TOP 10 LISTS FOR 2015!

We all love music! We love the sounds, lyrics and how it makes us feel. In the midst of our busy lives, we’re all pretty familiar with one another and some of us are even friends. We all share a love for our community and do what we can to support each other’s efforts but let’s lay back for a minute and chill for something special.

Better late than never, 2015’s Top Albums/Singles lists from as many as we could fit from the Seattle Music Community and beyond! There are so many cool people around us and we love you all, especially your human musicbrainz!!!! Thanks for sharing with us as we plan to make this an annual feature!

2016! Happy New Year! <3 FP

 

TIFFANY WAN / TUF (SEA)

10 Favorite Tracks of 2015

Aurora Halal - “Death of Real” - Shapeshifter [Mutual Dreaming]

Carly Rae Jepsen - “Emotion” - Emotion [Interscope Records]

Dude Energy - “Renee Running” - Dude Energy [Animals Dancing]

Jack J - “Thirstin’” - Thirstin’ [Future Times]

John Talabot - “Machine (John Talabot Synthedit)” - Machine (John Talabot Synthedit)/Peter (The Drifter Edit) Split 12” [Philomena]

Levon Vincent - “Woman Is An Angel - Levon Vincent [Novel Sound]

Malory - “Dundundun” - Malory EP [GODMODE]

Palms Trax - “Sumo Acid Crew” - In Gold EP [Dekmantel]

Torvvo - “Light Traveling Beneath Me” (Torvvo Reduced Mix) - Light Traveling Beneath Me EP [Hush Hush]

The Galleria - “Calling Card” - Calling Card/MezzanineEP [Environ Records]

 

10 Favorite Albums & EPs of 2015

Aurora Halal - Shapeshifter [Mutual Dreaming]

Abra - ROSE  [Awful Records]

Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion [Interscope Records]

DJ Mastercard - Virtual Crime EP [Activia Benz]

Helena Hauff - Discreet Desires [Ninja Tune]

Holly Herndon - Platform [4AD]

Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness [Domino]

Malory - Malory EP [GODMODE]

Project Pablo - I Want to Believe [1080p]

Privacy - Command Pattern EP [Klasse Wrecks]

 

KAFKA / Reclaim Your City / Concrete Records (BC)

1. Josef Gaard - Obsidian Falls EP [Blankstairs]

2. Archivist - Migration EP [Blankstairs]

3. Tensal - E EP [Tensal]

4. Polar Inertia - Kinematic Optics EP [HBT-Dement3D SASU]

5. The Automatic Message - Perihelion (from Various Artists RYC003) [Reclaim Your City]

6. Antigone - Cantor Dust EP [Token / N.E.W.S.]

7. Hertz Collision - Ende EP [Concrete Records]

8. Kangding Ray - Cory Arcane [Raster-Noton]

9. Subforms - Alienation EP [Planet Rhythm]

10. wndfrm - Formal Variant EP [Prologue Music]

Recess / Shameless (SEA)

Top 10 Dancefloor Jams of 2015
Artist - Track

Bicep - Just
KiNK - Fantasia
Mateo Matos - Stomp Your Feet (Freaks Blu Meany Vocal 2015 Remaster)
Jacky UK - Nineteen
Applebottom - Top Knott Wut
Alex Banks - Solar
Luke Mandala - Warm Breeze
Caribou - Your Love Will Set You Free (C2 Set U Free Remix)
Smash TV - Cascadia
10Drums - Barbarians (Ritual Vocal Mix)

NICK CARROLL / SECONDNATURE CO-FOUNDER / KREMWERK BOOKER (SEA)

 

Kara-Lis Coverdale - Aftertouches  [Sacred Phrases]

Dasha Rush - Sonar Poems for My Sleepless Friends [Raster-Noton]

Kassem Mosse & Simone White - Three Versions [Honest Jon's Records]

Visionist - Safe [Pan]

Acronym - June [Northern Electronics]

Alva Noto - Xerrox-3 [Raster-Noton]

Gabriel Saloman - Movement Building Vol. II [Shelter Press]

Bardo:Basho - Bardo:Basho [Elevator]

Allesandro Cortini - Forse 3 [Important Records]

Sean McCann - Ten Impressions for Piano & Strings [Root Strata]

 

AOS / SECONDNATURE (SEA)

 

