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Saturday
Dec252010

AiMT 2010: Best Songs

Duck Sauce | photo by Erik Voake
AiMT has been pretty slow in 2010, so I've tried to play catchup with these lists. This is the last installment of AiMT 2010. I hope it's been all-around non-sucky for you.


#25
Breakbot [ft. Irfane] - "Baby I'm Yours" [Ed Banger / Because]

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#24
Taz - "Gold Tooth Grin" [Numbers]
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#23
Mount Kimbie - "Before I Move Off" [Hotflush]
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#22
Cory Enemy & Dillon Francis [ft. CC Sheffield] - "I Love You" [none]
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#21
Kaskade [ft. Martina of Dragonette] - "Fire in Your New Shoes" [Ultra]
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#20
Mark Ronson [ft. MNDR & Q-Tip] - "Bang Bang Bang" [Columbia]
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#19
Games [ft. Laurel Halo] - "Strawberry Skies" [Hippos in Tanks]
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#18
David Guetta [ft. Kid Cudi] - "Memories" [Astralwerks / EMI France]
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#17
Tanlines [ft. Glasser] - "Z" [True Panther]
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#16
Skinnz - "Euphorbia" [Boka]
STREAM


#15
Goldfrapp - "Alive" [Mute]
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#14
Terror Danjah - "Bruizin' VIP" [Hyperdub]
STREAM


#13
Magnetic Man [ft. Katy B] - "Perfect Stranger" [Columbia]
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#12
Niki and the Dove - "Mother Protect" [none]
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#11
Girl Unit - "Wut" [Night Slugs]
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#10
Korallreven [ft. Victoria Bergsman] - "Honey Mine" [Acephale]
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#9
James Blake - "CMYK" [R&S]
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#8
Ciara [ft. Ludacris] - "Ride" [LaFace / Sony]
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#7
Timbaland [ft. Justin Timberlake] - "Carry Out" [Blackground / Interscope]
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#6
Sleigh Bells - "Rill Rill" [Mom & Pop / NEET]
DOWNLOAD/STREAM


#5
Gyptian - "Hold You" [VP]
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#4
Robyn - "Dancehall Queen" [Konichiwa / Interscope]
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#3
Rusko - "My Mouth" [Mad Decent / Downtown]
DOWNLOAD/STREAM


#2
Duck Sauce - "Barbra Streisand" [Downtown]
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#1
Storm Queen [ft. Damon C. Scott] - "Look Right Through" [Environ]
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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]
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#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]
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#10
Lady Gaga - "Alejandro (Skrillex Remix)" [Cherrytree / Interscope]
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#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]
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#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]
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#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]
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#18
Rudi Zygadlo - "Resealable Friendship (Starkey Remix)" [Planet µ]
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#17
Starkey - "Playing With Fire" [Civil]
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#16
Flux Pavilion [ft. Foreign Beggars] - "Lines in Wax" [Circus]
STREAM AN EXCERPT


#15
Girl Unit - "IRL (Bok Bok Remix)" [Night Slugs]
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#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]
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#9
Terror Danjah - "Bruizin' VIP" [Hyperdub]
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#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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