Top 100 tracks of 2015

End-year list with the best tracks is a must so here we go. To my surprise, there are twenty-two compositions that are longer than six minutes and one that is shorter than two minutes. There is also one remix. One artist appears three times (like Orbital in 2012) but his album as a whole was actually somehow disappointing. There is also one musician who is featured for the fourth year in a row (and it is a woman). You can check out the previous charts by clicking ‘the best of osom’ above.

Enjoy and have a happy 2016.

100. SEVDALIZA – Marilyn Monroe

99. ARMS AND SLEEPERS – A Thief is a Thief is a Thief

98. .GIF – Godspeed

97. CATZ ‘N DOGZ – Open Door (feat. Cloud Boat)

96. LECHUGA ZAFIRO – Tambor Espada (سكين) (feat. C1080)

95. MARCUS MARR & CHET FAKER – Birthday Card

94. SQUAREPUSHER – Baltang Ort

93. KEDR LIVANSKIY – Sgoraet (Burning Down)

92. MONOKLE – Calypt (feat. Milinal)

91. ARGY & MAMA – Staring At The Wall

90. SZATT – I Guess My Brother Got Shot (feat. Vito)

89. ALGODÓN EGIPCIO – Multiestabilidad

88. JAMIE XX – Stranger in a Room (feat. Oliver Sim)

87. PHIL ANKER – Miracle (feat. Ana Zhdanova)

86. TILL VON SEIN – Like Air (feat. Meggy)

85. PETITE NOIR – Chess

84. CHICKLETTE – Predator

83. MICHAŁ LEWICKI – Komeda

82. JAMIE LIDELL – Believe In Me

81. MARTIN EYERER – Intimacy (feat. Princess Superstar)

80. ANDREA BALENCY – Deep Sunk

79. TOMAS BARFOD – Fill Me (feat. Fine)

78. PURSUIT GROOVES – Dark Fiction

77. MAXIME DANGLES – Ride The Snake

76. DJ DINO – Wozuzobhenga (feat. Arow Da Oash)

Autrenoir – Nuit

Remember Mondkopf? This master of monumental and dark techno is back after last year’s album Hadès but he is not alone now – for a new project called Autrenoir he has joined forces with a fellow Frenchman Greg Buffier. This is not the first time these two cooperate as Mondkopf has already released a collaborative track Last Love which was recorded back in 2012 together with Saåad, a drone duo in which Buffier plays guitar.

Although Autrenoir have even played some gigs in the past, Nuit is their first ever officially published song. It is a deep and brain stimulating composition with majestic atmosphere that accumulates slowly towards the end of the track and eventually turns into a disturbing drone structure. To immerse fully into this dark world of instrumental electronic music, you should listen to Nuit while watching the fantastic accompanying video that has been made by As Human Pattern.

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AL-90 – CODE-915913

Fuselab, a label that is a home to OSOM favourites Galun and Ishome, seems to have rebranded itself. There is a new logo, website and apparently also a new musical direction. Fortunately – and most importantly – the change is not drastic as their releases still possess that appealing factor that have been making the previous ones particularly valuable and it is proved by the newest position in their catalogue which is a full-length album CODE-915913 by Russian artist AL-90.

The Murmansk-based musician debuted last year with an album for UK label Reckno in which he presented his interpretation of house music which is now known as so called post-house or tape-house. This fresh genre is characterized by deep and dreamy compositions with beats that are somehow slightly muted to create a peaceful atmosphere. Have a listen below!

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Daze – Neuromance

You simply cannot go wrong with the music from Lobster Theremin’s catalogue. This London based label absolutely nailed it last year with a magnitude of fantastic techno stuff and it turns out that they are still pushing it forward in 2015. Their newest release is a title track Neuromance which is taken from the upcoming three-track EP by an Australian producer Daze who has already published some of his work via Lobster Theremin last summer. His fresh composition is a monumental over nine minutes long tune with pulsing bass and a dreamy melody in the background. We will have to wait till March to hear the rest of the EP but you can pre-order the vinyl right now.

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Dany F – F

Cumbia, a characteristic music genre from Latin America countries, has been the source of inspiration for the modern electronic music artists which lead to the creation of the movement called digital cumbia. Tracks made in the spirit of this subgenre are usually joyful compositions that easily fill the dancefloors all around the world. No wonder – after all, this music can get the wildest South American fiestas going.

But it is not always like this. Sometimes, cumbia melodies are used to create more relaxing songs, in some cases possessing even deep house or techno elements. This is what Dany F, a young and talented Colombian producer, presents in his last year’s album F. The release is full of hypnotizing instrumental tracks which are enriched with tropical sounds and the typical cumbia rhythms. You will more than like it!

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