40) Philou Louzolo – Alkebulan Republic (Lumberjacks In Hell) 12″
Hugely popular earlier in the year is this slammer from the new kid on the block, Philou Louzolo. It’s an infectious modern day collection of Afro bombs. Much love to the Lumberjacks crew!
39) Chaos In The CBD – Global Erosion (Yam) 12″
Peckham upstarts You And Music released their inuagural release earlier this year with the percussion heavy ‘Global Erosion’ leading the way for Kiwi’s Vhaos In The CBD. 2017 promises to be get even better for YAM and the Chaos boys.
38) Eko – Funky Disco Music (FBNM) 12″
FBNM went the full distance to track down Eko Roosevelt Louis to license 3 killer tracks of his from the 70s. The title of the leading cut ‘Funky Disco Music’ speaks for itself with subtle Cameroonian licks .
37) Big Mean Sound Machine – 14 (Blank Slate) 12″
Big Mean Sound Machine from Ithaca, New York are a modern day day Afro-latino band that deliver the funk business. The three original cuts are loud, proud and funked up to the max. We look forward to the album dropping in the new year.
36) Trinadian Deep – Guidance EP (Rough House Rosie) 12″
Whenever we get releases by Trinadian Deep they fly out of the door as quick as they possibly can. ‘Obi’ was our pick of his releases in 2016.
35) Pasteur Lappe – African Funk Experimentals 1979-81 (Africa Seven) LP
Africa Seven continually deliver the goods and this collection of hot ones from Pasteur Lappe is no exception. The Pasteur delivered 3 albums between 1979-81 and Africa Seven have selected wisely to deliver a wax that was never far away from the shop turntables during 2016.
34) De La Soul – And The Anonymous Nobody (AOI) 2xLP
Hip Hop Legends De La Soul delivered a very strong album in the summer that demonstrated their consistency for quality since ‘3 Feet and Rising.’ The leading cut ‘Pain’ is a shop favourite which hopefully will get a 12″ release during 2017.
33) Don Carlos – Alone (Calypso) 12″
One of the big hitters of house music anmd surely the greatest ever house record to materialise from Italy was re-pressed in 2016 and proved as to be expected to sell like hot cakes. Respect due to Don Carlos!
32) Andrew Weatherall – Consolamentum (Rotters Golf Club) 2xLP
Andrew gave his friends and family access to remix/re-dit this great collection of moods, grooves and beats which proved to be a popular seller within the shop.
31) Al Dobson – Rye Lane Vol II & III (Rhythm Section) 2xLP
Al Dobson released Vol II and III of his Rye Lane series together on a double pack earlier in March. This boy has talent and has a promising future. Rhythm Section continued to deliver the goods in 2016.