So I made my top 25 of 2008. I feel like it’s a bit nonsense to do this because a) I cheated and just did it from May onwards cuz that’s when I started my blog and have detailed documentation of all the tracks I liked and b) I obsess over tracks so much there’s no way I like a track that I heard in May as much as I do one I like today cuz of the whole “playing on repeat constantly” factor. So this dodgy mash up top 25 will just have to do.
I was going to try and pick a favourite for the number one spot but that is just utterly impossible for me. So here they are in no particular order whatsoever. Some I couldn’t track down mp3s for because they haven’t been released yet or whatever so I apologise for the lack of samples.
01. Calibre - Alone In A Crowd
02. Blame – Stay Forever
03. Q Project – Tears – Marky & Bungle Remix
04. Dan Marshall – Words Can’t Explain (no sample)
05. Dan Marshall – Same ‘Ol (no sample)
06. Specific – Tell Me
07. Chase & Status – Take Me Away
08. Break – Enigma – Calibre Remix
09. Atlantic Connection & Lynx – Danger Zone - Submorphics Remix (track is in AC player)
10. Survival & Chris Inperspective – The Right Way
11. Chris Inperspective - Biffy’s Not Here
12. Naibu – Here & Now (track is in player)
13. Tyler Straub – Easy Does It
14. Spherique – Falling Leaves (track is in player)
15. Calibre - U Could Dance
16. Lenzman & Redeyes – Thieves In The Night (track is in Redeyes player)
17. MJ Cole – Sincere Bootleg
18. Sinistarr – Detroit Diesel (track is in player)
19. M25 – I Want Impressions (track is in player)
20. Random Movement – Used Illusions (no sample)
21. SpectraSoul – Dark Hour
22. Stunna & Tyler Straub – Weak (no sample)
23. Carl Matthes & Bionic 1 – Let It Go (track is in Carl Matthes player)
24. B-complex - Beautiful Lies
25. S.P.Y. – Seeing Through Shadows
I hope everyone has a good New Year’s Eve. I’m just having people over my place and chillaxing. I don’t like dealing with the NYE crowd. I’m noticing that I really am slowly slipping into senior citizen status as a majority of the time I would much prefer to stay at my house and have people visit me than go out. LOL. I guess I’m just getting ready for when I get put in a nursing home.
Blame – ESP Mix December 2008
I hope time cooperates and doesn’t crawl as slowly as it has been for the past couple of hours.
I was wondering the other day when it actually was that I got so soft. LOL. I didn’t always only like pretty, liquidy, melody driven tunes. I used to be super rowdy when it came to dnb, the noisier the better. Then out of the blue I became obsessed with girly dnb. Now, all you have to do is have a decent sappy vocal with a bassline that will make me want to rock back and forth and I’ll be happy. Noisy dnb makes me cringe. I am old as dirt so maybe that has something to do with it.
Command Strange – Baby It’s You (track is in player)
Pouya – Surreal (track is in player)
Manix - Feel Real Good – Reinforced Records 1991
Definitely an awesome oldie. I loved this record so much. I never actually owned it back then. I just had it on a mix that I played over and over. I finally came across the vinyl in the used bin at some record store like 4 years ago and i was ecstatic. It was only 2 bucks!
Makoto – Reprise Podcast 08
01 – A Sides & Makoto – Space Train (Dub)
02 – Marky & SPY feat. Madame Miri – Tapestry
03 – Eric Prydz – Pjanoo (High Contrast Remix)
04 – Roni Size – It’s Jazzy (Nu Tone Remix)
05 – Logistics – Cosmonaught
06 – ??? – ???
07 – Marky & SPY – Kinky Funky
08 – Nu Tone, Logistics & Commix – Ghost Snare VIP
09 – Zero T feat. Steo – Refusal (Calibre Remix)
10 – Greg Packer – Talk To Kenny
11 – A-Sides – Dreamworld
12 – ??? – ???
13 – Marky, Makoto & Sonic – Holy Tuesday
14 – SPY – Seeing Through Shadows
15 – Commix – Rack It
16 – Makoto & Conrad – Golden girl
I like adding “tastic” to the end of words. There’s not real explanation why. I just like doing it.
