mixes, LPs, compilations, and soundcloud bits
top 10 tracks — check
inspiring music tumblrs list — check
producing/djing/mixtape tumblrs — keep on reading
LP - I don’t tend to buy these. There was one huge exception this year, Joaquin Claussell’s Africa Caribe (Fania) . I’m also looking forward to listening to Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura (The Search Continues) LP (Brownswood).
Danilo’s Boiler Room mix is pretty awesome, so is Recloose’s for RA but the mix that defined my year really was Take 2 And Pass made by Benguin. It’s rare, it grooves and is no longer available (as far as I know). I respect and enjoy his sound and am pleased he’s finally showing off his producing talent too. Check out Radiator
or and this edit.
VDRK started then stopped podcasting, i listened to both episodes lots. onemansjourney put some goodness on soundcloud, so did frankieaglow. Socialdance found a lost tape full of african rhythm. I always check out analog-blog’s beats too.
We also have a mystery producer, who hasn’t come out on tumblr yet. maybe next year?
Finally it turns out that thatsnotgangster doesn’t only know lots about hiphop, baseball and history but does fine vinyl only rare groove, soul, disco mixes and he names them after days of the week (I must’ve picked up this habit from him, cos I started to do it too).
Here’s to an amazing new year!
— i still haven’t worked out the exact order, so i might change my mind but it won’t matter. Click the albumart pic to have a listen and if you like it buy it. I will also post some favourites from soundcloud (unreleased, snippets whatever I liked there during the year) and my favourite mixes also from this year.
it was an eventful one, starting out in hungary ending in england with some new york city in between the two. DJed once only but based on that set i made my first pubic mixtape yay.
Party of the year is between Ron Trent/Jellybean Benitez in the System (NYC) and Louie Vega/Gilles Peterson in Electric Brixton. But I didn’t go to that many. Hope to make up for it in the new year and especially looking forward to the one on 18 February I’m not allowed to say more about.
I have my favourite music ish blogs on tumblr, i think you know who you are from my likestalking you but just in case others are looking for inspiration here’s a list
thanks guys and have a fantastic new year!