My Top Songs of this year. Not necessarily from this year, just of this year. You know what I fucking mean.
Lavender Diamond 'Open Your Heart'
Neko Case 'Middle Cyclone' (please ignore this terrible video- just listen)
Jay Z '99 Problems'
Florence and the Machine 'Cosmic Love'
Ryan Adams 'To Be Young'
Mountain Man 'Animal Tracks'
here's how my ears felt about the year.
t--e--s' Top 10 Live Shows of 2010
10. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes - Sunset Junction (aug)
09. Hercules & Love Affair - Echoplex (jul)
08. Matthew Dear - Vanguard (nov)
07. Four Tet - Echoplex (feb)
06. DJ Koze - Heaven (nov)
05. Jonsi - The Wiltern (oct)
04. The XX - Music Box (jun)
03. Hot Chip - Hollywood Bowl (oct)
02. LCD Soundsystem - Hollywood Palladium (jun)
01. LCD Soundsystem - Hollywood Bowl (oct)
t--e--s' Top 3 Songs from the Internet
03. Justin Beiber - U Smile (-800%)
02. The Gregory Brothers feat. Yosemite Bear - The Double Rainbow Song
01. Antoine Dodson feat. The Gregory Brothers - Bed Intruder Song
t--e--s' Top 10 Releases Exclusive to Vinyl
10. DJ Qu - Party People Clap (Levon Vincent remix)
09. Sound Stream - #5
08. Ripperton - Nocturnal Reflection #1
07. Storm Queen - Look Right Through
06. Isolee - The Fantastic Researches of Yushin Maru
05. Oni Ayhun - OAR #4
04. DVS1 - Love Under Pressure
03. Shackleton - Man on a String pts. 1& 2
02. Moodymann - Ol' Dirty Vinyl
01. Portable - Life Magically Is
t--e--s' Top 3 Least Favourite Individual Pieces of Music from 2010
02. (tie) ke¢ha - tik-tok
02. (tie) katy perry - california girls (identical songs written/produced by one guy)
01. phoenix - lisztomania
t--e--s' Top 10 Individual Pieces of Music from 2010
10. Matthew Dear - (Little People) Black City
09. Kanye West - Runaway
08. Caribou - Odessa
07. Martyn - Is This Insanity? (Ben Klock remix)
06. Apparat - Interlude
05. Oni Ayhun - OAR #4 A1
04. DVS1 - Pressure
03. DJ Food - All Covered in Darkness (Mr. P remix suite) (pt. 2 in 3)
02. Art Department - Without You
01. The Crystal Ark - The City Never Sleeps
to commemorate 2010 i woke up this morning and condensed it into 80 minutes of sonic raw power
sound cloud link: 2010: a bass odyysey
01 - apparat - interlude
02 - dj food - all covered in darkness (mr p remix suite) (pt. 2 in 3)
03 - the xx - vcr (matthew dear remix)
04 - florence & the machine - dog days (jamie jones remix)
05 - storm queen - look right through (dub)
06 - storm queen - look right through (vox)
07 - the chemical brothers - swoon (lindstrom & prins thomas remix)
08 - caribou - odessa (dj koze campfire remix)
09 - caribou - odessa
10 - matthew dear - (little people) black city
11 - art department - without you
12 - the crystal ark - the city never sleeps
13 - martyn - is this insanity? (ben klock remix)
14 - oni ayhun - oar #4 A1
15 - portable - life magically is
16 - nicolas jaar - time for us
I'll start it off...
Nathan's Top 10 Albums of 2010:
10. Salem - King Night
9. Yeasayer - Odd Blood
8. Jeff The Brotherhood - Heavy Days
7. Delphic - Acolyte
6. Abe Vigoda - Crush
5. Zola Jesus - Stridulum
4. Typhoon - Hunger and Thirst
3. Robyn - Body Talk
2. Caribou - Swim
1. Glasser - Ring
Nathan's Top 10 Single Tracks of 2010 (not from Top 10 albums):
10. Total Babe - Bearbones
9. Erase Errata - Damaged
8. Diana Joy - ∆∆∆
7. The Good Natured - Your Body Is A Machine
6. Tamaryn - Love Fade
5. Tu Fawning - The Felt Sense
4. The Spirit Spout - October
3. Wet Look - Ride
2. Light Asylum - Shallow Tears
1. Crystal Castles - Not In Love (feat. Robert Smith)
Nathan's Top 10 Live Shows of 2010:
10. Joy Formidable - Bootleg Theatre
9. Broken Bells - Bootleg Theatre
8. Jasmine Ash / Marina and the Diamonds - Troubador
7. Haim - Echo
6. Typhoon - Spaceland
5. Cold Cave - Echoplex
4. Belle Brigade / Whispertown (Morgan Nagler) - Bootleg Theatre
3. Laurie Anderson - Royce Hall
2. Light Asylum - Show Cave
1. Figurine - Pehrspace
so we didnt do a halloween mix this year, but i did...two, in fact.
and "this is some vampire nightclub shit right here"
for decades after WWII Halloween Eve in The D became known as "Devil's Night". Every year on Oct. 30th Detroit would see a ridiculous amount of vandalism and arson. with that out of the way wikipedia can tell you the rest. regarding the mix though:
after closing my eyes and picturing DJ Dark Prince rocking a party in the Seventh Layer of Hell I took the following approach:
capture the spirit and essence of the holiday and present it like any good horror/slasher/monster/zombie film does; at times macabre, haunting, messy, eerie, foggy, dark, cheeky, lugubrious, humorous, self aware, DIY, and even occasionally terrifying and stunning.
The results blend together: dubstep, instrumental prog, headphone hip hop, garage rock, synth wave, french film score, acid, minimal, and of course, house and techno.
Pressing play on this while carving pumpkins at your costume ball is guaranteed to bob your apple.
finishing off our halloween week is our first collaborative compilation. with everyone chipping in their one song, we've built quite the eclectic compilation here. enjoy a safe and happy holiday!
(image source - americana)
(image source - americana)
blazing through twenty-two tracks with his smashing introductory mix for the omelet, nathan gives us some personal insight by showcasing some of the best of what the pacific northwest, scandanavia, and his family have to offer. click the link below to download mr. hazard's "hello" compilation.
kicking off our week-long celebration of all things halloween, we dig back into our vaults to dust off a spooky gem of a compilation. back in 2006 when this website was merely a twinkle in it's father's eyes, mr. brian studler cranked out two discs chock-full of ghastly garage rock guaranteed to make your monster mash a graveyard smash. click the link below to download "halloween in thee garage"
(image source - jessica hellman)