I had a really great holiday. Nice to see the fam. The ceremony for my stepdad went really well. Back at work. Nothing really exciting to report as I have been lounging around eating copious amounts of food for the last 5 days.
ATP – September (M25 Remix)
Track is in the player. I already liked the original but I totally dig this remix. I’m definitely on an M25 kick right now.
The Square – Lights In The Night
Sorry no sample. Heard it on Overfiend’s show recently. Check out the other stuff in his player.
Usual Suspects – Killa Bees – Renegade Hardware 1999
Bad tune. Loves it. The era of noisy rolling basslines was such a good one.
Seba – D & B Arena Podcast Dec 08
1. Seba & Paradox feat. Robert Manos – Last Goodbye (2008 Recap) – Paradox music
2. Seba & Kirsty Hawkshaw – Devotion – ?
3. Seba – Untitled – ?
4. Seba – Special Ops – Combination Records
5. Sabre – Global – Subtitles
6. D-Bridge – Mourning Dawn – Exit
7. Seba – Crockett – Combination Records
8. Seba – Planetary Funk Alert 2008 – Good Looking Records
9. Nucleus & Paradox – L.S.D. Jazz – Esoteric
Still in Madison. I’m here til sunday. We made it through xmas and now I just gotta get through the ceremony for my stepdad. I have a huge family so events like this are always a bit chaotic. All the relatives are making their way in. Me and my brother have been playing musical chairs as far as the airport is concerned. I was there this a.m. and he’s there now.
Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday.
Random Movement – Xmas Eve Good Times Gang on Bassdrive
Komatic – Christmas Special
Komatic – Lucid (digiphunk)
Komatic – Disengage (dub)
Komatic – Apprehension Unknown (dub)
Komatic – Hidden Light (dub)
Komatic – Never Forgotten (dub)
Komatic – Premonition (dub)
Komatic – Tranquility (dub)
Sam Sparro – Black And Gold – Komatic remix (dub)
Komatic – Meant To Be (dub)
Komatic – Night Drive (dub)
Techniclour – Parsons Green – Komatic remix (dub)
Komatic – Human Kinetic (dub)
Komatic & Technicolour – Innervision (dub)
Komatic – Distance Resolved (dub)
Komatic – Untold Stories (dub)
Komatic & Technicolour – Preacher (dub)
Komatic – Those Around Me (dub)
KOMATIC IN THE MIX – BEST OF 2008
Break – Last Chance
Nu Tone & Logistics – Trademark
Zero tolerance – Goes Around
Spectrasoul – Tender Doubt
Alix Perez – Crooklyn
Johnny L – Oh Yeah
Spectrasoul – Seeing Stars
Zyon Base – Tombstone Blues
Spectrasoul – Peninsula
Zero T – Threads
Break – Surroundings
Icicle – Lost Hours
Bungle – Good Times
Furney – Pipez
Makoto & Deeizm – Monotonik
Lynx – Randy
Logistics – Cosmonaut
Ill Logic and Raff – Complex Identities
Nu Tone – Balaclava
Shapeshifter – One
Calibre – Overeaction
The Brookes Brothers – Tear You Down
It’s xmas eve. All presents are wrapped. I’m all packed and ready to dip. I’m at work right now. I only have to work a half day so I came in at 7 and will be leaving at 11. My brothers and sisters are here in Chicago. They are just waiting for me to get off work and then we’re going to caravan to Madison. Safe travels to everyone that’s heading home today.
Artificial Intelligence – Crocodile I’ve heard this one before but didn’t know who it was. I like it.
Kelis – Trick Me (A.I. Remix) - Virgin 2004
I figured I might as well double and do an oldie from A.I. as well. I know this one isn’t that old but it’s still a good one. I love Kelis and I love A.I. so how can you go wrong? I like it cuz it’s a cute, girly, happy go lucky tune. It’s nice to have those in the mix once in a while.
