Fire Tunes Of The Month

by Olu

I know, I know, I know! I have disrespected this blog as it’s been over a month since my last month but in my defence, I’ve been ridiculously busy and the greatest show on Earth was on (the World Cup). However, to make up for it, I’m dropping a mega bumper post featuring my fave tunes over the past month, which are essential for your playlists rotation. Due to the sheer volume of the featured songs, I’ll try to keep the background on each song to one or two sentences. Enjoy and my your ears be happy!

Drake – In My Feelings x Mob Ties

Drizzy released his 5th studio album Scorpion earlier in the summer. In My Feelings has turned out to be the summer smash, while Mob Ties is my personal fave from Side A! Enjoy

 

 

 

The Carters – APESHIT

Beyonce & Jay-Z surprisingly released a 10 track collaborative album EVERYTHING IS LOVE earlier in the summer. APESHIT is my undeniable favourite & a certified summer banger

 

 

Mura Masa & Octavian – Move Me

London producer Mura Masa & young London MC Octavian collaborated on this absolutely fire record a few weeks ago. Hearing it live at Lovebox cemented it for me & its shot straight to the top of my personal playlist

 

 

Ambush Buzzworl – Jumpy Remix Ft. Chip & Skepta

I peeped the original song off a tweet earlier in the summer & the remix has just taken it to another level. Skepta & Chip came through with a pair of fire 16s for the remix & I hope Ambush can capitalise on the momentum over the coming months

 

 

DJ Snake & Niniola – Maradona Riddim

French producer DJ Snake jumped on Niniola’s smash afrobeat record Maradona. I like this remix cause the primary elements of the original song remain but DJ Snake’s beat adds another element to the song that can easily translate to the dance floors on this side of the world

 

MHD – Bella Ft. Wizkid

French afrotrap superstar MHD joined forces with the original Nigerian superstar starboy Wizkid and the resulting song is glorious. Listen below

 

 

Internet – It Gets Better (With Time)

The Internet dropped their 2nd studio album Hive Mind just over a week ago & It Gets Better is one of my standout songs from the dope LP

 

Chance The Rapper – I Might Need Security

Chance The Rapper simultaneously released 4 singles for our ears just over a week ago. I believe all 4 songs are fire but the ‘fuck you’ sample on I Might Need Security takes the cake!

 

Steel Banglez – Hot Steppa Ft. Loski

UK super producer Steel Banglez dropped his latest bop featuring young drill MC Loski Hot Steppa just over a week ago

 

 

Vegedream – Ramenez La Coupe À La Maison

Vegedream’s ode to the French national team on their win in Russia where he mentions all 23 members of the squad. I honestly learned about this song primarily through Pogba & Kimpembe’s instagram towards the latter stages of the World Cup and its super catchy

 

 

Childish Gambino – Summertime Magic

Childish Gambino dropped of a two song Summer Pack LP just before his Lovebox headlining set including Summertime Magic , which is my favourite of the two records. Listen below

 

BROCKHAMPTON – 1999 WILDFIRE

All Indications point to a new BROCKHAMPTON LP release in the horizon as they’ve dropped back-to-back-to-back singles over the past 3 Fridays. 1999 WILDFIRE was the first of the 3 releases & I honestly love this song so much

 

 

Avelino – Boasy Ft. Not3s

I initially slept on this when it was released but its probably currently my favourite record of the summer excluding all the Drizzy bangers. Not3s delivers a fire hook & 16 as expected and Avelino also shines on this one

 

 

Headie One – This Week Ft. Yxng Bane

UK rapper Headie One released his mixtape The One Two just over a fortnight ago & its an impressive body of work. This Week featuring Yxng Bane is the standout record for me by a country mile

 

 

Kida Kudz – Issa Vibe Remix Ft. Burna Boy & Geko

Kida Kudz summer bop Issa Vibe received a timely remix featuring afrobeat superstar Burna Boy & Manchester rapper Geko. Enjoy the vibe below

 

Skepta & Wizkid – Energy (Far Away) 

Two titans of their respective genres Skepta & Wizkid released their 2nd collaborative single Energy (Stay Far Away) earlier in the summer and its already ringing off in the clubs all over the world as expected.

