Best Albums of 2020 Artist Edition: CC:DISCO!
This year, in addition to our own Best Songs of 2020 and Best Albums of 2020, we asked some of our favourite artists to tell us about their favourite releases of this year as well. Throughout a confusing and isolated year, music in particular has been a place of refuge for many, with the communities that surround this music becoming more important than ever. Here, we ask artists from various communities whom we love and admire to engage in the very reason we exist: sharing music.
From emerging artists to living legends, acts with cult followings to artists on the verge of truly breaking through, this series includes so many different people. Hip hop, dance, psych, rock, pop, electronic and much more, the genres and sounds in this series are as varied as the metaphorical pages of Purple Sneakers itself, and offer something for everyone no matter what your taste might be. We’re so thankful to all the artists who provided their own lists, and to the extensive communities we’re grateful to tell the stories of every day.
CC:DISCO! had lived in her new home of Lisbon, Portugal, for just seven days before the country entered their COVID-19 lockdown. Having moved prior to what would’ve been a summer full of festival slots, her Club Coco making its international debut, and who knows what else, CC:DISCO! has turned to what she does best to keep herself busy and keep us all grooving and feeling good: mixes. She’s taken the party from the outside dancefloor to our homes with her Rinse FM residency, as well as a few other stellar mixes, and continues to deliver mixes which are full of soul and good vibes. With her ethos of “Less chin stroking, more dancing,” there’s nothing she can’t do, and with whatever 2021 holds, there is one thing for certain: there’s no stopping CC:DISCO!
Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure?
Byron the Aquarius – Apron EP
HAAi – Put Your Head Above The Parakeets
Ultraflex – Visions of Ultraflex
Wayne Snow – Equilibrium
Hugh Klein – Quand C’est Mou
Sally C – Big Saldos Chunkers
At Clouds Length – WAT ARTISTS (VA)
Roy Mills – Hell Beckons for ye who ain’t repenting
Escape Artist – Super Nature