2015 was a serious year for music. Music makers were on point, stepped up their game, and expressed innovative breakthrough’s in the art of making musical gems to last through the ages. Talented women producers are FINALLY making a true mark on the global music scene. And music videos are at an all time creative high. Here is my list of my top tracks of 2015 in no particular order .
Empress Of – How Do You Do It
Me – Terrible Records
This girl blew my mind in 2015. She is 23 years old, and just PRODUCED a great fucking, left of centre, pop album. She is also an excellent lyricist.
Branko – Eventually (feat. Alex Rita & Bison)
Atlas – Enchufada
I’ve been following Buraka Som Sistema since the Red Bull Music Academy in 2007 when Mike Stellar from RBMA Portugal handed me the stellar documentary Lusofonia, a (R)Evolução.. which delved into the Luso Portuguese music scene. This documentary had a big impact on me then…And now in 2015, Branko, one of the main producers of BSS dropped his first solo album. Eventually is pure bliss. Obrigada.
Ben Khan – Blade (Tidal Wave Of Love)
Demo on soundcloud!
How is it possible that this song sounds so good? It’s a demo that was released on sound cloud. This track fucking kills it. Excellent production, killer sexy-ass guitar, driving percussion, and Ben’s reverbed voice is like the nectar of the gods. This song makes me feel like I’m a character in the 1982 Blade film. Watch for Ben in 2016.
LA Priest – Oino
Inji – Domino Record Co.
I just love this guy and this star wars style video. Yes yes & yes. Production is simple, yet perfect. Vocals are absolutely edible.
Electric Wire Hustle – Brother Sun feat. Kimbra
Aeons – Bastard Jazz Records & Loop Recordings
This song feels like waking up on a sunny triumphant morning after surviving the dark night of the soul. Words cannot fully express how much I love this piece of musical art.
Kelela – Rewind
produced by Kingdom + Nugget + Kelela. Additional production by Girl Unit + Obey City
Hallucinogen – Warp Records / Cherry Coffee Floating Points – Nespole
You can’t deny that this song just gets your body moving. Beautiful.
Floating Points – Nespole
Elaenia – Pluto, Luka Bop, Inertia, Beatink Foxtrott – Driven
This video and song are just too powerful for words. Thank you Sam Shepherd for being such a visionary artist, the modern day Bo Hansson, & so much more.
Foxtrott – Driven
A taller Us – One Little Indian
MTL’s Foxtrott kills it with her debut record. This video was directed by Montreal’s own ( & meu amigo!!! ) Kevin Calero. So good. Yes Canada!
Tei Shi – See Me
Verde Ep – Mermaid Avenue, Double Denim, Caroline
This video is amazing. Great song too.
Lianne La Havas – Unstoppable
Warner Brothers / Blood
Dang girl, this song is so damn good. How can you be so sexy? What a voice, what a video…enough said.
Jazmine Sullivan -Dumb ft. Meek Mill
Reality Show – RCA Records
Just shut up and jam out to this. You know you want to.
Jamie xx – Gosh
In Colour – Young Turks
F*&K yeah Jamie XX. One of my favourite producers kills it one more time in 2015.
Tame Impala – Let it Happen Modular Recordings
Too good for words.
fka twigs – glass & patron
M3LL155X ep – Young Turks
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
This is my favourite pop song of the year. Abel channels Michael Jackson perfectly and the bass just makes me mental. Definitely my #1 guilty pleasure of the year. Yes Canada.
Drake – Hotline Bling
This is my #2 guilty pleasure of 2015. And the video is pretty fun. It just makes the people happy. Yes Canada.
Pacific Shore – Stellar
No Distance Between Us – Cosmonostro
This is my favourite track that I released in 2015. Big big love for my Pacific Shore Family and stay tuned for our new EP coming in 2016!
Happy New Year to my musical family! LOVE LOVE LOVE.