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
Ahead of his support slot in Europe with IDK, Mavi teams up with Monte Booker for a rickity head nodder.
Mura Masa reconnects with slowthai on ‘up all week‘ after the pair solidified their winning partnership on ‘Doorman’ and ‘Deal Wiv It‘
SELLO season is in full swing. With his first tape in the crosshairs, he’s let off the handbrake on ‘Mia Khalifa’.
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.
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.
Crafted in the heat of the moment, ‘Vexed’ continues dexter’s garage-inspired streak of non-stop earworms.
Quintessential meditative goodness from Anomaly Collective producer Evan Miles. Perfect for post summer blues.
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’.
In his third single ahead of Hugo, Loyle Carner wades through a sea of emotions before finding resolution in ‘Nobody Knows (Ladas Road)’.
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.