I think i may have heard my favourite record of 2012 already!!
I absolutely love this tune! For all you Rotary connection fans out there, you need this!
A wonderful, perfectly arranged piece of uplifing British soul.
Long time label mates and collaborators and two of the best selling artists out of the Tru Thoughts camp, Quantic and Alice Russell have come up trumps with this beauty.
'Look around the corner' is the title track and first release from the forthcoming album, also featuring Quantics Combo Barbaro band.
The record has already been on heavy rotation on BBC radio 6 and has been a smash with everyone from Gilles Peterson to Huey Morgan
'Look around the corner' gets a full release on the 20th Feb, with the album to follow in April.
1/ EVM - Stay fresh
2/ Exile - Population control (Samiyam remix)
3/ Jon Phonics - Bruk out
4/ Tall black guy - Dance 4eva
5/ Jack sample pros - Perskryptshyn
6/ Finn Peters - Purple
7/ Young Montana - Sacre cool
8/ DVA feat. Vikter Duplaix - Madness
9/ Tom Croose - Cho Chua
10/ Adele - Rolling in the deep (Jamie XX shuffle)
11/ Fatima & Floating points - Redlight
12/ Longevity - Tantrum
13/ Jay Z & Kanye West - Niggas in Paris
14/ The Weeknd - Initiation
15/ Drake feat. The Weeknd - Crew love
16/ Frank Ocean - Thinking about you
17/ The stepkids - La La
18/ Thundercat - For love i come
19/ Metronomy - Everything goes my way
20/ BADBADNOTGOOD - Hard in the paint
21/ Nicolas Jaar (Nico's bluewave edit's) - What my last girl.
A couple weeks overdue i know! I was ill and then i was . . . erm . . . partying . . . .
This is a mix of a few of my favourite house and electronic tracks from 2011. It's called part 1 because i'm doing a part 2, clever eh.
Part 2 will follow shortly with some of my favourite beats and more downtempo tracks of 2011
1/ Boof - Looking in 5c
2/ KRL - There is nothing you can teach me
3/ Elephino - More than me
4/ Omar S - Here's your trance now dance
5/ Art Department feat. Soul clap and Osunlade - We call love
6/ Virgo 4 - It's a crime (Caribou remix)
7/ Motor city drum ensemble - L.O.V.E (Wolfgang Voigt remix)
8/ Joe Goddard - Gabriel
9/ Maya Jane Coles - The highlife
10/ Martyn - Masks
11/ New York transit authority - Off the traxx
12/ Zed Bias - Music deep inside
13/ Julio Bashmore - Battle for middle you
14/ Maurice Donovan - Babeh
15/ Lovebirds feat. Stee Downes - Want you in my soul
16/ Bryan Ferry - Alphaville (Todd Terje remix)
17/ Dimitri from Stoke-on-Trent - I wanna be your lobster.
BADBADNOTGOOD is pianist Matt Tavares, bassist Chester Stone Hansen, and drummer Alex Sowinski, who is usually seen wearing a pig mask. The trio met at Humber College in Toronto, Canada and bonded over their mutual musical interests. They do Jazz based covers of well know tracks. Fierce!
Well, here it is! Pow!
What an amazing year for the underground. A glut of top notch releases from a wealth of producing talent and it makes me proud to say that the larger percentage in the MWSC top 50 are British.
With the accessibility of technology and software and the interest of people wanting to produce good quality dance music, i can foresee 2012 being as productive, if not more productive than 2011
For this compilation i started with about 100 tracks and i have to say it was really difficult to whittle it down to a top 50.
Maybe i could have got them all in if i had done a top 20 albums, 12", 7" etc but hey, i have to work too you know.
