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Feature / July 30, 2021

Top Ten Tracks: Mount Kimbie, Mall Grab & more 30/7/21

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 Mount Kimbie celebrate the anniversary of their classic albums with a new release and Irish rapper Malaki links up with Cork producer J a r J a r J r.

10

Mall Grab Love Reigns

Summer pumper from Mallgrab ahead of his debut album.

9

Malaki Head Highs Feat. J a r J a r J r

In a collaboration that makes too much sense, Malaki has teamed up with Cork production wizard J a r J a r J r for ‘Head Highs’.

The jazzy cut sees Malaki rap at a walking pace over a smooth and sensual instrumental, with the single marking the follow up to his powerful track ‘The Riddler’.

Sharing DNA with the jazz-influenced rap of contemporaries like Kojaque, the rapper and poet is showcasing his versatility and returning to a similar style that we were introduced to on ‘Fair Play’.

8

JVCK JAMES Basement Feat. Knucks

Breathing new life into a track from his JOYRIDE EP, East Londoner JVCK JAMES has invited one of the capital’s busiest rappers, in Knucks for a velvety remix.

Speaking on the track, JVCK JAMES said, ““I wanted to link up with artist KNUCKS on the “Basement” remix. Not only is he one
of the coldest rappers in the UK, but he also loves to mix modern sounds with nostalgic soul and R&B”

7

Downtown Kayato Hello World

Hints of RnB and Dnb-inspired breaks coalesce in Hull-based upstart Downtown Kayato’s ‘Hello World’.

 

6

Olivia Dean Cross My Mind

A soul-cleansing cut coming from Olivia Dean’s Growth EP.

5

Isaiah Rashad Score Feat. SZA & 6LACK

When the track list for Isaiah Rashad’s The House Is Burning was released ‘Score’ was the song on everyone’s lips.

Produced by Kenny Beats and featuring 6LACK and fellow TDE member SZA, it stays true to Rashad’s trademark smokey style.

4

Silk Sonic Skate

Earlier this year, Anderson Paak. and Bruno Mars teamed up for their collaborative project Silk Sonic in ‘Leave The Door Open’.

They’ve followed it up with a buttery smooth number in the shape of ‘Skate’.

3

Romell Yesterday's Problems

Yesterday’s Problems’ is Romell showcasing how he processes his pain.

On the evocative effort the MC is holding the weight of the world on his shoulders and he isn’t finished his reps yet.

2

NAO And Then Life Was Beautiful

After the last months NAO has learnt to find beauty, even in the toughest times.

Opting to dance in the rain, NAO announced her sophomore album with the optimistic title track ‘And Then Life Was Beautiful’.

1

Mount Kimbie Black Stone

UK duo Mount Kimbie has marked the fourth anniversary of their critically acclaimed album Love What Survives, with two unheard tracks from the album’s sessions.

Black Stone’ nails the sweet sadness they’ve become synonymous with in recent years.

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