Quite pleased with the number of different genres I squeezed in to this...
1) DJ Koze - Don't Lose My Mind
From the album, Amygdala.
2) Zo - Say How You Feel
From the album, SunStorm.
3) Marc Mac - Reflection Time
From the album, Message from Soulville.
4) Charles Bradley - Dusty Blue (feat. Menahan Street Band)
From the album, Victim of Love.
5) Mavis Staples - Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus)
From the album, One True Vine.
6) !!! - One Girl / One Boy
From the album, Thr!!!er.
7) Bilal - West Side Girl
A Love Surreal.
8) Peach Kelli Pop - Tuscon Song
From the album, Peach Kelli Pop.
9) Sweet Baboo - Twelve Carrots of Love
From the album, Ships.
10) Disclosure - Latch feat. Sam Smith (T. Williams Club Edit)
From the single, Latch feat. Sam Smith.
11) Annie - Invisible
From the A&R EP.
12) Raashan Ahmad, Sarsha Simone, Ty - Music
From the album, Ceremony.
13) Mount Kimbie - Made to Stray
From the album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth.
14) D Bridge - Death of a Drum Machine
From the EP, Move Way.
15) No Age - Defector/ed
From the album, An Object.
16) Little Boots - Crescendo
From the album, Nocturnes.
17) Serafina Steer - The Moths Are Real
From the album, The Moths Are Real.
18) Erling - unmagic
From the album, Fraillaments. Thanks to Dave Simpson for the recommendation.
19) The Leisure Society - Fight For Everyone
From the album, Alone Aboard the Ark.
20) Georgiana Starlington - Moonlight
From the album, Paper Moon.
Here's a random mix of stuff I listened to in the 1st quarter of 2013.
1) Nosaj Thing - Light III
From the album, Home. I can't get enough of this track.
2) Gil Scott-Heron - Who'll Pay Repetations On My Soul?
From album, The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Originals. Who indeed?
3) Daphni - Coz-Ber-Zam Ne Noya (Daphni Rmx)
From the album, Jiaolong.
4) Oddisee - Let It Go
From the album, People Hear What They See.
5) Marc Mac - New Awareness
From the album, Extend The Knowledge.
6) Concrete Knives - Bornholmer
From the album, Be Your Own King.
7) Darwin Deez - Redshift
From the album, Songs For Imaginative People.
8) Lee Fields - Cutting Out (On Me)
From the album, Let's Talk It Over.
9) Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)
From the album, II.
10) Ty Segall - Ramona
From the album, Reverse Shark Attack.
11) Foxygen - San Francisco
From the album, Foxygen.
12) Parquet Courts - Yonder Is Closer To The Heart
From the album, Light Up Gold.
13) Theme Park - A Place They'll Never Know
From the album, Theme Park.
14) FaltyDL - Uncea
From the album, Hardcourage.
15) Ossie - Find It
From the single, Ignore.
16) Kraak & Smaak - My Synths Are The Bomb
From the album, Electric Hustle.
17) We Have Band - Visionary
From the album, Ternion.
18) Bill Fay - Never Ending Happiness
From the album, Life Is People.
Don't push me cos I'm close to the edge, I'm trying not to lose my head... It's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under...
1) Cris Prolific - Music Is (feat. Ursula Rucker)
From the album, Art/money.
2) 14KT - Blindsided
From album, A Friendly Game of KT.
3) Hawthorne Headhunters - Yellow Cougar
From the album, Myriad of Now.
4) MF Doom - Peach Extract
From the album, Special Herbs, Vols. 9 - 10.
5) Visioneers - Come Play in the Misty Night
From the album, Hipology. Great cover of a Stereolab track.
6) DTMD - Sea Me Sun
From the album, Makin' Dollars.
7) Freestyle Fellowship - We Are
From the album, The Promise.
8) Fantastic Mr Fox - Speak Nuh
From the San'en EP.