So, here it is. Mile wide smile club top 50 of 2011;
3/ Omar S - Here’s your trance, now dance!! - FHXE 12
4/ Julio Bashmore - Battle for middle you - PMR records
5/ Radiohead - King of limbs LP - Ticker tape
6/ Floating points - Shadows EP - EGLO 2 x 12"
7/ SBTRKT - SBTRKT LP
8/ Martyn - Ghost People - Brainfeeder 2 x LP
9/ Pangaea - Hex - Hemlock Recordings 12"
10/ Toddd Terje - Ragysh - Running back 12”
11/ Boof - Shhh Dandelions at play - Bubble tease communications download
12/ Africa Hitech - 93 Million miles - Warp records LP
13/ Michael Kiwanuka - Tell me a tale EP: Isle of Wight sessions - Communion 10"
14/ New York transit authority - Off the Traxx (Catch That Train) / Conqueror - Lobster boy 12"
15/ Emanative & Ahmed Abdullah - Lions os Judah (Four tet re-edit) - Brownswood 12”
16/ Seun Kuti - From Africa with fury: rise - Knitting factory records LP
17/ Finn Peters - Purple_Yellow - Mantella
18/ Art department - The drawing board - Crosstown rebels LP
19/ Deadboy - Here EP - Numbers 12"
20/ Julio Bashmore - Batty knee dance - 3024 12''
21/ The Stepkids - The Stepkids 12” - Stones throw
22/ Maurice Donovan - Babeh - SSSSS 12''
23/ Rick Wilhite - Analogue aquarium - Still music LP
24/ Four tet/Daphni - Pinnacles/Ye Ye - Text records 12"
25/ Royalty - Royalty ep - Five easy pieces 12"
26/ Jacques Green - Another girl - Lucky me 12”
27/ Mizz Beats - Pimpin’ - EGLO 12”
28/ Mark E - Stonebreaker - Ghostly International LP
29/ Adele - Rolling in the deep (Jamie XX remix) - XL records
30/ Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin’ - Sony LP
31/ Lovebirds feat. Stee Downes - Want you in my soul - Winding rd 12”
32/ Gil Scott Heron - I’m new here - XL records
33/ Little Dragon - Ritual Union - Peacefrog LP
34/ Motor City drum ensemble - L.O.V.E. (DJ-Kicks) Remixes (Kyle Hall / Wolfgang Voigt / Smallpeople) - K7 Records
Happy New year folks!!
Hope you are not all suffering too much. I have been ill since New years eve (funny that), bit too much partying over the festive period me thinks.
However, i have dug deep and mustered the energy to compile December's charts and a best of 2011 top 50 (check seperate post).
There will be 2 best of 2011 mixtapes to follow.
In the meantime;
1/ZED BIAS - Stubborn phase EP - Swamp 81 12”
2/ JULIO BASHMORE- Ensare/Well wishers -Futureboogie 12”
3/LINKWOOD - Secret Value (Shevchenko 004) – SHEVCHENKO
4/MACEO PLEX - Under the Sheets EP - NO 19
5/KINDNESS - Seod - Female Energy -AYK Promo
6/ROYALTY - Purple nights EP - Five easy pieces - AYK Promo
7/LEO ZERO EDITS - Got soul - LZE002 12”
8/EMANATIVE & AHMED ABDULLAH - Lions os Judah (Four tet re-edit) - Brownswood 12”
9/AZYMUTH - Meu Mengo ( Mark E Remixes) -Far Out 12”
10/VARIOUS - Deep Disco & Boogie compiled by Zaf - Kindred Spirits LP
11/NICHOLAS - Free to be (inc Hunee remix) - 4LUX 12”1
12/THROWING SNOW - Too polite - Local action 12”
13/BOK BOK & TOM TRAGO - Night voyage tool kit - Night voyage 12”
14/ABU MAXIM & THE PRAETORIAN STEPPAS - Sometimes / Sweet love - KAT 12”
15/JUNIOR BOYS - You'll Improve Me (Caribou Remix) - DOMINO 12”
16/SEIJI - Frustratin' / Face Up - SEIJI
17/BLAWAN - Peaches - CLONE BASEMENT SERIES
18/KRYSTAL KLEAR + OLIVIER DAY SOUL - Never thought you would go - EGLO - AYK promo
19/BONOBO - Black sands remixed part 1 - Ninja tune - AYK promo
20/VIRGO FOUR -Lites Go Out / Boing Remixes (Capracara / Hieroglyphic Being) -RUSH HOUR 12”