June Miller – Experimental Mix 2008
01. Sabre – Decorum (Darkestral dub)
02. Loxy & Resound – Part Human (Cylon dub)
03. Resound – Rude Time (dub)
04. Isotone – Hold On (Alchemy dub)
05. Edward Oberon – White Scarf (Cylon dub)
06. Despot – No Future (Eternia dub)
07. Bop – Idea (Sonorous)
08. Instra:mental – Hunter (Soul:R)
09. Loxy & Resound – Typecast [June Milller Remix]
10. Lomax – Too Real (DAT)
11. Commix & Nu:Tone – Ghost Snare (Hospital)
12. Syntax – Citrate Riddim (dub)
13. S.P.Y. – Playing with Knives (Cylon dub)
14. June Miller – Poison the Well (Cylon dub)
15. Yann Tiersen – Coma [June Miller rework] (dub)
16. June Miller – Melting Hearts (dub)
17. June Miller & Chillum – Frost (dub)
18. June Miller – Sugarstick (dub)
I don’t really have much to babble about these days.
I feel like maybe I’m way to scatterbrained about getting ready to jet outta town.
I’m running around like Taz, that’s his name right? I’m prone to accidentally deciding things are a certain way so I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m wrong and I’m also too lazy to look it up. Basically I keep whirring from place to place and spouting random nonsense. LOL.
I can’t believe how excited I am to see my family. They are dope.
There’s a couple of tracks I’ve really wanted to write about but I don’t have samples and I know that’s annoying but today I’m going to write about them anyways.
Random Movement – RM is killing it these days. Seriously. My fave song right now is Used Illusions. I’ve been coveting it for a couple of weeks and I hear it all the time on Bassdrive. So so so good. Tune in, I’m sure someone will play it or better yet check out his show, wednesdays 5 – 7pm cst. Also Smooth Transitions is fresh and I’m loving Revealed.
Style Control – Devil’s Wind Dope. Love it. Will Miles and Kjell. Nice duo. Check out other tracks in their player.
Remarc – R.I.P. – Suburban Base Records 1995
I figured this would be a fitting oldie. I can’t remember if I wrote about this already, I’m sure I did, but whatever, anyways, in my mother’s Sierra Leone culture we celebrate every 5 years after someone dies. My stepfather died around xmas 5 years ago so there’s a huge ceremony this year. I’m kinda into this idea of remembering a loved one cuz it’s not morbid at all. We have a ceremony where everyone tells their favourite stories about the person that has past and then there’s a huge party. It’s pretty fun. Classic dnb tune. Going out to my stepdad.
Already listened to this mix from Offshore’s Dj Clever. Good ish.
Dj Clever – Mix from In2It in SF 12/13/08
Instra:metal “Photograph” [Darkestral]
Commix “Bear Music” [Hospital]
Randomer “Puritan” [Offshore]
Ed Rush “What’s Up” [No U-Turn]
Liondub & Richie Spice “NY Run Red” [Liondub]
Future Forces “Intensify” [Renegade Hardware]
Instra:mental “The Dead Zone” [Darkestral]
Nucleus + Paradox “Think About It” [Offshore]
Martsman “Untitled” [Dub]
Jonny L vs. Instra:mental “Output 1-2″ [Darkestral]
Martsman “Ain’t Her” [Dub]
Stakka & Skynet “Hold It Back” [Underfire]
Dissident “Such A Real World!” [Dub]
Phantom Force “Backlash” [Phantom Audio]
Visionary ft. Peter Rankin “Girlfriend” [Liondub International]
Martsman “Klikoucha” [Offshore]
Mutt “Feelings 4 U” [Horizons]
Martsman “Ago” [Offshore]
Uknown “Suicidal” [Dub]
Sileni “Twitchy Droid Leg” [Offshore]
Amit “Pirates” [Metalheadz]
Sileni “Black Rocket” [Offshore]
DJ Brain “Self Hunted” [Dub]
Martsman “Sir Gordon Jumpmeister III” [Med School]
Imogen Heap “Headlock (High Contrast Rmx)” [Megaphonic]
Shy FX & T-Power “Plastic Soul [D-Bridge Metal Rmx]” [Digital Soundboy]
Resound “Secrets” [Translation Digital]
Dissident “Society of Silver Skeletons” [Hotshore]
Randomer “Seeing Angles” [Alphacut]
The countdown begins. I feel like I’ve got a ton of shit to do before I leave to go home on wednesday.
