Monday, January 01, 2018

Guest List 2017


In closing out my year-end wrap-ups, I'm sharing my annual guest list featuring my friends who continue to inspire me and share their great tastes with me throughout the year. Thanks to everyone who contributed, anyone who shared music with me at all this year, and everyone who read any articles on my blog this year. 

Audra Baily

SHOUTOUT TO THE WOMEN OF 2017

It’s only appropriate that the music critics mirror the cultural critics and praise the females in 2017 as "girl power" took on a new level of pussy riot. In a male-dominated industry, this shoutout goes out to the women who rock hard, stand up for what they believe in, and have dealt with god knows what to live their dream and share their passion. They have long been role models and pioneers to me and many others and album after album deliver heart, body and soul. On that note, my votes for album of the year (in no particular order because let's raise each other up) go to:

ST VINCENT | Masseducation
BJÖRK | Utopia
LORDE | Melodrama

In true "fuck this year - tell me something good" fashion, I can’t not mention the following tracks for keeping it real AF:

Fuck you, 2017, I’mma shine anyway track: Post Malone - "Rockstar"
Comeback track of the year: (honestly either wtf were these guys or wtf was I?!): Portugal the Man - "Feel it Still"
Come back album of the year: Slowdive - Slowdive
TBT of the year goes to another female: Melissa Etheridge - "Only One" because it's the jam of all jams and was (one of) the ultimate 90s track(s) of my young life. Power to her for vulnerability. Sing this at karaoke to bring the house fucking down.
And last, the participation award goes to: all members of “One Direction” who showed five new directions this year - shout out to Niall, Harry, Zayn, Louis, Liam for putting up a prayer and going for it.. 

Ben Dorenfeld

SZA | "Love Galore"
KELELA | "LMK"
TAY-K | "The Race"
LIL UZI VERT | "The Way Life Goes"
POWER TRIP | "Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)"
JULIE BYRNE | "Natural Blue"
STORMZY | "Big For Your Boots"
VINCE STAPLES | "BagBak"
MURA MASA | "Nuggets"
BROCKHAMPTON | "SWEET"
BIG SEAN / METRO BOOMIN | "Go Legend"
TYLER, THE CREATOR | "911/Mr. Lonely"
CHAMPION / FOUR TET | "World"
IMPALERS | "Nazi Burning Man"
SHOW ME THE BODY | "K-9"
MIGUEL | "Sky Walker"
LIKE OF SIGHT | "Obstruction"
RICH CHIGGA | "Chaos"
CREEK BOYZ | "With My Team"
MIGOS / NIKKI MINAJ / CARDI B | "Motorsport"
FUTURE / NIKKI MINAJ | "You Da Baddest"
DEREZ DESHON | "Hardaway"
SHY GLIZZY | "Take Me Away"
WIKI | "Mayor"
TURNSTILE | "Real Thing"
DARK0 | "StripGlo"
YVES TUMOR | "Limerence"
1010 BENJA SL | "Boofiness"

Kenneth Frank

01. FEVER RAY | Plunge
02. SUSANNE SUNDFOR | Music For People In Trouble
03. BJÖRK Utopia
04. LITTLE DRAGON Season High
05. HONEY DIJON | The Best Of Both Worlds
06. DUA LIPA Dua Lipa
07. KESHA Rainbow
08. KEHLANI | SweetSexySavage
09. ALLIE X CollXtion II
10. ARCA Arca

01. SUSANNE SUNDFOR | "Undercover"
02. DUA LIPA | "New Rules"
03. RITA ORA | "Anywhere"
04. CASHMERE CAT | "9 AM" (After Coachella) (Ft. MO and SOPHIE)
05. AZAELIA BANKS | "Chi Chi"
06. TOVE LO | "Disco Tits"
07. LITTLE DRAGON | "Sweet"
08. MISSY ELLIOT | "I'm Better" (Ft. Lamb)
09. YAEJI | "raingurl"
10. KINGDOM | "Nothin" (Club Mix)

Emily Gosselin

BJÖRK | Utopia
DAPHNI | Joli Mai
DRAKE | More Life
JACQUE GREENE | Feel Infinite
KENDRICK LAMAR | DAMN.
SAMPHA | Process
SZA | Ctrl
TEI SHI | Crawl Space
THUNDERCAT | Drunk
TYLER, THE CREATOR | Flower Boy

VINCE STAPLES | “BagBak”
CHOLE X HALLE | “Bougie Party”
FRANK OCEAN | “Chanel”
KENDRICK LAMAR | “DNA”
YAEJI | “Feel It Out”
BICEP | “Glue”
ST VINCENT | “New York”
BLANCK MASS | “Please”
DRAKE | “Skepta Interlude” (ft. Skepta)
KINGDOM | “What Is Love” (ft. SZA)

Zach Harrell

01. CALVIN HARRIS | "Slide" (Ft. Frank Ocean and Migos)
02. SZA | "The Weekend "
03. KENDRICK LAMAR | "HUMBLE"
04. CARLY RAE JEPSEN | "Cut to the Feeling"
05. KHALID | "Location"
06. BETTY WHO | "Some Kind of Wonderful"
07. DJ KHALID | "I’m the One"
08. SAMPHA | "(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano "
09. HAIM | "Want You Back"
10. THE XX | "Say Something Loving"
11. JAY-Z | 4:44"
12. FRANK OCEAN | "Chanel"
13. DRAKE | "Passionfruit"
14. KAMAIYAH | "Build You Up"
15. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM | "Oh Baby"

Colin Krenitsky

01. KENDRICK LAMAR | DAMN
02. KELELA | Take Me Apart
03. (SANDY) ALEX G | Rocket
04. RYAN ADAMS | Prisoner
05. FUTURE FUTURE / HNDRXX
06. ARIEL PINK Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
07. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM | American Dream
08. VVINCE STAPLES Big Fish Theory
09. SLOWDIVE | Slowdive
10. MAGNETIC FIELDS | 50 Song Memoir

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