 

Future – 31 Days

Super Future surprisingly released BEASTMODE2 just over a fortnight ago & 31 DAYS is my standout off the tape, which was executive produced by Zaytoven

 

Not3s – Tuggyszn (Interlude)

UK rapper/singer Not3s has been on an unprecedented wave for the best part of 18 months culminating in the release of Take Notes 2 a fortnight ago. I love all 9 songs off the LP so choosing a feature song was a difficult one but Tuggyszn is a worthy choice

 

AJ Tracey & Not3s – Butterflies

I initially slept on this record when it dropped earlier in the summer even though it was from two of my favourite musicians out. Thankfully, i’ve come round to it and I now love the record! Listen to the bop below

 

 

Ella Mai – Boo’d Up Remix Ft. Nicki Minaj & Quavo

Ella Mai’s smash record Boo’d Up got a superstar remix earlier in the summer from Nicki Minaj & one of my favourites Quavo. Listen below

 

Zion B & Ramz – Movin’

Zion B & Ramz came through with this summer bop, which is impossible to get out of your head once you hear it

 

 

Hardy Caprio – Best Life Ft. One Acen

Hardy Caprio & One Acen are shooting 100% from the field when it comes to collaborations between the pair and Best Life keeps the record firmly intact

 

 

Christina Aguilera – Like I Do Ft. Goldlink

I didn’t see this particular collab coming but I’m here for it. Goldlink delivers a special 16, which takes the record to the next level. Enjoy below

 

Justin Timberlake – SoulMate

Justin Timberlake’s latest album dropped earlier this year & it surprisingly flopped. However, he’s already on his bounce back vibe and SoulMate is a great start

 

Jaden Smith – GHOST Ft. Christian Rich 

Jaden Smith continues to flourish as time goes by & GHOST adds to his collection of fire records. The beat on this is something else & his flow just takes it home!

 

 

2 Chainz – Bigger Than You Ft. Drake & Quavo

One of my favourite rappers of the past 5/6 years 2 Chainz dropped the lead single Bigger Than You featuring my fellow faves Drake & Quavo and its one hell of a bop! The song’s currently slightly slept on in my opinion but I expect it to be a slow burner that eventually grows on everyone

 

Jeremih & Ty Dolla $ign – The Light

Two of the R&B gods out dropped the lead single off their soon-to-be-released collaborative mixtape and if its any indication off what to expect, there will be a lot of babies born in 9 months time

 

B Young – 079ME

B Young dropped the follow up to his smash record Jumanji and its a hell of a summer bop. Enjoy below

 

 

Chip – Dark Vader

Easily one of my favourite UK MCs out Chip dropped his first single since LOMO2 and he flexes his lyrical talent all over this one. Enjoy below

 

 

Young M.A – PettyWap

Young M.A might finally have her follow up smash to Oooouuuu with Pettywap. Enjoy the vibes below

 

 

Wande Coal – So Mi So

Afrobeat legend Wande Coal dropped one of the afrobeat smashes of the summer in So Mi So. Enjoy the record produced by Juls

 

 

Bad Bunny – Estamos Bien

I’ve been getting into Spanish fuego records massively over the past year & Bad Bunny has been one of the artists at the forefront of my love for these records. Listen to his latest release that’s already garnered over 100m views on Youtube below

 

 

Nicky Jam & J Balvin – X Remix Ft. Maluma & Ozuna

Nicky Jam & J Bavin’s hit record X, received a fire remix including fire 16s from Maluma & Ozuna! Listen below

 

Meek Mill – Stay Woke Ft. Miguel

Meek Mill’s first release since getting out of prison earlier in the summer featuring the hook don Miguel. Listen below

 

IAMDDB – Drippy

IAMDDB dropped the 4th instalment of her EP series Flightmode & Drippy’s easily the standout record for me. Listen below

 

 

GoldLink – Got Friends Ft. Miguel

Goldlink dropped his first release since last year’s At What Cost album & its one hell of a vibe. Miguel came through with a sultry hook for the culture. Listen below

 

SG Lewis & Clairo – Better

SG Lewis came through with another fresh one for the summer. Listen below

 

benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid – Eastside

Khalid on this song just takes the cake! Listen below

 

 

Baauer, AJ Tracey & Jae Stephens – 3AM

Producer Baauer tapped UK rapper AJ Tracey & emerging US singer Jae Stephens for this bop of a tune! Listen to the fuego record below

 

 

Florence And The Machine – Grace

Florence And The Machine dropped their 4th studio album High as Hope at the back end of June and Grace is the standout record for me. Enjoy the flames below

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