The last monthly round-up before end of year ‘best of’ list mania kicks in and I’ve rounded up a hundred of the finest tunes I could find.

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Here’s some of the standouts from this month, although all 100 are corkers.
(If you like any of the tunes below please spread the word by showing some love tracks over on the Hype Machine):

BONNIE BANANE – LEONARDO

Bonnie Banane is a young woman who likes laughing and eating at the same time, singing and coughing, dancing and squinting. She’s back (in all modesty of course) with a new EP « Sœur Nature », a baby EP in tribute to the inherent and growing contradictions.
Between Aaliyah and André Rieu.
Between sky and mails.

JNTHN STEIN – FYAYWAS

Live xylophone sampling, heavy sub bass loving, from Jonathan Stein.

DE’BORAH – JEREMIAH

De’Borah: “I have a vulnerability about me,and I really believe that not only does vulnerability connect with people but it’s quite empowering. That’s what runs through my music.”

VERSIS – RIPTIDE

Outer worldly hip hop delivered with soul and a lil’ Tom Waits-like grit.

DAVE B – DEAD END

23-year-old Seattle native Dave B raps, sings, writes and produces his new LP. As Dave states, “This project is the soundtrack to me taking in what’s happening around me, what I might go through, and having an outlet for it. That’s what ‘Punch’ is, it’s not being afraid of your circumstance, not being a slave to what you can’t control… Just trusting yourself.”

MELT YOURSELF DOWN – DOT TO DOT

Look to the skies and read the signs: Melt Yourself Down are back.

FUMAÇA PRETA – LA TRAMPA

Tortured organ derails your mind as the Funana drums force your feet to move. Soon we dine with the devil; Fumaça Preta are leading the conga line to hell. La Trampa’ is a Venezuelan slang opera. A dancefloor tsunami.

LAFAWNDAH – TAN

Newly signed to Warp, New York based vocalist and producer Lafawndah is back with ‘Tan’, taken from the EP of the same name, out the 5th of Feb 2016. The EP sees her working with producers Nick Weiss and Tamer Fahri, with additional guidance from ADR and L-Vis 1990.