There's no doubt that 2016 brought the highest of highs and lowest of lows to the world. Politics and catastrophes aside the universal mission from musicians and labels were more creative and exuberant than ever. Times are a shifting and the music this past year definitely helped document that chaos, peace, and creativity all at the same time.
It's been a pleasure to help share the beauty of new music from up-and-coming artists and record labels that are currently pushing the boundaries in producing some the most unique sounds in the universe. Big shoutout to all the hard-working artists, producers, DJs and labels that came under our radar this past year, we appreciate you ever so.
A lot of new changes coming into effect in 2017 for That's Deck including a brand new website and new contributors. Stay tuned! Thank you all for the support over the years. Music gives life to us as we continue to share and explore sounds from around the globe. Shoutout to Adam, Hollabec, and Force Placement for contributing their top 5 favorite releases from this past year!
Adam Gibson (That's Deck)
Huerco S. - For Those of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) [Probito]
Bekelé Berhanu aka Yves Tumor fka Teams - Serpent Music [PAN]
Buz Ludzha aka The Cyclist - Jungle Tapes [Tape Throb Records]
1991 - No More Dreams [No More Dreams]
18 Carat Affair - Adult Contemporary [Flat XL]
Patrice Scott – The Detroit Upright EP [Sistrum]
Convextion – 2845 [a.r.t.less]
JTC – S/T LP [Bopside]
DJ Bone/Deetron – The Storytellers EP [Subject Detroit]
Social Service – SS1 [Motion Ward]
Franco Cinelli – Time To Time [Raum...musik]
FERRO - Futurist EP [Oscillat Music]
Oshana – The Arcadia EP [Partisan]
Varhat – VRHT222 [Aku]
Mandar - Blubay & Canary [Oscillat Music]
NU GUINEA - The Tony Allen Experiments: Afrobeat Makers Series Vol 3 [Comet France]
Mr.Fingers - Outer Acid EP [Alleviated Records]
Studio OST - Scenes 2012-2015 [Lustwerk Music]
Rezzett – Doyce [The Trilogy Tapes]
Earthen Sea - The Sun Will Rise [Other People]
Here is the BEST OF 2016 special from SwarJi that aired on RWD.FM earlier this week in case you missed...