The Round Up: 2015

THE ROUND UP: 2015

DECEMBER '15


2015 HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE YEAR FOR MUSIC. 

AS IT COMES TO AN END WE PRESENT OUR FAVOURITES FROM THE YEAR. 


THIS LIST IS A SMALL SELECTION OF SOME OF THE AMAZING MUSIC THAT HAS BEEN RELEASED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS. IT INCLUDES FULL-LENGTHS, EPS AND 12"S FROM A RANGE OF ARTISTS THAT WE HAVEN'T STOPPED LISTENING TO. 

 

THEY ARE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER. WHY? 

BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN PERSONAL ATTACHMENT TO ONE RELEASE OR ANOTHER - NO ONE RECORD IS "THE BEST". 

YOU MAY AGREE WITH OUR SELECTION, YOU MAY NOT. BUT WE'RE SURE YOU'LL FIND SOMETHING THAT YOU'LL LIKE.


CLICK ON A PIECE OF ARTWORK TO HEAR A TRACK FROM THAT RELEASE.


METZ - II (SUB POP)

METZ - II (SUB POP)

HENRY WU - GOODMORNING PECKHAM (RHYTHM SECTION)

HENRY WU - GOODMORNING PECKHAM (RHYTHM SECTION)

ALIF - AYANAMA RTAMA (NAWA RECORDINGS)

ALIF - AYANAMA RTAMA (NAWA RECORDINGS)

PAT THOMAS & KWASHIBU AREA BAND (STRUT RECORDS)

PAT THOMAS & KWASHIBU AREA BAND (STRUT RECORDS)

KAMASI WASHINGTON - THE EPIC (BRAINFEEDER)

KAMASI WASHINGTON - THE EPIC (BRAINFEEDER)

GOLDEN TICKET - GOLDEN RULES (LEX RECORDS)

GOLDEN TICKET - GOLDEN RULES (LEX RECORDS)

RUBY RUSHTON - TWO FOR JOY (22A)

RUBY RUSHTON - TWO FOR JOY (22A)

SHERWOOD & PINCH - LATE NIGHT ENDLESS (TECTONIC RECORDINGS)

SHERWOOD & PINCH - LATE NIGHT ENDLESS (TECTONIC RECORDINGS)

SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH (THE ECHO LABEL LTD/BMG)

SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH (THE ECHO LABEL LTD/BMG)

KENDRICK LAMAR - TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY (TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT)

KENDRICK LAMAR - TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY (TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT)

FABIANO DO NASCIMENTO - DANÇA DOS TEMPOS (NOW-AGAIN RECORDS)

FABIANO DO NASCIMENTO - DANÇA DOS TEMPOS (NOW-AGAIN RECORDS)

LEVON VINCENT - LEVON VINCENT (NOVEL SOUND)

LEVON VINCENT - LEVON VINCENT (NOVEL SOUND)

JAMIE WOON - MAKING TIME (POLYDOR)

JAMIE WOON - MAKING TIME (POLYDOR)

JILL SCOTT - WOMAN (BLUES BABE RECORDS)

JILL SCOTT - WOMAN (BLUES BABE RECORDS)

COLIN STETSON AND SARAH NEUFELD - NEVER WERE THE WAY SHE WAS (CONSTELLATION RECORDS)

COLIN STETSON AND SARAH NEUFELD - NEVER WERE THE WAY SHE WAS (CONSTELLATION RECORDS)

MAX RITCHER - FROM SLEEP (DEUTSCHE GRAMAPHON)

MAX RITCHER - FROM SLEEP (DEUTSCHE GRAMAPHON)

SPORTING LIFE - 55 5'S (R&S RECORDS)

SPORTING LIFE - 55 5'S (R&S RECORDS)

C DUNCAN - ARCHITECT (FAT CAT)

C DUNCAN - ARCHITECT (FAT CAT)

NAO - 11-MMXV (LITTLE TOKYO)

NAO - 11-MMXV (LITTLE TOKYO)

NAPALM DEATH - APEX PREDATOR - EASY MEAT (CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS)

NAPALM DEATH - APEX PREDATOR - EASY MEAT (CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS)

SONS OF KEMET - LEST WE FORGET (NAIM JAZZ RECORDS)

SONS OF KEMET - LEST WE FORGET (NAIM JAZZ RECORDS)

MILO - SO FLIES DON'T COME (RUBY YAUGHT/THE ORDER LABEL)

MILO - SO FLIES DON'T COME (RUBY YAUGHT/THE ORDER LABEL)

