Every year the editor of the excellent MP3 blog Said the Gramophone publishes a list of 100 Best Songs of the Year. The list is diverse, and not every song is going to resonate with everyone, but I always discover something new I missed over the course of the year.
One of the songs from this year’s list is “Malukayi” by Mbonwana Star (feat. Konono No.1). The seven-piece band is from the Democratic Republic of Congo and they combine percussion with chant-like vocals and electronic sounds. It’s pretty brilliant.
My own list of favorite songs of the year is coming soon. If there’s a song you think should be on the best of 2015 list let me know in the comments!