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Feature / July 8, 2022

Top Ten Tracks: Loyle Carner, Zelooperz & more 8/7/22

Welcome to ‘Top 10 Tracks’, the essential weekly round-up of the best new music.

Welcome to ‘Top 10 Tracks’, the essential weekly round-up of the best new music.

At the end of each week, we count down the ten essential new tracks you need in your rotation. Ranging from rappers in the Emerald Isle to boundary-pushing, experimental producers and everything in between, it’s all hits, no filler.

This week, Loyle Carner makes his long-awaited return, while Flume recruits an all star lineup for his remix series.

Photo credit: Loyle Carner via Instagram

10.

Denzel Himself Angel Baby

Denzel Himself channels gothic energy on the creeking ‘Angel Baby’.

9.

Hope Tala Is It Enough

After a performance at Glastonbury, Hope Tala has returned with ‘Is It Enough’, a single that sees her swap her personal songwriting for a cut concerned with looking outward.

8.

Paris Texas Cyanide Feat. cryogeyser

Consistently dubbed as hard to pin down throughout their inaugural releases, Paris Texas’ freewheeling approach has become their USP. In ‘Cyanide’, the pair present their first drop in 2022 and maintain their unpredictable streak.

7.

Akemi Fox I Want It, Feat. July 7

We’ve been hooked to Manchester’s Akemi Fox’s tender vocals since becoming familiar with ‘See You Soon’. Her latest collaboration with fellow Manchester-based vocalist July 7 is a soft number for the late summer nights.

6.

ATO COURTS Feat. Jay Bahd

ATO continues his rich vein of form with ‘COURTS’, which sees him link with frequent collaborators Kai Whiston, EDEN and stevexcooper for a cut that sees him reconnect with his Ghanaian roots.

5.

Joey Bada$$ Survivors Guilt

Described as “the most heartfelt song” he’s ever written, Joey Bada$$ pays homage to his late friend and rapper Capital Steez and his cousin Junior B.

4.

Ojerime Nothing

There’s an alluring smokiness to everything London’s Ojerime does. It’s not always explicit, but on ‘Nothing’ her coded lyricism and elusive character is turbo-charged in a cut that marries the charm of yesteryear soul with a forward-facing worldview.

3.

Loyle Carner Hate

It’s always a good day when Loyle Carner releases. It’s been a minute since he’s been in a regular release cycle, but he’s returned with a new video and single titled ‘Hate‘ to satisfy listeners who have been waiting since 2020 for new solo material.

2.

EDEN Balling

Dublin-raised producer and vocalist EDEN is making peace with the things he couldn’t change on ‘Balling’. Soaked in bittersweet melodies, it’s another gripping single that comes off the back of ‘Modern Warfare’.

1.

Flume Palaces - Mount Kimbie Die Cuts Remix Featuring Zelooperz & Damon Albarn

Flume opened his new remix EP with an absolutely mouth-watering lineup. It lives up to the hype too.

Follow our playlist on Spotify Hit the link to hear all the inclusions plus extras in one place.