Best Songs of The Week: ft. Channel Tres, REASON, and More [Playlist]
The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set features new music from REASON, cupcakKe, Channel Tres, Xavier Omar, Cleo Reed, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Fede Lng feat. Mojeaux and Byron The Aquarius - "Shaolin 808"
The title track of Fede Lng's new Shaolin 808 EP is a high-octane blast of drum machine funk and glimmering synths, tailormade for whenever we're allowed back on the dance floor.
Channel Tres - "Skate Depot"
Keeping at a relentless pace of releases, the latest from Channel Tres is a buoyant and infectious house-inflected roller funk gem that pays tribute to the LA artist's first job. Paired with a properly sunny clip, the audiovisual combo is the perfect escape for the house-locked blues and a righteous reminder that one can still safely go outdoors occasionally.
cupcakKe - "Elephant"
cupcakKe packs the punchlines into an 808-laced loosie.
The Twilite Tone - "Ancestors and Angels"
Following an unheralded string of major league assists (including production credits across the catalogs of Common, Kanye West, and Gorillaz, amongst others,) The Twilite Tone stepped out of the shadows with a solo release today for the first time in more than two decades. "Ancestors and Angels" is a neck-aching example of the producer's powers and just one of a handful of hard-hitting highlights from his new album The Clearing.
Caleb Giles - "No Difference"
Caleb Giles announces a follow-up to his stellar 2019 project, Under The Shade, with this murky and melancholic new single.
Insomnea and Keenyn Omari - "Get Back"
Insomnea and Keenyn Omari are a potent pairing on this synth-slicked selection from their new collaborative project, Intimate.
Xavier Omär feat. Mereba - "Like I Feel"
Ivory-flecked and immersive, the latest single from Xavier Omär is a cerebral shot of late-night R&B reverie.
Reason ft. Isaiah Rashad and JID - "Extinct"
REASON wrangles JID and TDE labelmate, Isaiah Rashad, for a booming and bottom-heavy selection from his newly released sophomore album, New Beginnings.