1/ AUNTIE FLO – THEORY OF FLO (Huntleys + Palmers)

Overwhelmingly beautiful and utterly distinct, Auntie Flo’s second album is a journey we implore you to take. Hooking up with long-term Highlife and touring partner, Esa, on production, as well as Ghanaian singer Anbuley and The Noisettes' Shingai Shoniwa, all the elements on ‘Theory Of Flo’ fall perfectly into place. From the enchanting opener ‘Su La’ right through to the stirring strings of closer ‘For Mihaly’, this is an album embedded with soul. (Buy)


2/ PETRICHOR – MÅNGATA (Soma Records)

“The concept for the album revolved around sequences that you find in nature” Petrichor told us earlier this year. Listening to ‘Mångata’ in its entirety, there’s no doubt that it evokes a sense of instinctive energy. Easily our favourite techno release of 2015, Simon Stoke’s debut album isn’t just a sonic triumph; it’s also one of the most emotionally charged bodies of work you’re likely to hear this year. Those who saw Petrichor perform it live will certainly concur. (Buy)


3/ HUDSON MOHAWKE – LANTERN (Warp)

The hype was real; Hudson Mohawke’s long awaited sophomore album, ‘Lantern’, reached incredible heights. While vocal tracks ‘Very First Breath’ and ‘Warriors’ provided the album’s radio hooks, it was on the sonic mastery of ‘Kettles’ where the Glaswegian producer really soared. Sounding more like part of a film score than anything else, it confirmed what we already know: as far as Hudmo’s concerned, there are no limits. (Buy)

4/ DRESSIN RED – HEAD/BODY (Astral Black)

Not technically an album, but still, the eight tracks which comprise the debut release from Lachlan Bolt aka Dressin Red could only be truly appreciated as part of a complete picture. With four tracks to stimulate the head and four to move the body, the sounds and textures on this release all serve a specific purpose. While the production is intricate and impressively detailed, drifting away to ‘Head/Body’ is satisfyingly simple. (Buy)


5/ BECOMING REAL – PURE APPARITION (Transgressive)

Perhaps one of the most over-looked electronic albums of 2015, but undoubtedly one of the best, Becoming Real’s long awaited debut (which was originally lost in a hard-drive crash) is an extraterrestrial blend of other-worldly textures and interstellar beats. Presenting deep, haunting soundscapes alongside glitchy electro and smooth Balearic chill-out, it’s an album of contrast, cohesion and wonderment. If you’ve not done so already, go and discover it. (Buy)


6/ THE REVENGE – LOVE THAT WILL NOT DIE (Roar Groove)

As a globally renowned producer, DJ and label owner, the long-awaited debut album from The Revenge was met with high expectations. Needless to say, it delivered. The product of personal revelation, ‘Love That Will Not Die’ sees Graeme Clark at his creative best, delivering a string of analogue grooves which find favour with both the dancefloor and your headphones - a scintillating collaboration with Sister Sledge being the perfect example. (Buy)


7/ MIAOUX MIAOUX – SCHOOL OF VELOCITY (Chemikal Underground)

A synth-pop gem which wears its heart on its sleeve, Miaoux Miaoux’s ‘School Of Velocity’ is jam-packed with type of infectious melodies and instant hooks which buzz around your head for days. “I hate lazy song-writing and production or something that doesn't take risks” the producer told us back in June, and on ‘School Of Velocity’ it’s obvious just how much Julian Corrie invested. Emotionally charged but never too serious, ‘School Of Velocity’ has so much to offer. (Buy)


8/ RUSTIE – EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE (Warp)

Without much in the way of notice, Rustie dropped his neon bomb ‘EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE’ in November, taking everyone by surprise. Having upped a few tracks to Soundcloud in the weeks before, we still weren’t prepared for the ultraviolet explosion which followed. From the widescreen opener ‘Coral Elixrr’ to the dolphin sampling ‘First Mythz’ and those epic electric guitar riffs on closer ‘444Sure’, our heads are still spinning. (Buy)


9/ MUNGO’S HI FI FT/ CHARLIE P – YOU SEE ME STAR (Scotch Bonnet)

After attending one of Mungo Hi Fi’s legendary nights at The Art School back in 2010, Charlie P found himself a crew of like-minded contemporaries. Following years of touring and recording sessions together, they eventually laid down ‘You See Me Star’ – a ten track celebration of soundsystem culture. With Charlie’s breezy, feel-good flow riding a wave of vibez, this easy-going collection brought some much needed sunshine to Glasgow this summer. (Buy)


10/ SLAM PRESENT: TRANSMISSIONS GLASGOW (Soma Records)

Again, not technically an album, but it felt wrong to leave this out considering how much great music it introduced us to. Soma titans, Slam, presented their new compilation ‘Transmissions Glasgow’ earlier this year, boasting some of the city’s most exciting techno talent. From seasoned giants like Harvey McKay and Gary Beck to relative up and comers like Clouds and Quail, this compilation is essential for anyone with a taste for the deep, dark and driving. (Buy)

Please note that all releases featured in this list were produced by Glaswegian or Glasgow-based artists and feature in no particular order.