Our recap of last month’s hottest new music.

Sami Huda rounds up the spring releases you need to know.

“There” by Chrome Daphne

Smooth and silky, “There” is the groovy R&B dance single released by Toronto-based duo Chrome Daphne. This song plays out like audible butter on toast, and captures a longing and desire for slowness. This is our summer jam of choice to enjoy by restless waves at dusk.

Performed by Chrome Daphne
Written by Ben Cherry and Chris Da Silva

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“For Myself” by Rachel Cousins
Release date: April 6, 2022

Hailing from the Atlantic coast of Canada, Rachel Cousins, a young new pop sensation, is making waves in the indie pop-music scene with her latest single “For Myself.” The anthemic tune puts an emphasis on self-importance and self-care and will put you in the groove to dance a step or two. 

Rachel’s impressive songwriting and soaring vocals have landed her music on CityTV’s “The Wedding Planners”, CBC’s Hudson” and “Wynonna Earp”. She has twice been awarded Pop Artist of the Year by MusicNL, and was a Top 10 finalist in CBC’s Searchlight competition. 

Written by Rachel Cousins, Jemuel Roberts, and Daniel Adams
Mixed by Josh Bowman Mastered by Bryan Lowe

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“Ala Beke” by EverythingOShaun

This masterfully produced afro/trap/drill record ties EverythingOShaun’s roots with the dominating drill sound in. It’s a real departure from what we’re used to hearing from the smooth-talking melodic Toronto artist. “Ala Beke,” which translates from Nigerian Ibo to mean “The white man’s land,” is a hard-hitting, bass-thumping single reminiscent of the sound patented by the late Pop-Smoke.

Written by Joseph Njoku and Krystofer Njoku
Produced by Xpress aka DJKP

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“Everwas” by Dayton James & Olive B

Dayton James and Olive B pair up for a moody and melancholic single that might have you writing a “Dear diary…” post about the one that got away. The duo seamlessly transition their voices over each other, creating a harmonic trance-like bop. We have a personal soft-spot for this track since Olive B performed with us in 2019.

Performed by Dayton James and Olive B
Written by Nicole Olivia Balsom, Robert Wauchope, Tremaine Dayton Robinson
Produced by Mainey and Bobby Love

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"Remember: good music gets you moving and grooving ‘til you’ve escaped the stresses of everyday life and a good DJ is the gatekeeper to that magical realm."

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