P.O.S. Foxygen. Code Orange. Sampha.
P.O.S’ first record since his kidney surgery replacement was teased with solid singles. The epic almost 9-minute sleepdrone/superposition is incredible. I’ve only listened to the full-length record a few times through and immediately adore Faded as my go-to pump up jam. I’m hoping the rest of the record grows on me through the year.
Album highlights: Faded, Born a Snake, thieves/king, sleepdrone/superposition
This record caught my attention over previous Foxygen records, for some reason. I’m jamming the hell out of Follow the Leader and On Lankershim.
Album highlights: Follow the Leader, On Lankershim, America
This thing rips with energy. I’m not usually into hardcore, but this record has some assaulting jams.
Album highlights: Forever, Bleeding In The Blur, Kill the Creator
I really hoped that after years or hit-or-miss singles/eps and always excellent guest vocals (largely working with SBTRKT) that Sampha would release something special in a debut record. After several listens I’m really into this record. Blood on Me was the first single teasing this record in late 2016 – it landed on my annual grangler holiday album. This record is understated at times, well crafted and overall remarkable.
Album highlights: Plastic 100ºC, Blood on Me, (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano