Entries in AiMT 2015 (7)

Monday
May022016

Best Dance Songs of 2016 (1st Quarter)



  1. Jessy Lanza - "VV Violence" [Hyperdub]
  2. Avalon Emerson - "The Frontier" [Whities Records]
  3. Stephen Lopkin - "Och Aye the Noo" [MOS Recordings]
  4. Pantha du Prince ft. Queens - "The Winter Hymn" [Rough Trade]
  5. Chinaski - "Disaster" [Uncanny Valley]
  6. Kingdom - "Shox" [Fade to Mind]
  7. The Gasman - "Aeriform" [Onomatopoeia Records]
  8. D.K. - "Raindrops" [Antinote]
  9. Feels - "Expedition" [Naked Naked Records]
  10. Toby Gale - "Jet" [Apothecary Compositions]
This playlist is also available on Spotify.
Sunday
Jan172016

Best Dance Songs of 2015



  1. DJ Koze - "XTC" [Pampa Records]
  2. The Phantom - "Complex City" [Silverback Recordings]
  3. Elysia Crampton - "Axacan" [Blueberry Records]
  4. The Galleria - "Calling Card" [Environ Records]
  5. Dark0 - "Fuschia" [Rinse Recordings]
  6. John Roberts - "Orah" [Brunette Editions]
  7. Deadboy - "White Moon Garden" [Local Action Records]
  8. Dux Content - "Snow Globe" [PC Music]
  9. Avalon Emerson - "Sword and Rose Forever" [Shtum]
  10. Percussions - "Digital Arpeggios" [Text Records]
  11. Call Super - "Migrant" [Houndstooth]
  12. A. G. Cook - "What I Mean" [Annie Mac Presents]
  13. Precipitation - "Meditations on the Self and the Other (B2)" [videogamemusic]
  14. Strict Face - "Alice (Peace Edit)" [Gobstopper Records]
  15. Morgan Geist - "Darkstar" [Environ Records]
  16. Matt Karmil - "Moment" [Studio Barnhus]
  17. Umberto - "End Credits" [MMODEMM]
  18. Da Multi Snake - "Ndaheni" [SHANGAANBANG]
  19. Slam Skillet - "Connective" [Dirty//Clean]
  20. Akasha System - "Parasail Coast" [S/R]
  21. Project Pablo - "Sky Lounge" [1080p]
  22. Sega Bodega - "Sun Loop" [Activia Benz]
  23. Hunee - "Crossroads" [Rush Hour Recordings]
  24. Kuedo - "Boundary Regulation" [Knives]
  25. d'Eon - "Infosys II" [Knives]
  26. Model 500 - "Hi NRG" [Metroplex Records]
  27. Niagara - "Arruda" [Principe Discos]
  28. Luca Lozano - "Come With Me" [Unknown to the Unknown]
  29. Photonz - "Basik" [Crème Organization]
  30. ALSO - "Formation" [R&S Records]
Friday
Jan152016

Best Electronic Albums of 2015



2015 lacked albums that proclaimed themselves "Album of the Year" with any real authority or gusto, but it made up for it with many, many very good albums. Not too many achieved excellence or were era-defining, but there was still plenty of worthwhile listening. Here's a look back:

