Friday
Dec242010

AiMT 2010: Best Remixes

Nite Jewelpictured: Nite Jewel
Such an oddball mishmash of Balearic, re-edits and brostep this year for the remixes list. (I have no explanation.)


#25
Dragonette - "Easy (Buffetlibre Remix)" [Dragonette]

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#24
The Count & Sinden - "Elephant 1234 (Reset! Remix)" [Domino]
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#23
Breakbot [ft. Irfane] - "Baby I'm Yours (Aeroplane Remix)" [Ed
Banger / Because]
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#22
Jamiroquai - "Blue Skies (Flux Pavilion Remix)" [none]
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#21
Jay-Z - "99 Problems (The Prodigy Remix)" [none]
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#20
Cocteau Twins - "Heaven or Las Vegas (Star Slinger's 'Elizabeth Fraser' Rework)" [none]
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#19
Steve Miller Band - "Fly Like an Eagle (Bottin Re-Edit)" [Perseo / Italians Do It Better]
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#18
Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. [ft. MNDR] - "Bang Bang Bang (U-Tern's Disco Dub)" [none]
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#17
La Roux - "In for the Kill (Danger's Ocean Remix)" [Cherrytree / Interscope / Polydor]
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#16
Robyn - "Hang With Me (Reset! Remix)" [Konichiwa]
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#15
Korallreven - "Honey Mine (Lissvik Remix)" [Acephale]
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#14
Azari & III - "Reckless With Your Love (Tensnake Remix)" [Permanent Vacation]
STREAM AN EXCERPT:



#13
Gucci Mane - "Lemonade (Heroes & Villains Remix)" [Mad Decent / Overthrow]
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#12
Cassius - "99 (Reset! Remix)" [Cassius]
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#11
Rockwell [ft. Michael Jackson] - "Somebody's Watching Me (Discotech Remix)" [none]
STREAM:

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#10
Lady Gaga - "Alejandro (Skrillex Remix)" [Cherrytree / Interscope]
STREAM:



#9
Timbaland [ft. Justin Timberlake] - "Carry Out (Chew Fu Remix)"
[Blackground / Interscope]
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#8
Sigma & DJ Fresh - "Lassitude (Dillon Francis Remix)" [none]
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#7
Chaka Khan - "Ain't Nobody (XXXchange's Intro Edit)" [Money Studies]
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#6
Burns & Fred Falke - "Y.S.L.M. (You Stopped Loving Me) (Treasure Fingers Remix)" [Sony]
DOWNLOAD/STREAM


#5
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - "Round and Round (Little Loud Remix)" [none]
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#4
Caribou - "Odessa (Nite Jewel Remix)" [Merge]
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#3
La Roux - "In for the Kill (Skrillex Remix)" [Cherrytree / Interscope / Polydor]
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#2
DJ Fresh [ft. Ce'Cile] - "Gold Dust (Flux Pavilion Remix)" [Breakbeat Kaos / Data]
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#1
Taken by Trees [ft. Panda Bear] - "Anna (CFCF Remix)" [none]
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Thursday
Dec232010

AiMT 2010: Best Albums

Jammerpictured: Jammer
More lists (off-topic albums, compilations/reissues and EPs) after the jump.


#25
Crookers - Tons of Friends [Southern Fried]

DOWNLOAD "COOLER COULEUR" FT. YELLE


#24
Sistol - On the Bright Side [Halo Cyan]
STREAM "GLOWING AND SO SPREAD"


#23
Skream - Outside the Box [Tempa]
DOWNLOAD "FINALLY" FT. LA ROUX


#22
Method Man, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon - Wu Massacre [Def Jam]
WATCH "OUR DREAMS"


#21
Mark Ronson & The Business Intl - Record Collection [Columbia]
WATCH "BANG BANG BANG" FT. Q-TIP & MNDR


#20
Javiera Mena - Mena [Unión del Sur]
WATCH "SUFRIR" FT. JENS LEKMAN


#19
Goldfrapp - Head First [Mute]
WATCH "ALIVE"


#18
Miami Horror - Illumination [EMI]
WATCH "I LOOK TO YOU" FT. KIMBRA


#17
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma [Warp]
WATCH "MMMHMM" FT. THUNDERCAT


