The Round Up 2017

The Round Up 2017

January '18


2017 was another global shambles, wasn't it?

Well, at least we had a huge amount of phenomenal new music to carry us through. At LT, we also had the pleasure of making loads of new friends last year, connecting with a host of like-minded people who are all doing incredible things.

Working with Brainchild and Dimensions festivals, relaunching Theo Kotz's Soon To Be Innocent Fun feature, interviewing Ashley Henry, Wojtek Mazolewski and Joe Armon-Jones and Maxwell Owen, the brains behind one of the stand out releases of the year, Idiom, sharing premieres from the likes of Footshooter, Thidius and Alabaster de Plume and running a series of eclectic guest playlists from artists as diverse as Miryam Solomon, Leafcutter John and Dayme Arocena... we've had a lot of fun, discovering and sharing new music at every turn.

With that in mind, what follows is a non-hierarchical selection of some of 2017's exceptional musical offerings. We've also included older releases that we discovered or rediscovered throughout last year. We hope you find something you like.


As always, click on the artwork to listen to the music.


 OBONGJAYAR - BASSEY (OBONGJAYAR, 2017)

OBONGJAYAR - BASSEY (OBONGJAYAR, 2017)

 VINCE STAPLES - BIG FISH THEORY (DEF JAM, 2017)

VINCE STAPLES - BIG FISH THEORY (DEF JAM, 2017)

 COLLOCUTOR - THE SEARCH (ON THE CORNER, 2017)

COLLOCUTOR - THE SEARCH (ON THE CORNER, 2017)

 VELS TRIO - YELLOW OCHRE (TOTAL REFRESHMENT CENTRE, 2017)

VELS TRIO - YELLOW OCHRE (TOTAL REFRESHMENT CENTRE, 2017)

 LAUREL HALO - DUST (HYPERDUB, 2017)

LAUREL HALO - DUST (HYPERDUB, 2017)

 BINKER AND MOSES - JOURNEY TO THE MOUNTAIN OF FOREVER (GEARBOX RECORDS, 2017)

BINKER AND MOSES - JOURNEY TO THE MOUNTAIN OF FOREVER (GEARBOX RECORDS, 2017)

 FOOTSHOOTER - STRANGE DAYS EP (FAMOUS FRIENDS, 2017)

FOOTSHOOTER - STRANGE DAYS EP (FAMOUS FRIENDS, 2017)

 RAGOFOOT - ANOTHER MAN ON A ZIG ZAG MISSION (SELF-RELEASED, 2017)

RAGOFOOT - ANOTHER MAN ON A ZIG ZAG MISSION (SELF-RELEASED, 2017)

 JAY SOM - EVERYBODY WORKS (POLYVINYL/DOUBLE DENIM, 2017)

JAY SOM - EVERYBODY WORKS (POLYVINYL/DOUBLE DENIM, 2017)

 SZA - CTRL (DEF JAM, 2017)

SZA - CTRL (DEF JAM, 2017)

 BING & RUTH - NO HOME OF THE MIND (4AD, 2017)

BING & RUTH - NO HOME OF THE MIND (4AD, 2017)

 JUSTIN WALTER - UNSEEN FORCES (KRANKY, 2017)

JUSTIN WALTER - UNSEEN FORCES (KRANKY, 2017)

 MOSES SUMNEY - AROMANTICISM (JAGJAGUWAR, 2017)

MOSES SUMNEY - AROMANTICISM (JAGJAGUWAR, 2017)

 KAMASI WASHINGTON - HARMONY OF DIFFERENCE (YOUNG TURKS, 2017)

KAMASI WASHINGTON - HARMONY OF DIFFERENCE (YOUNG TURKS, 2017)

 CHILDREN OF ZEUS - THE STORY SO FAR... (FIRST WORD RECORDS, 2017)

CHILDREN OF ZEUS - THE STORY SO FAR... (FIRST WORD RECORDS, 2017)

 RYUICHI SAKAMOTO - ASYNC (COMMONS, 2017)

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO - ASYNC (COMMONS, 2017)

 TOMORROW'S PEOPLE - OPEN SOUL (MELODIES INTERNATIONAL, 2017)

TOMORROW'S PEOPLE - OPEN SOUL (MELODIES INTERNATIONAL, 2017)

 YAEJI - EP (GODMODE, 2017)

YAEJI - EP (GODMODE, 2017)

