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An artful Tierra Whack video by Alex Da Corte, house music from Tkay Maidza, Earl Sweat's collaboration with Mavi and more this week

Tierra Whack: Dora It comes as no surprise to Tierra Whack fans that her latest release, “Dora,” provides an off-kilter, playful and captivating listen. Her first solo single since 2019’s “Unemployed,” the song comes accompanied by visuals from conceptual artist Alex Da Corte. Pulling plenty of inspiration (and some characters) from Sesame Street—which Whack has cited as an influence before—the video enthralls viewers with bold …

Tkay Maidza: 24k

Tkay Maidza’s upbeat “24k” appears on the Australian artist’s newest EP, Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2. An electronic, infectious house tune, it comes accompanied by a Nicholas Muecke-directed video that matches Maidza’s energy, pairing dimly lit dance scenes in boxing rings with fisheye lensed performances in warehouses. The third installment of her Last Year Was Weird series is due next year.

Tkay Maidza: Tennies

“Tennies” is one of those bangers that grabs listeners from the very first listen and doesn’t let go. Maidza’s flow—a little reminiscent of M.I.A, Santigold and Rye Rye—is so effortless and the production from crossover producer Salva is the perfect complement. Designed with the dance floor in mind, this track simply crushes it in the club. One tip: when listening to it, turn the volume …