2016 In Review

Long overdue,  but since Valentines Day is in two days, ths was essential.  2016 In Review:  Groovement Spot with Hollie Smith and Isaac Aesili, Andersen.Paak, Robert Glasper, Childish Gambino, Kaytranada and Craig David, Isaac and Iva Lamkum, Tuxedo, D-I, Ed Motta, Ritual, ATCQ, DLS, MNEK, Nao, Terrace Martin, Tame Impala, and KING.

In Rotation, Volume 34

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01 – Groovement Spot featuring Hollie Smith & Isaac Aesili – Pretending
02 – Andersen.Paak – Heart Don’t Stand A Chance
03 – Robert Glasper Experiment – Day To Day
04 – Collective Peace – You And Me
05 – Childish Gambino – Redbone
06 – Kaytranada featuring Craig David – Got It Good
07 – Isaac Aesili featuring Iva Lamkum – Chemistry
08 – Tuxedo – Watch The Dance
09 – D-Influence – Magic
10 – Ed Motta – Smile
11 – Ritual – Josephine (Alfa Mist Remix)
12 – A Tribe Called QUest – Melatonin 
13 – De La Soul featuing Estelle and Pete Rock – ….Memory Of (Us)
14 – MNEK – In Your Clouds
15 – Nao – Happy
16 – Terrace Martin – With You
17 – Tame Impala – New Person, Same Old Mistakes
18 – KING – Red Eye

The tracks selected here represent what were the most influential of tracks in 2016 – tracks that came out this year or that had a lasting impression on me, Please note thawt these do not include tracks from artists who have passed on- these will be part of additional postcasts for 2017.

At the beginning of this year, I started looking more carefully at music that came out of New Zealand. I came into this realization whilke being enamored with Sorceress (formerly known aqs Funkommunity. This allowed me to delve into the production of Isaac Aesili as well, whch unlocked a tresureful of tracks that I’m still grooving to till this day. “Pretending” and “Chemistry” are two tracks that I played on a regular basis.

Being in England and being able to witness D-Influence, one of my favorite bands of all time, is why D-Influence, as well as up and coming act from the UK, MNEK is present. Listening to them also introduced me to Ritual and Nao, which is why there are also on this list. In addition, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul came out with two great albums which are also represented here.

Thanks to soulful sister AR Hamilton, I was introduced to Ed Motta as well as affirming that Kaytranada’s 99.9$ album and Anderson.Paak’s album Malibu were also very good. KING, Tuxedo, Robert Glasdper and Terrace Martin are not to be slope on as well. Hope you enjoy.

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1 comment on “2016 In Review

  1. Maurice Chappell says:

    I have enjoyed all of your compilations in the past and hope that you continue making these fine works of art. I was stationed in California and have turned many people on to your music, now I am in Hawaii and hope to keep spreading the good word.

    Thanks EJ and believe me, you are appreciated!!

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