1. Aurora Halal – Sleep Distortion [Mutual Dreaming]

2. D.A.R.F.D.H.S. – Offerings to Njord [Field]

3. Minimum Syndicat – Underwater [Polybius Trax]

4. Simic – Untitled #4 [Major Problems]

5. Route 8 – This Raw Feeling [Lobster Theramin]

6. Andrea – Rainbow [Ilian Tape]

7. Voices From the Lake – Max [Editions Mego]

8. Artefakt – Transit  [Delsin]

9. Bardo:Basho - Skin of Grime [Elevator]

10. Helena Hauff – Spur [Werkdiscs]

 

DJ VEINS / DAVE SEGAL (SEA)

 

1. Donato Dozzy - The Loud Silence [Further Records]

2. Robert A.A. Lowe & Ariel Kalma - FRKWYS Vol. 12: We Know Each Other Somehow [RVNG Intl.]

3. Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas - Automaginary [Drag City]

4. Viands - Temporal Relics [Midwich]

5. Co La - No No [Software]

6. Hieroglyphic Being - The Acid Documents [Soul Jazz]

7. Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt. 2 [Warp]

8. M.C. Schmidt - Batu Malablab [Knock 'Em Dead]

9. Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Sounding Lines [Honest Jons]

10. Benoît Pioulard - Noyaux [Morr Music]

 

R. BARROWS / PAST HAUNTS ONLATE SUNDAY NIGHT/EARLY MONDAY 1AM - 3AM PST ON XRAY FM / SINIS RECORDINGS (PDX)

 

Top 10 Albums of 2015

1. Julia Kent - Asperities [The Leaf Label]

2. F ingers - Hide Before Dinner [Blackest Ever Black]

3. Toxic Slime - The Cauldron: A Mixture Vol.1” [Toxic Slime]

4. Marching Church - This World Is Not Enough [Sacred Bones]

5. Jac Berrocal, David Fenech, Vincent Epplay - Antigravity [Blackest Ever Black]

6. Drab Majesty - Careless [Dias]

7. Marie Davidson ‎– Un Autre Voyage [Holodeck]

8. Diät - Positive Energy [Iron Lung]

9. AUDINT (Kode9 & Toby Heys) - Martial Hauntology [AUDINT]

10. L.O.T.I.O.N. ‎– Digital Control And Man's Obsolesence [Toxic State]

Honorable Album Mentions

1. Moon Ate The Dark - II [Sonic Pieces]

2. Broken English Club - Suburban Hunting + Scars [Cititrax]

3. La Nuit - Desert Television [Beacon Sound]

4. Goldmund - Sometimes [Western Vinyl]

5. B.S. Wright - Decorum [Self Releases]

Top 10 EPs and Singles

1. Dva Damas - Wet Vision [Downwards]

2. Tropic of Cancer - Stop Suffering [Blackest Ever Black]

3. Tender Age - Get High [SINIS]

4. DIN - DIN [Rapid Void’

5. Silent Servant - Mechanics of Emotion + Jealous God 6 [The Corner / Jealous God]

6. Sean Pierce - Sutro + Acid Rane [Mannequin]

7. Powell - Insomniac [Diagonal]

8. Pod Blotz - Human Division + Other [Nostilevo / Cønjuntø Vacíø]

9. Beau Wanzer - Untitled [Self Released]

10.  An-i - Gutz [Cititrax]

 

DR. TROY /  MEDICAL RECORDS (SEA)

 

Ø [Phase] - Alone In Time? [Token]

Princess Century - Progress [Paper Bag Records]

Female - Angel Plague [Downwards]

Sa Pa  - 風物詩 [Forum]

Sigha - Techno Derivative [Avian]

Surgeon - Communications [SRX]

(Various) - Ro Maron Collected [Musique Pour La Danse]

Psyk - Human Ep [Mote-Evolver]

Alessandro Cortini - Forse 3 [Important Records]

Litüus - 19805.-_19905 [Avian]

 

COLD COLORS (FR)

 

(no particular order)

Helena Hauff - Discreet Desires [WerkDiscs / Ninja Tune]

Lena Platanos - Gallop [Dark Entries] - RE

Broken English Club - Suburban Hunting [Cititrax]

Tomo Akikawabaya - The Invitation of The Dead [Minimal Wave]

The Soft Moon - Deeper [Captured Tracks]

Der Noir – A Certain Idea Of Love [Subsound Records]

Qual - Sable [Avant!]

