Category Archives: Charts

Best of 2008

Gigs (don’t get out much anymore, but this stuff was good)
Autechre @ the Hearn Street Car Park in London (easily one of the best gigs ever)
The Pole and then the Surgeon/DJ Pete Bleep 43 parties
Each of the Süd parties, which got better and better as the year went on

Rave
BLOC

New artists
Kadebostan
2562
Martyn

Old artists
Autechre
Reggie Dokes
Jacek Sienkiewicz
Wayne Gardiner
Deep Chord/Echospace
Terrence Dixon
Move D
Flying Lotus
Juju & Jordash

Labels
Third Ear
Mule
Workshop
Versatile

2006 charts

Top 5 albums and compilations
Convextion – Convextion [downLow]
Herbert – Scale [!K7]
V/A – Lifeworks [Open Mind]
Stereolab – Fab Four Suture [Too Pure]
Traxx presents The Dirty Criminals – Collision Between Us And The Damned [Gigolo]

Top 25 12″s
John Beltran presents Nostalgic – Going Home EP [Groovia Sound Project]
D5 – Neutrino EP [Delsin]
Koss – Ra1030in [Mule Electronic]
3 Chairs – No Drum Machine [3 Chairs US]
Point B – Cutouts [SCSI]
Atjazz – For Real EP [Innervisions]
Marcellus Pittman – # 2 [FXHE US]
Move D – Silk & Shmoove EP [Compost Black Label]
T.O.M. Project – Renaissance [Sound Signature]
Monolake – Alaska Melting [Monolake]
Dabrye feat DOOM – Air [Ghostly International US]
Erell Ranson – Sleeping Beauty EP [Arne Weinberg]
Jacek Sienkiewicz feat Marek Raczkowski – Warsaw For Beginners [Recognition]
Pascal Schäfer – Day Return EP [Karaoke Kalk Pets]
Steve Spacek – Baby Baby [Jazzy Sport Japan]
Atom Heart – Repetetive Digital Noise [Recognition]
Alif Tree – Forgotten Places (Moodymann remix) [Compost]
DJ Yoav B – Language Of The Open Heart EP [Delsin]
Escort – Starlight [Escort Records]
The Mole – In My Song [Wagon Repair]
Chateau Flight – Baroque EP [Innervisions]
Dan Curtin – Tricks (part 1) [Tuning Spork Germany]
Redshape – 2084 [Music Man Belgium]
I:Cube – Acid Tablet EP [Versatile]
Steve Spacek – I Wanna Piece Of Ur Luv [Jazzy Sport]

Finally got last year’s Movement report up

Lots of pics and some video clips if you don’t feel like reading the whole thing.

…and Here’s April’s top 10:

Zero Duma – DJ Tools Volume 5: Alternative Conclusions [Ibadan]
Sam Prekop – Who’s Your New Professor [Thrill Jockey]
Orlando Voorn – Underwater [Ignitor]
Chateau Flight – Celestial Showers [Versatile]
James Duncan – Peoples Are Peoples [Real Soon]
Hieroglyphic Being – Liquid Sex EP [Spectral Sound]
Henrik Schwarz – Leave My Head Alone Brain [Sunday Music]
Dubious – Heavy Hands [Prize]
Recloose – Dust [Peacefrog]
32 Project – Rule Of Humanity [Ibadan]

Charts and Rekkids

March 2003 – Top 12

1. James Duncan : Night Tracks [Le Systeme]
2. Wen / Even Tuell / Hendrik Luuk / Move D : Airbag Craftworks Compilation Vol 2 [Out To Lunch]
3. Pascal Schafer : Rhythmes EP [Karaoke Kalk Pets]
4. Luke Vibert : Lovers Acid [Planet Mu]
5. Afx : Analord 05 [Rephlex]
6. Shed : Citylicker EP [Soloaction]
7. Omar S : 001 [AOS]
8. Plant Life : When She Smiles She Lights The Sky [Sonar Kollektiv]
9. Georg Levin : Heaven EP – Rima Remix [Sonar Kollektiv]
10. Cris Prolific : People [Versatile]
11. The Model : Robotiko [Traum]
11. Kid Sublime : Basement Works Volume 4 [Jahwell/Rush Hour]

