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, Kenny Beats teams up with Pink Siifu for a dusty collaboration, Mount Kimbie return with a slowthai and Danny Brown powered cut and Becky McNiece announces herself as one of Ireland’s most exciting newcomers.
Photo: blackwave. by Daniil Lavrovski
Freddie Gibbs announced his next album SSS (Soul Sold Separately) is dropping September 30. Ahead of that he’s shared ‘Too Much’ featuring Moneybagg Yo.
New York native Talia Goddess serves a slice of club-ready cosmic dancehall.
LOLA’s Flicker EP has been created largely in partnership with IGLOOGHOST. Ahead of its release on September 28, she’s shared a hip hop-leaning cut that features production from Ragz Originale.
Belfast singer, producer and songwriter Becky McNiece is learning to ride life’s waves on ‘In My Head’. Sharing DNA with Pink Pantheress and Piri & Tommy, she’s melding bedroom pop and breaks on her own terms.
In a beautiful, left-field collaboration, Mount Palomar has brought folk artist Joshua Burnside into his orbit for a measured slice of electronica.
Dreamville’s Lute hops on the pumping new trunk rattler from Belgian hip hop duo blackwave.
Mount Kimbie have renewed their relationship with slowthai for their first release since last year’s ‘Black Stone / Blue Liquid’. ‘in your eyes’ also features none other than Detroit rapper Danny Brown and lands alongside ‘a deities encore’ featuring Liv.e, ‘Q’ and ‘Quartz’.
Kenny Beat’s debut album LOUIE is largely instrumental. However, there are a few ambiguous and unlisted vocal contributions throughout that feel like easter eggs. The best of the lot comes from Pink Siifu on ‘Hold My Head’.