November Növelet - The World in Devotion [Galakthorrö]

Lebanon Hanover - Besides the Abyss [Fabrika Records]

The Silicon Scientist - Outside The Night [Anna Logue Records]

 

DJ SHARLESE / FALSE PROPHET / TUF (SEA)

 

(no particular order/=love)

Raica - Dose [Further Records]

La Main - Nous ne serons plus rein [Self-Released]

Circa Tapes - Kolektique [Self-Released]

Forever Grey - Boundaries [Bat-Cave Productions]

Police des Moeurs - Ceux Qui Restent [Mannequin]

Soft Kill - Heresy [Self-Released]

Youryoungbody - Betrayer EP [Self-Released]

Dasha Rush - Sleepstep:  Sonar Poems for My Sleepless Friends [Raster-Noton]

Marie Davidson - Un Autre Voyage [Holodeck]

Orchidee Noire - Vestiges [Self-Released]

 

MIKE TEXTBEAK / NVR MND MIXTAPE CURATOR / TXTBK'S CHVЯCH XV BЯXK3N 7ANGVAG3 (INTRNT)

 

Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete [Warp Records]

Broken English Club - Suburban Hunting [Cititrax]

Solvent ‎– New Ways - Addendum: Bonus Tracks And Remixes [Suction Records]

Carter Tutti - Carter Tutti Plays Chris & Cosey + Carter Tutti Remix Chris & Cosey [Conspiracy International]

Chino Amobi - Anya's Garden [UNO]

Psychic TV ‎– Alien Be-In [Dark Entries]

Various ‎– Tracks Volume 1 [Cititrax]

Various - Trevor Jackson presents Science Fiction Dancehall Classics [On-U Sound]

Azar Swan -  Vatican Shadow / Cut Hands Variations [Handmade Birds]

Marie Davidson ‎– Un Autre Voyage [HoloDeck]

 

REGIS / DOWNWARDS (NYC)

 

Songs of 2015

1. Julien Cope - Cunts Can Fuck Off ( Live )

2. The Sealings - Dead Boyfriend

3. Anni Hogan - Cold Gold

4. My Disco - King Sound

5. The Nightingales - Bit Of Rough

6. Blancmange - Bloody Hell Fire

7. 500 Stamps - Relics of Victory

8. DVA DAMAS - Wet Vision

9. Broken English Club - Channel 83

10. Prostitutes - Jimmy Jimmy

 

CRATER (SEA)

 

Carly Rae Jepsen- Emotion [Interscope]

Tame Impala- Currents [Interscope]

Moon King- Secret Life [Last Gang]

Holly Herndon- Platform [4AD]

Sufjan Stevens- Carrie & Lowell [Asthmatic Kitty]

HEALTH- DEATH MAGIC [Harvest]

Beach House- Thank Your lucky Stars [Subpop]

Christine and the Queens- Christine and the queens [Neon gold]

Tobias Jesso Jr- Goon [True Panther]

Braids- Deep In The Iris [Arbutus]

 

ARCHIVIST / SECONDNATURE (SEA)

Rings Around Saturn - Portion 22 - [Analogue Attic]

Opuswerk - 04f - [Krill Music]

CW/A - Lintwurm (Lucy Remix) - [Parachute Records]

Polar Inertia - Hell Frozen Over - [Dement3d Records]

Patricia - Mercury in Retrograde - [Opal Tapes]

Kangding Ray - These are My Rivers - [Raster Noton]

Sys - Exoplanet - [ESHU]

Boston 168 - Jupiter's Moons - [Involve Records]

Privacy - Constant Transient - [Lobster Theremin]

The Secret Initiative - Without an Answer - [Secret Initiative]

 

WMD / CTPAK (SEA)

(No particular order)

Bardo:Basho - Bardo:Basho [Elevator]

Archivist - Migration [Blankstairs]

Simic - Ogden Place [Major Problems]

Raica - Dose [Further Records]

Mood Organ - Outer Heaven EP [MOTOR]

Rechuski - U [Sheik 'N' Biek]

Matrixxman - Homesick [Ghostly International]

Briana Marela - All Around Us [Jagjaguwar]

Hana & The Goose - Wizard [Self-released]

Silas Black - Editorials: (War Tunes) [Cabin Games]

