Cloudcasts by DJ Citizen Zain on Mixcloud


Citizen Zain's favorites in 2016 (January-June)

  • David Bowie - Blackstar (RCA/Sony)
  • Sepalcure - Folding Time
  • Orb - Moonbuilding 2703 AD (Kompakt)
  • Manatee Commune - Thistle (Bastard Jazz)
  • James Blake - The Colour In Anything (Republic)
  • Kaytranada - 99.9% (XL Recordings)
  • Julianna Barwick - Will (Dead Oceans)
  • Wax Tailor - I Had A Woman (Le Plan)
  • J Dilla - The Diary (PayJay/Mass Appeal)
  • CRi - Tell Her (Young Art)
  • Digitalism - Mirage (Magnetism)

Citizen Zain's best of releases in 2015

  • Altered Tapes - Savant Garde (S/R)
  • Bomba Estereo - Amanecer (Sony Music Latin)
  • Bosq - Celestial Strut (Ubiquity)
  • David Last - Early (Mesa)
  • Fort Romeau - Insides (Ghostly International)
  • Jamie XX - In Colour (Young Turks)
  • Fink - Horizontalism (R'COUP'D)
  • Floating Points - Elaenia (Luaka Bop)
  • Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa (World Circuit)
  • Monokle - Rings (Ki)
  • Nadastrom - Nadastrom (Friends of Friends)
  • Nocturnal Sunshine - Nocturnal Sunshine (I Am Me)
  • Opez - Dead Dance (Agogo)
  • Robert Glasper - Covered (Blue Note)
  • Roche - Stillhope (100% Silk)
  • St Germain - S/T (Nonesuch)
  • Swahili - Amovrevx (Translinguistic Other)
  • Undercover Presents - Bob Marley's Exodus (S/R)
  • William Onyeabor - William Onyeabor Collection (Luaka Bop)

Best EPs of 2015

  • Dean Grenier & Hej Fund - Grist (Sister City)
  • Kiasmos - Swept - Erased Tapes
  • Cherushii - Far Away So Close (100% Silk)
  • Christian Löffler - York (20/20 Vision)
  • Clap! Clap! - Simple (Black Acre)
  • Coco Taxi - Sucre (Dutty Artz)
  • HVOB - Trialog (Stil Vor Talent)
  • Lord Echo/ DJ Day - split 12" (Bastard Jazz)
  • Keita Sano - Sweet Bitter Love (Spring Theory)
  • Max Cooper and Tom Hodges - Artefact (Fields)

Best singles of 2015

  • Anti-Alias - Somber Clarity (Schakal)
  • Deadbeat - Walls and Dimensions II (BLKRTZ)
  • Mr Tophat &Art Alfie - House Music (Karlovak)
  • Posthuman - A Better You (Horn Wax)
  • Rune Lindbaek & Oyvind Blikstad - North (Decks)

Citizen Zain's favorite releases in 2014

  • 20syl - Motifs (On And On Music)
  • Blonde Redhead - Barragán (Kobalt)
  • Captain Planet - Esperanto Slang (Bastard Jazz)
  • Herb Alpert - In The Mood (Shout! Factory)
  • Ibibio Sound Machine - S/T (Soundway)
  • Khun Narin - Electric Phin Band (Innovative Leisure)
  • Paul White - Shaker Notes (R&S)
  • Tinariwen - Emmaar (Anit-)
  • Tommy Guerrero - No Man's Land (Too Good)
  • v/a - Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes (Harvest)
  • William Onyeabor - What?! (Luaka Bop)

Citizen Zain's favorite Electronic, Dance and DJ Music in 2014

  • Aphex Twin - Syro (Warp)
  • Bonobo - Flash Light EP (Ninja Tune)
  • Booka Shade - Love Drug EP (Blaufield)
  • Boundary - Still Life (Boundary)
  • Caribou - Our Love (Merge)
  • Flying Lotus - You’re Dead! (Warp)
  • Jack Beats - Beatbox EP (OWSLA)
  • Machine Drum - Vapor City Archives (Ninja Tune)
  • Nick Monaco - Mating Call (Soul Clap)
  • Octo Octa - Between Two Selves (100% Silk)
  • Plastikman - EX (Mute)
  • Simian Mobile Disco - Whorl (Anit-)
  • The Knife - Shaken-Up Versions (Mute)
  • Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes (Self Released)
  • Trentemøller - Lost Reworks (In My Room)
  • v/a - SubSoul, Vol. 2: Deep House, Garage & Bass Music (SubSoul)