Purple Sneakers’ Best Songs of 2017

Another year has come and gone, and with it, a whole 12 months worth of music. This year saw electronic music claim its stake across a slew of other genres including pop, RnB and hip-hop, while global popstars teamed up with emerging producers to make forward thinking and genre-defying mixtapes. Australian artists once again proved to hold their own at home and beyond, showing the rest of the world just how strong our music scene continues to be, and we saw a multitude of artists working together to make incredible new songs.

Here at Purple Sneakers, we’ve been #TrustedForTaste for 12 years now, and our passion for emerging artists has only grown stronger. We’ve thrown parties throughout the year, booking artists we can’t get enough of, while also playing them on our radio show and in our Purple Sneakers DJs sets, and covering them on our website. Now, our writing team has put our heads together to narrow down our favourite songs of the year, and thanks to Purple Sneakers DJs’ Caitlin Medcalf, we’ve compiled them all together in a megamix to send the year out in true style.

Each writer picked five songs we’ve loved this year, and you can peep the whole tracklist below. From chart-topping worldwide hits to some of Australia’s finest emerging artists, this mix has got it all and captures the rich tapestry that was music in 2017. Catch the mix right here, or listen live to our radio show every Saturday evening 5-6pm AEDT on 94.5FM if you’re Sydney-side, or on demand at fbiradio.com!

Tracklist

BROCKHAMPTON – GUMMY
Playboi Carti – Magnolia
TOKiMONSTA – Don’t Call Me (Feat. Yuna)
Jack River – Fool’s Gold
Kaiit – Natural Woman
Tkay Maidza – Glorious
OKENYO – Woman’s World
Ric Rufio – Water To Wine
Carmouflage Rose – Late Nights
Kelela – LMK
Mallrat – Better
Hatchie – Try
Camila Cabello – Havana (Feat. Young Thug)
Kira Puru – Tension
Frank Ocean – Chanel
Corbin – Hunker Down
GL – Destiny
Chord Memory Band – Marco
Antony & Cleopatra – Dust
DUCKWRTH – I’M DEAD (Feat. Sad Money & Sabrina Claudio)
Baker Boy – Marryuna (Feat. Yirrmal)
Jens Lekman – Evening Prayer
Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling
Zen In Space – FourthBak
Kaiit – 2000 n Somethin’
Willaris. K – Alchemy
Kelly Lee Owens – Anxi (Feat. Jenny Hval)
ARCA – Desafío
Love Deluxe – Silk Mirage
Mount Kimbie – Marilyn (Feat. Micachu)
Bella Labeaux – Don’t Want
Empress Of – Go To Hell
Kehlani – Distraction
Todd Terje – Jungelknugen (Four Tet Remix)
Christopher Port – Nobody Chose You
Sampha – No One Knows Me (Like The Piano)
Prequel – Freedom
ALTA – Fix It
Parcels – Overnight
Haiku Hands – Not About You
Confidence Man – Better Sit Down Boy
Lorde – Green Light
Kllo – Virtue
BICEP – AURA
Yaeji – raingurl
Jorja Smith & Preditah – On My Mind
Cashmere Cat – 9 (After Coacella)[Feat. SOPHIE & MØ)
Anatole – Like Deep Water (Feat. Ólafur Arnalds)
Swick – Slopes (Feat. Tkay Maidza & Capo Lee)
Kelela – Frontline
Muki – Sassaparilla
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
GUSSY – Mornings (Co-Prod. by Strict Face)
Moses Sumney – Doomed
Basenji – Don’t Let Go (Feat. Mereki)

From everyone here at Purple Sneakers, thank you for your support in 2017. Happy New Year, and we’ll see you in 2018 for more emerging and underground artists to make you dance, feel, cry, think and more!

Image by James Simpson

Words by Emma Jones

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