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RELEASE RADAR is here to give you the breakdown of the top singles, albums, and videos of the week, so you can head into your weekend with a new list of killer tunes.


Cat Delphi | "WOMAN"

The MOBO award-winning Cat Delphi returns with the title track off her upcoming EP, "WOMAN," belting out a ballad to womanhood.

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Gucci Mane, Bruno Mars & Kodak Black | "Wake Up in the Sky"

We didn't know we needed to hear Bruno Mars on a rap song until this track dropped. Backed by Gucci Mane and Kodak Black, it was destined for success.

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Caleb Hawley | "A Minute of Your Love"

Singer/songwriter/producer Caleb Hawley pairs raw, introspective lyrics with infectious beats in his latest single.

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Big Wild | "City of Sound"

Seasoned producer and composer Big Wild incorporated his signature dance-inducing beats into a new experimental pop track.

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Pasha | Right This Time

Pasha - Right This Time (feat. Soul Gem)

In the video for "Right This Time," we follow Pasha through a typical day in the life of a Norwegian/Iranian rapper.

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Satellite Mode | Kissing In Photographs

Satellite Mode - Kissing in Photographs (Official Music Video)

NYC indie outfit Satellite Mode uses funky animations to explore what they call "surface level love" in their latest video.

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Offended By Everything | Evergreen

Pop punk outfit Offended By Everything return with a catchy EP. "Evergreen is our own blend of former and current Pop Punk," said guitarist Jarrett Adolf. It's something extremely personal to all of us, but we also wanted to create something that any fan of the genre would want to jam [to]."

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gnash | we

Singer/songwriter/producer gnash is back with the much-anticipated follow up to his 2016 EP with we, his first full-length album. His carefully crafted combination of modern beats and classic instrumentals was well worth the wait.

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mona on the radio - Hi, I'm Mona [Official Music Video]

Mona On The Radio just released his debut single and music video, called "Hi, I'm Mona," basically an introduction to Mona, who says the project came about "to cheer myself up after I told this girl I loved her but she didn't say it back."

Imagine, if you will, Post Malone channeling the musical aesthetic of Liberace and you'll have an inkling of Mona's stylistic slant. It's pure, unadulterated bubblegum hip-hop, meaning equal parts pop, R&B, and hip-hop flavored with comic book melodic influences and a Hubba Bubba trap beat pulsing on a subterranean bassline and a Thor-like kick drum.

Sounds blasphemous, right? Like Jesus rapping about guns, drugs, and bitches. Nope! Actually, it's off the chain excellent. Mona's delivery, cadence, and content are beyond awesome. His soft, affluent tones ooze the perfect amount of laconicism and nastily tight droll timbres.

"Hi, I'm Mona" opens with tinkling nursery rhyme synths leading into a throbbing trap groove. The synths shimmer, ascending and descending in gauzy wisps of penetrating colors, as Mona's indulgent voice raps overhead. Juxtaposing aromas of trap muscularity and glittery bubblegum permeate the tune with totally antithetical textures that, somehow, fuse into an infectious hip-hop sound, nuanced, decorative, yet thrumming with delicious energy.

Shot in beau coup shades of pink because, as Mona says, "I realllyyyyy like penne rose," the video was directed by Mona's little sister, Alexia. Explaining the video, Mona says, "I hired a bunch of dancers for the video, but never really had an idea so I just asked my little sister what she would do because she's weird and I'm weird. I kept the dancers because they were already paid for, lol."

Frankly, Alexia has it going on as a director. A montage of shots ranging from family portraits to gyrating dancers to Mona covered in whipped cream imbues the video with intimacy, remarkable charm, and quaint eccentricity.

"Hi, I'm Mona" has it all: flamboyance, a smooth, contagious hip-hop vibe, and of course, Mona. The music and the video are cap-a-pie lit.


Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.