Here are a few of my top tracks of the year, in no particular order.
LION BABE – HIT THE CEILING
IBEYI – AWAY AWAY
I love these twins.
SEVDALIZA – SHAHMARAN
I’ve been following this lady for some time now, and it’s so very exciting to see her dark, weird, sexy, experimental, musical expression of deep pain bring such joy to the people.
CLAUDIO – I WAS A ROCKSTAR
This is an EXCELLENT Ted Talk for music lovers. She performs the track live after her talk…She is so so so damn good.
NICK HAKIM – CUFFED
NATUREBOY FLAKO – DEVIL’s GUN
Natureboy Flako made a killer EP this year. I think his work is highly underrated and his production is always solid. It was hard to choose my favourite from the EP but Devil’s gun stands out in so many ways…don’t let the wild intro deter you from hearing the moments of genius to follow.
PACIFIC SHORE – MIRROR
My favourite track from our Wild Times EP.
KALEEMA – RITUAL
LAVOISIER – SOU POVO
This amazing Portuguese duo will blow your mind if you get the chance to see them live. One of the best shows of the year for me, and one of the best performance from a vocalist I have ever seen in my life. Thanks Mike Stellar!
TROY KINGI – GOLDEN TAURUS
So damn smooth like cashew butter.
TEI SHI – HOW FAR
KELELA – LMK
PAPI CHULO – LA TIERRA PROMETIDA
SAHALé & SAMARANA – NTAOLO
KALI UCHIS feat. JORJA SMITH – TYRANT
LORD ECHO ft. MARA TK
SARAH LINHARES – ANAHATA
Last but not least here is the only thing I self produced this year…More to come in 2018.