Welcome to ‘Top 10 Tracks’, the essential weekly round-up of the best new music.
At the end of each week, we count down the ten essential new tracks you need in your rotation. Ranging from rappers in the Emerald Isle to boundary-pushing, experimental producers and everything in between, it’s all hits, no filler.
This week, Robert Glasper shares a track with a rare posthumous feature from Mac Miller, Jordan Adetunji is in his bag and Lil Yachty finally drops the official release of ‘Poland’.
All hits, no filler.
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4AD resident Tkay Maidza invites Buttermilk Jesus AKA JPEGMAFIA for a reworking of ‘High Beams’.
Earlier this week, Robert Glasper shared a glimpse into his Black Radio III: Supreme Edition which lands today. ‘Therapy pt. 2′ features a posthumous appearance from Mac Miller.
Mac Miller’s estate gave its blessing for the release of the song saying: “We’re honored to share this beautiful song that Malcolm created with Robert Glasper with the world. Anyone that followed Malcolm’s career closely is already aware of the respect he held for Robert’s work. The song is the product of the friendship the two shared and perfectly encapsulates the musical gifts of both Malcolm and Robert.”
Coming like an extraterrestrial lean-sipper inter-railing through Europe, Lil Yachty is bringing the Wock to Poland on his latest release.
London-based shapeshifter Ojerime is keeping her circle tight on ‘Keep It Lo’ which lands alongside her latest EP Bad Influence.
Now this is a link up we’re excited about. Azekel joins forces with Kojey Radical and anaiis on a patient cut that meditates on love and masculinity.
Belfast’s Jordan Adetunji has spent the last few years exploring a myriad of sounds. It feels as though he’s found the sweet spot in ‘Insecure (Love Yourself), a song that shares DNA with the heartfelt croons of Juice WRLD.
“It’s big fucking MIKE”.
It’s always a good day when MIKE drops. ‘nuthin i can do is wrng‘ doesn’t break new ground for the rapper. It follows the same mazy, soul-sampled formula that pushed him to the fore. However, it’s another step towards becoming the undisputed master of the sound.
D*mp is searching for meaning in the wee hours on ‘MIDNIGHT SUN.’ Breaks, spoken word and distant vocals coalesce in a thought-provoking single ahead of his forthcoming EP.
Liv.e’s new release is a walking paradox, and we’re here for it. Breaks and spectral shrieks make for a track that’s laidback and unsettling all at once.