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Showcasing the best new music every single week, check out five of the hottest tracks added to our carefully-curated NEXT HYPE playlist.
1. Charli XCX – ‘Crash’
Bidding for pop excellence with her latest album ‘CRASH’, Charli XCX has arguably delivered her best record in years. Opening the project with the pace-setting title track, Charli nods to her greatest hits while also experimenting in new territory, making her final roll of the dice with Atlantic a thrilling one. It’s a clever and fun single which rightly earns the singer her place as this week’s NEXT HYPE cover star.
2. Bladee & Ecco2k – ‘Desire is a Trap’
Released in the midst of their sell-out world tour, ‘Crest’ is the first collaborative album between Drain Gang members Bladee and Ecco2k. Featuring production from Whitearmor, ‘Desire is a Trap’ draws inspiration from synth-pop and ambient pop, toasting a euphoric sound thanks to the pair’s pitched up vocals and glossy beats.
3. Joy Orbison – ‘pinky ring’
Stitching vocal samples into a wordless but infectious hook and UK garage-fuelled drums into a warping, skippy bassline, the latest single from Joy Orbison is instantly recognisable as one of his own. He’s been one of the best producers in the game for quite some time now and following last year’s ‘still slipping vol. 1’, Orbison is continuing to flex his prowess.
4. yuné pinku – ‘DC Rot’
Paying homage to skateboarding culture with her latest track ‘DC Rot’, hotly tipped producer yuné pinku is quickly emerging as an influential tastemaker for the Gen Z rave scene. With a unique selection of breakbeats and pipe harmonies, the new single maintains yuné’s course towards being one of the most forward thinking dance artists of the year.
5. ROSALÍA – ‘BIZCOCHITO’
Rosalía’s third album ‘MOTOMAMI’ is an idiosyncratic showcase of everything the Spanish superstar has learned and achieved in her career so far. Taken from the project, ‘BIZCOCHITO’ is a fun and bouncy dance track offering a glimpse into the reggaeton-tinged electro that graces the rest of the project.