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The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week ft. Kamaiyah, Kimbra, Jaime Woods and More

With appearances from Ivan Ave, Pell and Yung Lean

Welcome to the end of a rather quiet week in music. Creeping towards the end of the year, the slowdown was inevitable, but there’s still plenty of heat to keep you warm as the weather turns to a seasonal low.

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Kamaiyah, reigning queen of The Bay, came through with a stellar surprise mixtape, while Norvis Junior continued his relentless assault with yet another new project, while Yung Lean turned in a hauntingly compelling sad-boy special with his latest full-length. The singles rotation was just as potent: between Kimbra‘s hypnotic knock, Jaime Woods‘ heavenly lilt and Sampa The Great‘s buoyant, spiritual swing, there’s no shortage of fine frequencies to carry you into this weekend.

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You can hear a full recap of the week in singles and deep album cuts in the latest installment of The Round-Up below.

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