Each week, The FADER staff rounds up the songs we can't get enough of. Here they are, in no particular order.
"Ven" — Moullinex
The scrumptious latest offering from Les Yeux Orange has Lisbon producer Moullinex (Luis Clara Gomes) teaming with vocalist Ekstra Bonus for a gleaming romp.
"Your Brother" — Miljon
If Stockholm-based label Studio Barnhus puts its stamp on a track, you'd best drop everything and slam play. The sea-sprayed memories that Miljon deliver on "Your Brother" are no exception.
"Thriller" — Duwap Kaine
Spooky season never really ended this year, aight? And if there's anyone fit for the job of recontextualizing "Thriller" with new bite, it's Cleveland rap miniaturist Duwap Kaine.
"Rolls Royce" — Bree Runway
Mark my words: once this pandemic is over, Bree Runway will own these sidewalks. "Rolls Royce" punctuates the strut-worthy excellence that radiates off her debut project 2000AND4EVA.
"Make U Stay" — Sega Bodega and Låpsley
We knew Sega Bodega and Låpsley were about to dish out something good, but nothing could have prepared us for a track as gnarled and salacious as "Make U Stay." And here we are again, coming back for more.
"single af" — Fousheé
For those of you rolling around your apartment and cramping up your thumbs from all the left-swiping, Fousheé sees you and she's here to hit all the right notes.
"Corner Store" — Palberta
Between this and "Something In The Way," it feels as though Palberta are about to drop the kind of album that's going to make everyone desperate to have gigs back. In the meantime, we'll take all the thrills they're offering, be it at the bodega or elsewhere.
"Fights Don't Matter" — Drakeo The Ruler
It's not like we've been starved for new Drakeo music while he's been in prison but, man, it's such a relief to see him back in the game on "Fights Don't Matter."
"Dialtone" — Lontalius feat. Quiet Luke
When Lontalius thought Los Angeles wasn't made for whoever he's singing to, we felt that. "Dialtone" is a real punch in the gut, but that's what November is for.
"Flux" — Quit Life
Capping things off with a chasmic new offering from YEAR0001 signee Quit Life just feels right. "Flux" doesn't need context to convey something truly mesmerizing.