year end music list time.
some favorite tracks / singles from this past year (not all necessarily released this year)(now with links (where available / applicable)):
Andrea - "Retail Juke"
it figures that now that juke and footwork is worming into the dubstep crowd, the one footwork-type track i really like is not from chicago at all. it is so good though. "You Still Got Me," from earlier in the year, is also a winner.
Nicolas Makelberge - "Dying In Africa (Games Edit)"
a slowed version of this opens up a bleary-eyed mix from games, and it's elegant. the build at the midpoint is killer. usually a simple slow-down edit doesn't mean much to me, but it really works here. the normal-speed original is ace too.
Games - "Midi Drift"
hey, speaking of games...
Ellen Allien - "Pump"
her full length this year didn't do the trick for me but this track hits all the right notes and pulses in all the right places.
Baobinga & Cosmin TRG - "I Get Ruff"
Joe - "Claptrap" and "Level Crossing"
these took a while to grow on me, as i don't typically care for tracks that are essentially just percussion, but the grooves landed on in both tracks are kind of impossible to turn down.
Kyle Hall - "Kaychunk" and "You Know What I Feel"
Richard Wagner - "Vorspiel" from Das Rheingold
Deerhunter - "Helicopter"
Space Opera - "Holy River" and "Over and Over"
Lone - "Pineapple Crush"
1958 - 2009 - II, Side B
yeah that does it for this part. if i have to think about whether or not i should include something too much, i probably shouldn't (and i should probably also get a life).