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Spice up your playlists with this week's Notion Now picks, featuring the finest collaborations, fresh cuts and reworks from Nines, Jack Harlow and more.
"Calendar" by Nines
Nines is back and sounding better than ever, releasing new album ‘Crop Circle 2’ three years after his chart topping ‘Crabs in a Bucket’. “Calendar” is packed with quotables, as the rapper bodies a 90s R&B vibe.
"Common Ground" by Jack Harlow
Opening Jack Harlow’s new project in soulful fashion, “Common Ground” analyses human congruity, referencing people’s vices over a stripped back beat.
"amnesia111" by Jim Legxacy
“And despite our past, you treat me like a stranger” sings Jim Legxacy on “amnesia111”. It’s both a potent and poetic opening lyric showing off the 22-year-old's softer side. His new mixtape, ‘HNPM’ is available to stream now.
"Ribs" by Rachel Chinouriri
London singer-songwriter Rachel Chinouriri is “lost in confusion” on her new single “Ribs”. Announcing her fear of rejection with a relatable anxiousness, the track is made with festival season in mind.
"No More Lies" by Thundercat, Tame Impala
Teaming up and taking listeners out of this stratosphere, Thundercat and Tame Impala’s “No More Lies” is everything fans could have hoped for. Mind-blowing bass lines and exquisite synth scores find the perfect intersection of their two unique sounds.
"Push It Down" by L Devine
Returning with a new level of artistic independence, L Devine’s “Push It Down” challenges previous expectations of herself. An infectious hook goes along way, and the singer-songwriter uses one here to personify this tale of an unwanted break-up.
"Three Drums" by Four Tet
“Three Drums” is a sprawling Four Tet masterclass. Sporadic soundscapes reach a point of coherence at around five minutes, before melting into a state of blissful ambience.
"Heartbeat" by yunè pinku
Taken from the new yunè pinku EP, “Heartbeat” taps futuristic breakbeats and hypnotic melodies. The track lures listeners into her intergalactic world and doesn’t let them leave until they’ve raved their life away.
"Bones" by Deyaz
Deyaz’s acoustic arrangements are on full display in “Bones”, where he marries complex melodies with emotive lyricism. Raised in East Ham, an innate connection to music has seen him flourish artistically and he’s showing no signs of slowing down soon.
"Body" by Elkka, Jeigo
One of several self-produced tracks on Elkka's stunning DJ Kicks, "Body" is a stroke of leftfield electronic genius. The full project is highly recommended for anyone in need of a boogie this weekend.