  1. Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete [Warp Records]
  2. Visionist - Safe [PAN]
  3. Jlin - Dark Energy [Planet Mu]
  4. Vaghe Stelle - Abstract Speed + Sounds [Other People]
  5. Elysia Crampton - American Drift [Blueberry Records]
  6. d'Eon - Foxconn / Trios [Knives]
  7. Mark McGuire - Beyong Belief [Dead Oceans]
  8. The Phantom - LP2 [Silverback Recordings]
  9. Akasha System - Sea Glass [S/R]
  10. White Poppy - Natural Phenomena [Not Not Fun]
  11. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Euclid [Western Vinyl]
  12. Taragana Pyjarama - Ariel [True Panther Sounds]
  13. Jam City - Dream a Garden [Night Slugs]
  14. Scientific Dreamz of U & Junior Loves - The Dreamcode [1080p]
  15. CFCF - Radiance & Submission [Driftless Recordings]
  16. Holly Herndon - Platform [RVNG Intl.]
  17. Acronym - June [Northern Electronics]
  18. V/A - Cargaa Series [Warp Records]
  19. Afrikan Sciences - Circuitous [PAN]
  20. Brian - Paths We Take [S/T]
  21. Iglew - Urban Myth [Gobstopper Records]
  22. Slackk - Backwards Light [R&S]
  23. Nico Niquo - Epitaph [Orange Milk Records]
  24. Nidia Minaj - Danger [Principe Discos]
  25. Hunee - Hunch Music [Rush Hour Recordings]
Tuesday
Jan122016

Best Ambient Albums of 2015



Noise, new age, kosmische, vaporwave, modern classical, drone, film scores, and on, and on. 2015 was a varied year for ambient music. Here's what came out on top in my eyes:

  1. Nmesh & Telepath - ロストエデンへのパス [Dream Catalogue™]
  2. Occult Orientated Crime - The Occult Orientated Crime Album [Nightwind Records]
  3. Kurt Stenzel - Jodorowsky's Dune OST [Light in the Attic]
  4. Gora Sou - Ramifications [Orange Milk Records]
  5. X.Y.R. - Mental Journey to B.C. [Not Not Fun]
  6. Gausian Curve - S/T [Music From Memory]
  7. Cryptosystem I - Mortalscapes [Enterntainment Systems]
  8. Sunmoonstar - Ibid [Twin Springs Tapes]
  9. Max Richter - Sleep [Deutsche Grammophon]
  10. Robert Aiki, Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma - FRKWYS Vol. 12: We Know Each Other Somehow [RVNG Intl.]
  11. V/A - Pop Ambient 2016 [Kompakt]
  12. Kara-Lis Coverdale - Aftertouches [Sacred Phrases]
  13. Biosphere & Deathprod - Stator [Touch]
  14. Michael Vallera - Distance [Opal Tapes]
  15. Kara-Lis Coverdale & LXV - Sirens [Umor Rex Records]
  16. Inner Travels - Phases of a Forest Moon [Otherwordly Mystics]
  17. Les Halles - Forum [Noumenal Loom]
  18. Opaline - Open Source [Hacktivism Records]
  19. Steve Hauschildt - Where All Is Fled [Kranky]
  20. Jonas Reinhardt - Palace Savant [Further Records]
  21. Steve Moore - Cub OST [Relapse]
  22. H Takahashi - Sea Meditation [Entertainment Systems]
  23. Lee Bannon - Pattern of Excel [Ninja Tune]
  24. Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy - Sintetizzatrice [Spectrum Spools]
  25. Majeure - Union of Worlds [Constellation Tatsu]
Friday
Jan082016

Baby Armie - Rock Candy Guest Mix



The Rock Candy blog over at Arkansas Times asked me to do a mix, so I shared some of my favorite dance tracks of 2015. Read the feature here.

  1. A. G. Cook - "What I Mean" [Annie Mac Presents]
  2. The Galleria - "Calling Card" [Environ Records]
  3. Tensnake - "In the End (I Want You to Cry) (Lone Remix)" [Running Back Records]
  4. Nozinja - "Xihukwani" [Warp Records]
  5. Project Pablo - "Sky Lounge" [1080p]
  6. Seaside Houz Boyz - "Deepness of X70002" [Hot Haus Recs]
  7. Morgan Geist - "Darkstar" [Environ Records]
  8. Koova - "In Search Of" [Central Processing Unit]
  9. Archie Pelago - "Clammy Customer" [Mister Saturday Night Records]
  10. Slam Skillet - "Connective" [Dirty//Clean]
  11. DJ Dotorado ft. DJ Teklas - "Drena" [Warp Records]
  12. Jubilee - "Jealous" [Mixpak Records]
  13. Model 500 - "Hi NRG" [Metroplex]
  14. Sega Bodega - "Sun Loop" [Activia Benz]
  15. Callosum - "Overture" [Car Crash Set]
  16. Plastician - "Sorcery" [Terrorhythm]
  17. Glacci - "Ember" [Heka Trax]
  18. The Phantom - "Complex City" [Silverback Recordings]
Tuesday
Dec222015

