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Five on it: Bree Runway’s got us railing against the status quo

05 Jul 2019

Photography via We Care A Lot PR

If the main music-related name escaping your lips this week hasn’t been Stormzy, then where have you been? What a show, honestly. Also the sun is shining, Hot Girl Meg is bringing a Hot Girl Party to London, it’s Black Pride this weekend, and there are rumours circulating that Billy Porter is in town – life is good.

In spite of a Glastonbury hangover, it’s still been a joyous week for new music, so without further rambling from me, here’s five on it.

Odunsi (The Engine) – ‘star signs’

A glimmering cut from his excellent debut album, last year’s rare. got a video this week, which finds alte star Odunsi (The Engine) celebrating Yoruba party culture. It’s as fun to watch as it is to listen to.

Kara Marni – ‘Opposite’

A soft and sweet new track from the rising North Londoner channels silky 90s R&B. 

AikJ – ‘One Last Time’

The new track from this new Dublin artist is a glitchy bop that’s indebted to the smooth Kaytranada-end of music.

Bree Runway ft. Brooke Candy – ‘Big Racks’

With a feature from LA’s Brooke Candy, this latest track from the excellent emerging Hackney artist is all melodic rap and a takedown of a status quo in which the colour of your skin impacts the amount you earn. 

Omen, Mereba, Deante’ Hitchcock, St. Beauty – ‘PTSD’

From Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III (the latest collab album from the label of J. Cole, Ari Lennox et al), this track is sweet, laid back and lush [Listen to the full album here]

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