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10. Rytmeklubben – No Apologies (Feat. Liz & Santell)
Norwegian producer supergroup Rytmeklubben have teamed up with Liz to give us one of her first cuts in a while. R&B singer Santell is also on board for the track which takes a turn of the millennium R&B vibe.
9. Stefflon Don – Hurtin’ Me (Feat. Sean Paul, Popcaan & Sizzla)
Stefflon Don has given Hurtin’ Me the dancehall remix that it deserves. Sean Paul is an obvious choice for it but it’s Popcaan that really delivers. They need to collaborate on an original very soon.
8. Craig David – Live In The Moment (Feat. GoldLink)
Craig David has teamed up with Kaytranada once again with Kaytranada also calling on GoldLink to complete this perfect trio. It’s taken from David’s forthcoming album Following My Intuition and shows that he’s still as relevant as ever.
7. Soleima – Low Life
In case you didn’t know, Scandinavia produces more popstars than it bakes bread and Soleima is the latest one you need to know. The budding Danish alt-popstar has a sound reminiscent of artists like MØ and Tove Styrke, combining edgy production with accessible pop melodies. Low Life is her latest and it’s a knockout. It’s a wonky pop song with a subtle rawness that sees her personality shine through immediately.
6. Alice Ivy – Chasing Stars (Feat. Bertie Blackman)
Alice Ivy has recruited Aussie wonky pop icon Bertie Blackman for her latest cut. As with all Alice Ivy releases, it feels like a time warp but there’s also something distinctively futuristic about this one. It also feels hopeful and melancholic at the same time which is not an easy cross section to achieve.
5. Camila Cabello – Into It
Camila Cabello has dropped her debut album and it’s full of bops but you’ve got to wait right until the end for the best one. Hitmakers Ryan Tedder and Justin Tranter co-wrote this one while Frank Dukes produced it and you can tell because it’s A-grade pop music.
4. Towkio – Symphony
Chicago rapper Towkio is finally gearing up to release his album WWW next month and he’s kicking off 2018 with Symphony. Symphony will put a skip in your step from the minute you hear it. It’s a big, moveable cut that bleeds with an infectious groove that Bruno Mars could only dream of creating.
3. Kali Uchis – After The Storm (Feat. Tyler The Creator & Bootsy Collins)
Kali Uchis and Tyler The Creator are back together again after last year’s phenomenal See You Again. They weren’t lying when they said See You Again. This time around though it’s Tyler helping Uchis out. The vintage track also features US funk master Bootsy Collins who gives the track a distinct throwback feel.
2. Jorja Smith – Let Me Down (Feat. Stormzy)
Jorja Smith and Stormzy are undoubtedly two of the best UK exports right now and they’ve finally joined forces for the unexpectedly downbeat Let Me Down. Let Me Down is a moving, soulful ballad about a disappointing relationship that you stay in anyway.
1. Troye Sivan – My My My!
Troye Sivan has returned with the first single off his forthcoming second album. My My My is the most confident thing he’s ever given us, growing up from his intimate first album Blue Neighbourhood. It’s a huge return and one that’s likely going to collect plenty of attention at radio.
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