Jimmy Monsta Funk Tops Of 2015

We’re pretty late on these but they’ll be trickling through the nest few days. Cracking year for Jimmy Monsta Funk, who, as well as unearthing a field recorded mix from his residency at Snugg, delivered six hours worth of live wax from 2014, which you can check out here.

Here’s his lists of 2015.

5 Documentaries Of 2015
‘A Syrian Love Story’ Dir. Sean McAllister
‘Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief’ Dir. Alex Gibney
‘Orion: The Man Who Would Be King’ Dir. Jeanie Finlay
‘The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz’ Dir. Brian Knappenberger
‘The Wolfpack’ Dir. Crystal Moselle


20 Tracks To Check From 2015
Basic Soul Unit – You Knew EP [Dolly]
Bernard Badie – Open Up [Mojuba]
Brian Kage – A White Bear’s Heaven…Is A Black Bear’s Hell! [FXHE Records]
Church Boy Lou – Weep [Dirt Tech Reck]
Demdike Stare – Testpressing #007 [Modern Love]
GE-OLOGY Featuring Mark De Clive-Lowe – Moon Circuitry [Sound Signature]
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Angola Louisiana (DJ K Re-Edit) [Pantone Music]
I-Robots Present: Gene Hunt – Gene Vs Gene EP Pt.1 [Opilec Music]
L’Atelier – The Cobalt EP [RFB Colours]
Mr Beatnick – Formed In The Stance EP [Don’t Be Afraid]
Nitejams – Nitejams 01 [Nitejams]
Obsolete Music Technology – Volatile EP [Emphasis Recordings]
Redshape – Bleep Repeat [Present]
Rennie Foster – RF Remixed VI [RF Trax]
Ringard – Especial Vol.1 [Dance Around 88]
Royce Wood Junior – Midnight (Special Request remix) [37 Adventures]
Sandman – No Prisoners (Harmonious Thelonious remix) [Blank Mind]
Seven Davis Jr. – Sunday Morning (Kaytronik Ruff Cut Mix) [Ninja Tune]
System2 – Everybody’s Freakin’ EP [Viva Music]
The Burrell Connection – Pollok County Classics [West End Communications]


15 Albums Of 2015
Annabel (lee) – By The Sea… And Other Solitary Places [Ninja Tune]
BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul [Lex Records]
Cro-Magnon – V [Jazzy Sport]
CW/A – Words Unspoken, Acts Undone [Parachute Records]
D’Angelo And The Vanguard ‎– Black Messiah [RCA]
Floating Points – Elaenia [Pluto]
Kamasi Washington – The Epic [Brainfeeder]
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly [Top Dawg Entertainment]
LV & Joshua Idehen – Islands [Keysound Recordings]
Mbongwana Star ‎– From Kinshasa [World Circuit]
Roger Robinson – Dis Side Ah Town [Jahtari]
Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2 [Mass Appeal]
SELA.- Anniversary [Public House Recordings]
Sleaford Mods – Key Markets [Harbinger Sound]
Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too [Big Dada Recordings]


5 Top Reissues
Aksak Maboul, Marc Hollander – Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine [Crammed Discs]
Fingers Inc. – Another Side [Alleviated Records]
K-Alexi – Vertigo [Technorama]
Liaisons Dangereuses – Liaisons Dangereuses [Soulsheriff Records]
Various – Ska From The Vaults Of WIRL Records [Kingston Sounds]


Art Exhibition Of The Year
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art: Architecture, Culture and Identity