OUGHT - SUN COMING DOWN (CONSTELLATION RECORDS)

OUGHT - SUN COMING DOWN (CONSTELLATION RECORDS)

SHOPPING - WHY CHOOSE (FAT CAT RECORDS) 

SHOPPING - WHY CHOOSE (FAT CAT RECORDS) 

FLOATING POINTS - ELAENIA (PLUTO RECORDS)

FLOATING POINTS - ELAENIA (PLUTO RECORDS)

VINCE STAPLES - SUMMERTIME '06 (DEF JAM)

VINCE STAPLES - SUMMERTIME '06 (DEF JAM)

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA - MULTILOVE (JAGJAGUWAR RECORDS)

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA - MULTILOVE (JAGJAGUWAR RECORDS)

KELELA - HALLUCINOGEN (WARP RECORDS)

KELELA - HALLUCINOGEN (WARP RECORDS)

VIET CONG - VIET CONG (JAGJAGUWAR RECORDS)

VIET CONG - VIET CONG (JAGJAGUWAR RECORDS)

LITTLE SIMZ - A CURIOUS TALE OF TRIALS + PERSONS (AGE 101)

LITTLE SIMZ - A CURIOUS TALE OF TRIALS + PERSONS (AGE 101)

BLANCK MASS - DUMB FLESH (SACRED BONES RECORDS)

BLANCK MASS - DUMB FLESH (SACRED BONES RECORDS)

D'ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD - BLACK MESSIAH (RCA RECORDS)

D'ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD - BLACK MESSIAH (RCA RECORDS)

ARCA - MUTANT (MUTE RECORDS)

ARCA - MUTANT (MUTE RECORDS)

DONNIE TRUMPET AND THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT - SURF (SELF-RELEASED)

DONNIE TRUMPET AND THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT - SURF (SELF-RELEASED)

DORNIK - DORNIK (PMR RECORDS)

DORNIK - DORNIK (PMR RECORDS)

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR - ASUNDER, SWEET AND OTHER DISTRESS (CONSTELLATION RECORDS)

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR - ASUNDER, SWEET AND OTHER DISTRESS (CONSTELLATION RECORDS)

GHOSTFACE KILLAH & ADRIAN YOUNGE - TWELVE REASONS TO DIE II (LINEAR LABS)

GHOSTFACE KILLAH & ADRIAN YOUNGE - TWELVE REASONS TO DIE II (LINEAR LABS)

NILS FRAHM - SOLO (ERASED TAPES) 

NILS FRAHM - SOLO (ERASED TAPES) 

KHOST - CORROSIVE SHROUD (COLD SPRING RECORDS)

KHOST - CORROSIVE SHROUD (COLD SPRING RECORDS)

TAME IMPALA - THE LESS I KNOW THE BETTER (MODULAR RECORDS)

TAME IMPALA - THE LESS I KNOW THE BETTER (MODULAR RECORDS)

OKZHARP - DUMELA 113 (HYPERDUB)

OKZHARP - DUMELA 113 (HYPERDUB)

METHYL ETHYL - OH INHUMAN SPECTACLE (DOT DASH RECORDS)

METHYL ETHYL - OH INHUMAN SPECTACLE (DOT DASH RECORDS)

HUGO MASSIEN - KONTROL EP

HUGO MASSIEN - KONTROL EP

DAYME AROCENA - NUEVA ERA (BROWNSWOOD RECORDINGS)

DAYME AROCENA - NUEVA ERA (BROWNSWOOD RECORDINGS)

KAHN, COMMODO & GANTZ - VOLUME 1

KAHN, COMMODO & GANTZ - VOLUME 1

BJÖRK - VULNICURA (ONE LITTLE INDIAN)

BJÖRK - VULNICURA (ONE LITTLE INDIAN)

OTHASOUL - THE REMEDY (SELF-RELEASED)

OTHASOUL - THE REMEDY (SELF-RELEASED)

REFUSED - FREEDOM (EPITAH RECORDS)

REFUSED - FREEDOM (EPITAH RECORDS)

SUFJAN STEVENS - CARRIE & LOWELL (ASTHMATIC KITTY RECORDS)

SUFJAN STEVENS - CARRIE & LOWELL (ASTHMATIC KITTY RECORDS)

47 SOUL - SHAMSTEP (47SOUL)

47 SOUL - SHAMSTEP (47SOUL)

FATHER JOHN MISTY - I LOVE YOU, HONEYBEAR

FATHER JOHN MISTY - I LOVE YOU, HONEYBEAR

THUNDERCAT - THE BEYOND / WHERE THE GIANTS ROAM (BRAINFEEDER)

THUNDERCAT - THE BEYOND / WHERE THE GIANTS ROAM (BRAINFEEDER)

IHSAN AL MUNZER - BELLY DANCE DISCO (FORTUNA RECORDS)

IHSAN AL MUNZER - BELLY DANCE DISCO (FORTUNA RECORDS)

ALABAMA SHAKES - SOUND & COLOR (ATO RECORDS)

ALABAMA SHAKES - SOUND & COLOR (ATO RECORDS)

G.L.O.S.S. - GIRLS LIVING OUTSIDE OF SOCIETY'S SHIT (G.L.O.S.S.)

