Sounds of the Season is the new series highlighting some of my favourite records of the current season – albums only, no single tracks! And while this year progressed rather fast before I really enjoyed a record, the Spotify playlist starts at eight LPs and will be updated throughout this season.
You can press play, but make sure to scroll down for some details about each record!
Clark – The Last Panthers (Warp)
The first record to conquer my heart this year, the soundtrack to British television series The Last Panthers.
Max D – Boost (Future Times)
Strong new solo LP from one half of Beautiful Swimmers and Future Times founder Max D aka Maxmillion Dunbar.
Leon Vynehall – Rojus (Designed to Dance) (Running Back)
Not what I hoped to get after the mighty Midnight on Rainbow Road, yet a strong dance record. Designed to dance, he says.
Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald – Borderland: Transport (Tresor)
If you ever liked these two cats, you can’t go wrong with this album. Very consistent quality and an overall nice build up.
Mark Pritchard – Under the Sun (Warp)
Never underestimate this man, such a great record.
Carlos Niño & Friends – Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening! (Leaving Records)
Leaving Records in 2016 – WOW! One of many great releases this year from Carlos Niño with friends Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Kamasi Washington, Madlib, Dexter Story, and Iasos.
Jameszoo – Fool (Brainfeeder)
Ladies and gentlemen, please stand up and give another round of applause to this young man, Jameszoo. Well deserved, man!