This weekend was ridiculously cold. It’s just weird when the temperature is actually a negative number. It doesn’t matter how long you live somewhere, I don’t think the shock ever goes away.
Mistabishi – Greed
Kemal & Rob Data – Star Trails – Audio Blueprint Recordings 2000
Ooh this is a good one.
Kubiks – Rubiks Podcast #16 (no tracklist)
I always see people drinking eggnog at these holiday parties on telly. You know how there are somethings that you’ve never actually tried but you know for a fact that you won’t like it? Eggnog is definitely one for me. Strangely enough though I like eggnog flavoured things: Eggnog latte at Starbucks… dope, eggnog flavoured ice cream… fresh. Actual eggnog… negatory.
It’s my work holiday lunch today. Hopefully there will be NO eggnog there. The other perks are just fine with me, half day, free food, and free drink, can you really beat that? Only 7 people work at my office and me and Allie are the youngest ones, so there’s no real PAAARTAY going on. LOL. I’m way more into a fancy pants lunch anyways though.
I’m listening to Spinn on Bassdrive. Tune in dammit!
Adam Form – Halls Shine (track is in the player)
Barrington Levy – Under Mi Sensi (X Project Remix) – Greensleeves Records 1994
I was a huge ragga jungle fan. There’s a load of really great ones but this one was definitely one of my personal faves. Just like Brandy samples go so well with dnb tracks, I think ragga and old skool jungle were such a great comb0. Nice rowdy vibe at all times.
Decem – Midnight Special 12/16/08
01. Hobzee & Zyon Base – Rain on lens (Samurai Music)
02. Calibre – Barca (Critical 2003)
03. Henree & Eveson – Lomo (CIA)
04. Specific – Down to You (Sonorous)
05. Lomax – Come and See (Critical)
06. Saburuko – Warped / Instra:mental remix (Horizons)
07. Commix – Life we live (Soul:r)
08. Naibu – Midori sour (Deep Soul Music)
09. Break – All around (Symmetry)
10. Data – Encore (Deep Soul Music)
11. Calibre – Cant get over you (Soul:r)
12. Furney – Fowardbound (Camino blue)
13. Break – Enigma / Calibre remix (Quarantine)
14. Break – Z step (Symmetry)
15. Commix – Underwater scene (Soul:r)
I need a nap. I’m not quite sure why I’m so tired but I am. Boo.
Got all my xmas shopping done yesterday. Holla.
Qumulus – Luv Me
Todd Terry – Blackout – Arrested Innocent 1999
I just always thought that this records was really fun to mix.
Nothing like a good Dj Presha set to get you going.
Dj Presha – Samurai Music Show @ Bassdrive 12/16/08
Tokyo Prose – Taken – Samurai
Instra;Mental – No Future – ??
Blocks & Escher – Heartshaped – ??
Well Being – I Heart U – ??
Hiten – Turnover – ??
S13 – Seppuku – ??
Generic – So Long – ???
Trei – Sound Down – Commercial Suicide
State Of Mind – Division Ten – SOM Music
Notion – Searching For An Answer – ??
Rememberance – A Feeling Of Emptiness – ??
Lenzman – Lonely Heart – ??
Mosus & SPY – My World – 31 Records
Code 3 – ?? – Shogun Audio
Tokyo Prose – Baseflow – Samurai
Lenzman – Last Day On Earth – ??
Redeyes & Grimm – Out Of My Head – ??
Soul Intent – Cant Describe – Samurai
Bulletproof, Nymfo & Teknik – 3 Of a Kind – Cyanide
Spinline – Traffic – ??
Bulletproof, Teknik & Dose – Oddball – Cyanide
Teknik – Old Haunt – Resolute
t:solo – Electro Pong – ??
Mayhem – Call My Bluff – ??
Alix Perez – The Reckoning – ??
Sight Unseen – Oxblood – ??
Alley Cat – Sweet Spot – ??
Hobzee & Notion – Hidden Life – ??