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Wednesday
Jan112017

Other 2016 Gems

Ink, oil, and soap art by Ruslan Khasanov
This is the last of my 2016 year-end features and features stuff that didn't quite fit in on the other lists: pop, rock, electronic, reissues, post-classical, and more.

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  1. Motion Graphics - "Minecraft Mosaic" [Domino]
  2. The System - "Find It in Your Eyes" [Music From Memory]
  3. NV - "Kata" [Orange Milk]
  4. FaltyDL - "Shock Therapy" [Blueberry Records]
  5. Jameszoo ft. Arthur Verocai - "Flu" [Brainfeeder]
  6. Pedro Santos - "Dual" [Mr Bongo]
  7. Carly Rae Jepsen - "Roses" [School Boy]
  8. Anohni - "Watch Me" [Secretly Canadian]
  9. Julien Marchal - "Insight XVI" [1631 Recordings]
  10. Dennis Young - "Spirit of the Ages" [Bureau B]
  11. Chino Amobi & Elysia Crampton - "Children of Hell" [Break World Records]
  12. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - "Epiphany" [Strut]
  13. Nils Frahm - "Circling" [Erased Tapes Records]
  14. Roberto Musci - "Rack Railway To" [Music From Memory]
  15. Delicate Features - "The Sun Tangled in Your Hair" [Not Not Fun]
  16. Zomby - "Reflection" [Hyperdub]
  17. Michal Turtle - "Zoote Pointe" [Music From Memory]
  18. Postiljonen - "The Open Road" [Hybris]
  19. Ariana Grande - "Be Alright" [Republic Records]
  20. Rayon - "Zombi" [Morr Music]
  21. Noura Mint Seymali - "Tia" [Glitterbeat Records]
  22. Eola - "B and O Blues" [Leaving Records]
  23. Seiho - "Plastic" [Leaving Records]
  24. Lord Echo ft. Toby Laing - "Only You" [Soundway Records]
  25. Mary Lattimore - "The Quiet at Night" [Ghostly International]
  26. Khun Narin - "Soa Ubon Ro Rak" [Innovative Leisure]
  27. Tempelhof & Gigi Masin - "Phantom Ship" [Cascine]
  28. Forest Swords - "Hold" [Dense Truth]
  29. Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band - "Embuwa Bey Lamitu" [Awesome Tapes From Africa]
  30. Mica Levi & Oliver Coates - "Dolphins Climb Onto Shore for the First Time" [Slip]
  31. easyFun ft. Noonie Bao - "Monopoly" [PC Music]
  32. Hudson Mohawke - "Burning Desire" [Warp Records]
  33. Kuedo - "Hourglass" [Planet Mu]
  34. Kadhja Bonet - "Fairweather Friend" [Fat Possum]
  35. Wacław Zimpel - "Lines" [Instant Classic]
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
Oct202015

CLUB DRIVEL: October 2015



It's the fourth edition of CLUB DRIVEL! Read the column after the jump, or you can stream the full list in the 8tracks widget above or view the entries on Resident Advisor, Spotify, or Beatport if that's your thing.

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