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Live Review: Didirri, Ninajirachi, Jeida Woods: Best Songs of the Week

27 March 2020 | 11:07 am | Staff Writer

All the new songs from the last week you need in your life right now including new singles from Didirri, Ninajirachi, Jeida Woods and more!

Each week, we receive countless submissions of exciting new music, so we’ll be taking you through a weekly wrap up of all our favourite new tunes every Friday called #TrustedForTaste. Follow our Spotify playlist to never miss our updates!

For more new music and news, head to the Purple Sneakers website. Read on for new music from DidirriNinajirachiJeida WoodsKymieSophiyaSophiegrophy, BoomChildMoonbase, Hancoq and Cheekbone.

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Didirri - Don't fight with what you're fighting for

It's always a good week when there's new Didirri. Australia's best head of hair has released 'Don't fight with what you're fighting for', another stellar cut from the troubadour which once again highlights just how impeccable his songwriting really is. One of the country's finest songwriters, his songs always cut right to the core of you and you have no choice but to let it in, and this latest is one of his very best yet.

Ninajirachi - Cut The Rope

After the massive success of her 2019 single, 'Water Gun', PS favourite NINAJIRACHI returns with 'Cut The Rope' this week. The first time she's ever used her own vocals, 'Cut The Rope' is some of Nina's finest work ever. From her soaring vocals to her now trademark future-facing production, it's a racing, driving slice of electronic music that quickly descends into glitchy chaos from the gentle, calming bliss of the hook. Always one to remain in control, Ninajirachi effortlessly commands the storm she's created, proving she is absolutely at the forefront of Australian dance right now. She once again shoots and she absolutely scores with this one!

Jeida Woods - Chemicals

Rising star Jeida Woods might've exploded onto the scene last year, but 2020 is absolutely his year if his latest single is anything to go by. Titled 'Chemicals', it's all the proof you need to realise he really is a future superstar. Self-produced by Woods with co-production courtesy of LUCIANBLOMKAMP, it's the first cut from his forthcoming EP and is a thrilling one at that. For fans of 6LACK or the early days of THE WEEKND, 'Chemicals' is a dark, late-night number that will get you in the mood in no time.

Kymie - Drop It Down

I'm not sure if Kymie knew when making this one, but the video for her latest single, 'Drop It Down' is the biggest mood for self-isolation right now. Having so much fun in different outfits and flexing to her laptop camera, 'Drop It Down' is the latest cut from the Sydney RnB/hip hop artist and shows a new and exciting side to her. The level of fun in this track is infectious, and you can't help but feel good while getting down to it. Kymie is nothing if not versatile, and 'Drop It Down' shows that off more than ever!

Sophiya - Rosie

The long-awaited follow up her 2018 incendiary debut single, 'White Ivory', Sophiya is back better than ever with second single 'Rosie'. Over a booming bass line, she spits fire and sounds absolutely formidable on the mic. Written initially as a one-take freestyle, it's a huge move from her and one that is setting her up very nicely indeed for the year ahead.

Sophiegrophy - EVOL

Another artist at the forefront of Australian hip hop, SOPHIEGROPHY makes her return this week with the dancehall-infused 'EVOL'. Sophiegrophy sounds so at home mixing pop and rap together, effortlessly moving between her rapid rhymes in the verses and singing in the chorus. It's another impressive release from an artist that has never missed, and we can't wait to see what she does next.

BoomChild - Cold Shoulder

Sydney funk/RnB collective BoomChild have the perfect track to get you grooving this week. Featuring the vocal harmonies of future superstars Maina DoeRISSA and Ms Thandi, 'Cold Shoulder' is a seductive cut of funk, soul and RnB and is a brilliant example of why this collective is one worth keeping an eye on. BYO stank face for this one!

Moonbase - Big Bags

One of our favourite producers ever, MOONBASE is back baby! Coming straight outta the gate with two singles to make sure his arrival is well and truly heard, Moonbase teams up with QUE. and Reese LaFlare for 'Big Bags' - a hard-hitting but eerie number featuring alien sounds and a new Southern style. It's so exciting to see the man himself back releasing music, and we're so ready to see him take this year for his own.

Hancoq - Ego Ft. Onlysu

Melbourne rapper, producer and label owner Hancoq has teamed up with Toronto's Onlysu for his latest cut, 'Ego'. Out on his own label, Mirage Records, it's trademark Hancoq but with a new, re-energised edge. Hard-hitting and formidable, the pair go toe to toe, trading bars over the meticulous beat before kicking into the infectious hook. It's the latest in a string of recent releases from Hancoq, and hopefully there's still plenty more where this came from.

Cheekbone - Thorns Ft Lonelyspeck

Far North Queensland's Cheekbone has tapped the incredible Lonelyspeck for his latest single, 'Thorns'. One of the most intense and gripping listens you'll have this week, Cheekbone's explosive, incendiary production provides the perfect bed of writhing beats for Lonelyspeck's unique vocals, effortlessly conducting his cacophony from volatile breakdowns to sudden rushes of sparse calm. It's intricate, utterly meticulous and so well put together, with both acts sharing the spotlight as they work together in harmony (or rather, as much harmony as a combustible song like this can deliver). Impressive from start to finish, this is another exciting delivery from Cheekbone.

Images (L-R): Didirri - Ivana Martyn; Ninajirachi - Tiff Williams; Jeida Woods - Chris Potirakis