12.12.10

It's That Time Of Year Again





















I agree with a horoscope I read:  "Approval from other people is overrated."  That said, the year is drawing to a close so it's time to decide the best of the best.  Resident Advisor requested a few weeks ago that I contribute a year-end poll to the staff pool.  I haven't written for them in a while, so that was nice.  Of course I weighed in, though the pages of my spreadsheet were semi-complete.  In the past I would've been tempted to scour everything released in 2010.  This time, I took a step toward sanity and just reviewed everything I'd posted over the past year and selected some favorites.  I was heavy on the TRACKS category, though I did list a few ALBUMS including Quinto's "555," Hardfloor's recent "Two Guys Three Boxes," Conforce's "Machine Conspiracy" and "Crystal Republic" by Tevo Howard.







It was much easier to make a list of tracks and 12"s, and in a couple of cases 2x12"s that I counted as albums because they had the mojo:  Big Strick's "100% Hustler" and "Melloghettomental" by Billy Love and Theo Parrish.








One of my favorite tracks from 2010 by far is Marvin Belton's "The Letter," produced by Scott Ferguson for Ferrispark Records.  Along with "In The Light" from the same EP, it has an effortless soul and a beautiful sadness.  The list of tracks I turned in was a bit long, exceeding the recommended limit by a dozen, and I'm still thinking of and discovering more.  (The rest of the list I submitted is the off-kilter spreadsheet below the next set of audio samples.)




&MOREANDMORE&MOREANDMORE&MOREANDMORE&MOREANDMORE



Nebraska
Soho Grand
Rush Hour

4
2
Tazz
Underground 11
Underground Quality
5
3
Marvin Belton
The Letter
Ferris Park
6
6
DJG
Duality
Pushing Red
7
7
Floating Points
Shangrila
R2
8
8
Rob Belleville
Sounds Of Introspection
aDepth Audio
9
10
Mario Basanov
Do You Remember, Downtown Party Network Remix
Future Classic
10

Basic Soul Unit
Night Heat
Mule Electronic
11
12
Kirk Degiorgio
Membrane
Planet E
12
15
Patrice Scott
Distance Against Time + Eclipse
Sistrum
13
16
Theo Parrish & Billy Love
Can't Keep Running Away
Sound Signature
14
17
Alexander Ross
Continental Drift
Deeply Rooted House
15
18
Try To Find Me
Get To My Baby, TBD Extension
Golf Channel
16
19
Big Strick
Old E 800 + 100% Hustler
FXHE
17
20
Black Tokyo (Aux 88)
Dragon Fly
Puzzlebox
18

Mr. G
Sunday Blues, Kasper Remix
Bass Culture
19
22
Roberto Bosco
Space Drone
Wave Music
20
23
Loyal Opposition
Sycophant
Planet E
21
26
Erdbeerschnitzel
A Disorderly Fashion
3rd Strike
22
27
Anton Zap
Social Background
Ethereal Sound
23
29
Ripperton
Nocturnal Reflection #1
Plak
24

Wax
30003/A
Wax
25

Hieroglyphic Being
Syllogism
Mathematics
26
FILL IN AS MANY AS YOU CAN, BUT NO MORE THAN 30
Map Ache
The Fool (youANDme Edit)
27

Jouem
Drifting + Dyad
Just Another Beat
28

Canu & Franco Cinelli
Glass, Franco Cinelli Remix
AUX
29

Unknown
001/A
Knowone
30

Carlos Nilmmns
Tezcatlipoca
Don't Stop
31

Future Beat Alliance
Machines Can Help
Tresor
32

Robert Babicz
Welcome To The 90s
Bedrock
33

Storm Queen / Morgan Geist
Look Right Through
Environ
34

Swayzak
Plato, Submariner Mix
Greta Cottage Workshop
35

Benjamin Sun
Salty Tears
Voyeurhythm
36

The Secret Initative
II/A + B
The Secret Initiative
37

Gabriel Ananda
Serengeti
Sportclub
38

OCH
Bombay Bedbath + Out Of Key In
PAL SL
39

The Dead Rose Music Company
Am I Still The One
Eclectic Avenue
40

Marcel Fengler
Thwack
Mote-Evolver
41

Telefon Tel Aviv
Immolate Yourself, Ben Klock Jack Mix
BPitch
42






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