 

BANKIE PHONES / MOTOR (SEA)

 

(no particular order)

Body Boys  - No Face [Opal Tapes]

Mood Organ - Outer Heaven EP [MOTOR]

Lena Willikens - Phantom Delia [Comeme]

(Various Artists) - Nation Presents The Modern Electronic Element Series III [Nation]

James Ferraro - SKID ROW [Break World Records]

Levon Vincent - Levon Vincent [Novel Sound]

MIX-0-RAP - For Thugz [PPU]

Helena Hauff - Discreet Desires [Werkdiscs]

I-F - Test Pilot Series [Viewlexx]

Rising Sun System - Oberheim Space [Nightwind Records]

 

DJ EXPLORATEUR / RARE AIR / TUF/ FALSE PROPHET (SEA)

 

2015 releases and other music moments.

(no particular order)

Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas - Automaginary

Visible Cloaks - S/T [Musique Plastique]

Raica - Dose [Further Records]

High Wolf - Growing Wild [Leaving]

Midday Veil - This Wilderness [Translinguistic Other]

Newaxeyes live score to Alien at Northwest Film Forum

Scratchmaster Joe DJ sets at Nacho Borracho

All of Decibel Festival 2015

Formation of Seattle's TUF Collective

Bootleg vinyl reissue of Haruomi Hosono's Cochin Moon

 

CHRIS BLOHM / LUST STRENGTH (SEA)

 

Стужа - Бутугычаг [Ksenza Records]

Étant Donnés ‎– Unreleased Tapes 1977 - 1979 Box 1 [steinklang industries]

Ke/Hil – Zone O LP [Tesco Organisation]

La Monte Young Marian Zazeela Jung Hee Choi: Dia 15 VI 13 545 West 22 Street Dream House. [Dia Chelsea]

Masonna ‎– The Passion Of Rubbers [urashima]

Pierre Huyghe - untitled (Human Mask)/Roof Garden (MMoA)

Zeitkratzer - Whitehouse [karlrecords]

Consumer Electronics : Dollhouse Songs [Harbinger Sound]

Endangered Species 001-005 (Renoir, Restraint, Skander, Bossa Luce, Alexander Lewis) [endangered species]

Grace (Vereker): untitled [ascetic house]

Analfabetism: Av Hjord Är Du Kommen [malignant]

Maurizio Bianchi : CMRS/OPEA [urashima]

 

NICK BARTOLETTI / LUST STRENGTH (SEA)

 

1. Covered in Sand - Crescent Shaped Scars [Mira]

2. Rrose - Vanishing Pools [Eaux]

3. Prurient - Frozen Niagra Falls [Profound Lore]

4. Alessandro Cortini - Risveglio [Hospital Productions]

5. Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss [Sargent House]

6. Container - LP [Spectrum Spools]

7. Ceremonial Abyss - Nuit [MOTOR]

8. Arca - Mutant [Mute]

9. Kangding Ray - Cory Arcane [Raster-Notion]

10. Health - Death Magic [Loma Vista Recordings]

 

RAICA / FURTHER RECORDS / TUF (SEA)

 

(no particular order /singles)

(Various) - Cold Waves Of Color [Lion Productions]

Helena Hauff - Discreet Desires [Werk Discs/ Ninja Tune]

Prurient - Frozen Niagra Falls [Profound Lore]

Jonathan Fitoussi, Clemens Hourriere - Five Steps [Versatile]

Zombi - Shape Shift [Relapse]

Regis - Manbait [Blackest Ever Black]

Alessandro Cortini - Risveglio [Hospital Productions]

K. Liemer, Marc Barreca - Field Characteristics [Palace Of Lights]

Matrixxman - Homesick [Ghostly] Jonas Reinhardt - Palace Savant [Further]

 

DJ COLDHEART / INTERZONE, ISOLATION & DIABOLIQUE AT MERCURY (SEA)

 

The Soft Moon - Deeper [Captured Track]

She Past Away - Narin Yalnizlik [Fabrika]

Rhythm of Cruelty - Saturated [Mass Media]

Viet Cong - Continental Shelf [Jagjaguwar]

Nite Fields - Depersonalisation [Felte]

Ceremony - The L-Shaped Man [Matador]

Föllakzoid - III [Sacred Bones] Chelsea Wolfe

Abyss [Sargant House] Metro Cult

Transparent EP [Mass Media]

