Thursday, October 28, 2010

MP3 blog 2010/10/28

blog 2010/10/28 - one quick one before halloween!

Busy weekend coming up.

On Friday I am DJing in Aylmer after the Polaris-nominated band BEAST.

Then on Saturday I'll be headling the crazy jam Certain Sort: Halloween Edition over at Raw Sugar Cafe.
I'll be spinning from midnight until 2am.  And I am bringing along some extra speakers for reinforcement.  And it will be crazy.

November will be a good month too.  On November 9th I'll be playing at TED Talks event in Ottawa.  The event will have 3 talks and it all about introducing kids to parliament:  TEDxKids.
Then I got invited to California for a crazy ambient party, and so they were nice enough to fly me out for it, and of course I'm oh so looking forward to going.

Bat For Lashes - Daniel (Duke Dumont Remix):  And we kick things off with some Bat For Lashes and Duke Dumont!  2 people we haven't heard much of since last year.  I am bouncing to this total rework.  Sometimes I love the grandiose remixes that stick to the essence of the original, but this is a great job of just reworking some fragments in to something new.

Dust Junkys - Beatbox Wash (Joseph Martin Remix):  This is a fresh surprise.  A very new beat that is really bouncing and infectious, without being overbearing and assaulting.

Foals - Miami
Foals - Spanish Sahara:  The new album is "Total Life Forever" and file it amongst the "has some fabulous songs but I can't love it as a whole" aisle.  Recommended for fans of Yeasayer and The Morning Benders.

Gucci Mane - Photoshoot (Flying Lotus Remix):  Another flipped up Gucci joint!  Flying Lotus grinds through the verses here wonderfully.

Jay Haze - Never Gonna Stop:  Future R'n'B has never sounded so fucking good!  At the same time trippy and sexy, while never being gross or skeezy.

oOoOO - Burnout Eyess
oOoOO - Sedsumting:  From the new self titled EP!  I got a full length from them as well, but it just didn't compare to the perfect nugget size of the EP.  Dreamy hazey witch pop downtempo and awkard beats!  Not since DJ Screw has a tape made you want to drink cough syrup more.

Qoso - Jurassic Park:  Deep banging tribal goodness!  What else does it need??  oh I don't know... how about... MOTHER FUCKING DINOSAURS!  YEAH!

Swans - Jim
Swans - My Birth:  I hadn't been a long time fan of The Swans, so I don't quite have all of the perspective here.  But they are back after many many years.  Well, he's back, it's not quite the original lineup.  But who cares!  "My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky" is the new album and it's pretty damn remarkable.
Dark and gothy and swimming in its own brine.  I would think this album would appeal equally to fans of Nick Drake and Tom Waits as it would to fans of Nurse With Wound and Joy Division.
Highly recommended!  Give it a chance.  Or two.

Telephoned - O.N.E. (Yeasayer cover):  And speaking of Yeasayver, it's about time we got a cover of this great song!  A fabulous rendition at that, if only a bit too short!  But so much fun.

The Jezabels - Mace Spray:  There is a majesty and honesty that reminds me of early Arcade Fire, even if the sounds isn't anywhere close.  A touch of Bat For Lashes meets The National, as well.

The Walkmen - Victory:  This song follows the one above effortlessly.  I have to admit, I couldn't get in to all of the new album Lisbon, but this is the 2nd track on it that I do indeed love.  Just astonishingly good.

These Electric Lives - Called It Off:  A tingue of The Cure wrapped in a more contempoary synth pop sheath?   

U.S. Royalty - Equestrian:  With a sound like this, you'd half expect them to be Canadian, but oh the clever name asserts otherwise! 

Xiu Xiu - Sashay Away:  Off the brand new 7" Razor Scooter, this flipside curiousity has all of the melodrama and unrefined angst we've come to expect from Xiu Xiu.  A bit of joyousness to send you off for this Halloween weekend!


