Jonah Yano + BADBADNOTGOOD: Nervous

Japan-born, Toronto-based Jonah Yano connects with BADBADNOTGOOD on a track that’s a delightful and seamless combination of their styles. Yano’s raw and relatable lyrics float comfortably atop BBNG’s rainy instrumental—one that employs acid jazz and blues. “Cigarettes make me nervous,” Yano proclaims. And it all burns smoothly until the track slips into a psychedelic spiral around the two-minute mark. Afterward, it picks up right where …

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Genre-bending new tunes by some of our favorites this week

Collard: Hell Song From his debut album Unholy, “Hell Song” is a genre-bending jam by London-based Collard. With elements of rock, blues, funk and R&B, the track is hazy, sultry and full of Collard’s fiery falsetto. Produced by Zach Nahome, the song will appeal to Prince and D’Angelo fans—but Collard isn’t imitating either of them. Unholy is out 10 May and promises to be electrifying. …

Melodiesinfonie: Tropicololo

Incorporating various live instruments (flute, congas and more), Swiss producer Melodiesinfonie’s (aka Kevin Gabriel Wettstein) label debut, “Tropicololo,” is light and charismatic. There are obvious disco and world music influences, but he pulls from many other genres—from hip-hop to soul and electronic. Wettstein crafts infectious rhythms and impressive sets, which he’s toured and supplied to Soulection shows.