New rekkids (with some slightly dated comments, as I now know most of these inside and out)
v/a – “Amsterdam Remix EP” (Regal Recordings) 12″
32 Project : Rule Of Humanity (Ibadan US) [Hiroshi Watanbe in fairly-technoish mode. Not sure if I’ll like it quite as much as the last 32 Project, but sounds nice]
Dubious : Heavy Hands (Prize) [Couldn’t conclude on this one at first, but finally decided I needed it for the 2nd track]
James Duncan : Peoples Are Peoples (Real Soon US) [second recent thing from him – both great]
Ferrer / Sydenham Inc / Zero Duma : DJ Tools Volume 5 – Alternative Conclusions (Ibadan US) [finally answered my Wayne Gardiner question! He is Zero Duma on this, and the track sounds sick. Imagine him doing proper techno! Not sure how I missed this on release. Also found some other pseudonyms for him that aren’t listed as him on discogs, like Sinister Concepts, which sounded OK from the clips, but nothing I’d rush to buy]
Wayne Gardiner & Eddie Maduro : The Warning (Bolshevik US) [Remixes of classic Logic track. Think these mixes are new, but not 100% sure. Don’t sound terribly different than the original]
Orlando Voorn : Underwater (Ignitor US) [first ignitor thing I’ve picked up. Sounds dope]
Sam Prekop : Who’s Your New Professor (Thrill Jockey US) [new solo album from the lead singer of my favourite band. Fans of that one toilet paper advert with the lovely piano-based music should take note, that’s a track off his first solo album]
Arthur Russell : World Of Echo – 2xLtd LP [waiting for the vinyl finally paid off!]
Daniel Bell : The Lost Traxx EP (Klang Electronik Germany) 12″ (just stumbled across this one randomly, following that comment on the Bleep thread. Didn’t think I’d find any new copies of it. Sweet!)
Chateau Flight : Celestial Showers (Versatile France) 12″ (the A-side sounds wicked)
Fila Brazillia : The Googlebox (23) 7″ (couldn’t say no at £2.15)
Hieroglyphic Being : Liquid Sex EP (Spectral Sound US) 12″ (for the Portable remix, which sounds sick)
AFX : Analogue Bubblebath Vol 3 – 2xLP (purports to be a ltd to 500 repress which includes all the tracks that were on the CD)
Mathew Jonson & The Mole / Axel Bartsch : Dirt Road And A Boat From A Soundwave / Galaxy – 12″ (hope this is as good as the clip makes it sound)
Herbert – Secondhand Sounds 3xLP #2 [Peacefrog] (for the Herberts Murdered My Poodle Remix, which Akufen caned over the Bank Holiday)
Recloose – Dust 12″ [Peacefrog]
Henrik Schwarz : Leave my head alone brain [Sunday Music]
Sleeparchive : 1 [Sleeparchive]
CLASHCORNER presents RITON feat WATINE : By My Side [Parisonic France] 12″ (was trying to find this for ages then stumbled across it under this Clashcorner name that I had no idea about. Doh. Anyway, it’s good)
SCHAFER, Pascal : Melody Express [Karaoke Kalk Germany] LP
SCHAFER, Pascal : Rhythmes EP [Karaoke Kalk Pets Germany] 12″
SUTEKH : Two Rhapsodies [Context Free Media US] 12″
TROLLEY ROUTE : A Occhi Chiusi (remixes) [Pure Plastic] 2×12″ (the Rachmad mix sounds dope, and the Hood mix sounds purty good too)

