10 Best EP’s/Mini-Albums Of 2015

10 Best EP's/ Mini-Albums Of 2015

We weren’t sure what to call this particular list. Best EP’s, mini-albums or (like Fact magazine) “the best of Bandcamp” well almost, as all bar three offerings are on the platform. Oh, what does it matter it’s just a name and at the end of the day it’s all about sharing great new music. From a personal point of view, Bandcamp is our number one place for new music and much of the music we now post on the site comes exclusively via Bandcamp showing the enormity, and sheer quality you’ll found on the music streaming site. Often overlooked with music fans heading to iTunes or Spotify for their streaming fix, for us Bandcamp and the fantastic Bandcamp Weekly hosted by Andrew Jervis are a part of our musical sphere. Tuck in and enjoy the music below.

 

Sampa The Great – The Great Mixtape

What we said: The 12-track project is a politically charged affair and is a fantastic introduction to this exciting artist.  It’s hard to believe that this is free.

 

Electric Wire Hustle – Aeons

What we said: The EP shows the band’s continued progression, putting their own spin on electronic music and psychedelic-soul. You’ll have this on repeat for a long, long time, we sure will!

 

 Kadjha Bonet – The Visitor

What we said: Together with Itai Shapira, who forms the other half of her new project Genesea, the pair creates impeccably crafted exciting pieces of music.

 

White Magic – I’m Hiding My Nightingale

What we said: Really strong 4-track EP with great production, one of my favourite folk records of the year so far.

 

 

Henry Wu – Good Morning Peckham

What we said: With a refreshing take on rhythm and a virtuosic musicality born out of years of recording and touring as a session player, Henry Wu represents a brightly shining light in the already glowing London community.

 

Alexandria – Bad

What we said: I stumbled across the work of Alexandria earlier this year and loved it. Her new EP, Bad has been in rotation for a few days. In short, this is one you do not want to sleep on. Bad features production by Awful Records rep Ethereal and together the pair create eargasm.

 

Reginald Omas Mamode IV – We Are The Universe

What we said: Reginald Omas Mamode IV continues to bring the grooves and vibes on his new EP. As with his past offerings, there is a plethora of goodness on We Are The Universe such is his talent for both infectious songwriting and experimental production.

 

Thundercat – The Beyond/ Where The Gaints Roam

What we said: Mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam picks up where 2013’s Apocalypse left off, with Thundercat joined on production duties by longtime sparring partner Flying Lotus for six spiralling excursions to the outer limits of jazz-funk.

 

FKA twigs – M3LL15XX

What we said:The EP was produced by regular collaborators tic, and Cy An along with new producer Boots. Along with the EP, twigs has also made a short film for all five tracks, which runs all of them (including the already-released “Glass & Patron” video) into one continuous whole.

 

Kelela – Hallucinogen

What we said: The 6-track EP features an Arca-co-produced track called ‘A Message’, a potent mix of sounds that transports you into the other worldly space the pair have created on this collaboration. Kelela enchants with her fluttery voice while Arca provides a thundering soundscapes.

 

Other notables:

Ego Ella May – Zero EP

KerenDun + Yudko – What It Is

Josa Peit – Constellation EP

CONTACT FIELD ORCHESTRA – Mapping The Futures Gone By

Rahel – Alkali

Lapsley – Understudy

Alex Burey – Inside World

Chaos In The CBD – Midnight In Peckham

Suzanne Kraft – Talk From Home

Little Simz – Age Drop: 101 Series

Erykah Badu -But You Caint Use My Phone’

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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