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, Dan Snaith returns to his Daphni alias for a new single, Cakes Da Killa drops a heater and The Koreatown Oddity shares a trademark oddball rap track.
Photo: The Koreatown Oddity by Mark Bijasa.
Lurgan rapper Jack Bashful takes a leaf from the book of Billy Woods in the dark and twisted ‘Joust’.
The second single from the forthcoming Funk Wav Bounce. Vol 2 project, ‘New Money’ bottles up that top down, coastal summer glide with 21 coming through with his signature flow.
2022 has been busy for Khakikid. The Crumlin rapper dropped ‘Cozy‘ and ‘Woodstock‘ ahead of his slew of festival performances this summer and now he’s returned with another single in the shape of ‘Sports & Tattoos’.
Featuring production from 49th & Main and created in collaboration with Frank Zing, the new track lands alongside the news of his debut EP Elevator Music which is set to drop on September 1.
The funk-indebted ‘Don’t Come Back’ continues Lava La Rue’s impressive evolution as she muses over heartbreak.
Trust The Koreatown Oddity to rap about stressing out a romantic partner with uncomfortable noises. The Stones Throw Records’ artist is one of the most creative spitters out there and ‘MISOPHONIA is as brilliant as it is bizarre.
Having returned from a two year hiatus, THEY. have teamed up with Fana Hues on ‘Comfortable’.
Elevation / Meditation guru, p-rallel has kept his foot on the gas all year.
He’s keeping that same energy in ‘love me i’m scum’, his new collaboration with fellow Londoner Hak Baker. Premiered at the Firmly Rooted dub stage at Worthy Farm, its skippy breaks and smooth vocals propel a cut destined for summer day time parties.
It’s been a minute since Cakes Da Killa’s MUVALAND, Vol. 2 but Cakes is back with another throbbing house-rap anthem built for summer blow outs.
Cultural disruptor Skiifall’s speculative patois flow on Lil Silva’s ‘What If?’ arrives ahead of the producer’s forthcoming debut album.
Caribou aka Dan Snaith is back under his Daphni moniker with ‘Cloudy’. His last Daphni song was 2019’s “Sizzlin’ and speaking on the track he says, “For something so buoyant, I’m surprised how much it bangs in a club.”