It’s AFTR PRTY Radio Week 11! This week we’ve brought you a relatively mellow collection of highlights, including a joint effort from MadeinTYO and Toro y Moi, a brand new Hope Tala single, a standout song and video from Tora, a (slight) throwback collaboration from Blxst and Bino Rideaux, and a single from Brooklyn drill artist Woo Reyz. Subscribe to the weekly playlist here!
“Money Up (feat. Toro y Moi) MadeinTYO
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MadeinTYO is back with his second second single of the year. These tracks mark the first songs we’ve recieved from MadeinTYO since he dropped Sincerely, Tokyo in 2018. On this latest track, the LA rapper joins forces with chillwave synth-pop producer and singer-songwriter Toro Y Moi. Though this may seem a somewhat unlikely duo at first glance, this is actually not their first point of contact: Toro sampled MadeinTYO for a track (“New House”) on his 2019 album Outer Peace. On “Money Up,” MadeinTYO brings his laid backflow to synth-heavy production courtesy of Toro, who even hops in for his own verse towards the latter half of the song.
“All My Girls Like to Fight” by Hope Tala
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West Londoner Hope Tala just released her latest single “All My Girls Like to Fight,” which stands as an exciting precursor to her upcoming sophomore EP, Girl Eats Sun. This is her first track since the release of her breakout EP Sensitive Soul in August of 2019. “Lovestained” was a shoe-in for the song of last summer, and it’s looking like “All My Girls Like to Fight” is a major contender for our favorites list this fall. In typical style, the alternative R&B artist displays direct Latin musical influence—her airy voice punctuated by dramatic strings and bouncy percussion.
“Pisonia Prologue” by Tora
We actually have a second London-based alternative R&B artist for y’all this week. On “Pisonia Prologue,” Tora’s alluring vocals—with perfectly balanced harmonies—put her in a lane of her own. The video for the track is something of a digital collage that utilizes all the different types of cameras prevalent in the age of mass surveillance. Her only tracks to date are those included on her singular five-song EP, Cavalier, which has left us eagerly awaiting for more.
“Bacc Home” by Blxst and Bino Rideaux
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“Bacc Home” is the kickoff single for LA-based duo Blxst and Bino Rideaux’s joint project, Sixtape, a standout collection of (you guessed it) six tracks. Without fail, these two artists always bring us honest, no-nonsense R&B. The tape is from 2019, but we couldn’t help but show some love to these AFTR PRTY favorites.
“No Choo Zone (feat. Sleepy Hallow)” by Woo Reyz
Woo Reyz is easily one of the more mysterious figures on the Brooklyn drill scene: we couldn’t even find a photo of him for this post. What we do know is that he’s been collaborating with both Sleepy Hallow and Sheff G, that he’s clearly a Woo rapper, and that we love the guitar riff on this track.