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, Denise Chaila reveals her new project with a collaborative single, while p-rallel joins forces with Jeshi and Fredwave and Newdad share a dreamy new cut.
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It’s the start of a new chapter for A$AP Ferg. Signing to Roc Nation, he’s starting as he means to go on launching himself into space with production from The Neptunes and a feature from Pharrell.
‘CGWY’ is a family affair. Manchester crooner [K S R] has teamed up with fellow hometown heroes Children of Zeus for a reworking of their track ‘Get What’s Yours‘.
Veering into a psychedelic realm, ‘BOUNCE’ highlights Tariq Disu’s ability to showcase his inner psyche with the self-produced and cerebral soundscapes laying the perfect foundation for his meditative bars.
BackRoad Gee’s come up has been a joy to watch. He pretty much hasn’t missed for close to two years and after collaborations with Pa Salieu, Ghetts and others, ‘King Kong Riddim’ feels like he’s finding his place in rap’s upper echelon. His latest feature comes via track that is staffed by none other than Jay-Z, Conway the Machine and Jadakiss.
In his latest album NEW WORLD, Swindle has proved his pedigree as a master collaborator. The final single from the project takes a spiritual turn with Greentea Peng’s familiar winding vocals.
Since restrictions eased, p-rallel has curated live shows with some of the underground’s most exciting acts and he’s put his A&R hat again on his latest track with Jeshi and Fredwave. The celestial production of ‘Believe’ feels like the perfect palette cleanser for the last 18 months before Jeshi makes the beat his own.
It’s been nearly two years exactly since Ama Lou released new music. ‘Trust Nobody’ is a welcome return that has us in our feels.
Feeling like the soundtrack to an episode of Malcolm in the Middle, Newdad’s ‘Ladybird’ has a dreamlike quality that has the power to transport even the most stressed out heads to days before mindless scrolling and timeline addiction.
There’s a new Denise Chaila EP named It’s A Mixtape landing on November 26 and the announcement arrived with ‘Energy’, a single that stands strong in the face of life’s obstacles.
Taking a leaf out of the book of Hyperpop, Aminé’s helium hook and restless bars in ‘Charmander’ highlight the Portland rapper is still keen to keep listeners on their toes.