What I’m Listening To // January 2017

It’s finally February after what feels like the longest January on record (I honestly didn’t think it would ever end to be honest), but the one good thing that came from it was some great music. There’s quite a big UK focus to this playlist as we’ve had some great releases from the likes of The xx, Jamiroquai, Bonobo and on the Hip Hop/Grime scene too.

I usually have quite a big Hip Hop focus to my playlists on here, but for January there was a great mix. I’ve also included a track from Run The Jewels, who I think were a late nomination for album of the year when they surprise dropped it at Christmas (I did my December playlist too early and missed it out).

There’s a lot of artists in this playlist that i’ve featured in previous ones, but their albums have finally come out in full so had to include again (different tracks though)!

Anyway, have a listen and let me know what you think…


1. ROMANS – Love Is The Beast (feat. Avelino)

Nice UK Hip Hop track to start off the playlist. Nice vibe to this one.

2. Run The Jewels – Don’t Get Captured

I could’ve picked every song from this album on here, so good.

3. AJ Tracey & J Warner – My Ways

AJ Tracey (along with Loyle Carner and Dave) is set for a big 2017. This one featured on the NEW GEN album is 🔥.

4. Kamakaze – Year of the Kamdog (feat. Massapeals)

I don’t know much about this but it popped up on my Apple Music and i’ve been hooked since.

5. Migos – Bad and Boujee (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)

Probably the biggest Hip Hop track in the world at the time of writing this, hard not to include it.

6. Jamiroquai – Automaton

So glad Jamiroquai are back and this is a great comeback track. Hoping for some festival appearances this summer.

7. The xx – Dangerous

The album finally came out and it’s a great listen, this is currently on the radio too.

8. Bonobo – Surface (Nicole Miglis)

I’ve had this album on for pretty much every long car journey i’ve had, it’s amazing! This the stand out track for me.

9. SOHN – Hard Liquor

This is an artist i’ve featured in pretty much every playlist but the album finally came out. Well worth a listen.

10. Joe Goddard – Music Is The Answer (feat. SLO)

Nice chilled out cover of Celada’s original, Joe Goddard album coming soon too!

11. NVOY – Golden Touch (feat. Natalola)

Real nice, nothing more to say really.

12. Dave & J HUS – Samantha

I saw this featured on SBTV and it had me hooked, nice tune.

13. Loyle Carner – No Worries

Big things for Loyle Carner this year and this album is incredible, highly recommend. Looking forward to seeing him at Kendal Calling this summer.

14. Aquilo – Never Hurt Again

These lads are local to my hometown and their new album is beautiful, check it out.

15. Thundercat – Show You The Way (feat. Michael McDonald)

Another one with an album coming out very soon, great little track this.

16. Matt Martians – Southern Isolation

I heard about this guy when Kaytranada tweeted about him, so I had to check out the album. There’s a few tracks from it that could’ve been featured in this playlist to be fair.

17. Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano

Beautiful, cannot wait for this full album.

18. Detlef – Swagon (feat. Ossey James)

I know this doesn’t fit in with the rest of the playlist but I had to finish with a banger. Pretty much every DJ has dropped this one last month.

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