It’s that time of the year again guys! Damn, this year has flown by real quick hasn’t it? I didn’t even have time to properly analyze all the music that’s been released this year. I’m writing this while on vacation so forgive me if this piece seems a bit rushed. Anyway, I think 2016 was a quite an incredible year for music. Although I feel underwhelmed by some releases, generally the music released was stellar. If you’re expecting to find Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce or Kanye West on this list then you’re on the wrong list. I’m only mentioning the LPs that really stood out to me and that I feel came out at significant points of these artists’ careers.
It’s interesting how these days a lot of the music I listen to is by Canadian artists. 60 % of my playlist is made up of artists such as Kaytranada, Pomo, BADBADNOTGOOD, dvsn, Majid Jordan etc and those are just the well known ones! The Canadian music scene has officially blown up and I’m totally here for it! Another artist who’s been everywhere lately is River Tiber. You might recognize him from Kaytranada’s LP “99.9%” in the song “Vivid Dreams”, but now we can get a glimpse of his own mind in his debut E.P “Indigo”.
I couldn’t be any more excited for BBNG’s upcoming LP “IV” after hearing this. I see a slight change in their style but I’m loving the bass sax in this omg JAZZ IS COOL, JAZZ IS RELEVANT.
I first came across this Colombian beauty on tumblr a few months ago but I didn’t know she made music I just thought she was really cyber ghetto and all but then later I found out she’s actually a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and director… and she’s 21 years old! That’s pretty impressive if you ask me. Continue reading