9) Kraak and Smaak - Forget About You (feat. Lee Fields) - Max Sedgley Rmx
From the album, Mixed Feelings.
10) Tony Allen - Kilode - Carl Craig Rmx
From the compilation, Tapes by Foals.
11) Charles Bradley - Trouble in the Land (feat. Menahan Street Band)
From the album, The Lion's Roar. Swedish Folk.
12) Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Is In
From the compilation, Daptone 7 Inch Single Collection.
13) Hooded Fang - Vacationation
From the album, Tosta Mista.
14) Allo Darlin' - Wonderland
From the album, Europe.
15) Standard Fare - Dead Future
From the album, Out of Sight, Out of Town.
16) Oberhofer - Away Frm U
From the album, Time Capsules II.
17) Modeselektor - Blue Clouds
From the album, Monkeytown.
I made this mix back in March, then my laptop broke down so I'm only getting around to uploading it now. This was cutting edge stuff 4 months ago honestly! Play it loud!
The 2 Bears - Church
From the album, Be Strong. Side project of Hot Chip's Joe Goddard. Cracking album.
Django Django - Waveforms
From the eponymous album.
Casiokids - Det Haster!
From the album, Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen. Love this album. They are Norwegian in case you were wondering.
Diagrams - Black Light
From the album, Black Light.
Boards of Canada - Telephasic Workshop
From the album, Music Has the Right to Children.
Cake - Teenage Pregnancy
From the album, Showroom of Compasion.
Plug - Back on Time
From the album, Back on Time. I was listening to this album and thinking it sounded like it could have been made in 1996 (it turns out that it was of course).
Funki Porcini - King Ashabanapal (Dillinja Mix)
From the album, Hed Phone Sex. As featured in the ColdCut Journeys By DJs Mix.
Burial - Kindred
From the Kindred EP. I can't tell you how good this track sounds played loud over a good PA.
Gonjasufi - Nickels and Dimes
From the MU.ZZ.LE EP.
First Aid Kit - King of the World
From the album, The Lion's Roar. Swedish Folk.
Theme Park - A Mountain We Love
From the single, A Mountain We Love.
Jazzanova - No Use feat. Clara Hill (Lensco Remix)
From the album, Upside Down.
Objekt - Porcupine
From the single, Cactus.
Radiohead - Staircase
From the single, The Daily Mail.
Post War Years - That's All
From the album, The Greats and the Happenings.
Tennis - Take Me To Heaven
From the album, Young and Old.
Back with the first installment for 2011. Apologies for any missing a's in this blurb. My laptop has gone on the blink and all the a's were painstakingly added in using the Windows on screen keyboard. Anyway on with the music.
Eagle Nebula - Unbreakable
Or Nebs as she is known to her friends. From the Love Bomb EP which is available as a free downlod from http://eaglenebula.bandcamp.com/album/lovebomb-ep. Produced by the mighty Daru Jones. "They try to break me down but I'm not an enzyme", I'm not convinced this makes much sense but it sounds cool!
Photek - This City
From the Avalanche EP. The return of Photek after a long hiatus.
Moonstarr - Don't Sweat It
This is old school Moonstarr. From the archive album which is a retrospective of previously unreleased material from the last decade.
Tony Allen - One Tree
From the album, Lagos No Shaking. Tony Allen was the drummer in the legendary Fela Kuti's band.
Joan As Police Women - The Magic
From the album, The Deep Field. Joan Wasser's 4th album and best so far IMO, highly recommended.
Timber Timbre - Demon Host
From the album, Timber Timbre. Recorded in a wooden shack in the wilds of Canada, probably.
The Tallest Man on Earth - Tangle in This Trampled Wheat
From the EP, Sometimes the Blues Is Just a Passing Bird. Otherwise known as The Swedish Bob Dylan (By me at least).
The Low Anthem - Matter of Time
From the album, Smart Flesh. Beutiful album this. Not one to listen to if you are feeling in any way emotionally fragile though.
