Ms Lauryn Hill Sings About Black Rage

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After years of struggling with personal demons, Ms Lauryn Hill is back at her most incendiary and brilliant with a sketch of one of her classic live tracks never before released. Timely dedicated to the events in Ferguson and using the tune of The Sound Of Music’s ‘My Favourite Things’ to showcase the racial hatred still rampant in the States, ‘Black Rage’ gets our loop’s #1 honors this week.

Ariel Pink is the highest new entry on this edition, among the latest offerings from Vince Staples; Grouper; Deerhoof, as well as two of Spain’s hottest new acts Sagrado Corazón De Jesús and Cosmen Adelaida.

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Going Blockbuster With Run The Jewels

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The first collaboration between Killer Mike and EL-P as Run The Jewels was so well-received than the pair of leftfield hip-hop stars got already a second installment ready for release. The first taster of which, ‘Blockbuster Night Part. 1″, is another killer tune reaching the top of our loop this week.

Flying Lotus Feat. Kendrick Lamar is the highest entry. Lamar establishes himself as one of rap’s most in-demand collaborators as he also features in the latest track by Jeezy. Other notable debuts are the latest offerings by returning all-time favourites Aphex Twin; TV On The Radio and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

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La Roux Dances At The Sexotheque

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Despite its very troubled gestation, which saw the former duo become just a solo act, La Roux‘s second album ‘Trouble In Paradise’ has been greeted by critics as one of the summer’s pop triumphs. Standout track ‘Sexotheque’ tops the new edition of our loop.

SOPHIE repeats as the highest debut of the week with his side project QT, next to the latest offerings by Real Estate; Lauryn Hill; Deafheaven; Hookworms and Spanish new wave revivalists Juanita Y Los Feos.

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SOPHIE ‘s ‘Hard’ Is Our Top Track This Week

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Enigmatic London producer SOPHIE keeps on subverting the rules of the current dance and electronic scenes. A few weeks after the summery A-side of his new single “Lemonade” hit our loop, he conquers the top position with the record’s challenging flip side ‘Hard’.

The return of Run The Jewels provides the highest debut, alongside other returning favourites such as Leonard Cohen; Deerhoof; Johnny Marr; The New Pornographers and Kindness‘ remix of one of the tracks in Robyn & Röyksopp collaboration EP.

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Iceage Are The Loop’s Favourite

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Danish punk outfit Iceage climbs their way to the top of our loop with ‘The Lord’s Favourite’, the first taster from their much anticipated third work.

Highest entry is the new track by Goat, with the latest from Sophie; La Roux; Ty Segall and the return of Kindness featuring Kelela & Ade also debuting strong.

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Alvvays Marriage Proposal Is Our New Top Track

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Canadian five-piece band Alvvays revisit the classiest of indie sounds in their eponymous debut album. With their upbeat and charming single ‘Archie, Marry Me’ they’ve conquered the latest edition of our loop.

Stray Pant give us the highest entry, followed by new tracks from Action Bronson; Merchandise; Avi Buffalo, and a collaboration between the legendary Dinosaur Jr. lead J. Mascis with Cat Power.

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New Pornographers Declare War On The East Coast

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‘War On The East Coast’, The New Pornographers‘s second taster from their eagerly awaited new album ‘Brill Bruisers’ is the new number one in the loop, helped by Dan Bejar on vocals and a video inspired by the ones from the Brit-pop era.

Highest entry is Sophia, with new tracks by Iceage, FKA Twigs; Lil B and Karen O, as well as Low‘s cover of ‘I’m On Fire’ for a future Bruce Springsteen‘Born In The U.S.A’ album tribute, also debuting strong.

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Prince Innocence Don’t Leave Us Cold

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Canadian boy/girl, Toronto/Montreal duo Prince Innocence, currently working on their debut album, climbs up to the top of our loop with their seductive electro-pop single ‘Cold’; .

Lia Ices is the highest debut, followed closely by the likes of La Roux; Rustie Feat. Danny Brown; SBTRKT with Ezra Koenig and new US songwriter Blake Mills, teaming up with former collaborators Fiona Apple and Jon Brion.

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Spoon On Top Of The Loop With ‘Do You’

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Alt-rockers from Austin, Texas Spoon are this week’s number one in our chart with the catchy ‘Do You’; second taster from their soon to be released eighth studio album ‘They Want My Soul’.

Newcomer brit female artist GEoRGIA delivers the highest entry, followed by the likes of The New Pornographers; Vashti Bunyan; Shabazz Palaces and a hauntingly dark new collaboration between Swedish vocalists Jenny Hval & Susanna.

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FKA Twigs Back On Top Of Our Loop

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The artist formerly known as Twigs, now FKA Twigs, was one of our one to watch for 2014, and judging by the the first taster from her debut album, we were right on the money. ‘Two Weeks’ tops our chart this week and forecasts even better things for the Gloucestershire artist.

The comeback of indie heroes Comet Gain heads a bunch of new entries that also features the latest from Swans; Titus Andronicus; Tricky and another long awaited return by Death From Above 1979.

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Going Down With White Lung

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The rebirth of grunge continues unstoppable, with Canadians White Lung as one of its biggest ambassadors. The Vancouver four-piece inherits the early raw spirit of bands like Hole in their third album ‘Deep Fantasy’. Their track ‘Down It Goes’ heads a new edition of our loop.

A bunch of interesting collaborations are the among the entries this week, drummer Tony Allen with Damon Albarn is the highest, followed by the likes of Jeremih Feat.YG; Brian Eno with Karl Hyde and Young Thud, teaming up with Freddie Gibbs & A$ap Ferg in his new track.

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Ginnels Are Not What You Think

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Up and coming Dublin band, Ginnels, reaches peak position this week in our loop with ‘Not What You Think’, a standout moment from their excellent latest album ‘A Country Life’

Grimes teaming up with Blood Diamonds for her comeback song is the highest debut, followed by new offerings by Jamie XX; FKA Twigs; Shabazz Palaces and the return of British experimental electronic act The Bug, who anticipates a collaboration-packed new work through a track with Gonjasufi.

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The New Pornographers Brill New Track

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Our favourite supergroup, The New Pornographers, has sky-rocketed all the way to the top of our loop with Brill Bruisers, the title track from their forthcoming sixth album.

A fresh female garage band from Madrid, Deers, is the week’s highest entry, alongside the new songs by White Lung; Lia Ices; Zammuto; Alt-J and Julia Holter, who delivers another retro classic cover, this time of Dionne Warwick’s ‘Don’t Make Me Over’.

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Calvi & Byrne Bring Their Strange Weather

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David Byrne seems to miss collaborating with a female counterpart. After his album with St. Vincent he has now teamed up with British vocalist Anna Calvi for a cover of Keren Ann’s ‘Strange Weather’ from Calvi’s latest EP of the same title.

After a few weeks of relatively weak release activity, new entries are flooding again our gates with The New Pornographers‘s latest being the highest, followed by new offerings by Spoon; Hundred Waters; Europa Europa With The Knife and the return of Disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder, kicking off this year’s Adult Swim season of free downloads.

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