I sent my last recommendations in 2013, so there’s a lot of music that I’ve discovered since then. Some of it is older than 2013.
I’ve only listed albums that I think are worth listening to, so all my ratings are at least 7/10. You can listen to all albums in one Spotify playlist.
I often hear people say, “There hasn’t been anything new in the music scene since the 80’s/90’s.” To which I typically reply, “Have you listened to Amon Tobin?” This work under Two Fingers is no exception. Make sure you have bass on full blast while listening to this.
Bonus: listen to Two Fingers DJ set from 2013 on Soundcloud or Mixcloud.
When my brother first listened to this, he asked, “What are these guys smoking?” I said I had no idea, but it’s great music. Very crazy and full of contradictory rhythms.
After the end of The White Stripes, this is my go-to rock band. They have great vocals and the style of the songs varies a lot.
I thought drum’n’bass was dead but then I found Black Sun Empire. This album is dark, which makes it hard to listen to at times. It usually lifts my mood, though.
Jungle – Jungle 9/10Last.fm tags: electronic, psychedelic, jungle, techno, soul, dancehall
The slowest album on the list. Great for evening chill-out.
Mujuice blew my mind years ago at Wilsonic music festival and continues to do so to this day.
Such a dark and strange album. I keep changing my mind about it. 4 years later I still haven’t been able to fully digest it. Getting used to it takes a lot of time.
Nothing can ever beat Bonobo’s album Days to Come, but he still keeps his standard.
Caribou – Our Love 8/10Last.fm tags: electronic, experimental, indie, poptron
After Swim, which is an album out of this world, Our Love was a disappointment, but still worth listening to. I think I like Caribou more when they play faster than this.
Skalpel – Transit 8/10Last.fm tags: jazz, nu-jazz, ninja tune, electronic
This album makes for a great background music. Worse than the old ones, but they also kind of keep their standard.
Clark – Totems Flare 8/10Last.fm tags: idm, electronic, warp
I originally thought Clark would be very boring, but this album proved me wrong.
This is dance music that even Richard Štefanec is willing to listen to. Unfortunately, the few very good songs are accompanied by many mediocre ones.