Charts and Gigs, Old and New

February Top 15

1. Dirk Leyers : Wellen EP – 12″ [Kompakt]

2. Syclops : Mom, the Video Broke – 12″ [Tirk]

3. Fat Freddy’s Drop : Flashback / Midnight Marauders (Lives for Gilles) – 12″ [The Drop]

4. Freedom Soundz : Journeyz – 12″ [Neroli]

5. Roisin Murphy : Sequins EP 2 – 12″ [The Echo Label]

6. Roisin Murphy : Sequins EP 1 – 12″ [The Echo Label]

7. Various Artists : Acido Records 002 – 12″ [Acido]

8. Omar-S : Track #8 – 12″ [AOS]

9. Starship 727 : All Depends on You – 12″ [Pigna]

10. Take : Colossal Volume 2 – 12″ [Buttermilk Records]

11. Slope feat. Capitol A : Komputa Groove – 12″ [Sonar Kollektiv]

12. AFX : Analord 03 – 12″ [Rephlex]

13. DJ Mitsu the Beats : New Awakenings Remixes Part 3 – 12″ [Planet Groove]

14. DJ Mitsu the Beats : New Awakenings Remixes Part 6 – 12″ [Planet Groove]

15. Alex Attias Presents Mustang : Help Me (Remixes) – 12″ [Compost]

16. Quasimoto : Bus Ride – 12″ [Stones Throw]

17. AFX : Analord 04 – 12″ [Rephlex]

18. The Mole : Meets the Bacon Smugglers – 12″ [Musique Risquee]

19. Pal Joey : Compuer Love/Battle – 12″ [Lood d’ Loop]

20. DJ Bone : Body Bags – 12″ [Subject : Detroit]

January Top 15

1. Thomas Barnett : Thrill of the Hunt – 12″ [Audiomatique]

2. AFX : Analord 02 – 12″ [Rephlex]

3. MF DOOM : MM… FOOD – 2 x 12″ [Rhymesayers]

4. Carl Craig : Just Another Day – 12″ [Planet E]

5. Marcellis : Dry Delivery EP – 12″ [Black Label]

6. Various Artists : See Mi Yah – 7 x 7″ [Rhythm & Sound]

7. Wookie : Taboo – 12″ [EMN]

8. Ame : Ojorno / Nia – 12″ [Sonar Kollektiv]

9. Bugz in the Attic : Booty La La – 12″ [V2 Music]

10. AFX : Analord 01 – 12″ [Rephlex]

11. Arne Weinberg : Confessions of a Believer – 12″ [11th Hour]

12. DJ Bone : Encounter 1 – 12″ [Subject : Detroit]

13. Raiders of the Lost Arp : Funk Series Part 2 – 12″ [Pigna]

14. Steevio : Rogue Patterns – 2 x 12″ [Mindtours]

15. Hanna : Music for the Savant Part 1 – 12″ [Flat and Round]

…and my tracklist from Broken Funk @ George IV on Saturday, February 12 (which went very well BTW):

1. MF DOOM – Kon Queso [Rhymesayers]
2. AFX – Phonatacid [Rephlex]
3. Marcellis – Dry Delivery B3 [Black Label]
4. Moodymann – Analog:Live [KDJ]
5. Wookie – Taboo [EMN]
6. Ame – Sarari [Sonar Kollektiv]
7. Ame – Nia [Sonar Kollektiv]
8. DJ Gregory – Elle [Faya Combo]
9. Bassment Jaxx – Same Old Show [BK]
10. Convextion – Spice Tea [downLow]
11. Carl Craig – Sandstorms [Planet E]
12. The Visitors – The Race (Henrik Schwarz Remix) [Playhouse]
13. Max Mohr – Sound City [Playhouse]
14. DJ Bone – Strain 1 [Subject Detroit]
15. Raiders of the Lost Arp – Funk 006 (Drop) [Pigna]
16. Thomas Barnett – Thrill of the Hunt [Audiomatique]
17. Analogue Fingerprints – Tribute [Pigna]
18. Thomas Barnett – Daybreak [Audiomatique]
19. Maddslinky – Cargo [Laws of Motion]
20. Outkast – Happy Valentine’s Day [Arista]

Next gig is Sunday, March 13 @ Jam, f/k/a Bar Lorca in Brixton.

