The highlights of 2018: best of, top and recommended music

Dec 28th, 2018

Category: news

The highlights of 2018: best of, top and recommended music

2018 was a year that reaped numerous rewards, including recognition for a number of Willwork4funk projects, below are some of the highlights:

GIZELLE SMITH nominated for best female artist, best live experience and best soul/r&b album of 2018 at the Bright Star Awards, in best 45s of 2018 according to US site Fleamarketfunk, in top 25 songs of 2018 according to “Funky Boombox” (KUVO – US), in top 20 albums of 2018 according to Estonian music critic Aivar Meos, in top 10 records of 2018 according to Bjoern Wagner (Mocambo Records) on German site HHV, in best funk & soul of 2018 according to UK webradio Blue In Green, in top 20 albums of 2018 according to “Funky Sensation” (Barricade Radio – UK), in top 100 albums for 2018 according to “The Rumpus Room Radioshow” (WESU - US), in best of 2018 according to “Selezioni In Nero” (Radio Gamma Cinque – Italy), in best of 2018 according to radio show “Boom Shaka Laka” (EITB – Spain), in best of 2018 according to UK blog Musicformodernliving, in 20 best funk albums of 2018 according to US blog Funkatopia, in favorite tracks of 2018 according to “The Rhythm Room” (WWOZ – US).

LUCKY BROWN & THE S.G.’S in albums of the year according to US site New Commute, in top 10 records of 2018 according to Bjoern Wagner (Mocambo Records) on German site HHV, in top 3 albums of 2018 according to the readers of blog The Hipodrome Of Music, in top 100 albums for 2018 according to “The Rumpus Room Radioshow” (WESU - US), in 2018 chart by UK Sussed mag blog.

CHIP WICKHAM in The Vinyl Factory‘s guide to UK jazz in 2018, in top 15 jazz albums of the year according to Echoes magazine UK, among albums of the year and tracks of the year according to “Illicit Grooves” (Starpoint Radio – UK), in 2018 album picks of Tokyo Jazz Site, in best of 2018 according to Italian DJ Max Jazzcat Conti (Ness Radio), in top 25 albums of 2018 according to US blog Funkish, in best of 2018 according to Greek DJ Chris Ex, in top 100 albums for 2018 according to “The Rumpus Room Radioshow” (WESU - US).

COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS in 2018 album picks of Tokyo Jazz Site, in best 45s of 2018 according to US site Fleamarketfunkfavorites of 2018 of “Soul Rendezvous” (The Face Radio Brooklyn – US), top 25 albums of 2018 according to US blog Funkish, in top 100 albums for 2018 according to “The Rumpus Room Radioshow” (WESU - US), in best of 2018 according to UK blog Musicformodernliving, in crème de la crème of 2018 according to “Funky Planet” (Radio Beton – France), in favorite tracks of 2018 according to “The Rhythm Room” (WWOZ – US).

LUCINDA SLIM in biggest funk and soul tunes of 2018 according to Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music), in top 25 songs of 2018 according to “Funky Boombox” (KUVO – US), in best funk & soul of 2018 according to UK webradio Blue In Green, in best of 2018 according to “Selezioni In Nero” (Radio Gamma Cinque - Italy), in crème de la crème of 2018 according to “Funky Planet” (Radio Beton - France).

THE PUTBACKS in 10 long-players of the year according to US site Fleamarketfunk, in best of 2018 according to “Groover’s Corner” (2XM RTE – Ireland), in 50 best albums of 2018 according to EU site Last Day Deaf, in best 15 singles of 2018 according to blog Soul Donuts, in top 100 albums for 2018 according to “The Rumpus Room Radioshow” (WESU - US), in best funk & soul of 2018 according to UK webradio Blue In Green.

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE in 10 best albums of 2018 according to Italian RadioCoop, in top 100 albums for 2018 according to “The Rumpus Room Radioshow” (WESU - US), in 2018 megamix of Aussie radio show “Groove Therapy” (2SER), in crème de la crème of 2018 according to “Funky Planet” (Radio Beton - France).

THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS in biggest funk and soul tunes of 2018 according to Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music), top 25 songs of 2018 according to “Funky Boombox” (KUVO - US), top 10 LPs of 2018 according to radio show “Funk By Funk” (Radio Inspiration – UK), top 25 albums of 2018 according to US blog Funkish, in top 100 albums for 2018 according to “The Rumpus Room Radioshow” (WESU - US), in best of 2018 according to UK blog Musicformodernliving, in crème de la crème of 2018 according to “Funky Planet” (Radio Beton - France), in 20 best funk albums of 2018 according to US blog Funkatopia.

THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA in top 5 albums of 2018 according to Italian journalist Donato Zoppa of Italian site Nerdsattack, in top 100 albums for 2018 according to “The Rumpus Room Radioshow” (WESU - US), in best African music of 2018 according to “Global Riddims” podcast, in top 20 of 2018 according to “Radio Mukambo” (Belgium).

BODY HEAT GANG BAND in 10 best albums of 2018 according to Italian RadioCoop, in crème de la crème of 2018 according to “Funky Planet” (Radio Beton - France).

JAKE MASON TRIO nominated for best jazz album of 2018 at the ARIA awards, in best of 2018 according to UK blog Musicformodernliving.

FLEVANS in biggest funk and soul tunes of 2018 according to Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music), in best of 2018 according to UK blog Musicformodernliving.

CANTALOOP in best funk & soul of 2018 according to UK webradio Blue In Green, in top 20 of 2018 according to “Funky Sensation” (Barricade Radio – UK).