Bat For Lashes - Daniel (Duke Dumont Remix)
Dust Junkys - Beatbox Wash (Joseph Martin Remix)
Foals - Miami
Foals - Spanish Sahara
Gucci Mane - Photoshoot (Flying Lotus Remix)
Jay Haze - Never Gonna Stop
oOoOO - Burnout Eyess
oOoOO - Sedsumting
Qoso - Jurassic Park
Swans - Jim
Swans - My Birth
Telephoned - O.N.E. (Yeasayer cover)
The Jezabels - Mace Spray
The Walkmen - Victory
These Electric Lives - Called It Off
U.S. Royalty - Equestrian
Xiu Xiu - Sashay Away

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MP3 blog 2010/10/26

blog 2010/10/26 - and now we've really done it.  oh what hath been wrought???

so last year I began the series of "BEST OF 2009" posts at the end of November, and it all culminated around December 14th.
With those dates in mind, I've already started sorting, sifting, and seeing which albums might be declared the best of the year.  Not a small process, by any stretch!
Last year I did the top 10, then the next 15, then the next 25, for 50 albums in total.  I am not sure if I will bother with 50 albums this year, perhaps whiddle it down to the top 40?
Because on top of that I keep tabs of my favourite mixes, reissues, EPs, and of course the ever popular experimental category.  Oh, and let's not forget my rehash of amazing 2009 albums I didn't hear until 2010... 
So yeah, my work is cut out for me!

Atmosphere - Commodities
Atmosphere - The Best Day:  I'll admit I haven't had much Slug love over the last half decade or so, but the new album is "To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy: the Atmosphere ep's" and it has some redemptive steps for sure.
Def check out if you are a fan.  Hell, if you liked the last few albums, you'll probably be crazy for all of this.

Azealia Banks - Slow Hands:  Practically a Beyonce song, stripped totally, and giving a just-enough-slink groove in the background.  I like it.

Blamma Blamma - Beyond 17 (Mighty Mouse Remix):  Take a sunshiney softball beat and what's next?  Why, sample a joyous classic and slather on top.  Irresistible happiness.

Bryan Ferry - The In Crowd (West End Wolf Remix):  This kind of came out of nowhere.  Here I thought it was more digital sunshine pop and then...  David Byrne?  What?  Nope, not David Byrne, but just as awkwardly delicious.

Destry - Big Mouths:  Very Regina Spektor-ey pop, from last year's album It Goes On.  I love the flute on this one, especially.

Dirty Projectors - As I Went Out One Morning:  My favourite album of list year Bitte Orca gets a 2010 re-release with bonus tracks, and here's one for your pleasure.

Japandroids - Heavenward Grand Prix:  New Japandroids single!  Just as good as their last year's stuff.  Yum.

Laurie Anderson - Another Day In America
Laurie Anderson - The Beginning Of Memory:  Wow, here's another one that I can't believe I hadn't posted up already!  "Homeland" is the long anticipated new album, and wow it is a tour-de-force.
If you've ever lovied Anderson, she is in top form here and this is essential.  If you don't know her, it's a great time to get on board.  And of course joining you will be a mess of incredible collaborators, including Eyvind Kang, Antony Hegarty, and even John Zorn popping up on the guest list.
It is a dark, critical, almost mourning take on contemporary American culture, but it is a fabulous place to simmer, and soak, and think.

Little Comets - Isles:  Taking compositional pages from Owen Pallet and Supertramp, this song is just flamboyant enough.

Martin Solveig ft Dragonette - Hello:  What is it with all of the bundles of happiness in this update?  Is it all to sugar coat the Anderson tracks?
Regardless, Dragonette kicks some fucking ass on this track.  This is the pop dance jam of the fall so far.

Masada String Trio - Elimiel
Masada String Trio - Gergot:  I can barely keep up with John Zorn, but he keeps knocking out winners.  Let's not even consider that I have be re-listening to the first 21 Filmworks albums...
Anyways, "Haborym" is the 16th entry in Zorn's 2nd Masada Book, The Book Of Angels.  And it's huge and awesome and highly recommended. 
Masada has always been the premier Zorn project, and this is no exception.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Miami Horror - I Look To You (Memory Tapes Version):  More Miami Horror, and it's as good as ever.  Memory Tapes mellows it out just a tad, but it's still that happy electronic pop sound we've come to love here.

Rockapella - A-Punk (Vampire Weekend cover):  I think I burst out laughing when I first heard this track.  And it's OK to laugh, too.  But it's also deliciously wonderful.  Probably the most perfectly appropriate Vampire Weekend cover ever.  I love me some good ol' acapella beat.

The Heavy - That Kind Of Man (Apogee Version):  Hot bluesrocksoul release from the upcoming How You Like Me Now EP!

The Velvet Teen - Radiapathy:  From 2002's "Out Of The Fierce Parade" album.

Walter Sobcek - Je Me Souviens (Original ZHive Remix):  And why the hell not, let's close with another great little pop number.  that's it, that's all.


