Soundbytes: DJ Conor Behan's Top Music Tracks For October 2016

Years & Years Olly Alexander in Meteorite in this month's Sounbytes by DJ Conor Behan for October 2016

DJ Conor Behan has rounded up the hottest music tracks for October 2016, featuring Sia, Gaga, Years & Years, Zara Larsson and more


Lady Gaga blasts back with a confident burst of disco-pop on Perfect Illusion. Fuzzy guitars, bracing vocals and a big chorus give this a bold, instant feel that hints at exciting possibilities for the pop chameleon.

Years & Years (pictured below) serve up a breezy disco-flecked gem of their own on Meteorite, injecting a needed burst of glitter into the later half of 2016 pop.



Sia and Kendrick Lamar team up for the rousing pop anthem The Greatest, another hit in the making with a moving video paying tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Swedish pop queen Zara Larsson ups her game on the brash Ain’t My Fault, a swaggering slab of club-ready pop.

Irish artist Soulé delivers an impressive debut on single Love No More, a gleaming piece of R’n’B pop that showcases a promising new talent.

Irish duo All Tvvins deliver on debut album IIVV, packing lean, to-the-point synth rock tunes with big choruses inside a sleek package. Clever songwriting and giant hooks abound from a duo made for international stardom.

James Vincent McMorrow weaves in new textures to his sound on third album We Move. Upping his songwriting game makes McMorrow an even more dynamic performer on a release that feels destined to send him into superstar territory.

Kate Tempest weaves powerful tales of modern city living with sharp electronic production and spoken word vignettes on the powerful and vital Let Them Eat Chaos out on October 7.

Frank Ocean found himself amidst an onslaught of hype before the debut of new album Blonde. Thankfully the result is worth the wait. An intricate fusion of R’n’B, classic rock and that beautiful voice make for a spellbinding piece. A beautiful body of work where an important queer voice stakes his claim as one of this generation’s most talented performers.

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