RA – Scandinavia [Adrian]

 

SONE / FROM 0-1 / PLUS TECHNO (SEA)

 

(no particular order)

Hypoxia (aka Drumcell) "A Constant Preparation For Loss" [Bl_k Noise]

ADMX-71 "Coherent Abstractions" [LIES]

Sleepstep (aka Dasha Rush) "Sonar Poems For My Sleepless Friends" [Raster-Noton]

ø [phase] "Alone In Time?" [Token]

Kind Midas Sound and Fennesz "Edition 1" [Ninja Tune]

Nils Frahm "Solo" [Erased Tapes]

Prurient "Frozen Niagra Falls" [Profound Lore]

Floating Points "Elaenia" [Pluto]

Zenker Brothers "Immersion" [Illian Tape]

Benoit Pioulard - Sonnet [Kranky]

 

HAYES / PERENNIAL DEATH RECORDS / (OLY, WA)

 

CCTV  - CCTV 7" ep/ Lumpy (also coneheads 12")

Wolf Eyes LP [Third Man]

The Sneaks CS  [SPR]

ROYAL HEADACHE - HIGH [What’s Your Rupture?]

DREW MCDOWALL - Haecceity deluge [ascetic house]

GUN OUTFIT - Dream All Over LP [Paradise of Bachelors]

ODWALLA 88 - lilly 23 [Self - Released]

Total Control - Euro Tape [Self-Released]

Nandas - CS EP [Self - Released]

JJ Doll - CS EP [Self-Released]

Also

Rik in the Pigs -  cs ep

Marching Church live

Heavens Gate  - Woman At Night [Dull Tools]

Rose MCDOWALL - Cut With A Cake Knife [Night School]

 

CODY MORRISON / HIGH+TIGHT (SEA)

 

Paranoid London - Paranoid London [Paranoid London Records]

Matrixxman - Homesick [Ghostly]

Levon Vincent - Levon Vincent [Novel Sound]

Floating Points - Elaenia [Pluto]

Rex The Dog - You Are a Blade [Kompakt]

Mangiami - La Compilation [Golf Channel]

DJ Sotofett - Drippin For a Trip [Honest Jon's]

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly [Top Dawg/Aftermath]

DJ Koze - XTC [Pampa] Ricardo Villalobos - Easy Lee/Dexter [Sei Es Drum]

 

DJ HOJO / CUSTOMS / CITY HUNTER (SEA)

 

Top 10 Albums/Mixtapes/Bundles of Songs sold together of 2015

  1. Carly Rae Jepsen - E*MO*TION - 604 / Schoolboy [Interscope]

  2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly [Top Dawg / Aftermath / Interscope]

  3. Young Thug - Slime Season 1 - [YSL]

  4. Genius Nochang - My New Instagram : Mesurechiffon - Just Music

  5. SOPHIE - Product [Numbers]

  6. Skylar Spence - Prom King [Carpark]

  7. Future - DS2 - A1 / Freebandz [Epic]

  8. Wonder Girls - Reboot [YP Entertainment]

  9. 7777777 - 7777777 EP [Car Crash Set]

  10. Primary - 2 [Amoeba Culture]

Top 25 Songs of 2015 (not k-pop edition)

  1. Kendrick Lamar - Alright [Top Dawg / Aftermath / Interscope]

  2. Young Thug - Best Friend - [YSL]

  3. Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion [604 / Schoolboy / Interscope]

  4. Drake - Hotline Bling [Cash Money / Republic]

  5. Rae Sremmurd - No Type - [EarDrumma / Interscope]

  6. Missy Elliot ft Pharell - WTF [Goldmind / Atlantic]

  7. SOPHIE - Just Like We Never Said Goodbye [Numbers]

  8. Stormzy - Shut Up [Self-Released]

  9. Carly Rae Jepsen - When I Needed You [604 / Schoolboy / Interscope]

  10. Namie Amuro - B Who I Want 2 B (KBoW x vdidvs bootleg) [Self Released]

  11. Skylar Spence - Affairs [Carpark]

  12. Jack U ft Justin Bieber- Where Are U Now [Atlantic / Mad Decent / OWSLA]

  13. HHOPE - Ultimate [Self-Released]

  14. Future - I Serve The Base [A1 / Freebandz / Epic]

  15. JME - Don’t @ Me [Boy Better Know]

  16. Wiz Khalifa - See You Again ft Charlie Puth (t-marq remix) [Self Released]

  17. Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment [Sunday Candy]

