The NEXT Playlist: October 2021

Enjoy your monthly tracklist, courtesy of the NEXT team.

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Nue standing angled in a beige sleeveless tee against a beige background.

Feel It Now


Toronto rap meets ’80s classic Where Is My Mind in this genre-bending banger.

Three members of MUNA standing cheek to cheek.

Silk Chiffon

MUNA ft. Phoebe Bridgers

The typically melancholy Phoebe Bridgers features on this surprisingly upbeat sapphic summer jam.

Peter McPoland crouched down with his cheek resting on his right fist, against a red backdrop.

Shit Show

Peter McPoland

Clever lyrics over twangy acoustic guitar make this track perfect folk-pop.

Phife facing the camera, dressed all in black with a black baseball cap worn sideways, standing in front of a white brick wall.

French Kiss Trois

Phife Dawg ft. Illa J & Redman

Smooth old-school hip hop from the late Phife Dawg, former member of A Tribe Called Quest, with a connection to Montreal.

DijahSB in a red and black colour-blocked hoodie

Here to Dance

DijahSB ft. Mick Jenkins

Grooving and moving hip hop with jazz interludes that makes you dance the night away.

Saib standing in front of graffiti mural outside in a cap and open, grey button-down shirt

Sunset Glitter


From Moroccan producer Saib come dreamy lo-fi sounds that transport you to the Italian coast to soak up the remnants of summer.

Bakar sitting on a step in a stairwell.

Photo by Walid Labri.

The Mission


Layered sonics make the chorus of this hip-hop number about nepotism hit different.

Red-haired Genevieve Stokes looking up at the camera in a white blouse.

Surface Tension

Genevieve Stokes

With her arrestingly beautiful voice, rookie songbird Stokes shines in this floating folk-pop track.

Black and white photo of Charlotte Cardin with her head resting in her hand.

Photo by Jean Pierrot.

Back 2 Black (Yo Regreso a)

Charlotte Cardin, De La Ghetto

The Montreal jazz-pop chanteuse pays homage to Amy Winehouse with this seductive reggaeton mash-up.

Lala &ce making a heart outline with her hands.

Show Me Love

Lala &ce

A full Sade-vibe in this quietly compelling track from the emerging French rapper, guaranteed to get hips gently swaying.

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