Doubt there are going to be many more additions to this list (as the year is nearly done). These audio recollections are a varied journey from New York rap heat to a magnificent Soul album of the decade to local Psych Shoe Gaze splendor to a Detroit House monster via Stuttgart and beyond.
The truth was not only in the year just gone, but furthermore for this last decade, I think we (music fiends, DJ’s, journalists, bloggers), all had those moments where we needed some silence from the onslaught of every single type of music imaginable, some amazing, a lot buried and or discarded in the wish that we never wasted those valuable minutes in tune to tracks we didn’t lose ourselves in and to.
However ones insatiable appetite never ends.
Here are tracks, releases that were the backdrop to the year just about gone:
In No Order:
Cormega – Make It Clear (Aura)
Cormega - Rapture (Aura)
M.O.P. - What I Wanna Be featuring Rell (E1)
Lee Fields – My World (Truth and Soul)
Trackademicks – Top Sidin (Instrumental) (Fools Gold)
Dam-Funk - Toeachizown (Stones Throw)
Hudson Mohawke - Butter (Warp)
The Hipstones – Dreamers (The Hipstones)
The Black Ryder – Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride (EMI)
Washed Out – Feel It All Around (Mexican Summer)
Washed Out – Olivia (Mirror Universe)
Beautiful Swimmers - Swimmers Groove (Future Times)
Nufrequency – Fallen Hero featuring Ben Onono (Motor City Drum Ensemble remix) (White)
Lizzy Parkes – This and That (Tru Thoughts)
Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie (Eglo)
Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts #5 #6 (MCDE)
Jackpot – Brief Encounter (Rvng Intl)
Bullion – Young Heartache (One Handed)
2000F and J Kamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is (Hyperdub)
Luke Vibert – We Hear You (Planet Mu)
Capracara – King of the Witches (DFA)
Canyons – Fire Eyes (Jacques Renault remix) (DFA)
Knightlife – Knightlife II (Cutters)
Major Lazer – Cash Flow (Classixx Glass Bottom Dub mix)
Phoenix - Fences (Eli Escobar Remix)
What were yours? Let me know.
Just before conjuring up the above, I was over at those Phonica folks Top 100 slices of wax for the double o nine - worth a look indeed.