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, cbakl takes a trip to Yorkshire, Ab-Soul links with Zacari for a tear-jerker and Nxworries make their long-awaited return.
All hits, no filler.
Photo credit: Nxworries via Stones Throw
Drogheda-based rapper 1k3 is mulling over heartbreak on ‘IDK (I Don’t Know)’.
April’s ‘See Through‘ is a cosmic standout on her Starlane mixtape.
Genesis Owusu is the kind of artist that keeps listeners on their toes. It’s a pointless exercise trying to guess where he’ll head next. ‘Get Inspired’ is a zany and unpredictable adrenaline shot sure to cure any brain fog.
Filmore! flipped conventional wisdom on its head throughout his Dublin Fringe installation and he’s keeping that energy on the rage-fuelled ‘F**K Em Up’.
Chamomile Records’ artist Monjola comes through with the soundtrack for everyone who says “Doc Martens are comfortable once you break them in.” Cap.
Following a collaboration with Hare Squead‘s Lilo Blues, SOBER SEVEN is refining his sugar sweet sound on ‘QUARTZ WEEKEND’.
It’s a Yorkshire to Ireland link up on ‘No Love To Give’. Portrush’s cbakl comes through with drill-influenced production that makes the perfect foundation for Chiedu Oraka and Rouk3n.
Contemplative and chilling, Ab-Soul’s ‘Do Better’ is the TDE artist searching for peace in a turbulent world.
An LSDXOXO-produced Kelela song is just as good as it sounds. It follows the majestic ‘Washed Away’, which ended her hiatus.