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First Spin: The Week’s Best New Dance Tracks From Dawn Richard, Kaytranada, Purple Disco Machine & More

The ever-evolving Dawn Richard announced a new album, Second Line, is headed our way this spring, and with lead single “Bussifame,” she didn’t just give us a first taste — she served up a whole damn buffet. “She better do it luxe, you getting the heat,” begins Richard as she goes on a hip-house tear, riding the rhythm with ease while remaining sharp in her delivery. She’s cocky and she’s earned it: In case you haven’t noticed, “I been giving you hits,” she declares. “I second line on you h-es, making new ways/ That’s what we do babe, we do it our way.”

“Bussifame” is about letting your body follow the groove, but it’s a catchy confidence booster as well if you need it. In a press release, Richard herself calls Second Line a “movement to bring pioneering Black women in electronic music to the forefront.” Watch the Richard-directed “Bussifame” video above. Dare you not to dance. — KRYSTAL RODRIGUEZ

Kaytranada, “Caution”

At this point, you just know a Kaytranada song as soon as it graces your ears. The Canadian producer premiered his latest single “Caution” earlier this week (Feb. 17) on TikTok as part of the platform’s Black History Month celebration. At two-and-a-half minutes long, it’s short and sweet, almost like an interlude, but even in that brief space Kaytra has created a cozy, chill, house party-like atmosphere with energetic vocal chops and that clean, telltale groove. A looping instrumental, “Caution” is designed for vibing for as long as you can nod your head. — K.R.

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