New Music Fridays | 3.2.18

Updated: Dec 7, 2018



"Top Off" by DJ Khaled (feat. JAY-Z, Future & Beyoncé)

★★★★

The world was only given a 24 hour heads up before DJ Khaled & Son decided to drop a stacked single. This isn't his first time collaborating with Jay and Bey (see: last year's "Shining"), but this time he threw Future in the mix with a catchy-as-hell hook. Each featured artist delivers bars. Yes, even Queen B. She's the queen for a reason.


"In My Room" by Fyra

★★★★

Newcomer Fyra has just released his first official single and it's a banger. Fyra blends pop, soul, and rock so beautifully that it's difficult to place your finger on just one genre to classify his music. You can't help but bob your head along to the beat, get lost in the synths, and hum the guitar riffs. His sound is reminiscent of artists like Miguel, Toro Y Moi, or even Childish Gambino.


"44 More" by Logic | ★★★

"Everyday" by Logic & Marshmello | ★★★½

Fresh off the success of his biggest mainstream hit to date, "1-800-273-8255", Logic is back with two singles. "44 More" is one long verse over a trap beat where he brags about making $20 million, but saving it for his kids to go to college. He also takes friendly shots at left-field targets like Harry Styles and Katy Perry. "Everyday" is a radio-friendly hip-pop track with an EDM beat thanks to the helmet-wearing DJ known as Marshmello. He simply raps about working hard every motherfucking day and how he lives his best life.


"Powerglide" by Rae Sremmurd (Feat. Juicy J)

★★★★

The duo's latest single samples Three 6 Mafia's "Side 2 Side" and even keeps the same melody for the chorus. Another thing they decided to keep from the sampled track is the Mafia's very own Juicy J, who delivers a solid verse. How will this song fit in with Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmy's tripple album, SR3MM? Will it be lost in the extended track list or will they deliver their version of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below?


"Put Me Back Together" by Cheat Codes (Feat. Kiiara)

★★★

The LA-based DJ trio had major success in 2017 with the Demi Lovato-assisted "No Promises" and now they've recruited another pop star, Kiiara, for their latest single. When you take out the drums, snaps, drops you're left with a sweet, slowed-down track about someone that completes you. It's corny, but it sounds good.


"Worry No More" by Diplo (Feat. Lil Yachty & Santigold)

★★★½

DJ Dad, aka Diplo, seems to take zero days off. He's always hard at work, whether it's producing or spinning at the hottest clubs in Vegas. His latest collaboration is with breakthrough rapper, Lil Yachty, and the still-underrated, Santigold, and tells the story of someone who strives to ball so hard that they buy a house as big as Jay Gatsby's.

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