 THUNDERCAT - DRUNK (BRAINFEEDER, 2017)

THUNDERCAT - DRUNK (BRAINFEEDER, 2017)

 BROCKHAMPTON - SATURATION (QUESTION EVERYTHING, 2017)

BROCKHAMPTON - SATURATION (QUESTION EVERYTHING, 2017)

 DOPPLEREFFEKT - CELLULAR AUTOMATA (LEISURE SYSTEM, 2017)

DOPPLEREFFEKT - CELLULAR AUTOMATA (LEISURE SYSTEM, 2017)

 JAMES HOLDEN & THE ANIMAL SPIRITS - THE ANIMAL SPIRITS (BORDER COMMUNITY, 2017)

JAMES HOLDEN & THE ANIMAL SPIRITS - THE ANIMAL SPIRITS (BORDER COMMUNITY, 2017)

 VISIBLE CLOAKS - REASSEMBLAGE (RVNG INTL., 2017)

VISIBLE CLOAKS - REASSEMBLAGE (RVNG INTL., 2017)

 SPECIAL REQUEST - FABRICLIVE 91 (FABRIC, 2017)

SPECIAL REQUEST - FABRICLIVE 91 (FABRIC, 2017)

 BULLION - BLUE PEDRO (TRILOGY TAPES, 2017)

BULLION - BLUE PEDRO (TRILOGY TAPES, 2017)

  TYLER, THE CREATOR - FLOWER BOY (COLUMBIA, 2017)

 TYLER, THE CREATOR - FLOWER BOY (COLUMBIA, 2017)

 BASTIEN KEB - 22.02.85 (FIRST WORD RECORDS, 2017)

BASTIEN KEB - 22.02.85 (FIRST WORD RECORDS, 2017)

 GAS - NARKOPOP (KOMPAKT, 2017)

GAS - NARKOPOP (KOMPAKT, 2017)

 HERE LIES MAN - HERE LIES MAN (RIDINGEASY RECORDS, 2017)

HERE LIES MAN - HERE LIES MAN (RIDINGEASY RECORDS, 2017)

 KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH - THE KID (WESTERN VINYL, 2017)

KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH - THE KID (WESTERN VINYL, 2017)

 JOE ARMON-JONES & MAXWELL OWIN - IDIOM (YAM RECORDS, 2017)

JOE ARMON-JONES & MAXWELL OWIN - IDIOM (YAM RECORDS, 2017)

 KELLY LEE OWENS - KELLY LEE OWENS (SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND, 2017)

KELLY LEE OWENS - KELLY LEE OWENS (SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND, 2017)

 KOJEY RADICAL - IN GODS BODY (SELF-RELEASED, 2017)

KOJEY RADICAL - IN GODS BODY (SELF-RELEASED, 2017)

 KARA-LIS COVERDALE - GRAFTS (BOOMKAT EDITIONS, 2017)

KARA-LIS COVERDALE - GRAFTS (BOOMKAT EDITIONS, 2017)

 HO99O9 - UNITED STATES OF HORROR (TOYS HAVE POWERS, 2017)

HO99O9 - UNITED STATES OF HORROR (TOYS HAVE POWERS, 2017)

 FOUR TET - NEW ENERGY (TEXT, 2017)

FOUR TET - NEW ENERGY (TEXT, 2017)

 MILO - WHO TOLD YOU TO THINK?!?!?!? (RUBY YACHT, 2017)

MILO - WHO TOLD YOU TO THINK?!?!?!? (RUBY YACHT, 2017)

 NUBYA GARCIA - LOST KINGDOMS (JAZZ REFRESHED, 2017)

NUBYA GARCIA - LOST KINGDOMS (JAZZ REFRESHED, 2017)

 JAIMIE BRANCH - FLY OR DIE (INTERNATIONAL ANTHEM, 2017)

JAIMIE BRANCH - FLY OR DIE (INTERNATIONAL ANTHEM, 2017)

 COLIN STETSON - ALL THIS I DO FOR GLORY (52HZ, 2017)

COLIN STETSON - ALL THIS I DO FOR GLORY (52HZ, 2017)

 CLARK - DEATH PEAK (WARP, 2017)

CLARK - DEATH PEAK (WARP, 2017)

 JLIN - BLACK ORIGAMI (PLANET MU, 2017)

