We subscribed to Spotify early in 2016. It reignited my love of discovering new music. What a year of music this has been! My ears have been opened to so many new and wonderful sounds.

In honour of this delightful year of music, I made a playlist on Spotify of 20 tracks released in 2016. I’ve been tinkering with it for a while and could keep on tinkering for several whiles more, but I will stop. Here it is:

  1. Alsarah & The Nubatones, “3yan T3ban”
  2. Anda Union, “Lake Dance”
  3. Blanck Mass, “D7-D5”
  4. Cavern of Anti-Matter, “Echolalia”
  5. Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, “High Castle Rock”
  6. The Comet Is Calling, “Star Furnace”
  7. Elza Soares, “Pra Fuder”
  8. Esperanza Spalding, “Rest in Pleasure”
  9. Gaye Su Akyol, “Kendimden Kaçmaktan”
  10. Kadhja Bonet, “Fairweather Friend”
  11. Katie Gately, “Tuck”
  12. Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, “Coyote Conundrum”
  13. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, “People-Vultures”
  14. Laura Mvula, “Phenomenal Woman”
  15. Noname (feat. Cam O’bi & Raury), “Diddy Bop”
  16. The Olympians, “Mars”
  17. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, “Commandment 4”
  18. Teen, “Example”
  19. Xenia Rubinos, “Black Stars”
  20. Xylouris White, “Forging”