This post ran originally on THUMP UK.
We are approaching the end of 2016, everyone's least favorite year since 1348. Very soon it will be 2017, Obama will bring Bowie back from the dead, and Brexit will be revealed as an elaborate prank staged for an episode of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. All will soon be well again my friends. Until then, let's try and eke what enjoyment we can out of these final moments of suffering. This week we've been blessed with plenty of new treats. Gerd Janson has given John Talabot's "Voices" a conga workout, there's a bittersweet posthumous release from Nackt—a victim of the Oakland fire—something punishing from Unknown Archetype on R&S, and a lo-fi roller from DJ Steaw on Hot Haus. The week in mixes has also proven bountiful, with sessions from Sporting Life, Huerco S, and Helena Hauff marking the 100th entry in Dekmantel's sensational mix series. What a week. See you in 2017.