While for many, the holidays mean time spent with family and loved ones, they also spell a slowdown in otherwise perennial stream of new music releases. Take a moment to enjoy some of the last new tracks of what has been a very, very long year.

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J. Cole – “4 Your Eyez Only”

FOR THOSE WHO: have been waiting for him to drop this for quite some time. It’s here, now sit back and enjoy.

InClose Candy

FOR THOSE WHO: are in dire need for a(n) interstellar album to sonically take them away from the realities of their lives. Get lost in this galactic disco inspired album and get your soulful groove on.


FOR THOSE WHO: are looking to get rid of the excess anxieties, and need a powerful, heavy, hearty, hard-hitting-synth’d out and well sung ballad to soundtrack their headstrong decisions. (If WOODKID had a musical daughter).

Shiba San – “Up & Down” EP

FOR THOSE WHO: are looking to put aside any & all responsibilities of the next day and get down and dark in a random basement around 4:15AM.

DominiqueBottled Up

FOR THOSE WHO: are still looking for a danceable, singable pop and groovefest to jam to in their car.

Golden Coast – Golden Coast EP

FOR THOSE WHO: are searching far and wide for an album that only brings light, love, happiness, smiles, and feel-good vibes.

DJ Fresh, Diplo, R. City, Selah Sue & Craig David – “Bang Bang”

FOR THOSE WHO: have been counting down the damn years until Selah Sue and Diplo finally met and realized a collaboration was an imperative. Not to mention, this dancehall, reggae, and pop fusion is featuring none other than Craig David. What have we done to deserve this madness? Oh right, we survived 2016, we definitely deserve this.

G-Eazy – “Vengeance On My Mind”

FOR THOSE WHO: Are awaiting the return of Ronda Rousey. G-Eazy’s new track dropped at the same time as, and is featured in, a full-length trailer promoting the former champion’s return to the UFC after a 13 month hiatus. We hope this one helps you fight your own battles out there.