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New music from DJ Nino Brown, Church & AP, Boy Ace & Eissa, Sophiya and more!

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Welcome to Acclaim Magazine’s Heat of the Week. Here are our picks for the best new local and international releases — Follow our playlist here for weekly updates of the best new music!

01. Sophiya - Tanga

‘TANGA’ is tailor-made for the dance floor. Sophiya co-produced this one with Korky Buchek’s Peter Sabbagh, polymerising a jersey club tempo with the flair of Balkan beats. The Sydney-based rapper shines on top of this instrumental with her bilingual bars, paying homage to her Greek heritage, and commanding the bounce with an undeniable swagger.

02. BVT x Jamaica Moana - ROADS

‘ROADS’ places BVT’s raspy cadence centre stage, culminating in an undeniably catchy anthem. The rapper’s flows are nonchalant but never boring, as they float atop scattered percussion, plucked synths, and bellowing sub-bass. Jamacia Moana also appears for a verse here, bringing a boastful swagger to the confident atmosphere.


Brockhampton are back in full rollercoaster form. This latest cut meshes the sounds of grimy New York rap, sporadic jazz flourishes, and smooth soul into one, providing the perfect pandemonium as a backdrop to Kevin Abstract’s animated raps. Serving as a taste to their forthcoming (and supposed) final album, they’re coming out the gate with pure chaos.

04. BAD GRAMMAR - Be Gone

‘Be Gone” hits like a brick. BAD GRAMMAR brings a fiery delivery to chaotic production, letting off ember-filled flows over distorted 808s. eerie vocal samples and crushing guitar loops. It’s a grimy cut, bound to conjure moshpits.

05. Boy Ace, Eissa - Miyagi

Boy Ace and 3K’s Eissa provide a bouncy banger in the form of ‘Miyagi’. Both prospects propel the smooth trap production with an autotuned delivery, switching flows throughout in a frenzy. They form a Voltron-like dynamic duo, and the result is a track that is definitley hitting this Friday afternoon.

06. Isaac Puerile - Soda

Blacktown’s own Isaac Puerile truly “gets sexy with it” on this new track. Constantly transforming the direction of his sound, especially so after his EP ‘i hate you too’, this time round, he lays down hard bars and natural charm all over a drill-jersey club fusion beat. If it’s any indication of what to expect next from the artist, we’ll be sure to keep tabs.

07. DJ Nino Brown, Ms Thandi, Babyface Mal - Pillowtalk

DJ Nino Brown’s curates a nice duo of features on ‘Pillowtalk’, an infectious R&B anthem. Ms. Thandi captains the track, occupying the mellow synths with her soulful vocals throughout. Babyface Mal drops in for the second verse, letting off some quick-hitting bars and ear-catching flows. It’s a song that’s bound to make you sing along.

08. Raf Receipt - TTG

Raf Receipt thrives in the spacious atmosphere of ‘TTG’. The lyrics find him exploring the different realities of his consciousness, pinning his past self against his current existence. We hear introspection on the track,  fueled by his smooth melodies, an array of synths, and some thumping 808s.

09. Church & AP - SBW

Church & AP continue to prove their pen-game on ‘SBW’. Their raps are effortless in flow, matching the mellifluent production provided by Sollyy and Dera Meelan. It’s a standout from their rapid-fire AUS 2PACK, which you can stream now,

010. Mawie - Shut Up & Drive ft. Real-A

MAWiE is shining on ‘Shut Up & Drive’. The arena-ready production is jam-packed with heavy sub-bass and atmospheric synths, setting the tone for the Brisbane artist’s laid-back melodies. Real-A assumes the feature role here, enhancing the track with his energetic rap-sung style. It’s a track perfectly suited for all late-night voyages.