2015 – Music In Retrospect

Personally, 2015 has been a really, really bad year for me. Death and sickness cursed my family and I haven’t felt great lately. Thankfully, there was one thing that kept me from drowning, as always: music. I don’t have a lot of time right now but I wanted to get this out while we’re still in this mess that is 2015.

These are the essential releases of this year for me. They are listed in no particular order but I have tried to categorize them at least a little bit.


Electronica

Maribou State – Portraits

Lapalux – Lustmore

Robot Koch – Hypermoment

Himalia – Distances

Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Urban Flora

AZEDIA – Form

Mirror Signal – Herculean Task EP

Tom Misch – Beat Tape 2

Snakehips – Forever Pt. II EP

Fent Plates Records – Beyond The Confines

Jamie xx – In Colour

Throwing Snow – Lumen

Honne – Coastal Love EP

Meeke – The Gold EP

Ark Patrol – Primo

ORACLES – Best Declarations (ft. CYN)

Eastside – Ellie (Ark Patrol Remix)

Pomo – Feel The Same Way

Minor Rain – Yellow Trip EP

Hayden James – Something About You

Finding Hope – Wonder

 


Indie/Rock/Pop

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday

Palace – Chase The Light EP

Oh Wonder – Oh Wonder

Chet Faker & Marcus Marr – Work EP

NITEMAYOR (formerly Lazyboy Empire) – Vampire

Bearoid – Dawn At Home EP

Nils Frahm – Solo

 


 

Hip-Hop/Rap

K.I.Z. – Hurra Die Welt Geht Unter

Gramatik – Coffee Shop Selection

Cadenza ft. Kiko Bun & Loyle Carner – When Will I Stop Dreaming

 


 

House/Garage/Techno

Blonde – All Cried Out feat. Alex Newell

NVOY – All Night

Disclosure – Caracal

Jonas Saalbach – Ancient Lake

Oliver Schories – Fields Without Fences

Junktion – Running From Whatever EP

Lane 8 – Rise

The Avener & Phoebe Killdeer – Fade Out Lines (The Avener Rework)

Paul Kalkbrenner – 7

Ten Walls – Sparta

Jonas Rathsman – Wolfsbane

Hot Since 82 – Damage / Veins

Jay Lumen – Stratosphere/Pattern One

Slime Recordings – Future Sound Of Garage 2

 


 

Beats & Bass

Sorrow – Qualm/Iscariot

Sorrow – Search of the Miraculous

KOAN Sound x Culprate x Asa x Opiuo – If You Hadn’t

KOAN Sound – Forgotten Myths EP

Tennyson – Like What EP

Point Point & Record Record present – Filet Mignon Volume III

 


 

Drum and Bass

Etherwood – Blue Leaves

Spor – Caligo

The Prototypes – City Of Gold

Calyx & TeeBee – A Day That Never Comes / Snakes & Ladders

Blackout Music NL – Evolution Series Volume 1

Maduk – Not Alone EP

SpectraSoul – Always / I Don’t Mind

 

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