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, Isaiah Rashad shares one more song before his hotly anticipated album, Denzel Himself keeps his hot streak going and Lucy Tun came through with a drill-indebted lullaby pop anthem.
Raw, frenetic and swimming in distortion, Sam Akpro’s ‘Drift’ is a charged up whirlwind of a track that pulls from punk, lofi and grunge.
It’s been almost a year since Burner Records co-founder Marcus Woods dropped his debut album, but the Dublin producer is back with a steely and at times aquatic new collaboration with Peter Bark.
‘Amerlux’s nocturnal chords and granular piano chords are accentuated by the naturalistic pulses and rattles that ground the track.
Pivoting from her electronic alias LCYTN to releasing music under her own name, Lucy Tun has come through with a drill-indebted lullaby pop anthem in the shape of ‘Monarchy’.
British-Ghanaian artist, producer and DJ Juls gathered three of British music’s most innovative rappers for the dance-inducing ‘Wicked’.
Landing ahead of his forthcoming debut album Sounds Of My World , ‘Wicked’ looks set to soundtrack summer motives.
A week from his next full length album, Isaiah Rashad invited Doechii and Kal Banx for laid-back southern-inspired cut.
A pick from our recent ten rising Irish producers you need to know feature, Rhoshi is proving time and again he’s one of the country’s most exciting producers.
‘KRU.SSH’ finds its power in its bitcrushed vocals and razor sharp metallic synths.
Following his collaboration with Lord Apex, London-based rapper Denzel Himself is continuing. his rich vein of form ahead of his MTV EP out on July 30.
Fresh from a feature on ‘Rise‘ on Tyler, The Creator’s Call Me If You Get Lost, DAISY WORLD is back with ‘SUNDOWN’. Finding momentum in the second half of the cut, DAISY is etching her name on prospective ones to watch lists.
Melodic croons make way for a drum and bass break on ‘no caroline’ that sees ATO pour out his soul on a closing verse that gets better with each repeat listen.
The video is a must watch too.
There’s few more soul-cleansing experiences than a James Blake falsetto and the singer, producer and instrumentalist announced his forthcoming album Friends That Break Your Heart with the release of ‘Say What You Will’, a track that cuts straight to the soul.
Of the single, James says, “The song is about finding peace with who you are and where you’re at regardless of how well other people seem to be doing. Comparison really is the thief of joy.”