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, EFÉ, April and UNQ hold it down with magnetic releases, whilst A$AP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator team up for a loose cut.
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Dublin rapper Aaron Lawlor is proving a safe pair of hands on ‘Van Der Sar‘.
With the sun finally deciding to make an appearance this week, the new collaboration from p-rallel and Rachel Chinouriri is hitting different.
Dublin-based UNQ is proving to be the RnB you need to know on ‘In or Out’.
Obonjayar’s debut album is shaping up to be pretty special. Landing off the back of collaborations with Little Simz and the magnetic ‘Message in a Hammer’, the London-based act is teeing up a home run on ‘Tink Tinko (Don’t Play Me For a Fool)’.
‘Circles’ is April at her introspective best. Examining the incomparable, it’s a song trying to make sense out of past relationships that lands as part of her new EP When It Comes To You.
Unconcerned with expectations, bilingual shapeshifter Omar Apollo links with Pharrell and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes for ‘Tamagotchi’. It’s a cut that rips up the rulebook presenting itself as both nostalgic and future-facing.
Landing alongside her debut EP, amy michelle’s ‘welcome to the sidelines‘ sees the mercurial talent isolate herself in search of self-preservation.
Pretty Flako and T are yet to miss when they team up. ‘Lost and Found Freestyle 2019‘ is the pair getting loose for three minutes of uninhibited rap goodness.
It’s been nearly two years since EFÉ dropped her What Should We Do This Summer? EP, but the wait has been worth it. ‘KIWI’ sounds like the summer camp you never went to.
Inspired by the likes of FKA Twigs, but making music that’s unmistakably her own, SPIDER is subverting pop’s tired cliche’s on ‘U GET HIGH / I GET NOTHING’.