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, TDE’s ScHoolboy Q returns to stunt on the triumphant ‘Soccer Dad’, meanwhile Push T teams up with Jay-Z and Pharrell and Becky McNiece stakes her claim as one of Ireland’s most exciting pop hopefuls.
Lead singer of The Internet and former Odd Future DJ Syd teams up with Kehlani on ‘Out Loud’, which lands today with her sophomore album.
Tom Misch reveals his new Supershy alias with the sun-drenched soulful house cut ‘Happy Music’. It lands alongside the darker ‘Something on My Mind’.
UK vocalist and producer niina is laying down her claim to be the multi-hypenate you need to know on ‘miss u‘. Her pulsing, digital exploration of love is a gentle lavender tea for the overthinkers.
Finding pockets between intergalactic twinkles and soaring keys, Sampha is showcasing his idiosyncratic partnership with Lil Silva on ‘Backwards’.
Following the success of ‘man she loves’, Portrush producer cbakl is back with another head-nodding, sample-rich cut.
Ahead of his debut album A City Made of Water and Small Love, Irish producer lullahush is falling apart on ‘You look Like You’ve Been Up All Night’.
Breaks, featherlight production and nonchalant bars, ‘mathematics‘ is a song to not give a fuck to.
Life comes at you quickly and Belfast-based singer Becky McNeice is trying to find peace amongst the noise on ‘Freeze’.
Pusha T is recruiting the heavy hitters for his forthcoming album It’s Almost Dry. Having already dropped the Ye (FKA Kanye West)-produced ‘Diet Coke’ he’s teamed up with Jay-Z and Pharrell for ‘Neck & Wrist‘. Worth sticking in a reminder that the whole album is entirely produced by Ye and The Neptunes.
It may appear that ScHoolboy Q has been off the grid for a bit. He hasn’t really been releasing music, but if you pay close attention he hasn’t disappeared – he’s just living his best life. Whether that’s playing golf or taking his daughter to football practice, it’s all as he’s planned and on ‘Soccer Dad’ he’s living his best life.