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Live Review: #TrustedForTaste Best Songs of The Week — February 5

5 February 2021 | 1:10 pm | Emma Jones

Ten new tunes in our #TrustedForTaste playlist including new singles from Tkay Maidza, Hope D, Folamour and many 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!

Tkay Maidza, Yung Baby Tate - Kim

Tkay Maidza linked up with Yung Baby Tate for an unbridled, fierce as hell and explosive new single in 'Kim' (read our longer piece on the release here). Complete with some absolutely epic visuals, it's Tkay levelling up again in all the right ways. Catch up screaming "BISH I'M BISH I'M KIM" forever!

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Partiboi69, Kettama - Freq U All Nite

Partiboi69 and Kettama, aka KETBOI69, have linked up for an X-rated, sensual house moment titled 'Freq U All Nite'. With the sole intention of morphing "the dimensions of your mind into a hot, freqy mess," consider us freqy messes, baby!

Hope D - Addict

After clocking in at #69 in triple j's Hottest 100, Hope D continues her stratospheric rise with the release of her debut EP today titled Cash Only. New single 'Addict' opens the EP and it's one of Hope's best songs yet. Raw, honest and hooking you in from the very start, 'Addict' is a soaring and heartfelt slice of Hope D realness and is sure to get you completely hooked (as if you weren't already).

SG Lewis - One More (Ft. Nile Rogers)

The countdown is officially on for the long awaited release of SG Lewis' debut album, times, due out February 19th, and while our excitement is already at critical levels, the producer has unleashed another glowing, soulful disco-leaning floor filler in the aptly titled 'One More'. And, proving he really is the King of Collabs, SG tapped none other than living legend Nile Rogers to join him on the track. It's a total winner!

Thandi Phoenix - Count Me Out

Thandi Phoenix is kickstarting her 2021 run with a shake up of her sonic style in a way we are totally obsessed with. Her gorgeous soulful vocals fit perfectly over a 2 step garage beat, making an electrifying fusion of RnB and dance with a global appeal. If 'Count Me Out' is anything to go by, we cannot wait to hear more from Thandi!

MADAM3EMPRESS - Locking Eyes

Australian-born South African artist, MADAM3EMPRESS has come through with one of this week's finest releases in the passionate, sensual and seductive 'Locking Eyes'. Having just supporting Winston Surfshirt at their sold-out Factory Theatre show in Sydney last week, 'Locking Eyes' it's hard to believe this is MADAM3EMPRESS' second single. There's something special going on here and we are firmly on board the Empress express!


New Zealand MC MELODOWNZ returns with 'Money' this week, cementing the Polynesian wordsmith's position as one to seriously keep an eye on. Taking aim at the story AFTER the big success and what happens next, MELODOWNZ switches things up with exceptional lyrical prowess, precise delivery and evocative production. We can't wait to hear more.

Folamour - Just Want Happiness

Following on from the release of “I Miss Having Someone To Talk To”, French producer Folamour has returned today with his first single of 2021, “Just Want Happiness” out now via his own label, FHUO Records. It's the first single taken from his forthcoming new album and is groove-centred release which proves the vast versatility of the star producer. It's a bit of a step away from what you might expect from him, which makes it all the more exciting and interesting to listen to.

Laces - The Ridge

NLV Records newest signee, Laces, returns with “The Ridge“; a heady second cut taken from his forthcoming EP Field Fallacy XVI due out on March 12th, 2021. Marking a sonic shift from where he left us with his debut 'Sunvocus', 'The Ridge' showcases Laces' unbeatable production in a more industrial space. Relentless and unsettling, it's a serious heater and keeps you on your toes throughout as it quickly shifts and changes. It's thrilling, and you'll find yourself going back again and again to uncover even more with each listen.

Nina Las Vegas - Busy (Jaymie Silk Remix)

Following on from the incredible remix from Brooklyn's BAYLI, Australian club matriarch Nina Las Vegas has now tapped French/Canadian producer Jaymie Silk for another new remix of her club stomper 'Busy'. Heaving percussion grounds the remix as ravey synths pierce the intense atmospherics, while shimmering arpeggios add a glittery sheen to the track and takes it to new heights. It's groovy, a fitting accompaniment to its original counterpart and easily my favourite release of the week.

Words by Emma Jones