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The Songs You Need to Hear This Week

These are the best songs that came across our desks this week, featuring Mr Eazi, Ibeyi, DJ Spinall and more.

At the end of every week, we highlight the creme of the crop in music and round up the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks throughout the last few days.


Check out all of the "Songs You Need to Hear This Week" in our extended Apple Music curator playlist and read about some of the selections ahead.

Mr Eazi "Leg Over"

Mr Eazi connects Ghana and Nigeria like no one else on his new mixtape Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1 – Accra To Lagos. The excitement brought on by his rise and this new release isn’t too different from that which greeted his Starboy label boss, Wizkid.

Kae Sun "Flip the Rules"

Canadian-based Ghanaian singer Kae Sun has been making some of the strongest pop tunes on our radar for a while now. His latest, "Flip the Rules," is full of soul.

DJ Spinall x Davido x Wande Coal

DJ Spinall recruits Davido and Wande Coal for this all-star dance floor banger "Olowo."

Stream our ‘Songs You Need to Hear’ playlist on Apple Music.

 

Ibeyi "Lost In My Mind"

Afro-Cuban twins Ibeyi have been quiet since their work on Beyoncé's Lemonade. They return with the dark and ruminating "Lost In My Mind."

Aina More's "Healer"

London fly girl Aina More, who's penned some serious afro-house jams lately, shares her new single "Healer." It's a“true healing song for myself and the producer," the singer mentions. "It was the first recording I made after losing my Dad and it provides me with a true uplifting feeling and I hope it does the same and more for others.”

MC Galaxy "Your Love"

Nigerian comedian and musician MC Galaxy came through with the romantic video for his new single "Your Love." If you recall, last year Swizz Beatz remixed his previous hit "Sekem."

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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