Atmosphere - Commodities
Atmosphere - The Best Day
Azealia Banks - Slow Hands
Blamma Blamma - Beyond 17 (Mighty Mouse Remix)
Bryan Ferry - The In Crowd (West End Wolf Remix)
Destry - Big Mouths
Dirty Projectors - As I Went Out One Morning
Japandroids - Heavenward Grand Prix
Laurie Anderson - Another Day In America
Laurie Anderson - The Beginning Of Memory
Little Comets - Isles
Martin Solveig ft Dragonette - Hello
Masada String Trio - Elimiel
Masada String Trio - Gergot
Miami Horror - I Look To You (Memory Tapes Version)
Rockapella - A-Punk (Vampire Weekend cover)
The Heavy - That Kind Of Man (Apogee Version)
The Velvet Teen - Radiapathy
Walter Sobcek - Je Me Souviens (Original ZHive Remix)

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MP3 blog 2010/10/20

blog 2010/10/20 - time is running short but we must fit more in the wee hours.

There is something OH SO POP ROCK about this update.  No apologies!

A Lull - Weapons For War:  The cross between a campfire round, Yeasayer, and gargling?  Trust me, it works!

Bedouin Soundclash - Brutal Hearts ft Coeur de Pirate:  Coeur de Pirate fits perfectly in this new single.  I'm not normally caring for this band at all, but this track has just enough sway and cute to pull it all off.

Best Coast - When I'm With You:  Garage rock girl pop that gets it all quite right.  From the much hyped new album "Crazy For You".  I'm not in to the whole thing, but I do like this one.

Chronomad - Shir:  I fricking love Chronomad.  I have such memories of their first EP on Alien Transistor, and I'm super happy they are back with the new EP "Sayeh".
Even more so than before, it's all Morr Music meets Muslimgauze.

EL-P - How To Serve Man (Stripped):  I dropped a track prior in blog20100916, but I've been enjoying the new beats record Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 so much I had to post another.
For the instrumental hiphop heads out there, this is one of the best of 2010 by far.

Esthero - Thank Heaven 4 You (Freddie Joachim Remix):  Totally downbeat and buried under claps, the vocals are sexy and just enough.

Herve - Blaze It:  Herve gets a btit cheeky with the 92 sounds!

Lusine - Two Dots:  Hypnotic and beautiful, this has to be the poppiest and ecstatic Lusine track ever.  And when the vocals hit full force, you're in a Sterolab-induced bliss coma.

Miami Horror - Holidays:  The funky electro birthchild of Prince and New Wave is here to groove as along. 

Oh Land - Son Of A Gun (Yuksek Remix):  The original of this track is pretty awesome too, but thought you'd all appreciate Yuksek showing some restraint and getting some electro pop grooves.

Osvaldo Golijov - Tetro (Tetro OST):  I did it again.  I got a soundtrack without even seeing the film.    Is it good?  It it bad?  I have no idea about the movie, but the soundtrack is fabulous.  Extremely evocative, in a rather traditional sense.

Salem - Asia (oOoOO Remix):  So brooding and plodding... almost spooky!  I'm loving this so much.  It's dark plodding beats that are optimistic and ecstatic at the same time.

Stars - Opinions Versus The Sun (Stars Vs. The Album Leaf):  Sweet light pop remix from The Séance E.P.

The Maccabees - William Powers:  From last year's Wall Of Arms, this seems like an obvious nod to Arcade Fire, but it comes across rather successfully and delightfully, with a bit of a Walkmen twist, if that makes any sense.

The Radio Dept.
- The New Improved Hypocrisy:  Ala The Morning Benders, just some unassuming blissed echo pop.

The Sweet Hurt - Always Knew:  From the new self-titled album, this song is almost remorseful as it is lulling.

Vincent Gallo - I Wrote This Song For The Girl Paris Hilton:  This digs back to the 2001 album "When", but oh the gentle brass pulses and ain't-got-nowhere-else-to-go guitar makes it oh so stunning.  Yes, give it a good chance.

Warpaint - Undertow:  Is it just me or does the lyrical structure remind you of Nirvana?  Of course the music doesn't, it's just an appropriately seduced rock track.  Perfect for moodier fans of the Yeah Yeah Yeah.

Zola Jesus - Sea Talk:  Leaving you with another fabulous female vocalist track, from the album Valusia.  Perfect for fans of Bat For Lashes.