#16
Janelle Monáe - The Archandroid [Bad Boy / Wondaland]
WATCH "COLD WAR"


#15
Matthew Dear - Black City [Ghostly International]
STREAM "YOU PUT A SMELL ON ME"


#14
Javelin - No Mas [Luaka Bop]
STREAM "SUSIE CUES"


#13
Tanlines - Volume On [Family Edition]
WATCH "REINFO"


#12
Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. Wuz Here [Cinematic Music Group / Creative Control]
DOWNLOAD "COUNTRY SHIT"


#11
diskJokke - En Fin Tid [Smalltown Supersound]
DOWNLOAD "1987"


#10
Rusko - O.M.G.! [Mad Decent / Downtown]
STREAM "MY MOUTH"


#9
Robyn - Body Talk [Konichiwa / Interscope]
WATCH "DANCEHALL QUEEN" PROD. BY DIPLO


#8
Caribou - Swim [Merge]
STREAM "HANNIBAL"


#7
Das Racist - Sit Down, Man [Mishka / Mad Decent / Greedhead]
DOWNLOAD "HAHAHAHA JK?"


#6
Terror Danjah - Undeniable [Hyperdub]
DOWNLOAD "I'M FEELIN' U"


#5
Mathew Jonson - Agents of Time [Wagon Repair]
STREAM "GIRLS GOT RHYTHM"

Techno doesn't get a lot of love on this site, but props where props are due. Vancouver's Mathew Jonson recalls classic Detroit techno, acid house, early '90s ELM/IDM all while sonically acknowledging the UK bass-centric sound of the times on Agents of Time.


#4
Magnetic Man - S/T [Columbia]
WATCH "I NEED AIR" FT. ANGELA HUNTE

2010 has been a confusing time for dubstep, and somehow Magnetic Man makes the perfect centerpiece amongst the chaos. This all-star trio of Benga, Skream and Artwork has managed to pull the genre overground into melodic pop territories without compromising too many of its underground sensibilities. The album also takes a broad, even comprehensive look at the expansive genre and all its strains, all while sticking by a clean and glossy foundation.


#3
Jammer - Jahmanji [Big Dada]
WATCH "MAX NOT MINIMUM"

Grime's level of exposure in North America dropped exponentially after Lady Sov's '06 flop, but that didn't slow things down for it in the UK. Jammer has been at the forefront of the genre since its inception, and Jahmanji is a testament to his fluency thereof. What sets it apart from the average foray into grime is its adventurous nature and good balance of poppy tracks with more experimental ones. Jammer's sharp flows don't hurt either.


#2
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty [Def Jam]
WATCH "SHUTTERBUG" FT. CUTTY

By the time "Hey Ya!" dropped, OutKast was already a veteran rap act, and that was seven long years ago. Since then, the duo has popped up here and there but has otherwise been practically dormant. So the highly anticipated and long- delayed Sir Lucious Left Foot has been the perfect rejuvinator of the OutKast legacy. It has done for OutKast what OB4CL2 did for the Wu brand last year. Sir Lucious' many producers remained unified in the vocoder-steeped ATLien funk of OutKast's past while offering enough new sounds to make it more than just an OutKast revivalist effort. And Big Boi's verses are on point as usual.


#1
Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Liars [Hotflush]
STREAM "BEFORE I MOVE ON"

The London duo of Dom Maker and Kai Campos have made what I'd argue is the best UK bass album since Burial's Untrue. Smart, scattered textures are the key ingredient to Crooks & Liars, which functions largely as a beat-teeming ambient record. Where Mount Kimbie get the upperhand over their peers in this fast-growing genre is by applying darkly blissful melodics to the cold textures we're so used to hearing in this scene. There are loads of listenable acts in UK bass, but Mount Kimbie upped the ante by recording a real album.

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Wednesday
Dec222010

AiMT 2010: Best Dubstep & Future Bass Songs

Girl Unit pictured: Girl Unit
I've been finding and playing dubstep, funky and UK bass all throughout 2010, so this list was pretty much inevitable.


