So many good songs came out in 2020 that are still yet to be heard on a big system by a frothing crowd. Still, that didn’t stop some amazing music coming out, with our favourite standout album releases coming from like Apashe, Snavs, Code Pandorum, Tsuki, Bear Grillz, Koven, Gravedgr, Baauer, Dion Timmer, Sub Focus & Wilkinson, Netsky, Joyryde and more, but here is our TOP 10!
1. APASHE – RENAISSANCE
Apashe released his second full length studio album on 25th of March called “Renaissance” through Kannibalen Records. Album includes 13 songs from over 10 different singers and artists like Tech N9ne, Geoffroy, SLUMBERJACK to name a few. This album is a masterpiece with real orchestra recordings combined with Apashe`s unique sound design.
2. JOYRYDE – BRAVE
Originally planned for late 2018, but eventually released through Hard Recs on 3rd of April. Joyryde’s “Brave” truly lives up to its name, with some of its tracks being made whilst he was recovering from some intense back surgery, coping with drug withdrawals as he stopped taking his prescribed nerve damage medication. The standout track on this one has to be “I’m Gone” with its huge variety of styles within the one track, with amazing transitions between each.
3. KOVEN – BUTTERFLY EFFECT
Koven released their third studio album on 13th of March called “Butterfly Effect“. Katie`s voice is so powerful that it gives goosebumps after goosebumps. With the cinematic drum & bass flavours “Butterfly Effect” isn’t just an album of tracks, it’s a journey through the hearts and minds of Koven.
4. Code: Pandorum – Art Of The Devil
Master of Deathstep, founder of the Crowsnest Audio, Code: Pandorum released his fourth album on 5th of June called “Art Of The Devil“. If you love horror, this is the album you should play LOOUD! Album includes collaborations with artists like Vulgatron, Qoiet, TenGraphs and more.
5. GRAVEDGR – 6 FEET UNDER
GRAVEDGR released his debut album in the end of February called “6 FEET UNDER” through Carnage`s own label Heavyweight Records. As a debut album it is massive achievement; artists like Krischvn, Carnage, Junkie Kid and Vulgatron all jumped along for this one.
6. BAAUER – PLANET´S MAD
Whilst originally slated for release in early June 2020, Baauer’s aptly named “Planets Mad” was pushed back due to ongoing unrest and released on 19 July 2020. Whilst still pushing that hard hitting trap vibe, Bauuer’s unique take on the genre keeps bringing in somewhat tribal and techy influences.
7. SNAVS – OPAL
8. DION TIMMER – ENTER ACHROMA
9. BEAR GRILLZ – FRIENDS: THE ALBUM
10. TSUKI – REDEMPTION
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