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.


abraprincess

Abra – Princess (True Panther Records)

Best Track: VEGAS


Alex-Frankel-Negative-Space-1474991510-compressed.png

Alex Frankel – Negative Space (ADF Records)

Best Track: Get Back [Listen on Soundcloud]


aphextwinep

Aphex Twin – Cheetah (Warp)

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


cs3178076-02a-big

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

Best Track: [Listen to EP sampler]


Burial – YOUNG DEATH/NIGHTMARKET (Hyperdub)


cs3018079-02a-bigBuz Ludzha – Basslines For Life (100%Silk)

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


500x500

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]


Groeni-Hinde-EP.png

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]


 

cec03665c0d4000ef175bcf3a98bae75-640x640x1Mont Jake – Shadows EP (Island Records)

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)


samwillssobrightep

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

Best Track: Unify


Sau Poler – Memorabilia (Atomnation)

Best Track: Signes


e2d45b7f4b87669ade9a819870880196e0767347

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

 

December 15, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . 2016, List, The Best Of 2016. Leave a comment.

NSA’s Top 25 Albums Of 2015


download.jpeg

25. Emily King – The Switch ( USA //Making Music Records// pop, soul)

picture-you-608x608

24. The Amazing – Picture You (Sweden // Partisan Records // vintage rock) [listen here]

 

8f09545c.jpg

23. Jamie XX – In Colour (UK // Young Turks Recordings // electronic) [listen here]

Best Tracks: Gosh, Seesaw, Sleep Sound, Girl

101202

22. Nils Frahm – Late Night Tales (Night Time Stories // ambient, compilation) [listen here]

jam_city-dream

21. Jam City – Dream A Garden (UK // Night Slugs // electronic, pop)

Best tracks: Unhappy, Crisis

16e23dc1

20. Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash – Cool Uncle (USA // Fresh Young Minds/Empire // soul, pop)

19. Olafur Arlands & Nils Frahm – Collaborative Works (Iceland/Germany // Erased Tapes Records // instrumental, neo-classical) 

Best Tracks: Four, Wide Open, Life Story;


 

b8336e64

18. Jonny Greenwood, Shye Ben Tzur, The Rajasthan Express – Junun (UK/India/Israel // Nonesuch Records // world)


CS574534-01A-BIG

17. Chungking – Defender (UK // self-released // electronic pop)

Best Tracks: Jonny, Beautiful World, Sapphire


 

screen-shot-2015-02-10-at-8-13-20-am

16. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (USA // Rough Trade // blues, rock)

Best Tracks: Future People, Guess Who, Gimme All You Love

Willow-Smith-ARDIPITHECUS

15. Willow – Ardipithecus (USA // Roc Nation // urban, soul, hip-hop)

Best Tracks: IDK, Wait A Minute, Star;

DOC101-RyleyWalker-Cover1400rgb

14. Ryley Walker – Primrose Green (USA // Dead Oceans // folk)

36917-chemicals

13. The Shoes – Chemicals (France // Green United Music //  indie, dance)

1035x1035-RyanAdams1989

12. Ryan Adams – 1989 (USA// PaxAmericana Recording // covers, alternative) [listen here]

Fjm-iloveyouhoneybear

11. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear (USA // Sub Pop // alternative, singer-songwriter) 

Best tracks: Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins), Ideal Husband, True Affection;


 

Bjork-Vulnicura1

10. Björk – Vulnicura ( Iceland // One Little Indian // electronic, experimental) [listen here]

Best Tracks: Stonemilker, Lionsong;


 

9. Four Tet – Morning/Evening (UK // TEXT // electronic)

floating-points-elaenia

8. Floating Points – Elaenia ( UK // Pluto // electronic, ambient)

1413996017-1413994455-makaya_mccraven_in_the_moment

7. Makaya McCraven – In The Moment (USA // International Anthem // jazz)


6. Ptaki – Przelot (POLAND // Oficyna Transatlantyk // electronic, sample based music)

ba4b63db

5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi – Love (New Zealand/ Jagjaguwar) [listen here]

