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Feature / August 5, 2022

Top Ten Tracks: Maxo, bLAck pARty, KAYTRANADA 5/8/22

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, Childish Gambino and bLAck pARty head to the beach, KAYTRANADA revives a killer partnership and LOLA and Iglooghost showcase their chemistry.

Image Credit: bLAck pARty by @vidrio_film

10.

Walshy Long Time

Gliding over an instrumental that sounds like sinking into the sofa before a trip, Dublin’s Walshy has returned with one for the summer evenings.

9.

Isatta Sheriff Window Thoughts Feat. Koralle & Lex Amor

The second single from her forthcoming EP Eat The Kiwi Skin, ‘Window Thoughts’ is Isatta Sheriff at her reflective best.
Speaking on the track, she says, “While listening to the melodies I began to imagine myself staring into space at my kitchen window, and reflecting on various elements of my musical journey.  I ended up purposefully going down to that window and allowing those thoughts to materialise, so that they would flow into lyrics and eventually become Window Thoughts.”
8.

LOLA Back

Iglooghost provides a pulse for the future-facing pop from LOLA on ‘Back’.

7.

Meechy Darko On God

Ahead of his debut solo album, Flatbush Zombies’ Meechy Darko shared ‘On God’ which features production from Fools Gold president A-Trak and bars from none other than Gary, Indiana’s Freddie Gibbs. It’s just as good as you’d imagine.

6.

Rainy Miller Misery is as Misery Does

Preston’s Rainy Miller announced his sophomore album with the release of the cathartic ‘Misery is as Misery Does‘.

5.

KAYTRANADA Twin Flame Feat. Anderson .Paak

There’s few pairings who can guarantee a vibe quite like KAYTRANADA and Anderson .Paak. ‘Twin Flame’ follows up their team up in 2016 ‘GLOWED UP’.

4.

Mall Grab Patience Feat. Nia Archives

Mall Grab is spreading his wings on his debut album. Having already dominated the club circuit, the Australian producer is moving into unchartered territory with a number of tracks. ‘Patience’ recruits the soulful vocals of nu-jungle shapeshifter Nia Archives for a cut that shares DNA with vapour wave’s delicate temperament.

3.

bLAck pARty I Love You More Than You Know Feat. Childish Gambino

A proven partnership, Childish Gambino and bLAck pARty have reconvened on for a serene walk down the shoreline on ‘I Love You More Than You Know’.

2.

Actress, Mount Kimbie, Kai Campos AZD SURF

The first new music from Actress since 2020, ‘AZD SURF’ sees the producer join forces with Mount Kimbie’s Kai Campos for a pixelated journey through digital space.

1.

Maxo 48 Feat. Pink Siifu

Production from Madlib, a feature from Pink Siifu and heady bars from Maxo – his first solo release since 2019 is worth the wait.

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