From Dua Lipa to the Misfits: The ninety-eighth LA Weekly playlist, reviewing the musicians that we’ve been writing about all week, is live now. There’s electronic music from OddKidOut, hip-hop from Coi Leray and Nicki Minaj, pop from Clay and Dua Lipa, punk from the Misfits and Koffin Kats, and so much more.

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Clay Takes Shape

Clay (Kanya Iwana)

From Dua Lipa to the Misfits

Also this week:

Print star Clay told us of the song “Orange” that, It’s funny because a lot of people tell me that song helped them get through their break-up. That’s amazing and it’s how art should be, that everyone has their own interpretation of it. I remember standing somewhere on the West Side watching the sun set, and the whole sky lit up this orange color. I had just been listening to the radio and hearing his ranting and raging. I had to turn it off and I was like, ‘Damn, will I always associate the color orange with this man?’ That concept came to me, so we wrote a song about it. Then during the election, I decided to revive the song and use it as a platform to specifically raise money through merchandise.”

In “Not Another DJ,” OddKidOut said of new single “Cinema,” “I love this record so much. So Marhly sent me the acapella and I actually produced the record around it. Kind of backward, but I enjoy working that way, to be honest. I also made the demo version of the track in the back of an hour-long Uber ride. Just had my computer and headphones and I banged out at least 80% of what the record sounds like now. I love that because it promotes what I always say, ‘You don’t need a bunch of expensive stuff to make good music!’”

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