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, Narolane trio Denise Chaila, MuRli and God Knows join forces, Biig Piig returns and Blood Orange shares a single ahead of a new EP.
Photo Credit: Narolane by Shane Serrano
Hollowman teams up with Grafh and 38 Spesh for a transatlantic cut.
MuRli, God Knows and Denise Chaila chop it up over a fluid amapiano-inspired rhythm.
New Ross rapper Skripteh let’s the handbrake off on three minutes of straight bars on ‘Tetris’.
Swapping his smokey jazz-infused cuts for music made for the streets, Knucks links up with Kwengface for the no-holds-barred ‘Lucious’.
A YouTube only release for now, Dublin spitter AC3 doesn’t mince his words on the new drill cut.
As the darker nights return, Sampa the Great’s light is shining brighter than ever. You can’t not feel motivated listening to ‘Let Me Be Great’.
One of our favourite releases off the island this year just got a fresh reworking. Kojaque hops on the ‘Men On a Mission.’ remix ahead of the video release next week.
One of the most prolific and unpredictable artists in the game right now, Pink Siifu indulges in a sophisticated examination of the industry in ‘Pour The Wine’.
Understandably, there’s a host of acts rushing to cash in on dance music’s mainstream popularity right now. However, Biig Piig has been ahead of the curve for a minute and is a genuinely natural fit in the world of dance and pop crossovers. ‘Kerosene’ treads a similar path to previous releases ‘Feels Right’ and ‘Switch’.
First thoughts were, “if the song is half as good as the title, we’re in for a treat”. Was it ever in doubt? Blood Orange delivers his trademark soul ahead of a new EP next week.