In Notion Now: Week 3, Ashnikko, Ghetts and Stormzy, Flo Milli, Baby Queen, Bicep, Central Cee, Dolapo, Kara Marni and many more have released new music.
"Deal With It (feat. Kelis)" by Ashnikko
Ashnikko samples Kelis' 1999 track "Caught Out There" for this bubbling break-up anthem. Traversing themes of empowerment, vengeance and humour, Ashnikko's new mixtape, 'DEMIDEVIL' is out now, and also features collabs with Grimes and Princess Nokia.
"Skengman (feat. Stormzy)" by Ghetts
Two legends unite for the brooding, sinister "Skengman". Here, Ghetts and Stormzy reminisce about the lives they used to lead.
"Roaring 20s" by Flo Milli
Flo Milli's swift ascent to Internet stardom has been something to behold. Now, after her critically-acclaimed 2020 debut album, 'Ho, why is you here?' Milli is making sure she's stays on top. On her new tune "Roaring 20s", she aptly raps: "I made my own lane and I took advantage... I just came in the game and I'm doin' damage". The new song is produced by Kenny Beats and samples the show tune "If I Were A Rich Man" from the musical Fiddler on the Roof.
"Raw Thoughts" by Baby Queen
Breakthrough artist Baby Queen drops an honest pop track with a euphoric chorus about discovering the joy of partying after a break-up. “‘Raw Thoughts’ is probably the most important song I’ve released to date because it’s actually the song that catalysed what has become the sound of Baby Queen", she said of the track.
"Pinging (6 Figures)" by Central Cee
Picked as one of Notion 88 guest editor Tiffany Calver's Ones to Watch for 2021, West London rapper Central Cee's new tune is set to scorch up the charts. Get ready for his 'Wild West' mixtape, dropping soon.
"Sundial" by Bicep
"Sundial" is the final single to be taken from electronic duo Bicep's forthcoming album, 'Isles' out January 22nd. The track contains a sample from "Jab Andhera Hota Hai", taken from the 1973 Bollywood film 'Raja Rani'. "In regards to the sampling, Indian music has always fascinated us since the blog days, discovering it was the possible birthplace of acid house via Charanjit Singh’s Ten Ragas to a disco beat", Bicep said.
"Interest (feat. Ms Banks & Oxlade)" by Dolapo
Breakout R&B sensation Dolapo teams up with up-and-coming Nigerian star Oxlade and rapper Ms Banks for a confident start to the year. A fusion of Afrocentric flavour with a UK vibe, it's a real mood-booster.
"Trippin" by Kara Marni
Kara Marni samples Amerie's iconic banger "1 Thing" in this dreamy tune about the honeymoon period of a relationship. Inspired by a guy she met before lockdown, North Londoner Marni said she'd been waiting for the chance to re-work Amerie's bop.
"When the Sun Comes Up" by Everyone You Know
Genre-bending brothers, Everyone You Know, share their new tune, "When The Sun Comes Up", an ode to staying out late on nights out. Just when we thought we couldn't miss partying any more...
"Close To You" by Dayglow
Feelgood melody maker, Dayglow, is here to lift our spirits with new track, "Close To You". The first single from his forthcoming album, it's naturally more polished and sonically elevated than the bedroom pop numbers that launched his career, but still contains all the enthusiasm of his self-made 'Fuzzybrain' project.
"Poetic Justice" by Joel Culpepper
Produced by fellow South Londoner, Tom Misch, Joel Culpepper releases this enchanting soul number. Premiered on Annie Mac's Radio 1 show, "Poetic Justice" is a cut from Culepper's upcoming debut record 'Sgt Culepper'.
"Bonafide (feat. Chiild)" by Emotional Oranges
Los Angeles duo Emotional Oranges have shared a new track featuring vocalist Chiiild. The idea was "to make something that felt like it could score that iconic Black Swan mirror scene". Wanting to collab with Chiiild since their tour, Emotional Oranges said that “Bonafide" is about "a genuine unwavering love. Withstanding the good times and strengthening during the bad”.
"ooh la la (feat. Mexican Institute Of Sound & Santa Fe Klan)" by Run The Jewels
2021 is full of surprises already but we certainly didn't see Run the Jewels and Mexican Institute Of Sound linking up for a Mariachi-inspired remix of 'ooh la la'.
"Time Out of Mind" by Lou Hayter
A light, breezy track that transports you to a promenade by the sea in the South of France, Loy Hayter's "Time Out of Mind" is the closest we'll get to travel right now.
"Things Changed" by The Sunshine State
The sophomore single from Skyler Stonestreet's new project, The Sunshine State, driving guitars dance with sweet pop vocals and glittering synths. "Things Changed is about where I was in my life and where I could have gone. It’s about who I was with and where they ended up. It’s about the different roads you can take and the ones you choose to leave behind”, Stonestreet said.
"albatrossAlbatross" by thomTide
thomTide layers ethereal vocals over an ambient and cosmic soundscape for this norm-defying new track. ""I wanted this song to sound like you are flying, from the perspective of the albatross bird", the creator said.