15. Lee Bannon, 'Alternate/Endings'
Lee Bannon came to attention as a hip-hop beatmaker with links to Joey Bada$$, but on Alternate/Endings the Cali-based producer comes off like a jungle DJ from the darkest and headiest years of London's storied mid-Nineties drum 'n' bass scene. His style is a bit more processed and tweaked around the edges, but Bannon remains faithful to the sound's all-over abstraction: beats that fly off on crazy vectors and ruffneck vocal adornments that make it clear that more than just empty-headed dancing is the subject at hand. A.B.