Jimmy Monsta Funk Tops Of 2016

Lists of things to buy and check out are always good provided they come from the right people, and Jimmy Monsta Funk is still top of that list. He’s dropped some proper heat on us this year and we’re still sitting on about six hour of mixes comprising of wax from 2015 that’ll be up shortly.

A lot of good pieces in here I missed the first time around including the Junjo reissue and the Shabaka And The Ancestors LP. Keen to dig in properly in the coming weeks and see what else we slept on.

5 Documentaries Of 2016
Inside Obama’s White House
Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People
Planet Earth II
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
What Happened Miss Simone?


20 Tracks To Check From 2016
808 State – In Yer Face (Bicep Remix) [Feel My Bicep]
Adesse Versions – Push It Along EP [Heist]
Byron The Aquarius – High Life EP [Sound Signature]
Damiano von Erckert – California [DVE Records]
Floating Points – Kuiper [Pluto]
Jack The Mack – Jack The Mack 3 [Unknown Chicago]
Mall Grab – Menace II Society [Unknown To The Unknown]
Marcel Lune – Sketches EP [Local Talk]
Mark Flash – Audiofluid EP [Underground Resistance]
Mella Dee – Deep Soul EP [Dext Recordings]
Ninos Du Brasil – Para Araras [Hospital Productions]
No Question Asked – Validation Of A DJ [No Questions Asked]
Prince – Chelsea Rodgers (DJ K disco funk re-edit) [Pantone Music]
Rising Sun – Trilogy EP3 [Fauxpas Musik]
Samo DJ & Tzusing – Hollabackboi [Public Possession]
Save! – Darkness In The Middle (I:Cube remix) [Les Disques De La Mort]
Stojche – Asset 005 [Tangible Assets]
Swindle – Works Haffi Run (feat Ghetts) [Butterz]
Timeline – Forever Forward EP [4evr 4wrd]
Truncate – Wave 1 [Truncate]


20 Albums Of 2016
Achim Funk & Mr. Nylson – The Bridge To Yesterday [Newtold]
Anohni – Hopelessness [Rough Trade]
BadBadNotGood – IV [Innovative Leisure Records]
Black Milk & Nat Turner – The Rebellion Sessions [Computer Ugly]
Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition [Warp Records]
Family Atlantica – Cosmic Unity [Soundway]
Floorplan – Victorious [M-Plant]
Ital Tek – Hollowed [Planet Mu]
Kaytranada – 99.9% [XL Recordings]
Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered. [Top Dawg Entertainment]
Mr. Lif – Don’t Look Down [Mello Music Group]
Oliver Coates – Upstepping [PRAH]
Omar-S – The Best! [FXHE Records]
Saul Williams – Martyr Loser King [Fader Label]
Shabaka And The Ancestors – Wisdom Of Elders [Brownswood Recordings]
Skee Mask – Shred [Ilian Tape]
Steven Julien – Fallen [Apron Records]
The Invisible – Patience [Ninja Tune]
Trim – 1-800 Dinosaur Presents Trim [1-800 Dinosaur]
Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus [Brownswood Recordings]


5 Top Reissues
Henry “Junjo” Lawes – The Evil Curse Of The Vampires [Greensleeves Records]
Massive Attack V Mad Professor – No Protection [Virgin]
Peter Thomas & Mocambo Astronautic Sound Orchestra – Space Patrol (Orion 2016) [Mocambo]
Studio Pressure – Jump [Certificate 18]
The True Underground Sound Of Rome Featuring Stefano Di Carlo – 1991 – 2016 Secret Doctrine [Male Records]


Exhibition Of The Year
Stay. Now. Then: Housing Questions and Answers for 99 years at ArkDes Stockholm