Charts

September 2004 Top 15 (caught up)

1. Juan Atkins : Back To Basics (Part 2) 12″

2. Mathew Jonson : Decompression EP 12″

3. Ame : Mifune / Shiro 12″

4. Omar S : Oasis – Detroit #1 12″

5. Henrik Schwarz : Supravision EP 12″

6. Freeq Unique : Who Are We / Mind & Soul 12″

7. Ethnic Heritage Ensemble : Running In The Streets – Charles Webster Remixes 12″

8. Bjork : Medulla 2 x 12″

9. Omar S : Always There 12″

10. Mathew Johnson : Love Letter To The Enemy EP 12″

11. Henrik Schwarz : Chicago 12″

12. Kenny Dixon Jr : Private Collection – 12″ 12″

13. Mathew Jonson / The Mole : Moss Rocks EP 12″

14. V/A : Bad Acid – Album Sampler 12″

15. Alex Gopher & Etienne De Crecy / Etienne De Crecy : Overnet / Soul Seek 10″

August 2004 Top 20 (making up for lost time)

1. Madvillain : Madvillainy 2 x 12″

2. V/A : Bigger Bear Vs. Hairy Claw – Clash Of The Big Paws 10″

3. Silvio Manuel : The Master Of Darkness EP 12″

4. Umod : Tromboline – Domu Mix / On The Down Low – Zoltar Mix 12″

5. Orgue Electronique : Texas Brooklyn Heaven 12″

6. I:Cube : F33z EP 12″

7. Madlib : Remixes 2 : 1980s Saturday Morning Edition (All Samples 1977-1982) 2 x 12″

8. DJ Yoav B : First Blood EP 12″

9. Spymusic : Cloak 12″

10. DJ Spinna : Compositions 2 LP

11. Rima : Subdued (Amp Fiddler and Isoul8 remixes) 12″

12. Bounce : Drop the Ball 12″

13. Lazyboy feat. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry : Penguin – Mad Professor & Manasseh Remixes 2 x 7″

