We’ve been sharing more music than ever this year. We’re on the radio every week dropping new mixes, we tapped in with artists across the country for Season VI of the LFOD Radio podcast, and we launched our submissions form to make it easy for ya’ll to send us your art. When we say ya’ll, we mean artists, fans, and everyone in between. It’s been dope connecting with so many different people this year.
We looked back through the analytics and put together this list of our audience’s favorites from January through November 2020. Some of these may be brand new to you, others could be welcome reminders… It’s been a wild year – not easy to keep track of all that’s happened.
Let us know what you think! And if you’ve got something you’d like us to share, we’re here for it!
And now the music… No particular order.
Caliph – Jog Your Memory/Melanin
K.A.A.N. – The Escape
K.A.A.N. (Knowledge Above All Nonsense) popped onto our radar heavy this year. We shared a few of his videos, but this was your favorite!
Open Mike Eagle – I’m a JoeStar
Not gonna front like we knew what a JoeStar was before this hit our inbox, but a lot of ya’ll definitely did and we have a much better idea now. From Open Mike Eagle‘s Anime , Trauma, and Divorce.
¥ac Marvelous – Cookies and Dreams
Des Pierrot – Denim .1
There’s a number of FIRE designers in Boston and Loverboy Club/ Des Pierrot is one of them. This new drop caught our eye. Sold out now, but we’re sure there’s new styles on the way.
REKS – Legacy Driven
Estee Nack x al.divino – IMMORTALKOMBAT
Estee Nack & al.divino re-united earlier this year for IMMORTALKOMBAT, a Bandcamp download only release. Still one of our most shared posts, even without the option to stream. Believe this was also the introduction of The Hidden Character…
Poet Ov War – Time
Lightfoot – Conway the Machine Flip
Organic producer extraordinaire Lightfoot flipped Conway’s BANG on his SP-404 and we shared that as part of our promo for this post from the summer. If you like what you hear, definitely follow along on IG where he drops new music almost daily.
Echezona – Self-Care
We met Echezona when he came through the studio with BostonRISE, so it was great hearing from him again this spring as he prepped his solo release. Three songs in one here, all centered around the theme of self-care.
ALFii – Avalanche
Producer ALFii gathered up some of Boston’s best for this Final Fantasy 7 inspired mixtape. Press play and get hip with the quickness!
DJ Myth – Rap Night 7th Anniversary Mix
DJ Myth has been holding down Manchester & NH hip-hop in general for a minute now. Many know him from his role in the weekly Rap Night which brought emcees out every Sunday for seven years straight pre-COVID. He dropped this mix in honor of the 2020 anniversary.
The Squad & Andre X – The Push EP
DJ Deadeye – LaST/ Batch
Thundercat – Dragonball Durag [Remix]
This song is just cool as hell. Glad everyone realized that.