Welcome to ‘Top 10 Tracks’, the essential weekly round-up of the best new music.
Lauren Auder teams up with a legendary guitarist in this week’s roundup, whilst Coops and Wesley Joseph provide reminders of why they are at the forefront of UK rap.
All hits, no filler.
Photo: Coops by Craig Hogan
Afro-Cuban, French twins Lisa-Kaindé AKA Ibeyi, announce their forthcoming new album Spell 31 with the release of ‘Sister 2 Sister‘.
Featuring 10 new songs, and guest appearances from Jorja Smith, Pa Salieu, BERWYN and more it’s shaping up to be a huge record.
Airing as Zane Lowe’s ‘World Record’, Orion Sun’s ‘dirty dancer’ is exercise in self-assessment that moves at its own pace.
The working week is nearly over, so do yourself a favour: grab a ice cold beverage, lock into ‘Chandler’ and float away into the weekend.
Anomaly Collective member Evan Miles is back with his first new music of 2022. Speaking on ‘Worry About You’, Miles says, “‘Worry About You’ is my first release of 2022 and with it, I’m experimenting a bit more and leaning into the more club-friendly production which I touched on in my previous release.”
The king of coke rap is back with the Ye and 88 Keys-produced ‘Diet Coke’.
Ahead of the full collaborative project Journal 01 (February 25), Cork producer Gaptoof and London spitter illiterate have shared the first taster. ‘Door Wide Open’. Wrestling with regret and misspent adolescence, the pair join forces on a cut that sounds like getting lost in the labyrinth of your own mind.
Aptly named, ‘The Kid Is Back’ sees one of London’s finest return after a two year hiatus with slick bars and a timeless sound.
Last year, Wesley Joseph shared one of our favourite debut projects in recent memory in ULTRAMARINE. Throughout the project he showcased his versatility, willingness to experiment and also his chemistry with British producer Leon Vynehall.
In his first release of the new year, the artist and director has again teamed up with Vynehall on ‘COLD SUMMER‘, with the self-directed visuals being shot in Kazakhstan.
In her first new piece of music in nearly a year, Lauren Auder returns with the militant slice of alt-pop featuring legendary guitarist Steve Vai.
In 2020, ‘Ting Tun Up‘ established Skiifall as one of rap’s most exciting new voices. It’s been non-stop action since then for the Canadian-based artist as he’s hopped on tracks with BADBADNOTGOOD and shared his debut project WOIIYOIE TAPES Vol. 1.
Now, he’s starting 2022 as he means to go on with a commanding new cut – ‘Bloodclarrt Business’.