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, Masego enlists Outkast’s Big Boi and JID on ‘Garden Party’, PinkPantheress releases a single ahead of her debut mixtape and Gemma Dunleavy shares a new cut from her remix project.
Four time GRAMMY winner Robert Glasper returns ahead of Black Radio 3 with Inglewood, CA natives, D Smoke and Tiffany Gouché coming through on a jazzy self-love anthem.
Elevation Mediation rapper Finn Foxell joins forces with fellow crew member P-rallel for a cut celebrating love in all its forms.
A spectral collaboration that’s arrived just in time for spooky szn.
Moonchild Sanelly has been in our rotation ever since her verse on Ghett’s ‘Mozambique’ and her link up with Sad Night Dynamite is perfect to soundtrack the next full moon.
Jeshi’s pen game is as incisive as it is poetic. On ‘Hit By A Train’, the London spitter captures the dark duality of the capital’s grinding mundanity and the relentless hamster wheel of life under the Tories. Putting into full focus that if you stop moving you face being left on the outskirts of society.
Swing Ting take the wheels to rainbow road on the dreamy and astral reworking of ‘Cruisin’.
PinkPantheress has a unique way of borrowing from music before her time and transforming it into audible crack for Gen-Z. ‘I must apologise‘ samples house music classic ‘Gypsy Woman’ by Crystal Waters and lasting under two minutes it has us fiending for more ahead of her debut mixtape next week.
A stand out from shiv’s latest EP, ‘Ha Ha Ha‘ is a bittersweet soulful cut that feels like the honeymoon phase of a romance is fading.
As expected, James Blake’s collaboration with SZA on his new album is great. Both Jameela Jamil and Dom Maker of Mount Kimbie have production credits on this melancholic bubbler.
Standout track from the west coast pair’s second EP, featuring production from Kenny Beats.
Masego’s beautiful tones slaloming through the old guard and new wave of Atlanta rap, what’s not to love?