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, MOIO kicks off 2023 by coming out from behind the boards, Potter Payper returns and Ice Spice keeps up her momentum.
Image: MOIO by @louis_osullivan
PinkPantheress is proving to have one of the busiest pens in the game right now and she’s linked with Skrillex and Trippie Redd for the bouncy ‘Way Back’.
It’s Ice Spice’s world and we’re just living in it. The bronx rapper was one of 2022’s break out acts and she’s back with another street anthem ‘In Ha Mood’.
Having dived head first into the world of indie and punk last year, Finn Foxell is combining that world with his trademark smokey rap verses in ‘Red & Blue’.
One week out from their debut tape and Dublin rappers TraviS and Elzzz still aren’t compromising. On ‘F**K Off’ it’s loud and clear, if the money ain’t right don’t talk to them.
Ahead of his January 13 mixtape, Clavish drops ‘Traumatised’. It comes after he nabbed Mobo and GRM Daily award nominations and a top ten collaboration with D-Block Europe.
Curtisy and cillian join forces to rap over twinkling piano in the twilight zone on ‘7PM‘.
MOIO, the producer behind pretty much all of the Chamomile Record crew’s music to date, has stepped out from behind the boards. He’s kicking off 2023 as he means to go on with a sun-kissed anthem to blow away the January blues in ‘SUNBEAMING’.
Bawo caught our attention with his cutting feature on Louis Culture’s ‘7AM’. He’s continued in the same vein on the ponderous ‘Not Just Yet’.
Potter Payper is one of the most nimble rappers in the game right now. He’s wasted no time in getting back to it and on ‘Blame Brexit‘ he’s laying down a lyrical blueprint for trappers to blame geopolitics for the price of bricks.
Listeners have been on their hands and knees since ‘Rumble’ was teased on Fred Again..’s Boiler Room last year and now, he’s finally released it into the world.