2016. It’s been one of those years. We’ve loved, we’ve lost and we’ve wondered. But although the music was occasionally muted, the disco will (eventually) save us. So turn it up and have a wiggle as we say farewell to 2016 with a blast of the good stuff. It may have left us bewildered and bemused at times but boy did it see some right amazing tunes come our way. Here’s to 2017 being just as sound. Please.
Wildblood & Queenie’s Wonderful Wonders of 2016
David Bowie Blackstar ISO / RSA A masterpiece to remember our loved starman by.
Hifi Sean Ft. Paris Grey Lost Without You Plastique Recordings A slice of house genius from one of the best albums of the year.
Midland Final Credits Regraded The sound of summer that will keep us warm for years to come.
Dorsia Chateau D’if Southern Fried Records Haunting Hackney house brilliance set to keep you dancing till dawn.
John Davis & The Monster Orchestra Bourgie’, Bourgie’ (Louie Vega Mix) Nervous Records Never has strings sounded so sweet as on this disco epic.
Lapsley Operator (DJ Koze’s 12 inch Extended Disco Version) XL Recordings Like a warm hug from a loved one, it reassured us everything will be okay.
Demuir Buttery Curves Guesthouse Music Song title of the year with a tasty groove to match.
Cheryl Lynn You Saved My Day (Joey Negro Tell The World mix) ZR Records Negro delivers a stunner Remixed With Love. Just as it should be.
COEO Back In The Days Toy Tonics A favourite label delivers the perfect back in the day lesson.
Marquis Hawkes Discopuss AUS An Ouch House favourite that keeps our pussies jumping.
Sante Sansone Rising (Original Mix) Materialism No year can pass without this sensational Loleatta Holloway sample.
Cassy Feel (Yoruba Soul Mix) Aus Music It’s the simple things that make life special. Esquiste.
Eli Escobar Chaka Khan Classic Music Company One to keep you up all night. Just as Ms Khan would want.
Eugene Glasgow Someday MustHaveSoul Nothing wiggles Queenie’s crown like this old skool slab of cool.
Detroit Swindle In Reverse Heist Recordings Another slice of pure brilliance from our house heroes.
Zhut & Kapote Make It Cold (Nachtbraker Remix) Toy Tonics A bassline to fix the world. Honest.
Violet x Elles feat. A.M.O.R., Alinka, Coco Solid, DEBONAIR & Nightwave So Let It Be House Bandcamp Fundraising wonder from the first ladies of techno. Click and buy.
Fold Tracksuits & Tennis Shoes AUS More bounce than a pair of, erm, tennis shoes.
El Nino Andres She Understood Duke Ellington Jackie Brown Feel the jazz hustle and fall in love with Mr Andres.
Samma Lone Before House, Was Disco Uptown Boogie Word.
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