The story of the week continues to be Kanye West’s volatile genius. Our eyes were particularly focused on his backstage SNL rant, which leaked just the other day. Listen: While it might not have taken any potshots at Taylor Swift, there was plenty of impassioned language in our discussion this week, narrowing the many offerings down to an essential 10. Plus, we’d be pretty upset if someone leaked our Top 10 Songs of the Week, too! That’s a bum move! So, thanks for the wait, and enjoy this batch of fresh new tunes.
10. Joyryde – “Fuel Tank”
Every so often, a massive EDM festival banger arrives with enough differentiating character to make this list — Joyryde’s maniac house cut “Fuel Tank” has delivered just that sort of effort this week. What the track lacks in vocals, it more than replaces with a bombastic selection of samples and drastic shifts in sound design. There is no telling what follows that next electro build — maybe even a Lil Jon Easter egg! Available now as a free download, anticipate this track to be bringing a new heat to mid-winter clubland in a hurry! –Derek Staples