A Lull - Weapons For War
Bedouin Soundclash - Brutal Hearts ft Coeur de Pirate
Best Coast - When I'm With You
Chronomad - Shir
EL-P - How To Serve Man (Stripped)
Esthero - Thank Heaven 4 You (Freddie Joachim Remix)
Herve - Blaze It
Lusine - Two Dots
Miami Horror - Holidays
Oh Land - Son Of A Gun (Yuksek Remix)
Osvaldo Golijov - Tetro (Tetro OST)
Salem - Asia (oOoOO Remix)
Stars - Opinions Versus The Sun (Stars Vs. The Album Leaf)
The Maccabees - William Powers
The Radio Dept. - The New Improved Hypocrisy
The Sweet Hurt - Always Knew
Vincent Gallo - I Wrote This Song For The Girl Paris Hilton
Warpaint - Undertow
Zola Jesus - Sea Talk

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Friday, October 15, 2010

MP3 blog 2010/10/15

blog 2010/10/15 - WOOSH, off to Montreal!

Another quick dropship of musical goodness, and just in time because I'm off to Montreal for a super duper weekend adventure!

AC Slater - Calm Down (AC Slater Remix ft DJ Craze):  It says something about our times when Craze showing up on a remix is a breathe of fresh air.  OMG, someone doing something in real life!  Not just on a computer!
Seriously, it's SO refreshing to hear the cuts on top.

B.Lewis - The Downslope
B.Lewis - When the Wise Men Fall:  The new album (EP?) is La Semaine, and these two tracks were my favourite.  That smooth pulsing bass that we all love so much and soulfully chopped vocals to boot.
Definitely not out of place in a set of older school Ghostly International Eps.

Banner Pilot - Overwinter:  This reminds me of the simple joys of the early Fat Wreck Chords catalouge when I was in high school.

Botany - Feeling Today:  Dream pop pulses!

Daniel Higgs - Say God:  I listen to a lot of music.  My collection is almost 5000 albums.  And i've listened to at least 4 times that many in my short life.  Like, all the way through.
And I listen to a lot of weird stuff.  Field recordings.  Ragtime Jazz.  Prog metal.  Extreme noise.  Roots folk.  Women dressed up in dog costumes playing toy organs.  etc.
And so it is with excitement that I declare this album, "Say God", like nothing else I have heard before.  A total original.
While I'm not sure if it's the best album that'd I'd lump in the experimental category of 2010, it certainly is one of the most curious and fascinating.  I could see myself totally having fallen in deep committed loev to it by the time winter has taken full effect here.
Daniel Higgs is like a cross between Terry Riley and Joe Coleman.   Between Orsen Welles and Keiji Haino.  His mantric ramblings are part spiritual part naive radio art.  And it's all pretty darn remarkable.  Try and keep up with it here.

Fat Freddy's Drop - This Room:  New single from Fat Freddy's Drop has all the soulful and dubby smoothness that you'd expect.  Totally chill.

Gui Boratto - Notations (Dada Attack Remix):  I love Gui Boratto because he constantly shurgs off what other producers are unable to do:  throw off the shackles of their Beatport categories and produce som really intresting and innovative new music.
He easily could have stuck himself in that bin of tech-house/electro/minimal/electro artists that glut the shopping carts of boring ass djs, but he consistantly throws curveballs on the occassional EP that really startles and makes you smile.

Headlights - TV (Son Lux Remix):  When an indie pop group like the Headlights gets a remix album, you can't expect it all to be golden, but I do love this energetic rendition.  Also check blog20090731 for another remix and blog20080409 for another Headlights track.

Mano Le Tough - Baby, Lets Love:  Grooving on the light and joyous clicks of this one.  Lovely.

Motohiro Nakashima - A Few Minutes Before The Dawn
Motohiro Nakashima - Tragedy Of Our Field:  I'm still pretty new to Nakashima's work, but I love the delicate textures of last year's We Hum On The Way Home.
Gorgeous instrumental compositions that will appeal to fans of ambient music of all stripes.

School Of Seven Bells - I L U
School Of Seven Bells - Joviann
School Of Seven Bells - Windstorm:  I listened to it a few more times and the verdict is in:  "Disconnect From Desire" is a winner.  Very much recommended.

Scrubber Fox - 12 Volt Minge (Feldermelder Quantsize Remix):  I love how quirky and off kilter this all is.  It stumbles forward straight in to my heart!

The Shimmies - And The Radio Played On (The Delta Mirror cover):  And let's end things with this fabulous cover.


