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, Aby Coulibaly returns with an introvert anthem, Vince Staples shares the first single from his forthcoming album and Lord Apex teams up with Cookin Soul.
All hits, no filler.
Dublin rapper swaps drill for lovesick RnB on ‘Your Eyes‘.
Kojey Radical’s self confidence is infectious. So sure of himself without a touch of arrogance. Add Masego in the mix and it’s a huge W.
Irish RnB singer examines a past relationship on the stripped back ‘ain’t the same us‘.
Landing ahead of his fourth studio album Ramona Park Broke My Heart, Vince Staples teams up with Mustard on ‘Magic’.
Assessing his reclusive tendencies and battles with depression over a trademark Cookin Soul instrumental, Lord Apex is rapping with something to prove on ‘The Bullshit’.
Across a number of songs, Offica and Kid Spyral have carved out their own anime-inspired niche in drill and ‘Sharigan’ takes their partnership to new cinematic heights.
One of the four additional songs that will appear on Tinashe’s deluxe 333, ‘Naturally‘ has the singer in her pop-funk bag.
New York-based producer and frequent ATO collaborator stevexcooper delivers a defiant cut featuring LIFEOFTHOM. ‘Never Silent’ is a steely battle cry to stand up for oneself.
Clinical storytelling and jazzy chords coalesce in Dublin duo Ugolino’s sophomore single ‘Three Stripes’. One to watch out for this year.
After a huge 2021, Aby Coulibaly is back with the introvert anthem ‘On My Ones‘. Speaking on the single, Aby says, “’On My Ones’ is about enjoying my own company and being by myself. I’ve always been that person to leave functions/parties early because I’m tryna go home to my bed. It’s also about disconnecting myself from everything like social media, even friends sometimes, because I just need to sit with my own thoughts and emotions and be in my own company for a while”.