Feature / March 5, 2021

Heaters: Wesley Joseph, Tyler, The Creator & Charli XCX

Welcome to ‘Top 10 Tracks’, the essential weekly round-up of the best new music.

Welcome to ‘Top 10 Tracks’, the essential weekly round-up of the best new music.

At the end of each week, we curate a collection of must listens to keep you in the loop. Ranging from rappers in the Emerald Isle to boundary-pushing, experimental producers and everything in between, we’ve got you sorted.

This week’s edition sees a bouncy offering from Ireland’s resident rager, a new supergroup headed by Charli XCX and the first cut from Anderson Paak. and Bruno Mar’s joint album.

Wesley Joseph Thrilla

Wesley Joseph has a hand in everything he does. The multi-hyphenate directs his own videos, often produces his own work and ‘Thrilla’ highlights his ability to work across mediums in his captivating world building.

It’s no exaggeraton to call the track a journey. Growing in intensity, the production provides an otherworldly ambience as it builds to a powerful crescendo.

Emotional Oranges Body & Soul Feat. Biig Piig

Biig Piig rarely misses.

Her latest collaboration with LA-based Emotional Oranges giving us huge summer vibes despite the frosty lyrics.

Denzel Curry, Kenny Beats UNLOCKED 1.5

One of hip hop’s most dynamic duo’s are back with a reworking of their blockbuster Dilla inspired tape. UNLOCKED 1.5 sees their dusty hip hop offerings twisted and warped with inspired features from Arlo Parks, Smino and more.

Miller Blue Me, Myself & I Feat. Ahwlee

Smoky jazz-rap goodness courtesy of Miller Blue.

One for the introverts.

Modern Modern Life London Wants You There

Frank Colucci captures the magnetic pull of the capital’s nightlife on an emotive offering.

Bruno Mars & Anderson Paak. Leave The Door Open

Last week, Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak. announced their forthcoming joint album as ‘Silk Sonic’. Following the world’s collective cheers they’ve released the first taster ‘Leave The Door Open’.

Twinkling keys, patient percussion, the potential for love and not to mention their natural chemistry is a winning formula. Hook it into our veins.

No Rome, Charli XCX, The 1975 Spinning

The newest ‘supergroup’ on the block has No Rome, Charli XCX and The 1975 joining forces for ‘Spinning’.

Though these sort of groups can often feel forced or manufactured, this trifecta is speaking the same sweet pop language.

Kojaque No Hands

Kojaque is three for three with new singles ahead of his debut album.

No Hands‘ is his most personal cut to date, one he’s been playing at shows for years and for eager fans it’s finally got the treatment it deserves. NB be sure to watch the incredible video.

Samuel Organ Default Feat. Dazey

A guitarist in experimental jazz group The Physics House Band, Samuel Organ has stepped out to centre stage with a meditative solo effort ‘Default‘ featuring Dazey.

If you ever wondered what letting your mind wander sounded like then look no further.

Tyler, The Creator Tell Me How

A couple weeks ago Tyler, The Creator soundtracked a Coca Cola commercial and today he’s officially released the wacky cut and it goes.

KhakiKid STFU Feat. TrippyThaKid

Good Buzz Collective’s resident rager KhakiKid is back with ‘STFU’.

Lasting less than two minutes long and sitting somewhere between the bounce of Channel Tres and the rhythmic quips of duckwrth, it’s an exciting turn from the spitter.

Japanese Breakfast Be Sweet

Glistening 80s inspired synthpop from Japanese Breakfast. Bonus points for the X-Files inspired music video.

Michelle Zauner spoke about the track saying “After spending the last five years writing about grief, I wanted our follow up to be about joy. For me, a third record should feel bombastic and so I wanted to pull out all the stops for this one. I wrote ‘Be Sweet’ with Jack Tatum from Wild Nothing a few years ago. I’ve been holding onto it for so long and am so excited to finally put it out there.”

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