On Rotation: Songs You Need in Your Life This Week

Every week, the staff at the iMullar round up ten songs we can’t stop listening to forming the weekly list of songs On Rotation. You heard these combinations here first. From South to West Africa, then to the UK, each track is guaranteed to be a vibe.

A round-up of ten songs the staff at iMullar have on repeat forming the On Rotation playlist to get you through this week. From afrobeats to R&B and rap, there’s a track for everyone to dance or vibe to.

 

1. Aluna & Tekno – Don’t Hit My Line

Venturing out of the afrobeat arena, Tekno lends his intoxicating energy and vocals to this fun EDM vibe. Jam to the infectious drum pattern and lively bass lines, as this dynamic pair, introduce the world to an eclectic blend of  EDM and afrobeats.

2. Nasty C – Jack

Reminiscing on his journey thus far and where he came from, Nasty C delivers a catchy flow on a rhythmic hip-hop beat. Alternating between a distinct rap cadence and symphonious melodies, Nasty C is definitely paving his own lane with his music.

3. Cassper Nyovest featuring Abidoza, Boohle – Siyathandana

Off the upcoming project ‘Sweet and Short 2.0′, Cassper Nyovest features Boohle and Adidoza to create a soulful and jazzy amapiano sound. Boohle delivers a mellifluous array of vocals on a catchy beat filled with sonic synths and jazzy percussive basslines.

4. Av – Big Thug Boys

Currently topping the charts in Ghana and Nigeria, Nigerian rising star Av’s ‘Big Thug Boys’ is creeping its way into the hearts of all. TikTok saw it first as many captions would read but truly, Av created a danceable tune that keeps us going with words inspired by his real life. Don’t forget to add to your library as well as this playlist. 

5. June Freedom – Melanin 

June on Melanin talks about the struggles of black skin. Off ‘Anchor Baby’ June Freedom brings the roots of his rich heritage to the forefront, fusing alt-pop, worldbeat, zouk, kizomba, hip-hop, and Afrosoul elements, he expresses his Cape Verdean American heritage through switching between English, Portuguese, Spanish and Kriolu lyrics.

6. Kwabena Kwabena – Kwadede

Legendary highlife artists Kwabena Kwabena injects a bit of love into the drill-dominated scene in Ghana with ‘Kwadede’. The classic love song talks about the subject of interest in an intense way—describing real-life desires and wants. The song takes you on a love boat ride and that’s what Kwabena Kwabena is known for. 

7. Skillz8figure featuring Blaqbonez, Drizilik & Enam – Self Luv

This feel-good single featuring songstress Enam was originally off Skillz’s latest project ‘After Dark’. On this newest remix, ‘Self Luv’ explores the pleasures and vibes of “Mary Jane” as a method of self-love. Track-assisted again by Enam along with Mr. Boombastic himself, BlaqBonez, and Drizilik, Self Luv is the uplifting jam punctuated by pure enjoyment vibes.

8. Tomi Thomas featuring Buju Banton – Hurricane 

Nigerian Afrofusion artist, Tomi Thomas comes through with this sweet melody off his 2020 EP Hopeless Romantic. Recruiting Jamaican reggae vanguard Buju Banton for the perfect feature, the duo tells the world a story of your classic femme fatale who leaves you devastated yet wanting more. The way Buju’s gruff vocals contrast with Tomi’s soothing voice over this classic reggaeton production is too much for my waist and I cannot count how many times I have replayed this song. You won’t be able to either.

9. Dinos featuring Laylow – Ciel Pleure

Cameroon-born Dinos and fellow French rapper Laylow serve up this sweet but melancholic track. The song “Ciel Pleure” translates to ‘The Sky is Crying’ is off Dinos’ third Album, Stamina. Dinos’ singing style rap matches Laylow’s high-pitched piercing vocals.  Gentle and intoxicating, Ciel Pleure is everything we would expect from this superb pairing at the top of the Parisian music scene.

10. Amindi – nwts

‘nwts’ is the latest offering from L.A.-based alternative R&B singer, ahead of her EP drop later this month. ‘nwts’ sees Amindi bragging about her self-made elevation. The lyrics detailing her glow-up float over a sprinkle of instrumentation assisted by an assertive bass line. The result? The surprisingly minimal production coupled with Amindi’s casual vocals make for a gentle yet irresistible groove.

 

On rotation is your weekly dose of musical geniuses to your library. Our editors update this playlist very frequently–so if you see something you like, add to your library.

 

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