  18. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful (Tanging Song by Mike The Producer) [Dollarboyz]

  19. Rytmeklubben - Girlfriend [Raw Juice]

  20. OMI - Cheerleader (felix Jaehn Remix) [Ultra Music]

  21. Cola Splash - Curry Drinker [Trekkie Trax]

  22. Drake - Know Yourself [Cash Money / Republic]

  23. Perfume - Relax in the City [Perfume Records / Universal]

  24. Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me [604 / Schoolboy / Interscope]

  25. Genius Nochang - 행 [Just Music]

Top 25 K-Pop Songs of 2015

  1. Lovelyz - Hi [Woolim]

  2. SHINee - View [SM]

  3. GOT7 - Just Right [JYP]

  4. AOA - Heart Attack [FNC]

  5. Lim Kim - Awoo [Mystic89]

  6. Wonder Girls - Candle ft Palo Alto [JYP]

  7. Girls Generation - Lionheart [SM]

  8. Shannon Williams - Why Why [MBK]

  9. BIGBANG - Bae Bae [YG]

  10. Primary - Don’t Be Shy (ft Choa of AOA) [Amobea Culture]

  11. Park Kyung ft Park bo Ram [Ordinary Love]

  12. PSY - Daddy ft CL [YG]

  13. Red Velvet - Dumb Dumb [SM]

  14. f(x) - Traveler [SM]

  15. The Ark - The Light -

  16. EXO - Call Me Baby [SM]

  17. Miss A - Only You [JYP]

  18. Wonder Girls - I Feel You [JYP]

  19. Lim Kim - Upgrader [Mystic89]

  20. f(x) - Four Walls [SM]

  21. BTS - Run [BigHit]

  22. BIGBANG - Bang Bang Bang [YG]

  23. IU - Twenty Three [LoenTree]

  24. Laboum - Aalow Aalow - NH Media [Nega Network]

  25. Primary - Mannequin (ft Beenzino & Suran) [Amoeba Culture]

 

DJ JERMAINE / AESTHETIC MESS (SEA)

 

(no particular order)

Sunday Painters - Something To Do/4th Annual Report [What's Your Rupture?]

Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady [superior Viaduct]

Various - [Cease & Desist] DIY! (Cult classics from the Post-Punk era 1978 - 82) [Optimo]

Benoit Pioulard - Sonnet [Kranky]

Second Layer - World of Rubber [Dark Entries]

Marie Et Les Garçons - s/t [Feedback]

Young Thug - Barter 6 [300 Entertainment]

Future - DS2 [Epic]

Ork Records - New York, New York [Numero Group]

Severed Heads - Since the Accident/City Slab Horror [Medical Records]

 

TANE / TUF (SEA)

 

WAX THAT SHAPED 2015

1. Lena Platonos | Galop | Dark Entries [reissue]

2. LNRDCROY | Much Less Normal | 1080p, Firecracker Records

2. Suzanne Kraft | Talk From Home | Melody As Truth

3. Jack J | Thirstin’/Atmosphere | Future Times

4. Dude Energy | Dude Energy | Animals Dancing

5. V/A | Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds | Favorite Recordings [reissue]

6. Domenique Dumont | Comme Ça | Antinote Records

7. TUNGKYSS | Yuma EP | Solkyss Records

8. La Decadanse | La Decadanse EP | Astro Lab Recordings

9. Daniel.T. | Tetrachromat | Young Adults

ON DIGITAL REPEAT FOR DAYS

Garlic Man & Chikn | Shavin My Leg | Self-Released

 

SAM MELANCON /DEBACLE RECORDS / MOTOR (SEA)

 

Personable - Bushi [Peak Oil]

Acronym - June [Northern Electronic]

Tzusing - A Name Out of Place I & II [L.I.E.S.]

