Feature / July 16, 2021

Top Ten Tracks: Kevin Abstract, Syd, Planet Giza & more 16/7/21

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 Kevin Abstract celebrated his birthday with a collaboration with slowthai and $NOT and Belfast based rapper Dena Anuk$a came through with the vibes.


John Glacier Icing

Enigmatic London trailblazer John Glacier has shared ‘Icing’, the bubbling follow up to the astral single ‘If Anything’.


Another taster from her debut project SHILOH: Lost For Words, ‘Icing’ effortlessly blends her trademark poetic lyricism with club-tinged dreamscapes.

Cooks but we're Chefs Resting on Laurels

Dublin nine piece Cooks But We’re Chefs are back with a soul-cleansing jazz-fusion cut, ‘Resting on Laurels’.

Recorded independently over lockdown, it see siofra Nolan’s vocals coalesce beautifully with Methembe Thabani Mafu’s closing verse.


Lucy Blue Taxi Driver

There’s a certain je nais se quois to the vocal tones of Irish singer Lucy Blue. On ‘Taxi Driver’ Lucy cuts straight to the soul, with the kind of meditative melodies that are capable of silencing the busiest minds.


BADBADNOTGOOD Signal from the Noise

Canadian outfit BADBADNOTGOOD announced their new album with a new single titled ‘Signal from the Noise’.

The incredible video for the new track stars Steve Stamp, writer and star of the BBC’s sitcom People Just Do Nothing. A must watch.


Syd Fast Car

For as long as they’ve existed, cars have been a lynchpin in the most compelling song writing.

Featuring a stirring guitar solo and a cinematic bass line fit for a coming of age film, The Internet fronting singer Syd is enjoying life’s simple pleasures from the front seat in ‘Fast Car’.


Kevin Abstract Slugger Feat. $NOT & slowthai

Brockhampton frontman Kevin abstract celebrated his birthday with the release of ‘Slugger’.

The zany offering sees the singer rapper team up with Northampton spitter slowthai and $NOT.


Dena Anuk$a Boy Bye

Dena Anuk$a has vibes on tap and her latest effort ‘Boy Bye‘ sees her  unapologetic and sharp lyricism punctuate her effortless sound.


Planet Giza Out of Touch

Canada’s rap and alternative scene is in. the midst of a moment.

Treading a similarly groovy path to contemporaries like Lou Phelps and Kaytranada, Montreal trio Planet Giza cemented themselves as serious contenders with the release of their Don’t Throw Rocks at the Moon EP.

Today, they opened the next chapter with the buttery smooth ‘Out Of Touch’.


Mahalia Whenever You're Ready

A post-mortem on a contentious relationship, Mahalia’s ‘Whenever You’re Ready’ is the RnB songstress in her element.


Peach Tree Rascals & AG Club Popeye

Freewheeling alt-pop trailblazers and one of the west coast’s most exciting rap crews? Count us in!

On paper, the combination of Peach Tree Rascals and AG Club sounds appetising, but on ‘Popeye’ they exceed expectations, with their respective vocals and verses fitting smoother than a glove.

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