ZENCD224X

4. Seven Davis Jr – Universes (USA // Ninja Tune // house, dance, future funk)

download (1)

3. Leon Bridges – Coming Home (USA // blues, soul, gospel) [listen here]

Best Tracks: River, Smooth Sailin’, Better Man;


TameImpala-Currents-560x560-560x560

2. Tame Impala – Currents (Australia // Modular Recordings // psychedelic rock, Kevin Parker) [listen here]

Best Tracks: Yes I’m Changing, Let It Happen, Disciples, The Less You Know The Better;


bf9cb1ab

1. Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys (UK/Ireland // Play It Again Sam // electronic pop)

Best Tracks: Exile, Uninvited Guest, Undownputable, Exploitation;



 

Honorable Mentions:

Nils Frahm – Solo (Germany // Erased Tapes Recording)

Shamir – Racket (USA // XL Recordings)

Astronauts Ect. – Mind Out Wandering (USA // Hit City U.S.A.)

Jono McCleery  – Pagodes (UK // If Music)

Portico – Living Fields (UK //  Ninja Tune)

Motorama – Poverty (Russia // Talitres)

Silicon – Personal Computer (New Zealand // Domino Recording)

Introverted Dancefloor – Introverted Dancefloor (Australia // Carpark)

Masayoshi Fujita – Apologues (Japan // Erased Tapes Records)

Royce Wood Junior – The Ashen Tang (UK, 37 Adventures)

Dornik – Dornik (UK, Universal Music)

December 31, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . 2015, The Best of 2015. Leave a comment.

Top 25 Remixes of 2o15


Here’s the best remixes, reworks, reanimations, edits, reshuffles of 2015:

25. Lianne La Havas – Unstoppable (Jungle’s Edit)

24.Francis Inferno Orchestra – Hezbollah

(The Carter Brothers Remix)

23. Para One – Elevation

(Todd Edwards Takes You Higher Remix)

22. Brigitte – A Bouche Que Veux-Tu (Yuksek Remix)

21. Munk – Violent Love (The Twelves Remix)

20. Shura – Indecision (Jungle Remix)

Listen here [link]

19. Dornik – Drive (BADBADNOTGOOD Remix)

18. Gallant – Weight In Gold (Brasstracks Remix)

600x60017. Król – Za Nimi (Ptaki Remix)

Listen here [link]

16. Disclosure feat Sam Smith – Omen (Klyne Remix)

Listen here [link]

15. Wiley – From The Outside (Special Request VIP Remix)

14. Christine & The Queens – Christine (Paradis Remix) [original post]

13. Seekae – The Worry (Henrik Schwarz Remix)

[original post]

12. Disclosure fear Gregory Porter – Holdin’ On (Gus Pirelli Vip 7″ Disco Mix)

11. Hot Chip – Started Right (Joe Goddard Remix)


Noel Gallagher´s High Flying Birds   - Where The City Meets The Sky - Chasing Yesterday: The Remixes

10. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Ballad Of The Might I (Beyond Wizards’ Sleeve Re-Animation) [original post]

florence-and-the-machine-what-kind-of-man-nicolas-jaar-remix9. Florence + The Machine – What Kind of Man (Nicolas Jaar Remix) (listen here)


 

8. Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (Allure Remix)


7. Ibeyi – River (RLR Remix)

6. Alice Bodan – Be Mine (Jaakko Eino Kalevi Remix) [original post]

5. Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique – Love is Free (Todd Terry Remix) (listen here)


500x500

4. Róisín Murphy – House of Glass (Maurice Fulton Remix)


 3. Metronomy – The Look (Hemingway Remix)

[original post]


UNKNOWN-MORTAL-ORCHESTRA

2. Silicon – Cellphone

(Unknown Mortal Orchestra Rework)

Oban-Todd-Terje-Remix1. Jaga Jazzist – Oban (Todd Terje Remix) [original post]

December 26, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . 2015, Playlist, Remix Academy. Leave a comment.

Next Page »