1) Kendrick Lamar – These Walls
The american rapper throws a curveball on this neo-soul influenced hip hop track. Breezy, light and reflective, it’s a brilliant track and one of Lamar’s best.
2) Mark Pritchard – Beautiful People
Gentle electronic track which drifts effortlessly throughout its six minute duration.
3) Zayn – SHe
Brilliant alt-R&B track with moody guitar riffs, an awesomely catchy chorus and polished production. It’s carried by buoyant beats and Zayn’s syrupy vocals. One of his best.
4) Digital Farm Animals – Wanna Know
Buoyant house track with a brilliantly catchy hook.
5) White Denim – Take It Easy
Soulful and relaxed track with a retro vibe. Utilising little more than organic percussion, bright keys, jazzy riffs, funky bass lines and beautiful falsetto vocals, it’s a lovely track.
6) ROMANS – Silence (ALUNA GEORGE Edit)
Chipmunk-esque pitch-moderated vocal samples, hip hop beats and reverberating soulful vocals carry this brilliant and powerful track.
7) SBTRKT, D.RAM, Mabel – I FEEL YOUR PAIN
Elusive producer SBTRKT teams up with vocalists D.RAM and Mabel on this jittery neo-soul track with elements of alternative R&B.
8) Nick Jonas & Tove Lo – Close
Sultry and moody R&B track which utilises steel pans and thunderous percussion. It’s a powerful track driven by Mattman and Robin’s tight production.
9) Barq – Gentle Kind of Lies
Quirky and brilliant Alternative R&B track with furious guitar riffs, funky bass lines and rock-influenced percussion. Jess Kav’s soulful vocals shine throughout.
10) James Morrison – Need you Tonight
Catchy pop track with funky guitar riffs, skipping bass lines and bright piano chords. Drawing upon disco and soul elements, it’s one of his best songs of his career.