#25
Rustie - "Hyperthrust" [Warp]

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#24
Roska - "Squark" [Rinse]
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#23
Rye Rye [ft. M.I.A.] - "Sunshine (12th Planet Remix)" [Interscope]
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#22
Numan - "XX" [Planet µ]
STREAM AN EXCERPT


#21
Magnetic Man - "MAD" [Columbia]
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#20
Katy B - "Katy on a Mission" [Rinse]
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#19
Ginz - "Boss" [Soul Jazz]
STREAM


#18
Rudi Zygadlo - "Resealable Friendship (Starkey Remix)" [Planet µ]
STREAM


#17
Starkey - "Playing With Fire" [Civil]
STREAM


#16
Flux Pavilion [ft. Foreign Beggars] - "Lines in Wax" [Circus]
STREAM AN EXCERPT


#15
Girl Unit - "IRL (Bok Bok Remix)" [Night Slugs]
STREAM


#14
Guido - "Mad Sax" [Punch Drunk]
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#13
Taz - "Gold Tooth Grin" [Numbers]
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#12
Mount Kimbie - "Before I Move Off" [Hotflush]
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#11
Cory Enemy & Dillon Francis [ft. CC Sheffield] - "I Love You" [none]
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#10
Skinnz - "Euphorbia" [Boka]
STREAM


#9
Terror Danjah - "Bruizin' VIP" [Hyperdub]
STREAM


#8
La Roux - "In for the Kill (Danger's Ocean Remix)" [Cherrytree / Interscope / Polydor]
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#7
Gucci Mane - "Lemonade (Heroes & Villains Remix)" [Mad Decent / Overthrow]
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#6
Girl Unit - "Wut" [Night Slugs]
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#5
Sigma & DJ Fresh - "Lassitude (Dillon Francis Remix)" [none]
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#4
James Blake - "CMYK" [R&S]
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#3
La Roux - "In for the Kill (Skrillex Remix)" [Cherrytree / Interscope / Polydor]
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#2
DJ Fresh [ft. Ce'Cile] - "Gold Dust (Flux Pavilion Remix)" [Breakbeat Kaos / Data]
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#1
Rusko - "My Mouth" [Mad Decent / Downtown]
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Tuesday
Dec212010

AiMT 2010: Best Ambient Albums

Oneohtrix Point NeverOneohtrix Point Never | photo by Justin and Elise Snow
I'm kicking off AiMT 2010 with something absurdly off topic. There were so many good ambient albums this year—I couldn't resist. More 2010 lists to come in the following days/weeks.


#15
Demdike Stare - Voices of Dust [Modern Love]

STREAM "REPOSITORY OF LIGHT":



#14
Keith Fullerton Whitman - Disingenuity/Disingenuousness [Pan]
STREAM AN EXCERPT OF "DISINGENUOUSNESS":



#13
Mickey Mickey Rourke - Inner Gazing [Hi-Scores]
DOWNLOAD/STREAM "YARD BONES":



#12
High Wolf - Ascension [Not Not Fun]
DOWNLOAD/STREAM "SOLAR SYSTEM IS MY GOD"


#11
Marcus Fischer - Monocoastal [12K]
DOWNLOAD/STREAM "CASCADIA OBSCURA":



#10
Brian Eno - Small Craft on a Milk Sea [Warp]
DOWNLOAD/STREAM "EMERALD AND STONE":



#9
Dolphins Into the Future - Ke Ala Ke Kua [(K-RAA-K)³]
STREAM "HO'OKENA HALAWAI"


#8
Jim Ferraro - On Air [Muscleworks, Inc.]
STREAM AN EIGHT-MINUTE PREVIEW OF ON AIR


#7
Susumu Yokota - Kaleidoscope [Lo]
STREAM "STAIN ON MY HEART":



#6
Arp - The Soft Wave [Smalltown Supersound]
STREAM "CATCH WAVE":



#5
V/A - Pop Ambient 2010 [Kompakt]
WATCH A FAN VIDEO FOR DJ KOZE'S "BODENWEICH":



#4
Higuma - Den of the Spirits [Digitalis]
STREAM "GLACIAL TONGUES":



#3
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here [Editions Mego]
DOWNLOAD/STREAM "CANDY SHOPPE":



#2
Stellar OM Source - Trilogy Select [Olde English Spelling Bee]
WATCH "MAGNETIC DEPTHS / RITES OF FUSION":



#1
Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal [Editions Mego]
WATCH A FAN VIDEO FOR "OUROBOROS":


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Wednesday
Dec082010

Rusko vs. Kia Shine vs. Temper Trap - "Club Walmart Soldier (Baby Armie Blend)"

Kia Shine

Here's the second exclusive from Always the Movement. More to come, but if want them all in advance, leave a timed comment here, and I'll hit you back with a ZIP.

