As we end 2015 I still think about the first day of it. I’ll never forget waking up to the Kanye West x Paul McCartney x Rihanna collaboration “FourFiveSeconds” and wondering what it would lead to. I certainly didn’t think my Macbook would give out one bittersweet evening this year. It was no easy task giving up my perfect iTunes library & curated playlists of “downloaded” music for my, now groomed, Soundcloud & Spotify accounts. We all had to make adjustments, and most of it was fun. Slacker Rock won me over. See ya in 2016.

’Mick Jenkins – Your Love (Prod. by Kaytranada)’

Shut your eyes & pout to this cut with production courtesy of Kaytranada.

The kindle to your campfire.

’Obenewa – He’
Find my favorite chorus of the year on this powerful cut.

’Mac Demarco – The Way You’d Love Her’
Undeniably cool, the soundcheck all-star had an amazing 2015.

’Tor Miller – Hold The Phone’

It would have been a crime to keep Tor off this list with his tremendous ability on the keys.

’Raf Riley – Hiding Place’
The self-proclaimed “overall decent chap” delivers my favorite beat of the year.

’Eltiano – Dou’
 Elton, please make more music.

’oriJanus – I Want You’
Taken from Soulection’s SADE compilation, oriJanus is masterful.

’Inspired & The Sleep – In My Labyrinth Mind’
This San Diego duo strikes gold with their psych-pop bender.

’Good Morning – Cab Deg’
Royal gentleman Good Morning take the crown for activating the most senses.

’Zak Abel – Alchemy’
“I can taste your poison on my lips.”

’Benny Sings Feat. GoldLink – You And Me’
This is the kind of collaboration that happens in your wildest dreams.

’HONNE – Loves The Jobs You Hate’
Easily listened to HONNE more than any other band this year.

’Jorge Alvarez – Rap Can’t Save You (prod. prime.cut)’
Future trendsetter with slick flow, looking forward to more tunes from Jorge.

’Kali Uchis – Ridin Round (Produced by DJ Dahi)’
Kali with the ultimate “put the top down” tune, revamped by DJ Dahi.

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