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The 8 projects you should stream right now

New albums from Kaytranada, Adele, Jessy Lanza, and more.

November 19, 2021
The 8 projects you should stream right now Kaytranada. Photo by Liam Macrae.  
Kaytranada, Intimidated EP
The 8 projects you should stream right now

2020 saw the release of Bubba, the sophomore project from influential Montreal-based producer Kaytranada. The project won Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 2021 Grammys as well as the Best Dance Recording award for "10%" featuring Kali Uchis. The new three-track EP Intimidated features more collaborations: Mach-Hommy, Thundercat, and H.E.R. all appear.

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Adele, 30
The 8 projects you should stream right now

Perhaps you've heard of her? Adele's fourth album comes six years after 25 took the already hugely popular singer to stratospheric new heights. Inspired by Adele's divorce, 30 is co-produced by Adele and Greg Kurstin. Its lead single "Easy on Me" broke Spotify's record for most streams in a single day soon after its release.

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Gud & Rx Papi, Foreign Exchange
The 8 projects you should stream right now

Rx Papi has had a breakout year with his aggressive and confessional stream-of-consciousness lyricism showcased on the solo projects 100 Miles & Walk'in and Pap Vs. The World. His latest project Foreign Exchange is produced entirely by Gud, the Swedish artist best known as a beatmaker for Yung Lean's Sad Boys.

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Bby Kodie, Emotions Running High
The 8 projects you should stream right now

His remix of Kelis's "Milkshake" has conquered TikTok a couple of times, but Houston's Bby Kodie has the ambitions and talent beyond your average flash in the pan. Emotions Running High is his debut full-length for Motown, and was announced with the loosie single "Children."

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Mr Twin Sister, Al Mundo Azul
The 8 projects you should stream right now

Al Mundo Azul is the fourth album from the indie-pop project Mr Twin Sister and follow-up to 2018's Salt. “We wanted to flip stylistic switches to their opposite positions," the band's Gabel D’Amico said in a statement. "Immediacy over complexity, alien sounds over natural ones, loose playing over perfect takes. A bright record to come after all the nighttime music we’ve made.”

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Ovlov, Buds
The 8 projects you should stream right now

Steve Hartlett reformed his much-loved fuzz-rock band for the group's third album, a poppier record that premiered yesterday on The FADER. Read our interview with Hartlett behind the project here.

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Klein, Harmattan
The 8 projects you should stream right now

Klein continues her compelling work on the margins of composition with Harmattan, the London-based artist's fourth full-length album. Klein wrote, produced, and mixed the project, which follows her 2020 effort Frozen.

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Jessy Lanza, DJ-Kicks mix
The 8 projects you should stream right now

The collaboration we've been waiting on: Canadian-born electronic pop wizard Jessy Lanza and the long-running DJ-Kicks series. The two-disc event contains a clutch of previously unheard Lanza tunes, some of the first new songs we've heard since her 2020 project All The Time.

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The 8 projects you should stream right now