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, Jyellowl came through with a rapid-fire track, whilst Dave linked with Stormzy ahead of his new album.
Lions don’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep and JyellowL is steaming ahead of the competition on ‘Pick Up The Pace’.
Featuring production from Chris Kabs, the drill-influenced track sees J effortlessly find pockets where others would stumble.
One of two songs that features Tyler, The Creator on Snoh’s new album, IN THE MOMENT, plays like an apologetic, late night phone call.
A verse from the late MF DOOM is always a welcome surprise and today the villain posthumously joined forces with IDK, Westside Gunn and Jay Electronica on a star studded cut.
The waves of life come thick and fast and in ‘November’ Hak Baker and Rachel Chinouriri are learning to surf.
Wrestling with conceptions of beauty dictated by social media, 18 year old singer Dexter is showing wisdom beyond her years on ‘I Like Me’.
Grounded by simple, yet infectious guitar licks, it’s the second single from her forthcoming EP I DO LOVE A GOOD SANDWICH.
Ahead of Dave’s sophomore album We’re All Alone this Together, he’s joined forces with Stormzy for 4 minutes of flex heavy bars.
It’s easy to say a song sounds like summer, but few activate the rest of our senses as effortlessly as ‘NYCBB’. Dripping in aromatic textures and sun-kissed lyricism, the link-up from Célia Tiab and 1000 Beasts shares DNA with the warmth of quintessential Jill Scott anthems whilst channelling its own distinctive freewheeling energy.
Though he only has two singles under his belt, Kai Kwasi will be heading to Pitchfork’s Music Festival in Paris later this year and has found a fan in Annie Mac. With the release of sms you can count us in on the hype train.
Featuring KarimThaPeasant, the patient songwriting commands the kind of considered listening that makes the world slow down for just a moment.
‘Obrigado’ is a reintroduction to Rejjie Snow and the sound of his sophomore album which leans further into the twisted 70s-inspired dreamscape that he hinted at in Dear Annie.
Complete with luminescent synths and his trademark smokey delivery it’s a signpost of how far the Dublin spitter has come since the days of Lecs Luther.
A face scrunching distorted cut fit for any ring walk, Denzel Himself and Lord Apex have London’s rap game on lock with their latest collaboration.