The Best EP’s of 2017


 

The first instalment of NoSA’s annual end-of-the-year review. The best EP’s, mini albums and singles of 2017.

30. Baltra – Rendezvous


29. Bernice – Puff (alternative, electronic, pop)


28. ANOHNI – Paradise (electronic, pop, queer)

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27. Suumoo – Wojna (alternative)


26. Maii & Zeid – Ehdefni (arabic, indie, pop) [listen on Soundcloud]

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25. Ross From Friends – You’ll Understand (lo-fi, deep house)


24. Benoit Pioulard – Slow Spark , Slow Spoke (drone, ambient)


23. Seb Wildwood – The One With Emoticon (deep house)


22. Farah – The Only Ones (electronic, indie, pop)

 [Listen on Soundcloud]

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21. Jimi Tenor & Freestyle Man – Sleepover EP (nujazz)

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20. Cairobi – Inside Your World (indie)


19. Seramic – I Got You EP (disco, funk)


18. Buddy – Oceans & Montana (electronic, hip-hop)


17. Tennis – We Can Die Happy (indie, pop)


16. Jamie Lidell – Extended Beginnings (alternative, r’n’b) [listen on Soundcloud]

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15. Olivier St Louis – Ever Since The Fall (soul)

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14. Nadah El Shazly – Ahwar (experimental, electronic, oriental)


13. Gavin Turek – Good Look For You (soul, r’n’b)


12. Maggie Rogers – Now That The Light Is Fading (pop, indie, electronic)

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[listen on Soundcloud]


11. Boy Harsher – Westerners (dance, electro)


10. Fit of Body – Healthcare (deep house)

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9. David Bowie – No Plan (alternative, rock)


8. The Atomic Band – Plays The Music of William Onyeabor


7. Love Deluxe – Silk Mirage (electronic, deep house)


6. Cut Worms – Alien Sunset (indie, folk)

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5. Yaeji – EP 2 (electronic, deep house)

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4. Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference (jazz)

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[Preview on Soundcloud]


3. CCFX – CCFX EP (alternative, guitar, grunge)

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2. The Blaze – Territory

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[Listen on Spotify]


1. Yaeji – Yaeji (Godmode)

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The Best EP’s (and singles) of 2016


 

Here’s NoSnobsAllowed’s first “Best of 2016” list this year. I’ve gathered the best extended plays and standalone singles from past 12 month, which as you can see was a generous period of time. It was very difficult to put them in order according to any other criteria other than alphabetically.


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Abra – Princess (True Panther Records)

Best Track: VEGAS


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Alex Frankel – Negative Space (ADF Records)

Best Track: Get Back [Listen on Soundcloud]


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Aphex Twin – Cheetah (Warp)

Best Track: CIRKLON3 [Kolkhoznaya Mix] [Watch the video on YouTube]


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Bibio & Olivier St. Louis – The Serious E.P. (Warp)

Best Track: [Listen to EP sampler]


Burial – YOUNG DEATH/NIGHTMARKET (Hyperdub)


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Best track: Basslines For Life [Listen on Soundcloud]


chaosincbdinvisibleepChaos In CDB – Invisible Spectrum (Rhythm Section International)

Best Track: Significant Others


cdw_ep_final_front_skh2wfCharlotte Day Wilson – CDW (self-released)

[listen on Soundcloud]

Best Track: Work


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Cliché – Carré Magique (Self-Realesed)

Best Track: Carré Magique [listen on Soundcloud]


cs3012498-02a-bigDetroit Swindle – In Reverse (Heist Recordings)

[Listen on Soundcloud]

Best Track: Future Imperfect


disclosure-moog-for-love-640x640Disclosure – MOOG For Love (Island Records)

Best Track: BOSS (Radio Edit) [Listen]


ekkahEkkah & Dām-Funk (Sony) – Space Between Us/What’s Up & Ekkah x Real Love – Don’t Give Up/Figure It Out (Sony) [Ekkah’s YouTube Channel]


floating-points-kuiper.jpgFloating Points – Kuiper (Pluto)

Best Track: For Marmish part II [Listen on Soundcloud]


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Groeni – Hinde (Wondercore)

Best Track : Herde [Listen on You Tube]


downloadGundelach – Gundelach

Best Track: Spiders [Listen]


Holy Ghost! – Crime Cutz (DFA)

Best Track: Stereotypes


hudson-scott-clay-ep-artwork-608x608Hudson Scott – Clay (Self-released)

[listen on Soundcloud]

Best Track: Gone


jenskurossepJens Kuross – Jens Kuross (Aesop) [listen on Soundcloud]

Best Track: Nobody’s Problem


Futerman – My Favourite Merchant (Church)

[listen on Soundcloud]


Junior Boys – Kiss Me All Night

Best Track: Yes


liss-first-packshotLiss – First (XL Recording)

Best Track: Sorry [listen on Soundcloud]


barn041Lukas Nystrand Von Unge – Studio Barnhus EP No. 2 (Studio Barnhus) [listen on Soundcloud]

Best Track: It Always Rains


milkaltversM.I.L.K. – Following The Sun (Alternative Versions)

Best Track: Blondage Version [listen on Soundcloud]


 

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Best Track: This Goes On [listen on Soundcloud]


lamentationsMoses Sumney – Lamentations (Self-released)

Best Track: Lonely World [watch on You Tube]


Motorama – Holy Day (Talitres)


mmmboiiNite Funk (aka Nite Jewel & Dam Funk) – Nite Funk (Glydezone)

Best Track: Let Me Be Me [listen on Soundcloud]


1200x630bf.jpgOlivier St.Louis (formerly Olivier Daysoul)- Mr St.Louis (2016 reissue) (Jakarta Records)

 


PREP – Futures (B3SCI Records)

Best Track: Cheapest Flight


 

Rim Kwaku Obeng and Kasa – Love For Real/Gas Line (The Mukatsuku Edits)


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Sam Wills –So Bright (NxtGen Records) [listen on You Tube]

Best Track: Unify


Sau Poler – Memorabilia (Atomnation)

Best Track: Signes


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Seramic – Found (GMF Records) [listen on Soundcloud]

Best Track : Waiting


Serpentwithfeet – Blisters (Tri Angle Records)

Best Track: four ethers


Various Artists – Profil De Face presents Cercle Subaquatique

 

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2015: Appendix vol 1


The few last weeks of one year and then first couple of weeks of the next year are usually spent by relentlessly searching, browsing, digging through other websites’, blogs’ and peoples’ “Best of” lists.

 

Somehow omitted by my ever prying ears, these are the tracks and other releases that wouldn’t certainly had ended up on the year’s end lists on this blog, but definitely would had had a shot at doing so.

Here are those juicy fruits of all that digging in no particular order:

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RP King – Bangin On King Drive (from Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints)

via Pitchfork


 

Harriet Brown & Astronauts Etc. – Fiction

via Soundcloud


Abelard – Dance In Space (Dream Fiend Remix)

via GorillavsBear


Jack J – Thirstin’

via Nialler9


Olivier St. Louis – Black Music EPoliver_st_louis_black_music_cover

Friend recommendation


 

Lim Kim – Awoo (from Simple Mind LP)

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via Spin


 

Pender Street Steppers – Glass City

via Spin


 

Galcher Lustwerk – Parlay

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via Spin



 

 

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