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, Dublin’s F3miii is crooning his way out of adolescence, while Elzzz goes on a solo mission and Flo Milli swaps trap for club sounds.
It’s all hits, no filler.
Photo credit: Flo Milli by Scrill Davis
Crooning from the security of the back seat, Tiana Major9 invites Smino for an ode to shared understanding
Belfast’s Robocobra Quartet release their first new track in three years and announce their forthcoming album with ‘Heaven’.
Gliders co-founder Elzzz goes on a solo mission on the ominous ‘Aii’.
Dublin band Cable Boy’s cut ‘Useful Gift’ is a soft soother that sounds like a head massage became sentient and started playing dream rifts.
Mura Masa, PinkPantheress, Uzi and ShyGirl are pulling from the past (3 Of a Kind), in their attempts to create the future.
Kildare singer April has her head in the clouds on ‘Hotel’.
Partly inspired by one of her frequent flights from Ireland to London, the new single sees the Kildare native reflect on her own relationships and reexamines them through imagined scenarios.
Flowing over a series of club-indebted breaks, Flo Milli swaps bombastic trap for nocturnal stuttering on ‘PBC’.
Denzel Curry recruits slowthai on a drum n bass indebted scorcher.
The path path to self discovery is rarely a smooth one and Deb Never is on a grungy hike to find freedom on ‘Crutches’. Speaking on the track, Deb says, “I wrote this song 2 years ago when I felt like my life was moving really fast but I was still mentally and physically in a shitty place,” recalls Deb. “‘Crutches’ is a metaphor for my anxieties and all the debilitating things that hold me back from feeling free.”
Dublin’s F3miii is coming of age in the sugar-coated ‘With U’. One for the love-sick, late night overthinkers.