The top mp3s have gone through many incarnations since the beginning of Consequence of Sound in 2007. What used to be an exhaustive roundup of all the singles, remixes, covers, and undiscovered gems emailed to us any given week evolved into a compilation whittled down to our 10 favorite new songs. For 2013, were again changing up the format with the hope of giving our selections some added weight. Were still posting about our 10 favorite songs, but theyll be ordered in quality from 10-1. Who takes home #1 this week? Youll have to click Next to find out.
10. Major Lazer – “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)”
The forthcoming Major Lazer LP, Free the Universe, has been delayed again by Diplo. And if the wait wasn’t painful enough already, he’s just teased a new single, “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)”. Exotic percussion prattles to wailing sirens and Jamaican accents; the beat bounces steadily, only interrupted by the occasional drop or wub-wub (which is as dubstep as this song gets). Such a track would fit appropriately into the setlist of some sweat-drenched, jungle rave. Latest word is that Free the Universe will be available April 15th via Secretly Canadian, so keep your fingers crossed. -Jon Hadusek