Hot New Tracks 20/02/2017

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Barry Quinn brings you his pick of the hottest tracks right now.

Zak Abel (Feat. Wretch 32) – Rock Bottom

A raw vocal sans the tropical affair of his previous song ‘Unstable’, ‘Rock Bottom’ sees Zak Abel deliver an emotional ode to failing. The lyrics are heartfelt, even if Wretch 32 doesn’t really bring anything to this track. Unfortunately Abel’s debut album Only When We’re Naked, has been pushed back to April 21. SOB 🙁

Delta Heavy – Kaleidoscope

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We’ve long been fans of Delta Heavy, and their latest offering ‘Kaleidoscope’ is easily their best since the seminal ‘Ghost‘. In fact, it might even eclipse it. The beats never get too big, and the unknown vocalist compliments the revving production just nicely. This is addictive.

Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios

It’s almost tropical house, but ‘Ciao Adios’ never quite reaches those levels – not that it needs to. Anne-Marie’s deliverance of the lyrical FU is sultry, particularly that chorus. You’ll be trying to emulate her after the first listen. ‘Ciao Adios’ is emotive and yet it doesn’t feel emotional; Anna-Marie clearly doesn’t care about being scorned anymore. And it shows. More of this please!


Kygo (Feat. Selena Gomez) – It Ain’t Me

Ah this feels different from Kygo’s other offerings. It sounds fresh. Dripping in nostalgia, Selena Gomez has never sounded more mature. ‘It Ain’t Me’ is house but it’s not house as you’d expect it. Kygo uses guitar strings to amp up the emotive content of the lyrics, and it works exceptionally well. We’re very excited by his sophomore album. Experimentation is definitely a good thing for Kygo!

Tchami (Feat. MNEK) – World to Me

It’s a crime that MNEK has never had his big break. Aside from his feature on Gorgon City’s ‘Ready for Your Love’, and the Zara Larrson-assisted ‘Never Forget You’, nothing MNEK has produced solely has gone huge. Yet he’s easily one of the best producers going at the minute, and he has a gorgeous voice too! Just listen to Tchami’s latest track. The sensitised dance beat helps to elevate MNEK’s voice to new levels. This song won’t even dint the charts, and most won’t ever hear it. SHAME ON YOU.


About Barry Quinn

Barry Quinn is an English Language and Literature graduate and a Creative Writer MA studier. He is an aspiring creative and professional writer and is currently in the process of writing his first novel. His writing blog can be viewed here: You can follow him on Twitter at: @mrbarryquinn