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Top 10 Albums of 2021: Hip City

Top 10 Albums of 2021: Hip City

Hip City
DJ Chris Lawyer
Wednesdays | 2:00pm-4:00pm

The Bamboos - Hard Up (Pacific Theatre Records) 

Dumpstaphunk - Where Do We Go From Here (The Funk Garage)

Aaron Frazer - Introducing... (Easy Eye Sound)

The Grease Traps - Solid Ground (Record Kicks)

Durand Jones & The Indications - Private Space (Dead Oceans)

Jeb Loy Nichols with Cold Diamond & Mink - Jeb Loy (Timmion)

Silk Sonic - An Evening with Silk Sonic (Atlantic)

Gizelle Smith - Revealing (Jalapeno Records)

Nick Waterhouse - Promenade Blue (Innovative Leisure)

Yola - Stand for Myself (Easy Eye Sound)

From Chris Lawyer:

Another fine year for funk and retro soul, with a globe spanning Top Ten for Hip City in 2021. I've been impressed by the positive outlook that many artists exhibited, especially as our prospects for the near future are less than certain. We may have to dance our way out of it, and the resurgence of a 70's sensibility seems to be leading us in that direction. Let's hope we can enjoy a sweaty show together safely soon!

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