JLIN - BLACK ORIGAMI (PLANET MU, 2017)

 PRINCESS NOKIA - 1992 DELUXE (ROUGH TRADE, 2017)

PRINCESS NOKIA - 1992 DELUXE (ROUGH TRADE, 2017)

 VARIOUS - MONO NO AWARE (PAN, 2017)

VARIOUS - MONO NO AWARE (PAN, 2017)

 DJRUM - BROKEN GLASS ARCH (R&S, 2017)

DJRUM - BROKEN GLASS ARCH (R&S, 2017)

 2 CHAINZ - PRETTY GIRLS LIKE TRAP MUSIC (DEF JAM, 2017)

2 CHAINZ - PRETTY GIRLS LIKE TRAP MUSIC (DEF JAM, 2017)

 SAMPHA - PROCESS (YOUNG TURKS, 2017)

SAMPHA - PROCESS (YOUNG TURKS, 2017)

 FABIANO DO NASCIMENTO - TEMPO DOS MESTRES (NOW-AGAIN, 2017)

FABIANO DO NASCIMENTO - TEMPO DOS MESTRES (NOW-AGAIN, 2017)

 DAVY KEHOE - SHORT PASSING GAME (WAH WAH WINO, 2017)

DAVY KEHOE - SHORT PASSING GAME (WAH WAH WINO, 2017)

 IKONIKA - DISTRACTIONS (HYPERDUB, 2017)

IKONIKA - DISTRACTIONS (HYPERDUB, 2017)

 KELELA - TAKE ME APART (WARP, 2017)

KELELA - TAKE ME APART (WARP, 2017)

 LARRY B - 5 SAD SONGS (MOODIE INC., 2017)

LARRY B - 5 SAD SONGS (MOODIE INC., 2017)

 ZARA MCFARLANE - ARISE (BROWNSWOOD RECORDINGS, 2017)

ZARA MCFARLANE - ARISE (BROWNSWOOD RECORDINGS, 2017)

 NADIA SIROTA - TESSELLATUM (BEDROOM COMMUNITY, 2017)

NADIA SIROTA - TESSELLATUM (BEDROOM COMMUNITY, 2017)

 RAPSODY - LAILA'S WISDOM (DEF JAM, 2017)

RAPSODY - LAILA'S WISDOM (DEF JAM, 2017)

 FEVER RAY - PLUNGE (RABID RECORDS, 2017)

FEVER RAY - PLUNGE (RABID RECORDS, 2017)

 MOUNT KIMBIE - LOVE WHAT SURVIVES (WARP, 2017)

MOUNT KIMBIE - LOVE WHAT SURVIVES (WARP, 2017)

 LES AMAZONES D'AFRIQUE - RÉPUBLIQUE AMAZON (REAL WORLD, 2017)

LES AMAZONES D'AFRIQUE - RÉPUBLIQUE AMAZON (REAL WORLD, 2017)

 EMANATIVE - OMINOUS SHANTI (SELF-RELEASED, 2017)

EMANATIVE - OMINOUS SHANTI (SELF-RELEASED, 2017)

 PROTOMARTYR - RELATIVES IN DESCENT (DOMINO, 2017)

PROTOMARTYR - RELATIVES IN DESCENT (DOMINO, 2017)

 BLUE IVERSON - HOTEP (SELF-RELEASED, 2017)

BLUE IVERSON - HOTEP (SELF-RELEASED, 2017)

 KING KRULE - THE OOZ (XL, 2017)

KING KRULE - THE OOZ (XL, 2017)

 JORJA SMITH X PREDITAH - ON MY MIND (FAMM, 2017)

JORJA SMITH X PREDITAH - ON MY MIND (FAMM, 2017)

 FLOATING POINTS - REFLECTIONS: MOJAVE DESERT (LUAKA BOP/PLUTO, 2017)

FLOATING POINTS - REFLECTIONS: MOJAVE DESERT (LUAKA BOP/PLUTO, 2017)

 YURI MOROZOV - STRANGE ANGELS (BURIED TREASURE, 2017)

YURI MOROZOV - STRANGE ANGELS (BURIED TREASURE, 2017)

 POST MALONE - ROCKSTAR FT. 21 SAVAGE (REPUBLIC RECORDS, 2017)

POST MALONE - ROCKSTAR FT. 21 SAVAGE (REPUBLIC RECORDS, 2017)


