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, Ballymun’s Bricknasty embark on a new journey, Loshh teams up with Obongjayar and Mac Wetha returns.
Photo: Bricknasty by fnati.c photography
Newdad are laying all their cards on the table in ‘ILY2′.
Ahead of Mac Wetha & Friends 2, which has a seriously impressive (unannounced) feature list, NiNE8’s Mac Wetha has shared a tender collaboration with close friend spill tab.
A glitchy, unfiltered rager, Actualacid’s ‘HALF TIME’ is an AI-generated fever dream for the doom-scrollers. Play this loud.
In his first new single since ‘Baby Crumbs’, F3miii recruits fellow Dublin resident Khakikid on ‘In My Head’.
Drogheda-based Nigerian-Irish rapper Offica has reimagined D’Banj’s watershed Afrobeats track ‘Oliver Twist‘ into a frenetic drill crossover – ‘O Di Dan Dan’.
This week, Tom Solo and Brién were recruited to breath new life into Rob De Boer’s ‘Costa’ and both remixes HIT.
Nia Archives is bookending an incredible summer with the Brazilian choir sampling ‘Baianá’. It marks the first solo single since her Forbidden Feelingz EP.
Having debuted the track in HÖR’s bathroom, our favourite new cross border collaborators have finally shared their long awaited collaboration ’Supa Natural’. It’s Side A of a 2 tracker that christens Sputnik’s new label – N-Face. The full release Supa Natural/Grafters drops October 18.
Ahead of his akọle EP which drops October 21, Loshh has teamed up with fellow trailblazer Obongjayar a progress check on ‘k’. Speaking on the track he says, “Blocking the noise of the world, of society, almost like another way of being tunnel vision towards your dreams, goals and aspirations, knowing that where you’re headed is better than where you once was before.”
Ballymun’s Bricknasty are the kind of act that love subverting expectations at every opportunity and their latest single is no different. ‘Ina Crueler’ lies somewhere between the brainfog of a King Krule record and sad soul music that pushes you to stay in bed all day. One for the rainy days.