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, Jeshi and Obongjayar team up, Irish new comer Katie Phelan shares her sophomore single and Sourfruit return.
Photo: Kaite Phelan by Finn Harney
Cooks But We’re Chefs pay homage to the black and LGBTQ+ community that were integral to New York’s Studio 54 with four minutes of disco-inspired goodness.
Jeshi and Obongjayar are two of London’s most exciting inhabitants right now. Likewise, both have hugely anticipated debut albums on the horizon, so ‘Protein’ feels like the underground’s answer to the predator handshake meme.
Chicago shapeshifter keiyaA shares a smokey new cut.
Previewed in the trailer for the television adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends, Phoebe Bridger’s ‘Sidelines’ is the first solo single since 2020’s Punisher.
Staffed by Na-Kel Smith, BoofPaxkMooky and Cashcache!, SMOKE & MIRRORS is Eyedress at his spacey best.
Last year, London-based rapper and singer ATO quietly dropped one of 2021’s stand out EPs in SIDE A. This week, he’s teamed up with FLOHIO to breath new life into the shapeshifting, standout cut ‘no caroline’.
Dublin newcomer Katie Phelan’s sophomore single ‘Duvet Day’ is a warm hug when you need it most. Landing after the success of ‘For Good’, she’s proving to be a new local singer you need to know.
Canadian artist Night Lovell’s ‘Mr. Make Her Dance’ isn’t exactly a left turn, but it’s further proof that he’s perfected the art of dark, creeping rap.
Dublin-based group Sourfruit return from a hiatus with ‘COMES 2 U’, a jazz-infused, lovesick single that melds together their unique brand of rap, spoken word and accented melodies.
Marking his first single in two years, ‘Let’s Do It Again‘ is Jamie xx providing joyous summer anthems just in time for festival season.