Shining a light on some of the hottest new music to drop over the course of the past week, END. select their top five musical moments for your listening pleasure.
FREDDIE GIBBS (FEAT. JADAKISS) – “BLACK ILLUMINATI”
The latest from Freddie Gibbs, “Black Illumanti”, sees the artist reunite with New York legend Jadakiss. The track is a combination of the rappers’ gritty vocals — with both reflecting on their life experiences and pathways to success — with dark, atmospheric instrumentals.
EARL SWEATSHIRT – “2010”
Earl Sweatshirt’s latest track, “2010”, sees the rapper continue to move in a lighter, more hopeful direction. The track combines the artist’s complicated lyrics with upbeat instrumentals, with longstanding collaborator Black Noi$e tapped into for production.
HUERCO S – “PLONK IV”
With his latest track, “Plonk IV”, Huerco S moves further away from ambient music and closer towards the dancefloor. The track is inspired the Kansas-based artist’s love of cars, with intricate polyrhythms that give an almost-mechanical sound.
KAYTRANADA – “INTIMIDATED”
KAYTRANADA continues his soulful and upbeat approach to production with “Intimidated”. The three track EP moves between dancefloor-leaning tracks and hip hop, combining the Haitian-Canadian artist’s beats with vocals from H.E.R., Thundercat and Mach-Hommy.
JOYA MOOI – “MOST FRAIL”
Joya Mooi pays homage to her political activist father on her latest single, “Most Frail”. The track is a combination of the artist’s serene vocals — which reflect on the lost stories of those who fought against injustice — with hazy and mellow instrumentals.
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