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Vocal source: Kia Shine [ft. Yung Joc] - "Club Walmart"
Instrumental source: Temper Trap - "Soldier On (Rusko Remix)"

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Wednesday
Dec012010

Tanner Beam - The Lost Cosmonauts

Tanner Beam - The Lost Cosmonautsimage by Alex Tomlinson
Fayetteville expat and top-level Traktor effects Dungeon Master Tanner Beam just hit me up with this excellent spacey set. It starts out ambient and downtempo and gradually nestles cozily into a classy seesawing between Balearic disco and smoothed-out minimal tech-house. As a bonus, Tanner threw one of his own tracks (under his Fashionista guise) into the mix. Not mad at all.

Tanner recently relocated to D.C., and if you live there, you should totally book him.

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS: Leave Mr. Beam a timed comment on The Lost Cosmonauts on SoundCloud, and he'll hit you back with a 320 kBps direct download link.

Track list after the jump.

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Wednesday
Nov172010

Skrillex vs. Far East Movement - "Scary Like a G6 (Baby Armie Blend)"

SkrillexSkrillex | photo by Jason Ano
UPDATE (11/18): This is currently climbing the Hype Machine chart. Click here to give it an upvote (♥) This will require a login, but signing up is easy and doesn't require an email confirmation.

This is the first of four exclusive/unreleased blends from my new mix, Always the Movement, that I'll be giving away over the coming weeks. If you'd like them all in advance, leave me a timed comment on SoundCloud, and I'll send you a ZIP.

I originally posted this one with the mix earlier this week, but for some reason the link stopped working, so here it is again:


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• Vocal Source: Far East Movement [ft. The Cataracs & Dev] - "Like a G6"
• Instrumental Source: Skrillex - "Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites"

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Saturday
Nov132010

Niki & The Dove - "Mother Project"



Just a quickie. I really needed this song today. So much so that I foraged the web for an accompanying retro NatGeo scan à la GvsB.

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Thursday
Nov112010

Baby Armie - Always the Movement

Took me forever to find the OG Walmart font.
I've done some low-key one-offs here and there over the past year, but this is my first "proper" mix in OVER a year. My schizophrenia as a DJ isn't slowing down—since I launched AiMT, I've thrown down disco, electro, bmore, Bollywood, and who knows what else. This time around it's a full-on dubstep set. It's meant to be a companion piece to the new Dubstep Thursdays at Speakeasy.

This particular mix has more Baby Armie exclusives than any other I've put out. I'll be posting them individually in the coming weeks (and you can grab that G6 jernt after the jump for starters). It's also steeped with A-state friendliness: unreleased tracks by Wolf-E-Wolf and Sleek, an unreleased 607 flip as well as his killer Basement Jaxx one, and exclusive blends by yours truly, including one of Fayetteville rapper and Concrete Schoolyard co-host T.Jay's new track "Breakfast & Biggie." (Cop it off iTunes.) Oh! And most importantly, there are multiple Walmart references to round out the Arkansas vibes. Enjoy!

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Track list and a goodie after the jump.

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Thursday
Nov042010

Terror Danjah - "I'm Feelin' U"

Terror Danjah

Terror Danjah has been a staple in the UK grime (and pre-grime) movement for about 10 years, and Undeniable, his proper debut, came out this week. Since he's typically worked with vocalists, he hasn't had much of a need for a solo album. But with his recent influx quality 12-inches on labels like Planet µ and Hyperdub, a true solo album finally makes sense, and it doesn't disappoint. It's a great midway point between all the angular urban sounds coming out of the UK right now (dubstep, garage, grime, funky).

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Cop Undeniable.