Carly Rae Jepsen - e.mo.tion [Interscope]

Ron Morelli - A Gathering Together [Hospital]

Earthen Sea -  INK [Lovers Rock]

Bing & Ruth - City Lake [RVNG (reissue)]

Powell - Sylvester Stallone [Diagonal]

Wolf Eyes - I am a Problem: Mind in Pieces [Third Man]

Archivist - Migration [Blankstairs]

Shifted - Arrangements in Monocolor I & II [Avian]

M.E.S.H. - Piteous Gate [PAN]

Container - LP [Spectrum Spools]

Four Tet - Morning [Evening]

Ryley Walker - Primrose Green [Dead Oceans]

Sightings - Amusers & Puzzlers [Dias]

Panabrite - Pavilion [Immune]

Patricia - Bem Inventory [Opal Tapes]

 

YOURYOUNGBODY (SEA)

 

Boy Harsher - Pain [Oraculo Records]

HEALTH - Death Magic [Loma Vista Recordings]

Soft Moon - Deeper [Captured Tracks]

Vincent Hole - Underkick [No Sound Music]

DoNormaal - Jump or Die [Self Released]

Tamaryn - Cranekiss [Mexican Summer]

Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night School [Transgressive / Mom & Pop]

Enya - Dark Sky Island [Aigle Records]

Jamie XX - In Colour [Young Turks]

No Joy - More Faithful [Mexican Summer]

 

LISA HAMMOND / TUF / FALSE PROPHET (SEA)

 

Aurora Halal – Sleep Distortion [Mutual Dreaming]

Holly Herndon- Platform [4AD]

Bardo:Basho - Bardo:Basho [Elevator]

Dasha Rush - Sonar Poems for My Sleepless Friends [Raster-Noton]

Miss Kitten and The Hacker - Leather Forever

RAMZi - Houti Kush [1080p]

Health - Death Magic [Loma Vista Recordings]

Mood Organ - Outer Heaven EP [MOTOR]

Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss [Sargent House]

Helena Hauff – Spur [Werkdiscs]

Lena Platonos - Gallop LP

New Order  -  Music Complete [Mute]

 

EMILY POTHAST / MIDDAY VEIL / TRANSLINGUISTIC OTHER / TUF (SEA)

 

Holly Herndon - Platform [4AD]

Lower Dens - Escape from Evil [Ribbon Music]

Swahili - Amovrevx [Translinguistic Other]

Visible Cloaks - S/T [Musique Plastique]

Brian Ellis - In the Dark [Omega Supreme]

THEESatisfaction - EarthEE [Sub Pop]

Raica - Dose [Further Records]

Colleen - Captain of None [Thrill Jockey]

Jessika Kenney - Atria [SIGE]

Rose Windows - S/T [Sub Pop]

 

CECI CORSANO-LEOPIZZI / DECIBEL FESTIVAL MARKETING DIRECTOR / TUF (SEA)

 

(no particular order)

1. Nidia Minaj - Danger [Príncipe]

2. Elysia Crampton – American Drift [Blueberry]

3. Bardo:Basho - Bardo:Basho [Elevator]

4. Jlin – Dark Energy [Planet Mu]

5. Aisha Devi - Conscious Cunt [Houndstooth]

6. Raica - Dose [Further Records]

7. Visionist - Safe [PAN]

8. Beatrice Dillon – Blues Dances [Where To Now?]

9. RAMZi - Houti Kush [1080p]

10. Kara-Lis Coverdale - Aftertouches [Sacred Phrases]

Honorable mentions that should also be in my top 10, but there's just so much good music this year:

Mariah – Utakata No Hibi [Palto Flats]

M.E.S.H. – Piteous Gate [PAN]

Muslimgauze – Minaret-Speaker [Staalplaat]

Xosar – Let Go [Black Opal]

Shinichi Atobe - Ship-Scope [DDS]

Malory - Malory EP [GODMODE]

 

OZMA OTACAVA / LUST STRENGTH / SEX.WAV (SEA)

 

1. Rabit + Chino Amobi - The Great Game : Freedom From Mental Poisoning (The Purification of the Furies) [Halcyon Vei]l

2. Dej Loaf - #andseethatsthething [Columbia]

3. Kieran Loftus -Aall Black Outfit [Paradise Rhythm Records]

4. Donmonique - Thirst Trap EP [Self-Released]

5. Umfang - Pills [Sweat Equity]

6. DJ Freak - Terrorism [Serious 21 Rec]

7. Branko - Atlas [Enhufada]

8. Deepchord - Ultraviolet Music [Soma Recordings LTD.]

9. Dj Bunnylip - Freedom [Self-Released]

10. Lust Strength - ls001 [Lust Strength}

 

