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Live Review: #TrustedForTaste Best Songs of The Week — August 27th

27 August 2021 | 2:20 pm | Parry Tritsiniotis

Ten new tunes you need in your life from this week including Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, Kobie Dee, Jalmar, merci,mercy and heaps 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!

Baby Keem - Family Ties feat. Kendrick Lamar

About to be biggest name in hip hop, Baby Keem has recruited his older cousin, the one and only Kendrick Lamar for his newest single. After riding massive waves already, from collaborations with Travis Scott, working on the soundtrack to Black Panther and a heap more, Baby Keem is one of the most infectious and interesting names in the hip hop sphere. ‘Family Ties’ leaves nothing behind, with braggadocious verses from the two rappers. Their chemistry is unmatched on the track, as Kendrick makes his return to the limelight for the first time in a long time. 

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Jalmar - La Fiesta feat. Jaecy

Naarm based artist Jalmar has today released his second single, this time recruiting Jaecy for ‘La Fiesta’. With the track, he draws heavily on his Chilean heritage, combining a trap infused beat with a Latin brass section. Once again, he delivers a head turning presence on the track, with his now trademark bars and wordplay. As Bankstown via Guinea artist, Jaecy enters the mix, ‘La Fiesta’ holds its infectious momentum.

Kobie Dee - About A Girl

Gomeroi rapper based in South Sydney’s Maroubra Bidjigal Land, Kobie Dee has announced his debut EP, Gratitude Over Pity arriving later this year. With the announce, he’s released new single and video, ‘About A Girl’. The track showcases an unfiltered reality of Australian life. Via a sharp vocal delivery, Kobie Dee highlights the dynamics of relationships under the influence of substance abuse and addiction. 

daine - Salt ft. Oli Sykes

daine has shared her biggest release yet, ‘Salt’ featuring global rock artist Oli Sykes. In just a year she’s cultivated one of Australia’s biggest hyper-pop fanbases, via her extremely distinct sonic universes. Now she dives deeper into the alternative lane of her inspirations, creating an electronic infused, emo ballad. 


Close collaborator and friend of the above daine, hearteyes, has released his new mixtape, HEADBANGERS 2. He’s one of Australia's most unique artists. Even though we’ve thrown TWO YEARS UNDER DIRT into the playlist, there’s no one track that best defines this mixtape. From overt-hyperpop and experimental dance to alt-hip hop and pop punk, HEADBANGERS 2 is a provocative, deeply emotional and incredible body of work. 

Phil Fresh - On The Low (feat. Rissa)

Today, Sydney-based artist Phil Fresh shares his anticipated new EP L.A.T.E. The 6-track EP, featuring collaborations with Kymie + Kwame, BOY SODA and RISSA. The project explores the relationship of love and timing, and finding respite despite it not all falling into place. ‘On The Low’ featuring Rissa sums up the projects sonic ethos perfectly. Glittery gorgeous chords combine perfectly with Phil’s singing voice, creating a slow R&B jam.

TROPHIE - Vampyre

Hyper-pop heroine TROPHIE has released another new hot single, this time by way of ‘Vampyre’. Despite the attention and mass music entering the hyper-pop space, ‘Vampyre’ feels singular amongst the crowd. TROPHIE rides the tracks glitchy percussion seamlessly, before moving into a glitzy and euphoric hook. 

merci, mercy - Winnie Crush

Sydney singer-songwriter merci, mercy has shared her new single, ‘Winnie Crush’. The track is an addictive pop infused banger, that's equally parts catchy as it is relatable. Toeing the line between self-care and self indulgence, her powerful vocal sits perfectly above grandiose synths, and a funk laden bass line creating another hit single from the quickly growing songwriter. 

Young Franco - Underneath featuring Golden Vessel

Following a perfect run of singles under a reformed hip hop dance sound, Young Franco returns to his indie roots, collaborating with close friend Golden Vessel for new single, ‘Underneath’. Across its just under 4 minute run time, Golden Vessel’s ominous vocals shimmer amidst a cocktail of production flare from Franco. A wobbly bassline combines perfectly with softly tapped piano chords, creating the underbed for a sway worthy alt-pop ballad.

Celina Sharma - Bad For You ft. Rich The Kid

Australian / Indian artist Celina Sharma shares her latest pop-facing R&B single 'Bad For You ft. Rich The Kid'. ‘Bad For You' buoys between devotion and uncertainty, sitting at a flawless intersection of 90’s nostalgia and free-spirited pop. her gorgeous R&B vocals perch perfectly above the radio ready beat.