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, the Narolane Don, God Knows returns, The Weeknd opens a new chapter and two of our favourite rising acts join forces.
It’s all hits, no filler.
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We premiered the visuals for Ahmed, With Love.’s new video for ‘Full Plate’ earlier this week on the site.
Visuals aside (which are great), the song is a certified head nodder that sees two of Dublin’s most charismatic rising rappers join forces.
Drogheda has become a hot bed for talent in recent years. A92 broke out with their Plugged In freestyle at the tail of of 2020 and it appears that Wendy Godfrey is next up on the city’s creative conveyor belt.
The singer’s blend of pop and afro swing on ‘Venus’ is the perfect accompaniment to ease you into the weekend.
We’re always quick to click on new Jorja Smith and her latest collaboration with GuiltyBeatz is a skippy return following the release of her recent project Be Right Back.
When two of the most exciting rising acts of the past two years linked up on ‘Stuck’ we couldn’t tap in quick enough.
Rachel Chinouriri’s soul-cleansing vocals accentuate a slew of paradoxical one-liners [“In a home but still feel homeless”] from KAM-BU that highlight the messiness of being stuck in a thankless relationship.
It’s been a minute since Tierra Whack’s last full project. In the meantime, the Philly native has been drip feeding a myriad of different sounds and the latest release has an eye on the return of clubs.
‘Walk The Beat’ is a bouncing cut for people with a taste for the finer things in life.
With weather reports looking optimistic for the forthcoming week, Irish RnB starlet Tomike has blessed us with a track for the top down summer drives.
Produced by London based artist and BBC 1Xtra podcast and music producer
Sudders, ‘It’s Like’, embraces the feeling of being head over heels as it goes full throttle towards the sunset.
In a new interview with GQ, the Weeknd said his next record is “the album [he’s] always wanted to make” and if ‘Take My Breath‘ is anything to go by we’re in for a treat. The light, disco-infused single is his first since ‘After Hours’ and looks to open a new chapter for the Canadian star.
TDE fans are finally eating after months of silence. Last week, Isaiah Rashad dropped his long-awaited The House Is Burning and he’s now hopped on label mate Zacari’s ‘Rainy Day’ with Buddy.
Riding aquatic synths with the class of an experienced captain on choppy waters, the trio’s natural chemistry is in full focus on the collaborative effort.
Jeshi is having a great year. His collaboration with Vegyn for ‘I See You Sometimes‘ is up there for us as one of the best songs this year and he’s maintaining his momentum with the release of ‘Sick’.
Lamenting years of drug abuse and the claustrophobia of the inner city through his pixelated vocal textures, Jeshi is at his whit’s end.