This month, SoundCloud have compiled all of the best music they’ve heard over the last year.
Repost Rewind started in May earlier this year, a monthly blog series shining a light on the best of the music submitted to SoundCloud’s distribution and marketing network, Repost by SoundCloud.
For December, SoundCloud have gathered their best 10 tracks of the year. From mainstream chart topping artists to bedroom indie artists with loyal fan bases.
K-Si Yang – “Call On Me”
Primetime contemporary R&B from the sunny shores of Miami. A weightless, understated instrumental neatly complements the airy vocals of K-Si Yang.
“Lose Sight” is the result of a transatlantic collab between NYC’s Jerré and Brighton’s Ella Mae, who is known for her soulful vocal contributions to distinguished labels like Brownswood and Banoffee Pies.
Don Kew – “She”
Lyrical hip-hop full of love and lament from Indianapolis, perfectly paired with a head-bobbing, guitar-led instrumental.
Z.A.M.P.A. – “No Me Verás Caer”
Majestic organ electronica from the excellent Vaarios Artistas label out of Ciudad de México. Slow-burning, gorgeous and unsettling all at once, this is the kind of track that deserves full attention once it drifts into your headphones.
Monir – “Clandestine”
This is heads-down, percussive UK bass rhythms from Manchester’s Monir that will sound formidable on a club system when those sweet late nights finally return.
Cuban Chamber of Commerce – “Scared of Falling”
This warhead of a juke/footwork/bass crossover track was sent in to us via Cuban Chamber of Commerce (who is actually based in Belgrade). It’s intense syncopated chunks pelted at you at roughly 160bpm. Superb.
Giulia Grosskop – “This Situation…?”
Long and weaving melodies soaked in tape hiss that evoke elements of folk contemporaries like Julie Byrne and the chorus-soaked bedroom pop of Coma Cinema. This is just an early taste of what’s to come from Giulia Grosskop.
Sour Janes – “Ride”
Country-infused psychedelic rock from Berlin’s finest, Sour Janes. As we slip into colder, darker months, this alt-rock trip is the perfect soundtrack for the winter blues.
Edelweiss – “(No)”
Spritely noughties-esque indie from Edelweiss. Jaunty and upbeat, “No” stylistically harks back to a simpler time of indie discos, impressively styled pseudo mullets and a pint glass of snakebite and black.
Sober – “Good Trouble”
We leave you with a country curveball courtesy of Sober, who blends traditional Deep South with elements of neo-blues and soul.