20) Golden Flamingo Orchestra – The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us (Golden Flamingo) 12″
Peter Brown along with the Don Patrick Adams produced a legion of classics. This one by the Golden Flamingo Orchestra is one of those must have records. Vocalist Margo Williams delivers a heart warming vocal of life of the New York subways.
19) Penya – Acelere (On The Corner) 12″
We’re big supporters of On The Corner and on first listens to this killer Afro 12″ from a future sensation is within no doubt a monster of a record. The DJ Khalab and Mess Morize Remix gives it the phuture blend for dancefloors, but our pick is the original mix which captures the magical vocal over hi octane percussive beats.
18) Black Belt Symphony – Brotherman (Jazzaggression) 7″
This was originally released in 1986 and it’s thanks to our friends at Jazzaggression that it’s readily available in 2016. This spiritual jazz offering sprinkles life on our turntables whenever we’re looking for joy and inspiration. A truly heart warming record.
17) BB Seaton – Dancing In The Moonlight (Jamwax) 12″
This official re-release slammed our tills earlier in the year as we appeared to be ahead of the game with the pressing. BB Seaton used the musical genius of The Earons ‘Land Of The Hunger’ to maximum effect. This is a glorious 12″ our of Jamaican that glides with ease.
16) Spirit Of Love – The Power Of Your Love (Athens Of The North) 7″
Athens Of The North had a great year for us with their stream of quality soulful funk and jazzed up bombs. ‘The Power Of Love’ will forever be carved in the history of time as being the last record ever played at Plastic People by Floating Points, thus making this gospel number a must have record during the summer of 2016.
15) Air – Air (BeWith) LP
This is a classic album from 1971 that ouzes with quality throughout the length of both sides of vinyl. This is one record that will always feature heavily on the shop turntables.
14) Jeremy Underground Presents Beauty (Spacetalk) 2xLP
Parisian Jeremy stepped away from his Underground to compile a top selection of genre busting vibes that was popular whenever we could get copies because they came in fast and flew out the door even quicker.
13) Surinam Funk Force (Rushhour) 2xLP
We certainly felt the funk force from Suriname with this buzzin collection from Rushhour. This is a top collection of afro boogie disco that provides killers for all discerning dancefloors.
12) Ripperton – Hat Uh Mi Hed (Stilove4music) 12″
Shuggie Otis meets Timmy Thomas on this killer edit from Chicago based Stilove4music by Swizz based Ripperton. A high end edit that sold well during 2016.
11) V.O. – Mashisa (Invisible City Editions) 12″
Invisible City Editions have a magic touch for re-issuing a plethora of essential waxes. This South African 12″ continued this trend and the future looks well for the label with a couple of key releases planned for earlier 2017.