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, Alex Gough returns, Mura Masa pulls two unique artists into his orbit and dexter makes good on her early promise.
An ode to the women that raised him, ‘Two Mums’ is Jeshi at his most uncompromising best.
M.I.A is back with new music. ‘The One‘ is produced by Rex Kudo and T-Minus and landed alongside news of her forthcoming record MATA.
Jay Worthy is bringing the warm weather with him on a transatlantic link on Novelist’s funky new record.
Following up his FLOHIO fronted remix of ‘no caroline’, ATO returns with his distinctive glacial vocals on ‘COLD’.
Building carefully, like the world’s most graceful Jenga stack, Lil Silva’s ‘Another Sketch’ is a soaring piece of reflective goodness that lands ahead of his long-awaited debut album.
Ahead of his debut EP Once Now, Then Again which lands on June 10, the Vermont artist shares ‘For Now’ a dusty cut that moves at his own pace.
‘Words’ is what we like to call a ‘headphones song’. In an era where just about everything is competing for your attention, Irish Indian artist Shivum Sharma is commandeering your gaze with out of this world melodies.
Mura Masa is a master of curation. On ‘blessing me’, he pulls Pa Salieu and Jamaican dancehall act Skillibeng into his orbit on a clinical new single.
Sharing DNA with the distorted dark-funk and demonic vocals of Tyler, The Creator’s BASTARD, Alex Gough is taking the path less travelled on his latest single.
It’s hard not to get excited about dexter. In 2021, her I Do Love a Good Sandwich EP propelled her to the top of ones to watch lists everywhere and her charming songwriting had her in our playlist rotation from day dot. This week, she shared ‘Pressure’ and announced herself as the first signing to Corteiz’s offshoot label RULESTHEWORLD.