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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Arrivals: Django Django – Reflection


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The Scottish dance punk quartet, Django Django are set to release their second LP in May and they have yet another track to prove that (listen to the previous single, First Light here). The band had made some serious waves with their 2012 self-titled debut and even bigger ones with its lead single Default (which snatched UK Festival Award for Anthem Of The Summer that year). It might be hard to beat the youthful energy and precise symmetry of Default but their new track, Reflections, is a different kind of animal. It’s a mature indie dance track, shapeshifting between the bands previous festival sized personality (vocal harmonies, house piano stabs and post-punk rhythm session) and a whimsical, moonlit entity complete with smoky sax and synth arpeggios. 

Reflections taken from Django Django’s new album Born Under Saturn, out May 4 on Because Music.

March 17, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . 2015, Arrivals. Leave a comment.

Arrivals: Júníus Meyvant – Color Decay


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Iceland has always been generous in producing beautiful, mesmerising music. Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson aka Júníus Meyvant’s debut single, Color Decay, is yet another Icelandic gem. This lush, anthemic folk song combines the best of the symphonic breadth of Nick Drake, the playfulness of Badly Drawn Boy and the pastoral feel of James Vincent McMorrow. Take your compasses out. There’s a new star rising in the north.

January 7, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Arrivals. Leave a comment.

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