G.L.O.S.S. - GIRLS LIVING OUTSIDE OF SOCIETY'S SHIT (G.L.O.S.S.)

RYLEY WALKER - PRIMROSE GREEN (DEAD OCEANS)

RYLEY WALKER - PRIMROSE GREEN (DEAD OCEANS)

DALTON - ALECH (HABIBI FUNK)

DALTON - ALECH (HABIBI FUNK)

THE STAVES - IF I WAS (ATLANTIC)

THE STAVES - IF I WAS (ATLANTIC)

NICOLE DOLLANGANGER - NATURAL BORN LOSERS (EERIE ORGANISATION)

NICOLE DOLLANGANGER - NATURAL BORN LOSERS (EERIE ORGANISATION)

JOANNE ROBERTSON - BLACK MOON DAYS (FEEDING TUBE RECORDS)

JOANNE ROBERTSON - BLACK MOON DAYS (FEEDING TUBE RECORDS)

SQUAREPUSHER - DAMOGEN FURIES (WARP)

SQUAREPUSHER - DAMOGEN FURIES (WARP)

FANTASMA - FREE LOVE (SOUNDWAY RECORDS)

FANTASMA - FREE LOVE (SOUNDWAY RECORDS)

ARCHY MARSHALL - A NEW PLACE 2 DROWN (XL/TRUE PANTHER)

ARCHY MARSHALL - A NEW PLACE 2 DROWN (XL/TRUE PANTHER)

FÖLLAKZOID - III (SACRED BONES RECORDS)

FÖLLAKZOID - III (SACRED BONES RECORDS)

IBEYI - IBEYI (XL)

IBEYI - IBEYI (XL)

THE SKINTS FM (EASY STAR RECORDS)

THE SKINTS FM (EASY STAR RECORDS)

GHOST CULTURE - GHOST CUTURE (PHANTASY SOUND)

GHOST CULTURE - GHOST CUTURE (PHANTASY SOUND)

JULIA HOLTER - HAVE YOU IN MY WILDERNESS (DOMINO RECORDS)

JULIA HOLTER - HAVE YOU IN MY WILDERNESS (DOMINO RECORDS)

SVEN ATTERTON - THE COVE (OMEGA SUPREME RECORDS)

SVEN ATTERTON - THE COVE (OMEGA SUPREME RECORDS)

SHIT AND SIHNE - 54-SYNTH-BRASS 38 METAL GUITAR 65 CATHEDRAL (ROCKET RECORDINGS)

SHIT AND SIHNE - 54-SYNTH-BRASS 38 METAL GUITAR 65 CATHEDRAL (ROCKET RECORDINGS)

DILLY DALLY - SORE (BUZZ RECORDS)

DILLY DALLY - SORE (BUZZ RECORDS)

FUTURE BROWN - FUTURE BROWN (WARP RECORDS)

FUTURE BROWN - FUTURE BROWN (WARP RECORDS)

SEVDALIZA - CHILDREN OF SILK (SELF-RELEASED)

SEVDALIZA - CHILDREN OF SILK (SELF-RELEASED)

MBONGWANA STAR - FROM KINSHASA (WORLD CIRCUIT)

MBONGWANA STAR - FROM KINSHASA (WORLD CIRCUIT)

MIGUEL - WILDHEART (RCA)

MIGUEL - WILDHEART (RCA)

WILLIAM ALEXANDER - STRANGEST THINGS (YELLOW K RECORDS)

WILLIAM ALEXANDER - STRANGEST THINGS (YELLOW K RECORDS)

79RS GANG - FIRE ON THE BAYOU (URBAN UNREST)

79RS GANG - FIRE ON THE BAYOU (URBAN UNREST)

LV - ANCIENT MECHANISMS (BROWNSWOOD RECORDINGS)

LV - ANCIENT MECHANISMS (BROWNSWOOD RECORDINGS)