14. Just One : Love 2 Love 12″

15. DJ Genesis / Omar S : Tribute To Betty (Tonight) / U 12″

16. Renaissance : Do it to It 12″

17. Dabrye : Game Over (Feat. Jay Dee And Phat Kat) 12″

18. Lindstrom : Plague the Kid 12″

19. RJD2 : Exotic Talk (Ltd edition) 12″

20. Amy Winehouse : In my Bed (BITA Remixes) 12″

March Top 10

1. DKD : Future Rage – 12″ [Bitasweet/2000 Black]

2. Moodymann : KDJ16 – 12″ [KDJ]

3. Joe Dukie & Fitchie / Fat Freddy’s Drop : This Room / Ernie (Live) – 12″ [Best Seven/Sonar Kollktiv]

4. Directions : Busted Trees – Carl Craig Mix – 12″ [Diaspora in Session]

5. Wildchild : Wonder Years Remix – 12″ [Stones Throw]

6. Theo Parrish : The Twin Cities – 12″ [Harmony Park]

7. Skalpel : 1958 – Quantic Remix – 12″ [Ninja Tune]

8. Sixtoo : Boxcutter Emporium (Bad Luck Comes In Threes) / Storm Clouds & Silver Linings – 12″ [Ninja Tune]

9. Nick Wilson : Ligeia – 12″ [Inceptive]

10. Matthew Herbert : On Your Feet EP – 12″ [Soundslike]

January and February Top 20

1. Ennio Morricone : Remixes Volume 2 – Compost 3xLP

2. Dani Siciliano : Likes… – !K7 2xLP

3. Kerrier District : Kerrier District – Rephlex 3xLP

4. Kai Alce : M-7 – Mahogani 12″

5. DJ Genesis : Back in the Middle (The Remixes) – Dynamite Soul 12″

6. Siriusmo : Sirius EP – Sonar Kollectiv 12″

7. Ursula Rucker : This – With Jazzanova / Tempest – !K7 12″

8. Rene Lowe + Paul St. Hilaire Faith – False Tuned 12″

9. John Beltran : Candela / Starlight Memories – Kirk Degiorgio Remix – Ubiquity 12″

10. $tinkworx : Los Gatos Lloros EP – Delsin 12″

11. Everyday People Feat. Loretta Heywood : I Can’t Sleep – Earth Project 12″

12. Talib Kweli : Get By (Blackbeard Reworks) – Yam Who 12″

13. DJ Kent : In The Bush (Theo Parrish Remixes) – Bear Funk 12″

14. Monolake : Cern / White II – Monolake 12″

15. Russ Gabriel : The Crossing – Soul on Wax 12″

16. Squarepusher : Ultravisitor – Sampler – Warp 12″

17. Osunlade & Nadirah Shakoor : Pride / Touched My Soul – Set 12″

18. Moodmusic Limited : Unreleased Vol.2 – Moodmusic 12″

19. Mark Force : Running In The Red – Archive 12″

20. Kathy Diamond : Sunshine – Cottage 12″

Musical Highs and Lows of 2003

Highs

-The Summer of Insanity, Brixton ©™®

-The UK scene pulling even closer together, geography meaning less, and so many great local nights pushing forward from their successes in 2002

-Some of the up and coming local live sets we’ve been treated to, especially Orphan, the Werk boys, Plant 43 and Nick Wilson

-All that beautiful wax

-ATP (every moment from start to finish)

-Movement (so many amazing live sets)

-Carlos Souffront, Derek Plaslaiko, Ectomorph and Traxx @ the Movement Cannonball party

-Atkins, KDJ, Ron Trent and more @ The Works Movement afterparty

-Surgeon repeatedly

-Hood repeatedly

-Theo Parrish repeatedly

-The birth of Homerton ©™®

-The return of LFO

-Dan Bell @ OC (and the aftermath it inspired)

-Cynic’s Titonton, FBA and Tom Churchill in-a-row party @ Rhythm Factory

-Mount Gay AKA THE DESTRUCTOR

-Larry Heard, Brett Dancer & Mr. Fingers w/Robert Owens @ Barrumba

-FK @ Deep Space NYC

-Blaze Live w/Danny Krivit, NYC

-Carl Craig spinning with his child in a stroller in the Vinyl Junkies bassment – just me and the staff in attendance (albeit for only 15 minutes) + his set @ Plastic People

-The lineups at Fabric over the last few months, and a few really excellent nights there, especially the sets from LFO, Fabrice Lig, Akufen and Technasia

-Gene Farris or Maurice Fulton @ the Notting Hill Arts Club

-Joakim @ 93 Feet East

-Stewart Walker @ Clever Music

-Werk’s Gescom, Ghostly and Surgeon parties

-The London invasion of Weymouth

-Larks in the Park (although perhaps not that electronic)

-Return of the [313] party

-So many birthday parties

Lows

-Cosmic Twins ahem

-Rob Hood getting shut down after 20 minutes @ a Movement afterparty, and me getting shut down

-Thomas Fehlmann @ 93 Feet East

-Yokota @ 93 Feet East

While I’m sure there were some other lows I’m not remembering at the moment, they were certainly few and far between, and almost all of them were overcome by the crowd. The three above stand out in my mind because they were not.

December Top 10 and 2003 Top 50

December Top 10

1. I:Cube : 3 – Versatile

2. Meg : MGRMX – Joint Records

3. Kelley Polar Quartet : Recital EP – Environ

4. Titonton : Explicit EP – Neroli

5. Lucky & Easy : Pimp Soul Blister EP – Ann Aimee

6. Starfighterz : 4 Flavours Of A Two-Sided Story

7. Fabrice Lig : Meet U In Brooklyn – Playhouse

8. Niko Marks : Chune / Truly Something – Planet E

9. Various Artists : Iridite Productions Present Electron Music – Iridite

10. Joshua : Nu Cycles – Tweekin

2003 Top 50

2003 has been an absolutely stunning year for new music (and reissues/re-edits/remixes for that matter). Obviously, a top 50 is overkill, but if I didn’t do it this way, it would’ve been an albums versus singles thing, and both have seen tons of activity. Ultimately, you can never give good artists/releases too much recognition, and I would’ve felt like some of these folks had been slighted by their omission. Also, the sheer quantity of good material means that many of these have not seen as much platter time as they deserve, but I’ve never felt as on top of such a broad range of music before, and I think this chart represents some of that diversity.