DISCOVERIES


 CAN - EGE BAMYASI (UNITED ARTISTS, 1972)

CAN - EGE BAMYASI (UNITED ARTISTS, 1972)

 LUIZ BONFÁ - SOLO IN RIO 1959 (SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS, 1959)

LUIZ BONFÁ - SOLO IN RIO 1959 (SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS, 1959)

 MAX RICHTER - RECOMPOSED: VIVALDI - THE FOUR SEASONS (DEUTSCHE GRAMMOFON, 2012)

MAX RICHTER - RECOMPOSED: VIVALDI - THE FOUR SEASONS (DEUTSCHE GRAMMOFON, 2012)

 MAXIMUM JOY - STATION MXJY (Y RECORDS, 1982)

MAXIMUM JOY - STATION MXJY (Y RECORDS, 1982)

 MILTON WRIGHT - FRIENDS AND BUDDIES (ALSTON RECORDS, 1975)

MILTON WRIGHT - FRIENDS AND BUDDIES (ALSTON RECORDS, 1975)

 AROVANE - TIDES (CITY CENTRE OFFICES, 2000)

AROVANE - TIDES (CITY CENTRE OFFICES, 2000)

 BILL EVANS - YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING (WARNER, 1981)

BILL EVANS - YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING (WARNER, 1981)

 SUZANNE CIANI - SEVEN WAVES (PRIVATE MUSIC, 1982)

SUZANNE CIANI - SEVEN WAVES (PRIVATE MUSIC, 1982)

 DINOSAUR L - 24-24 MUSIC (SLEEPING BAG RECORDS, 1981)

DINOSAUR L - 24-24 MUSIC (SLEEPING BAG RECORDS, 1981)

 SARAH VAUGHAN WITH CLIFFORD BROWN (VERVE, 1954)

SARAH VAUGHAN WITH CLIFFORD BROWN (VERVE, 1954)

 TERRY CALLIER - WHAT COLOUR IS LOVE (CADET RECORDS, 1972)

TERRY CALLIER - WHAT COLOUR IS LOVE (CADET RECORDS, 1972)

 BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE - PIANO NIGHTS (PIAS, 2014)

BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE - PIANO NIGHTS (PIAS, 2014)

 DJRUM - SEVEN LIES (2ND DROP, 2013)

DJRUM - SEVEN LIES (2ND DROP, 2013)

 MARK KNOPFLER - CAL (VERTIGO, 1984)

MARK KNOPFLER - CAL (VERTIGO, 1984)

 REXY - RUNNING OUT OF TIME (ALIEN RECORDS, 1981)

REXY - RUNNING OUT OF TIME (ALIEN RECORDS, 1981)

 VELLY JOONAS ‎- STOPP, SEISKU AEG! (FROTEE, 1983 / 2015)

VELLY JOONAS ‎- STOPP, SEISKU AEG! (FROTEE, 1983 / 2015)

 MKWAJU ENSEMBLE - MKWAJU (BETTER DAYS, 1981)

MKWAJU ENSEMBLE - MKWAJU (BETTER DAYS, 1981)

 KILLING JOKE - KILLING JOKE (E.G., 1980)

KILLING JOKE - KILLING JOKE (E.G., 1980)

 DOROTHY ASHBY - AFRO-HARPING (CADET RECORDS, 1968)

DOROTHY ASHBY - AFRO-HARPING (CADET RECORDS, 1968)

 THE KLF - CHILL OUT (KLF COMMUNICATIONS, 1990)

THE KLF - CHILL OUT (KLF COMMUNICATIONS, 1990)

 VIRNA LINDT - SHIVER (THE COMPACT ORGANISATION, 1984)

VIRNA LINDT - SHIVER (THE COMPACT ORGANISATION, 1984)

 ARVE HENRIKSEN - CHIAROSCURO (RUNE GRAMMOFON, 2004)

ARVE HENRIKSEN - CHIAROSCURO (RUNE GRAMMOFON, 2004)

 MARIAH - UTAKATA NO HIBI NIPPON (COLUMBIA, 1983)

MARIAH - UTAKATA NO HIBI NIPPON (COLUMBIA, 1983)

 JAN JELINEK - LOOP FINDING JAZZ RECORDS (FAITICHE, 2001)

JAN JELINEK - LOOP FINDING JAZZ RECORDS (FAITICHE, 2001)