. Drake)” by Popcaan, Drake
Linking up once again for a shuffling dancehall anthem, Popcaan and Drake have developed an imperious partnership over the years. “We Caa Done” follows more trap-focused collaborations like “ALL I NEED”, inviting Drake into the contemporary Jamaican culture that has music in a chokehold.
“The Middle” by Rhys Lewis
"The Middle" is our first taste from Rhys Lewis’ forthcoming album ‘Corner Of The Sky’. An emotionally complex affair, this single analyses long distance relationships from a place of sincerity.
“Yummy (With Stefflon Don)” by INNA, Stefflon Don
A fierce musical phenomenon, who’s smashed charts all over Europe, INNA is the Romanian vocalist everyone should know about. Stefflon Don hops on the track to provide her inherently dancehall-inspired vocals, latching to the contagious dance-pop sound INNA is famous for.
"Propeller" by Jae5, Idaly, Dopebwoy
Afroswing pioneer Jae5 is heralding the summer in these colder climates with a slew of singles. This week, he released another remix of his hit single “Propeller”, replacing Dave and BNXN with Idaly and Dopebwoy.