There has been a lot of great new music released over the last few weeks. You can find out what was released this weekend in our New Music Report, but take a look at what we've been listening to lately. Our editors Nicole, James, and Isha have shared some of their Expert Picks for the week. Check it out below:
Audien featuring MAX - "One More Weekend"
When I first heard this song, I was instantly hooked. I'm a big Audien fan and have followed his career over the last few years, and he continues to grow as an artist with this new MAX collaboration. This catchy dance/pop song follows Audien's 2016 single "Crazy Love," and before that his Lady Antebellum collab "Something Better." And it sounds like the 25-year-old's latest single is sure to be another hit.
Jay Sean - "Do You Love Me"
I will forever love Jay Sean for his 2009 single "Down." But since then, Jay has released a number of awesome songs, but this new one is becoming one of my favorites. "Do You Love Me" follows his last single "Make My Love Go," is co-produced by Tim James and Antonina Armato of Rock Mafia (Mariah Carey, Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber).
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Jax Jones - "You Don't Know Me"
In almost three-minutes, budding UK DJ/producer Jax Jones offers his signature blend of house music with urban sensibility for “You Don’t Know Me.” Released in December, the track finds fellow British talent RAYE offering a simple (but necessary) kiss-off and it seems like folks are taking a liking to it. After all, it is the second most Shazam’d song across the globe for a reason.
David Guetta - "Blue" featuring Bebe Rexha
David Guetta exclusively premiered a reworking of 1999’s Eiffel 65's "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" at Ultra Music Festival 2017 in Miami and it was surprisingly not a mess. With Bebe Rexha on the vocal track, the modern day facelift finds a middle ground between Guetta’s frenetic production and the boundaries of the original, with minor lyric adjustments. It may get old after a few listens, but I’m perched for the full listen. Bring it, Guetta!
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Joey Bada$$ featuring Schoolboy Q - "Rockabye Baby"
Joey and Q more than delivered with this one. “Rockabye Baby” is the latest single off of Joey’s upcoming album ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$. The song can be viewed as a political statement, as is Joey’s entire new LP – hence the title. The two MCs spit bars about America, racism, President Trump and more. It’s the #StayWoke anthem that we all need right now. With their thought-provoking rhymes, Joey and Q speak the real, and they do so unapologetically. Never two to shy away from expressing the truth behind sugarcoated (AKA alternative) facts and omissions, “Rockabye Baby” gives it to listeners straight up and we thank the two MCs for it.
Gucci Mane featuring Nicki Minaj - "Make Love"
Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj dropped their much-anticipated visual for "Make Love" and it's already a fan favorite for Guwop fans and Barbz everywhere. “Make Love" is famously the song that pushed Remy Ma over the edge and served as the catalyst for the Bronx MC dropping "ShETHER" few weeks ago. All of the subliminal shots that Nicki said to Remy on the song were already jaw dropping. But, actually seeing the Queen Barb rap the shade about the Bronx MX made it so much more real.
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