BLOOM OFFERING / TUF (SEA)

 

(no particular order)

Oil Thief - Obsolescence & Monality [Chondritic Sound]

Boy Harsher - Lesser Man [Night People]

Orphan Swords - License to Desire [Desire Records]

Rule of Thirds - Rule of Thirds [Mass Media/No Patience]

Pod Blotz - Human Division [Nostilevo]

Sean Pierce - Sutro [Mannequin]

Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls [Profound Lore]

Weird Candle - Regeneration [Weyrd Son]

Marie Davidson - Un Autre Voyage [Holodeck]

November Növelet - The World in Devotion [Galakthorrö]

 

DJ MANIMAL / POPSMEAR (SEA)

 

Carter Tutti Void  - f (x) [Industrial Records]

Carter Tutti - Carter Tutti Plays Chris & Cosey + Carter Tutti Remix Chris & Cosey [Conspiracy International]

Evan Caminiti  -  Meridian [Thrill Jockey]

East India Youth  -  Culture Of Volume [XL]

Algiers  -  Algiers [Matador]

Killing Joke - Pylon [Spinefarm]

November Növelet  -  The World In Devotion [Galakthorrö]

Holly Herndon  -  Platform [4AD]

Frank Riggio  -  Psychexcess II - Futurism [Hymen]

New Order  -  Music Complete [Mute]

Bonus:

Favorite Song:  David Bowie  -  Blackstar [Columbia]

Favorite Reissue:  Second Layer  -  World Of Rubber [Dark Entries]

 

Phaedrus / PELOTON MUSIQUE (SEA)

 

(singles)

Sawlin - Sauseschritt [arts]

Limo - My Sunday Roman Lindau remix [Out-er]

Perth Drug Legend - God Save Queen Jean [Resin]

Rrose - Signs [Eaux]

Blawan - Talatone [Ternesc]

Lakker - Milch [R&S]

Sendai - Inverse Array 1 [Stroboscopic Artifacts]

BNJMN - Skur [Jericho One]

Kamikaze Space Programme - Parmakit 177 [Mindcut]

Crown Hill Repeater - H.O.W. [Pleasure Boat Recordings]

 

DJ GOO GOO / AESTHETIC MESS (SEA)

 

Goo Goo’s new musical highlights of 2015

Spray Paint – Punters at the Barge [Homeless]

Spray Paint – Dopers [Monofonus]

Spray Paint/Exek – Australian tour split 7” [Homeless]

Nun – Nun [Aarght!/Avant; US release by Hozac]

Low Life – Dogging [R.I.P. Society]

Nisennenmondai – N [Blast First Petite]

Viet Cong – Viet Cong [Jagjaguwar]

Diät – Positive Energy [Iron Lung]

Shopping – Why Choose [Fat Cat]

Cured Pink – 11 Put Aside [Another Dark Age]

Multiple Man – Persuasion 12” [No Patience/Burka For Everybody/Catalina Tapes]

Cadaver Em Transe – s/t 7” [Iron Lung]

W-X – W-X [Castleface)

Goo Goo’s reissued favorites of 2015

Second Layer – World of Rubber [Dark Entries]

Broadcast catalog [Warp]

Lizzy Mercer Descloux catalog [Light in the Attic]

Liquid Liquid catalog [Superior Viaduct]

In Camera – Era [4AD]

No More – A Rose Is a Rose [Dark Entries]

Savant – Artificial Dance [RVNG INTL.]

The Units – Digital Stimulation [Futurismo]

Liaisons Dangereuses – s/t [Soulsheriff]

Chandra – Transportation [Cantor/Rain Boots]

 

DJ KATE / FALSE PROPHET / TUF (SEA)

 

(no particular order)

Chelsea Wolfe - Grey Days [Sargeant House]

The Soft Moon - Far [Captured Tracks]

Further Reductions - Death to the Beat [Cititrax]

//TENSE// - Disconnect Myself (Beau Wanzer Adjustment) [Mannequin]

Body Party - P.P.P.T [Common Thread]

UN - fUN [Self Released]

Rhythm of Cruelty - In the Daylight [Mass Media]

Miss Kitten, The Hacker - Leather Forever [Dark Entries]

Circa Tapes - Anybody [DKA Records]

Marie Davidson - Excès de Vitesse [Holodeck Records]

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