This is a sampling of the 300 or so records that came my way this year (and I know there are a few like the Andres stuff, the Dan Curtin on Downlow, the new Amp Fiddler, some Rob Hood and some brand new releases that I’ve missed, to name but a few). Notably, it’s been easy enough to shop these days, that I have yet to sell a single record in 2003 and would only think about getting rid of a handful. Death of the music industry my ass! 🙂 If anyone wants more info on any of these records, please feel free to ask questions. I’m more than happy to help.

1 . Outkast : The Love Below LP – Arista

2 . DJ Gregory : Elle – Faya Combo

3 . Stateless : Leave Me Now (Brooks Remix) – Freerange

4 . Amp Fiddler : Love And War – Genuine

5 . RSL : Wesley Music – Player

6 . Dimlite : A/DD EP – Sonar Kollectiv

7 . Moodymann : Silence In The Secret Garden LP – Peacefrog

8 . Spacek : Vintage Hi-Tech LP – !K7

9 . Meg : MGRMX – Joint Records

10 . Dudley Perkins (produced by Madlib) : A Lil Light LP – Stones Throw

11 . Pitch Black City featuring Roberta Sweed : Runaway – Mahogani Music

12 . DJ Cam feat Cameo : Love Junkee (Dilla Remix) – Inflamable

13 . Pal Joey : #17 – Loop D’ Loop

14 . Infinity Plus One : Rhythmatic Unison – Drenched

15 . Russ Gabriel : Into the Unknown LP – Out of the Loop

16 . Reunion : Strange Attention – Seiji Mixes – Dialog Recordings

17 . Freedom Soundz Feat. Vanessa Freeman : Feelings EP – Nepenta Promo

18 . Truby Trio : Universal Love (Âme Remix) – Compost

19 . Horror Inc. : Horrorama – Revolver

20 . Rima : This World LP – Jazzanova Compost Records

21 . N’Dambi : Call Me (Limited Re-Edit) – Yam Who

22 . 32 Project : The Root Of World – Ibadan

23 . Nikolai Dichev : Grasses (Ltd. 5) – Trapez

24 . I:Cube : 3 LP – Versatile

25 . Clyde Feat. Capitol A : Serve It Up! (Brooks remix) – Mantis

26 . Yotoko : All Creation Remix EP – Delsin Records

27 . John Arnold with Amp Fiddler : Get Yourself Together / I Can Be – Ubiquity

28 . Tread : Tread 3 LP – Third Ear

29 . Ennio Morricone : Remixes Volume 1 3×12″ – Compost

30 . Jay Dee : The Official Instrumental Series – Unreleased Vol 1 LP – Bling 47

31 . Joshua : Hustlin’ – Select Recordings

32 . Glad Today : Thoughts of You – M-Break Recordings

33 . Cesario Evora : Angola – Lusafrica

34 . Gotan Project : Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre) – Ya Basta!

35 . V/A : Detroit Beatdown Remixes – Third Ear

36 . Kelley Polar Quartet : Recital EP – Environ

37 . Pepe Bradock & Michelle Weeks : Distorted Echoes – KIF

38 . Headman : It Rough (Chicken Lips Trax Dub) – Gomma

39 . New World Aquarium : Heavy Metal EP – Peacefrog

40 . Rick Wade : Big Foot EP – Music Is

41 . Lucky & Easy : Pimp Soul Blister EP – Ann Aimee

42 . John Tejada : The Toiling of Idle Hands LP – Immigrant

43 . Titonton : Explicit EP – Neroli

44 . The Detroit Experiment : The Detroit Experiment LP – Planet E

45 . Various Artists : Iridite Productions Present Electron Music – Iridite

46 . Rick Wade : I Can’t Take It – Funky Chocolate

47 . Isolee : It s About – Freundinnen

48 . Russ Gabriel : Spirit Of Corea – Soul On Wax

49 . Fabrice Lig : Meet U In Brooklyn – Playhouse

50 . Kemit Sources : An Ka Sein – Isma’a