AC Slater - Calm Down (AC Slater Remix ft DJ Craze)
B.Lewis - The Downslope
B.Lewis - When the Wise Men Fall
Banner Pilot - Overwinter
Botany - Feeling Today
Daniel Higgs - Say God
Fat Freddy's Drop - This Room
Gui Boratto - Notations (Dada Attack Remix)
Headlights - TV (Son Lux Remix)
Mano Le Tough - Baby, Lets Love
Motohiro Nakashima - A Few Minutes Before The Dawn
Motohiro Nakashima - Tragedy Of Our Field
School Of Seven Bells - I L U
School Of Seven Bells - Joviann
School Of Seven Bells - Windstorm
Scrubber Fox - 12 Volt Minge (Feldermelder Quantsize Remix)
The Shimmies - And The Radio Played On (The Delta Mirror cover)

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

MP3 blog 2010/10/12

blog 2010/10/12 - Once more before the long weekend!

You know what?  Fuck it.  I'm just going to leave the title as-is.
I was going to try and get this out before the long weekend, but you know what happened?  THE LONG WEEKEND.
And it was incredible.
And things are incredible all around, and hopefully the incredibleness of your life allowed you to carry forward with the energy and genius of last week, all the way in to this week, because this is the week you are getting this update that you were supposed to get last week.
Or so it goes.

Blue Sky Black Death - Threats:  This comes from last year's The Indie Rock Essentials, and yeah, while not totally essential, there are some good downtempo bangers on there, if that makes sense.  I love the chopped gospel vox going on here.

Curren$y - Audio Dope II:  Pilot Talk is the new album, and shit if you are all smoked-out on a couch playing video games, this might be the perfect album for you.  I love this track, and love the totally chilled out steel drum action.  But the whole album is just TOO DAMN SLACKER FOR ME.

Danny Byrd - Sweet Harmony ft Liquid (Jungle Mix):  I've been in love with Danny Byrd for years, and this is another example of why.  All of my favourite classic sounds mix perfectly with the new school production aesthetics.
Total 93 rave piano.  Let's go!

Dom Mino' - Crochet
Dom Mino' - Jacopo:  I just recently got a listen to this album, "Time Lapse", from 2008.  While as a whole it didn't jive, there were a number of stellar tracks that really had that incredible classic IDM sound that I love oh so much.  Fabulous crunchy beats like clockwork.

Emika - Double Edge (Pinch Remix):  Slow slinky creeper beats!   Pinch beautiful works the boards on this one so it pulses and breathes in all the right ways.

Kathryn Calder - Slip Away:  From the new LP "Are You My Mother?", you are almost caught off-guard by the big splash of radio pop in the middle.  I thought it'd stay subtle and folky and whispery the whole way through, but still it's perfectly plotted pop.

Mastiksoul - Que Pasa ft Dakaneh:  Mastiksoul always delivers the goods and here we have some EXCELLENT straight-up house pounding.  There has been such an annoying trend of people putting horns in to their floor-filler tracks and just fucking it up, but we can of course rely on Mastiksoul to school the masses on how to do it proper.

Mowgli & Tara Mcdonald - Can't Stop Singing:  Jazz hands, everyone!  Get yer jazz hounds out for this garagey swinger!

Sea Oleena - Island Cottage
Sea Oleena - Swimming Story:  These are from the new self titled LP.  Folk pop for the 21st century!  Cheerful, hypnotic and just lovely.

The Acorn - Kindling To Cremation (Megafaun Remix):  The Acorn get an unlikely remix album out!  Make The Least of the Day has their tracks flipped and screwed, and I really love this ghostly chanting version here.
The remix album can be purchased directly from Paper Bag Records online, and apparently a version is coming down the pipes with the LP + Remix album together.

The Black Keys - Everlasting Light
The Black Keys - I'm Not the One
The Black Keys - Ten Cent Pistol:  The new album Brothers is slickly produced fuzzed out blues rock.  I didn't think I'd love it at first, but it's really grown on me.  It's totally just straight-forward blues grooves.  Definitely give it a good chance.

Themselves - ANTarctica
Themselves - BackIIburn (Themselves Remix):  Themselves have a bad track record with remix albums.  Their last one was a bit of a mess, and the new one, Crownsdown & Company, isn't very redemptive.  But there is an original track on it, and a handful of the remixes really work.


