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, Swindle orchestrated another huge collaborative effort, Fynch and Gaptoof linked up and Finn Foxell keeps his hot streak going.
Stream of consciousness Wiki bars and drumless beats are a match made in heaven.
The New York spitter shared news of his forthcoming album Half God, that is produced by Navy blue with the release of ‘Roof’.
Elevation / Meditation rapper Finn Foxell is back with a certified head nodder.
‘The Night’ sees Finn bring his trademark flow to a salsa-inspired bassline ahead of his forthcoming EP ‘Alright Sunshine’
Featuring sunburnt guitar rifts and trance-inducing vocals it’s a cut that explores the contours of popular sounds before inviting them to coalesce.
With how accessible making music is and the sheer amount of music dropping every Friday it can sometimes feel like we’re being swamped with half-baked imitators. So when something genuinely original pops up it needs to be shouted about. BAD WITH PHONES’ ‘Ghosts’ is a smokey, spoken word trip into the South Londoner’s psyche.
Sasha Keable and Jorja Smith know their own worth and on ‘Killing Me’, the pair joined forces for a spellbinding duet reaffirming the importance of putting themselves first.
Imposter syndrome and the uncertainty that comes with releasing music into the world can shake even the most talented artists. Burner Records rapper Fynch wrestles with this cocktail of conflicting emotions pulling in the imagery of his locality and enlisting production from Soft Boy Records producer Gaptoof.
Just LOOK at that lineup. I don’t need to say anymore, just listen.
There’s only one listed feature on Little Simz’ sophomore album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, which is pretty fitting given the name.
Obongjayar’s whispers on ‘Point and Kill’ dance between Simz’ words in an effortless back and forth.
The standout from GRAMMY winning saxophonist Venna’s debut EP, ‘Sun, Moon & Herbs’ is JVCK JAMES in his element over an instrumental so beautiful you can resist screwing your face up.