The highlights of 2017: best of, top and recommended music

Jan 5th, 2018

Category: news

The highlights of 2017: best of, top and recommended music

2017 was a year that reaped numerous rewards, including recognition for a number of Willwork4funk projects, below are some of the highlights:

NICOLE WILLIS in favorite releases of 2017 by Philly label Record Breakin’, in honorable mentions of 2017 according to US radio show “The Rumpus Room” (WESU), in best soul albums of 2017 according to Italian blog tonyface.

THE HAGGIS HORNS in 10 best funk & soul albums of 2017 according to US site axs, in best of 2017 according to US radio show “The Backroom” (Cygnus Radio), in best funk instrumentals of 2017 and best funk songs of 2017 according to US site Funkish, in best of 2017 according to US radio show “The Face” (BK Radio), in 2017 scene report by US blog “Peace & Rhythm”, in best soul albums of 2017 according to Italian blog tonyface, in top 10 releases of 2017 according to US radio show “Hip City” (KDHX), in top 10 funk albums of 2017 according to Russian site Black Music Promo.

COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS in top 10 albums of 2017 according to UK site monkeyboxing, in top 50 releases of 2017 according to US radio show “The Rumpus Room” (WESU), best of 2017 according to US radio show “The Backroom” (Cygnus Radio), in best funk instrumentals of 2017 and best funk songs of 2017 according to US site Funkish, in best soul albums of 2017 according to Italian blog tonyface, in featured albums of 2017 of Australian station 2SER, in top 10 releases of 2017 according to US radio show “Hip City” (KDHX), in top 10 funk albums of 2017 according to Russian site Black Music Promo.

GIZELLE SMITH in best soul of 2017 according to US site fleamarketfunk, in best of 2017 according to US radio show “The Backroom” (Cygnus Radio), in best funk songs of 2017 according to US site Funkish, in top 20 songs of 2017 according to Michael Elves, programmer of US station UMFM, in top 100 45s of 2017 according to German record shop HHV.

DIAZPORA in top 50 releases of 2017 according to US radio show “The Rumpus Room” (WESU), in best funk instrumentals of 2017 and best funk songs of 2017 according to US site Funkish, in top 20 albums of 2017 of Dimitris-koutoukakis’ staff picks for Last Day Leaf music zine, and in best albums of 2017 according to Italian site RadioCoop, in best soul albums of 2017 according to Italian blog tonyface, in top 10 funk albums of 2017 according to Russian site Black Music Promo.

FUNKALLISTO in top 20 album of 2017 according to US website Funkish, in best funk instrumentals of 2017 according to US site Funkish.

KIND & KINKY ZOO in top 10 albums of 2017 according to UK site monkeyboxing, best funk instrumentals of 2017 according to US site Funkish, in 2017 scene report by US blog “Peace & Rhythm”, in top 10 funk albums of 2017 according to Russian site Black Music Promo.

ERIC BOSS in best soul of 2017 according to US site fleamarketfunk, in best funk songs of 2017 according to US site Funkish.

CROWD COMPANY in 10 best funk & soul albums of 2017 according to US site axs, in best albums of 2017 according to Italian site RadioCoop, best of 2017 according to US radio show “The Backroom” (Cygnus Radio), in best funk songs of 2017 according to US site Funkish, in best soul albums of 2017 according to Italian blog tonyface.

GEMMA & THE TRAVELERS in best of 2017 according to US radio show “The Backroom” (Cygnus Radio), in 40 recommended albums from 2017 according to Brazilian blog La Cumbaca, in best soul albums of 2017 according to Italian blog tonyface.

THE BOMBAY ROYALE in top 100 albums of 2017 of US radio station KGNU, in favorite picks of 2017 according to US show “Radio Nothing” (WPKN), in featured albums of 2017 of Australian station 2SER.

BEI BEI & SHAWN LEE in best funk instrumentals of 2017 according to US site Funkish, in top 10 crossover albums of 2017 according to Russian site Black Music Promo.

GABRIEL TAJEU in best albums of 2017 according to Italian site RadioCoop.