2017 is gone, like dust in the wind or a stray can of Holsten Pils around Hanra. 2018 is now underway and the whole world is pretty much the same as ever, apart from global gym subscriptions have just sky rocketed and everyone is trying to give up something.
Before we could possibly say farewell to the year that was, the SESHWYN lads settled down to look at the best parts of the year and ignore all the bullshit that has unfortunately come along with it. Episode 16 brings you our favourite songs from all genres and an absolute abundance of chat on all the media that made 2017 tolerable. We hope you enjoy.
For the first time since the Best of 2016 podcast (Episode 3), all 12 of the tracks we've played are available on Spotify and have subsequently been added to the EVERYTING SESHWYN playlist for your future listening pleasure.
Without many obscure tracks to share this time around, I figured it was best to link some of the content that we discussed.
Hanra's videos of the years included this kaleidoscope of a visual from the boundary-pushing Björk. I can't say I understand it all but I certainly respect the art.
Christy awarded The Lemon Twigs his coveted video of the year award.
The D'Addario brothers hail from Long Island, New York and the visuals for their single 'I Wanna Prove To You' takes them on a journey to director Nick Roney's grandparents house for a much needed lesson on love.
Another SESHWYN favourite this year came in the shape of Young Thug's video for 'Wyclef Jean'.
Well technically it's Thugger's video but you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise given the rapper's no-show for the now infamous video.
Much like The Lemon Twigs, the genius here comes in the subverting of the relationship between the artist, the director and the audience.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard showed the entire musical world how it's done by releasing 5 stellar albums in the calendar year. I haven't checked the numbers but I'm fairly certain that makes them as prolific as Lil B or Viper. Anyway, my personal favourite Murder Of The Universe is linked below and is a fantastic place to start. Support this band.
19 year old Steve Lacy absolutely destroys every alibi for a lack of equipment and his TED talk below outlines how he got started on an iPod Touch. Makes me feel pretty ashamed that I've owned an iPhone for years and never produced anything more than some unfunny tweets.
Still a member of The Internet and handpicked by Tyler, The Creator to feature on his latest album Flower Boy, Steve is definitely one to watch in the coming years. God only knows what he's capable of if someone actually gives him a Macbook Pro...
That brings us to the end of yet another god damn year and whilst time feels like it's hurtling by faster than ever, I hope this marks the first of many for more years to come for our humble podcast. In the meanwhile, hit us up over at @Seshwyn if you have any suggestions for us.
From Hanra, Christy and myself, we'd like to wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year and we hope to see you here again soon for Episode 17 where we return to regular programming (aka more obscure international gems).
Peace and love.