• Best of 2009

    17 Jan 2010, 16:38 by sharevari

    For the last few years, I have amused myself by compiling a list of my favourite tracks of the year, but with the distinction that they are not necessarily tracks released during the year, but rather tracks that I happened to discover during the year.

    Without further ado, here goes the 2009 version.

    1. Raiders of the lost Arp - Azymuth (2008)
    There's not much to it, definitely not a boundary-pushing groundbreaking sort of thing, but everything about it just sits right, and I absolutely love it. Heavily indebted to Detroit, with a rock solid 4/4 groove propelling everything forward and a plaintive, emotional chord progression taking it to the next level.

    2. Hardfloor - The Trill Acid Theme (E.R.P. Remix) (2008)
    3. Hardfloor - The Life We Choose (E.R.P. Remix) (2008)
    Just like last year, E.R.P. features heavily in the top 20. These two remixes he did for Hardfloor vastly outshine the originals, and should be seen as unique productions in their own right. …
  • Experimedia on Andrew Duke's In The Mix Again

    8 Dec 2008, 19:01 by jbjh

    Two tracks this from Asymmetrical Head (Qorser Mix) and Bleupulp again.
    Thanks for the support Andrew!!

    Cognition Audioworks presents Andrew Duke In The Mix 08Dec08 show:
    01. Variant--As Time Stood Still (from The Setting Sun) (Echospace )
    02. Model 500--Starlight (Mike Huckaby's Synth mix) (Echospace 313LE)
    03. Tokyo Black Star--Game Over (Loco Dice's 5AM At The Tsukiji Market mix) (from Bit Commander) (Innervisions 019)
    04. Gys featuring Isaac Haile Selassie--Settlers Dub (De'fchild 009)
    05. Terrence Dixon--Marathon (from Sabbatical) (Diggarama 014)
    06. Blaze--Lovelee Dae (20:20 Vision remix) (Playhouse 015)
    07. Kenneth Scott--The Business (Clint Stewart's Business In The Front mix) (Nightlight 014)
    08. DJ Sodeyama--Slow Mist (from Now Is The Time) (Archipel 055)
    09. Someone Else--Elevator Music (from Pen Caps And Colored Pencils) (Foundsound CD01)
  • CBS Top 100 2007 for download sliced and diced (and properly tagged)

    24 Jan 2008, 10:30 by sharevari

    I had some problems locating a download split up into individual, tagged MP3s of the Cybernetic Broadcasting System Top 100 this year so I reckoned I might as well put one up.

    Thanks to CBS user statiq for providing the cue files that allowed me to split the files.

    I've been through checking the track names against Discogs etc so they should be mostly correct and nicely scrobblable. (I did however leave the filenames intact for future reference.)

    Download here

    A lot of really great new finds this year, my favourites so far are E.R.P., $tinkworx, Oasis, Dream Disco, Pino Donaggio, Composite Profuse and Alex Valentini.
  • Week Ending 8/13/2006: Top 10 Artists

    20 Aug 2006, 17:52 by empathylacuna29

    Week 3: Didn't listen to much music this week that caught. Super busy, start of school, so I can't listen as frequently at work right now. Also, I still can't get my iPod listens to be counted consistently.

    1. Junior Boys - 3rd week listening consistently to the new album. 4 star record, I think. Tops, but not as high as the last one.

    1. Alex Smoke - The two Alex-s from Spain (the other being Alex Under) just scratch that perfect-techno itch. It's almost too good.

    3. $tinkworx - I want to like Ain't-Chit History more than I do. That No Luv song makes me tap my toes, though. Tap them rhythmically.

    4. Psapp - I'm still so happy I finally got around to
    getting this.

    5. Bjork - Homogenic. Can't belive it took me so long to hear this one. Thankfully, x put it in my hands. Every time I randomly decide to put it on at work or on the ipod, it's kind of amazing to focus on how good it is. Actually, it's impossible not to focus,...arrestingly good.