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plantainchipps - Top 10 Picks Of The Year

A key player in Glasgow’s club scene, Plantainchipps takes us through their top 10 releases of the year! Founder of the Club Noire party, they have become one of the go-to selectors in the city with their sets encompassing both ends of the pop and bass continuums, alongside their amapiano & tribal tinged drum productions catching the ears of the underground faithful.

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1. Honour – U&Me (decemberseventeen)

1. Honour – U&Me (decemberseventeen)

‘U&Me (decemberseventeen)’, wow. The first time I heard this track I was mesmerised by the push and pull of the first half of the track and then you’re led to a beautiful resolve in the second half. Utterly beautiful. I am still yet to listen to the full album ‘Àlàáfíà’, which I’m excited to listen to.

More here: https://honour2.bandcamp.com/album/l-f

2. BAMBII – INFINITY CLUB

2. BAMBII – INFINITY CLUB

This EP is lit oh my days... If you’re looking to shake nyash it’s for you. BAMBII is really good at providing bangers in general, so I’m not surprised. My favourite track is ‘Hooked’ ft. Aluna, it’s so sultry and sexy. Absolutely divine. It has been on repeat many a time.

More here: https://bambiibambii.bandcamp.com/album/infinity-club

3. heartcoregirl – Dim Me

3. heartcoregirl – Dim Me

This song is for a soft twerk (or head bop) and because it easily loops (on repeat!!) you could find yourself doing that for a while sksksks. I love it.

More here: https://soundcloud.com/heartcoregirl/dim-me

4. Aliyah’s Interlude – It Girl

4. Aliyah’s Interlude – It Girl

Oi, talk about an anthem. This hypes me UPPP!! I’ve been starting my days with this song, and it really gets me going. A 10.

More here: https://soundcloud.com/user-26223423/it-girl-by-aliyahs-interlude

5. André 3000 – New Blue Sun

5. André 3000 – New Blue Sun

I’m all in favour of a pivot and New Blue Sun gives a graceful, super calming switch up. My mind usually runs at 1000 mph, so this has been feeling like a warm hug for the most part. I’m very happy and blessed to be in the same era and timeline as 3 stacks releasing an ambient album... #grateful

More here: https://pabloproduction.bandcamp.com/album/new-blue-sun-official

6. LCY – He Hymns EP

6. LCY – He Hymns EP

I really like how every track is somewhat connected to each other. LCY’s production is so intricate and detailed which is duly appreciated. I think my favourite track is ‘Heartbreaker’; whenever I hear it, I always envision playing it in a club. Soon come.

More here: https://szns7n.bandcamp.com/album/he-hymns

7. Rainy Miller & Space Afrika – A Grisaille Wedding

7. Rainy Miller & Space Afrika – A Grisaille Wedding

This is such a majestic piece of work. Every track flows effortlessly, I felt like I was on a journey. I’m so in love with it. The talent speaks for itself and all the featured artists on the album fit so well. The tracks that stuck were ‘The Graves at Charleroi’ ft. Coby Sey and ‘00 – Down / Murmansk, 12.’ Truly amazing!!!

More here: https://rainymiller.bandcamp.com/album/a-grisaille-wedding-2

8. Clarissa Bitar – Emerald

8. Clarissa Bitar – Emerald

Honestly, a beautiful, enthralling and captivating track, as is most of Clarissa’s work. The violin accompanied with Clarissa’s main instrument, the Oud, provides a very compelling piece that has also been bringing me a sense of calm in some of my janky days.

More here: https://soundcloud.com/clarissa-bitar/emerald

9. Klein – touched by an angel

9. Klein – touched by an angel

I started listening to Klein at the top of the year because I was looking to hear more black artists that produced ambient/classical music. Klein is amazing. I really, really enjoyed this album. I love the different tones and textures of sound that are encompassed within. It definitely felt like it was giving soundtracks to my life.

More here: https://klein1997.bandcamp.com/album/touched-by-an-angel

10. Money Lang – Dreams

10. Money Lang – Dreams

I randomly came across this artist and basically decided to listen to a few of their songs. ‘Dreams’ is their latest release, which is a great song to sing along and dance to. It’s very upbeat and fun, it will put you in a good mood instantly.

More here: https://moneylang.bandcamp.com/album/dreams-sla18