Blue Sky Black Death - Threats
Curren$y - Audio Dope II
Danny Byrd - Sweet Harmony ft Liquid (Jungle Mix)
Dom Mino' - Crochet
Dom Mino' - Jacopo
Emika - Double Edge (Pinch Remix)
Kathryn Calder - Slip Away
Mastiksoul - Que Pasa ft Dakaneh
Mowgli & Tara Mcdonald - Can't Stop Singing
Sea Oleena - Island Cottage
Sea Oleena - Swimming Story
The Acorn - Kindling To Cremation (Megafaun Remix)
The Black Keys - Everlasting Light
The Black Keys - I'm Not the One
The Black Keys - Ten Cent Pistol
Themselves - ANTarctica
Themselves - BackIIburn (Themselves Remix)

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

MP3 blog 2010/10/05

blog 2010/10/05 - the chills in the air stir my heart

Alpine - Icypoles (Star Slinger Dreamix):  Breathey, pulsing and cute at the same time.  Using compression for good, not evil.

Fol Chen - CU:  The vocals kind of remind me of gay vocal house.  Or Max Tundra...  but the curious instrumentation clunks along and it all kind of works.  The 2nd good track from the new album Part II: The New December, which I am not crazy about, but love a few nuggets from therein.

Fuji Kureta - Bonjour:  So like what are they saying?  Is this French? 
I kid!  I kid!  I love the bassy synth that just slips in through the back door.  It couples very well with the Sterolab allusions given from the vocals.  I mean really, if you love Stereolab, how could you not love this?

Kanye West, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver - Monster:  Unh hunh.   That's right.  The irony is, of course, that this single IS a monster.  The joy is slathered on slick by none other than the brilliant Nicki Minaj.  Take fucking NOTE.

Manusa - J'Fuck:  J'Fuck me?  J'FUCK YOU!

Moby - Feeling So Real (Don Diablo Remix):  aaaaaaaaaaaa the happy rave classic!  OMG I'm having glowstick flashbacks.
Don adds in some more modern synth and teases us with the ECSTASY that is that classic rave synth.
If you were partying like me in the 90s, by the time we hit the 70 second mark, your pants ARE OFF.

Mosca - Gold Bricks, I See You:  The snares and chopped vox are garage, but the soul of this jazzy number is deep all the way down.  Lovely.

Robot Koch - Brujeria (Robot Koch vs Graciela Maria) :  This track constantly seems to be tripping over itself, but it's got bongos and confidence.  It'll be ok.

Rosie and Me - Come Back:  Sunbeams and love?  This is total feel good pop love, but that's ok too.

Sam Amidon - I See The Sign
Sam Amidon - Relief
Sam Amidon - Way Go Lily:  OK people, this is the big store so PAY ATTENTION.  This new album is called "I See The Sign" and it's pretty much one of the best folk albums to come out all year.  Truly.
Sam Amidon combines Sufjan Stevens investigation of Christian heartland feelings with the trancing and minimal expressiveness of Bill Evans, both of whom are folk monsters of their own rights.
And the emotions teeter between the two, the more calm and all-knowing Evans and the wonder-at-all-life Stevens.  The delicate instrumentation alawys couples with the occassionally raspy voice in a way that is oh so right.

Skream - Finally:  Outside The Box is certainly a producers album, and we all know how I feel about a bucket of tracks:  sift mericlessly!  But Skream gets his Portishead on here, while still keeping up his synth stabs.
Crank the bass and shuffle along!

Skyzoo & !llmind - Speakers On Blast:  Oh silly little bangers, how I do love thee!  and when your lyrics aren't totally offensive bullshit?  Even better!

Slow Dancing Society - ...and to the dust we shall return:  From the album also titled "...and to the dust we shall return", what we have here is a lovely piece of postrockian ambience that perfectly sits in the tub with you.

The Chemical Brothers - Dissolve (Bloody Beetroots Remix)
The Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Don Diablo Remix):  And finally, Chemical Brothers are back with some killer dancefloor electro.  They get some loving tweaks here, but the quality synth goodness is all classic Chemical.


Alpine - Icypoles (Star Slinger Dreamix)
Fol Chen - CU
Fuji Kureta - Bonjour
Kanye West, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver - Monster
Manusa - J'Fuck
Moby - Feeling So Real (Don Diablo Remix)
Mosca - Gold Bricks, I See You
Robot Koch - Brujeria (Robot Koch vs Graciela Maria)
Rosie and Me - Come Back
Sam Amidon - I See The Sign
Sam Amidon - Relief
Sam Amidon - Way Go Lily
Skream - Finally
Skyzoo & !llmind - Speakers On Blast
Slow Dancing Society - ...and to the dust we shall return
The Chemical Brothers - Dissolve (Bloody Beetroots Remix)
The Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Don Diablo Remix)

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