Various Artists: “Bleep Compilation”
If you need an electronic music masterclass, you need look no further.
Flying Lotus: “Until the Quiet Comes”
Just when you thought you had him pegged, an album sealed with a new Thom Yorke collaboration leaves the path as wide open as ever for Flying Lotus.
Katy B: “Danger EP”
Not one song, but an EP:s worth – each strong enough to jostle for album attention.
I’ve seen this band twice this year: one an intimate gig, the other a festival – both times they packed the place out. On their way to big things I feel.
Can’t bring myself to say I like the music – but boy does this guy put on a show!
I saw a lot of great shows this year – but this group topped the scales for pure energy.
Who else – what a year she has had; a one-woman rave machine.
Didn’t make my live category in a really strong year – but great music from this electronic supergroup fonted by Jamie Lidell.
Buraka Som Sistema
Always consistently awesome, and getting better year by year.