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Feature / September 16, 2022

Top Ten Tracks: Kelela, Fred Again.., Mavi & more 16/9/22

Welcome to ‘Top 10 Tracks’, the essential weekly round-up of the best new music.

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, Evan Miles comes through with meditative magic, SELLO gears up for his debut project and Mavi taps up Monte Booker on ‘ Baking Soda’.

Kelela – Photo credit: Yasser Abubeker

10.

Mavi Baking Soda

Ahead of his support slot in Europe with IDK, Mavi teams up with Monte Booker for a rickity head nodder.

9.

Mura Masa up all week

Mura Masa reconnects with slowthai on ‘up all week‘ after the pair solidified their winning partnership on ‘Doorman’ and ‘Deal Wiv It

8.

SELLO Mia Khalifa

SELLO season is in full swing. With his first tape in the crosshairs, he’s let off the handbrake on ‘Mia Khalifa’.

7.

Elaine Mai, MuRli Ready

Ahead of All Together Now, MuRli and Elaine Mai teamed up to create a new track that was debuted at the festival. Now, the swirling electronic ‘Ready’ is out in the world.

6.

D*mp at the end! Feat. Saoirse Miller, téga

D*mp is searching for clarity on the mazey, coded spoken word cut ‘at the end!’ which features contributions from fellow up and comers Saorise Miller and téga.

5.

dexter Vexed

Crafted in the heat of the moment, ‘Vexed’ continues dexter’s garage-inspired streak of non-stop earworms.

4.

Evan Miles Presence

Quintessential meditative goodness from Anomaly Collective producer Evan Miles. Perfect for post summer blues.

3.

Fred Again.. Danielle (smile on my face)

This week Fred Again.. announced a European tour and the forthcoming release of  his new album Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022), the final in his trilogy.

Ahead of its October 28 drop, Fred shared ‘Danielle (smile on my face)’ which samples the acapella of 070 Shake’s ‘Nice To Have’.

2.

Loyle Carner Nobody Knows (Ladas Road)

In his third single ahead of Hugo, Loyle Carner wades through a sea of emotions before finding resolution in ‘Nobody Knows (Ladas Road)’.

1.

Kelela Washed Away

Landing via Warp Records, Kelela’s ‘Washed Away’ announces her long-awaited return after going ghost for a while.

“I love a banger, but for the first point of contact out of my hiatus, it felt more honest to lead with an ambient heart-check,” Kelela says.

Follow our playlist on Spotify Hit the link to hear all the inclusions plus extras in one place.