AiMT's 2015 Hip-Hop Favorites



Here's the first of the 2015 year-end features. It will probably be January before I get the rest of them up, but they're coming.

2015 has probably been the least hip-hop-centric year in AiMT's history, but there's still plenty of great stuff that came out. Here's what I got. Did I miss anything

  1. Post Malone - "Holyfield" prod. by FKi, Rex Kudo, Charlie Handsome & Lifted
  2. Dr. Yen Lo - "Day 0" prod. by DJ Preservation
  3. Tate Kobang - "Bank Rolls (Remix)"
  4. Fetty Wap ft. Monty - "Jugg" prod. by Salik Singletary
  5. Stormzy - "Shut Up" prod. by XTC
  6. DonMonique - "Pilates (Kendall, Kylie, Miley)" prod. by Cece G
  7. Kamaiyah - "How Does It Feel" prod. by CT Beats
  8. Black Kray - "Luh 4ren" prod. by Big Lo$
  9. Young Thug - "Raw (Might Just)" prod. Treasure Fingers
  10. Sicko Mobb - "Kool-Aid" prod. The Blue Ranger
  11. Main Attrakionz - "Dip" prod. by Friendzone
  12. Future - "Lay Up" prod. by Zaytoven
  13. Jeff Chery - "Sorry" prod. by SM Tracks & Kid Class
  14. Wizkid ft. Drake & Skepta - "Ojuelegba (Remix)"
  15. Thast - "Rep Ur County X Pisces MM" (Baby Face Thrilla Mashup)
  16. Danny Seth - "Danny Darling" prod. Zach Nahome
  17. Rae Sremmurd - "No Type (Canblaster & Siroj Orchestral Refix)"
Sunday
Jun282015

Best Dance Songs of 2015 (First Half)

Alternate playlist on Spotify
The time has come to sift through all my dance charts from the first half of 2015 and pare it down to the best of the best—the songs that that are the most unique, adventurous, boundary-pushing, and have kept on giving month after month. Like last year, this year seems to be devoid of any one central theme. Many genres are represented. Electronic dance music seems to be as splintered and disparate as ever (and that's how it should be).

Check the SoundCloud playlist above for easy consumption or an abridged Spotify playlist if you prefer.



Click the thumbnails for streams:

25. Slackk - "Saigon" [R&S Records]

24. Photonz - "Basik" [Crème Organization]

23. Nidia Minaj ft. DJ Olifox - "House Kaliente" [Principe Discos]

22. Finn - "Only Boy (Strict Face's Forever Your Papi Remix)" [Local Action Records]

21. Rising Sun Systems - "Freebasin' for David Bohm" [Nightwind Records]

20. No Zu - "Medusa Beat" [Home Loan Records]

19. ALSO - "Formation" [R&S Records]

18. Niagara - "Arruda" [Principe Discos]

17. Da Multi Snake - "Ndaheni" [Shangaan BANG!]

16. JLin ft. Holly Herndon - "Expand" [Planet Mu]

15. Maxo - "Eddy Vancouver" [Activia Benz]

14. A. G. Cook - "What I Mean" [Annie Mac Presents]

13. Luca Lozano - "Come With Me" [Unknown to the Unknown]

12. Model 500 - "Hi NRG" [Metroplex]

11. Chris Brown - "Loyal (Murlo Refix)" [Mixpak]

Full list after the jump.

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