Girls - Heartbreaker
From the Broken Dreams Club EP.
The Notwist - This Room (Rmx by Four Tet and Manitoba)
From the album, Neon Golden (Deluxe Edition). This album was originally released in 2002. Not sure when this remix came out originally. Thanks to Dave Simpson for the recommendation.
Model 500 - OFI (Mad Mike rmx)
From the single OFI on R&S Records.
Raffertie - Horse Flesh
From the Rank Functions EP. I picked this one up from the Bleep.com top 100 tracks of the year which is always worth a listen.
Fantastic Mr Fox - Sketches
From the Sketches EP. Cracking EP this.
The Mummers - Your Voice
From the Mink Hollow Road EP.
Pete and the Pirtes - Winter 1
This track is availble as a free download from Bandcamp: http://petethepirates.bandcamp.com/track/winter-1. Looking forward to the album.
Smoke Fairies - Dragon
From the album, Through Low Light And Trees.
Here is the 3rd quarterly mix for 2010. Dubstep went overground. Sufjan Stevens returned with first an EP and then a stunning album. Everything Everything released their debut. Aloe Blacc went soul. Dedicated to the new lady in my life Kimaya Ellen (aged 6 weeks).
Skream - Perforated
From the album, Outside the Box. Dubstep goes overground.
Pariah - Prism
From the Safehouses EP. My new favourite electronic artist. Another cracking release on R&S records. Somehow manages to sound modern and retro at the same time.
Darkstar - Aidy's Girl is a Computer
From the album, North. Great title, great track.
DMX Krew - Memory Theme
From the album, The March to the Stars. Cracking album this.
The XX - VCR (Four Tet Rmx)
The Foreign Exchange - The Last Fall
From the album, Authenticity. The Foreign Exchange are Phonte from Little Brother and Dutch producer Nicolay.
Everything Everything - Two For Nero
From the album, Man Alive. Cracking album although they never quite top the bonkers Suffragette Suffragette (see random mix 2009_2).
David Karsten Daniels and Fight The Big Bull - Through All the Fates
From the album, I Mean to Live Here Still. Highly recommend this album.
Roots Manuva vs Wrongtom - Rebuff
From the album, Duppy Writer. Roots Manuva - "It was as a kid. Before I even knew what a soundsystem was. I was walking past Stockwell skateboard park and there was this sound being set up. They were probably just trying out their speakers. I was with my mum, holding my mum's hand. And I remember my mum being quite intimidated by the whole affair. Such a barrage of bass coming from it! And these dodgy-looking blokes standing beside it just admiring the sound of their bass. It's just a bass thing. A volume thing. I don't know if I rose-tint the memories, but I remember it sounded so good, so rich. It's not like today when we go to clubs and it hurts. It was more of a life-giving bass."
Aloe Blacc - Green Lights
From the album, Good Things. Aloe Blacc goes all soul.
Sky Larkin - ATM
From the album, Kaleide.
Health - Nice Girls (Little Loud rmx)
From the album, Disco 2.
Matthew Dear - Gem
From the album, Black City.
Deerhunter - Coronado
From the album, Halcyon Digest. The sound of a band who are too clever for their own good sitting down and deciding to write some songs.
Les Savy Fav - Poltergeist
From the album, Root For Ruin. Les Savy Fav coming on all Velvet Underground.
Arcade Fire - Month of May
From the album, The Suburbs.
Sleigh Bells - Rill Rill
From the album, Treats.
Skream ft. Freckles - How Real
From the album, Outside the Box.
Sufjan Stevens - Vesuvius
From the album, The Age of Adz. You need this beautiful album in your life. The recent All Delighted People EP was cracking too.
Here is the 2nd quarterly mix for 2010. Some summer vibes and some post dubstep sounds...
Tuung - Hustle
From the album, ...And Then We Saw Land. Cracking album this.
The Tallest Man on Earth - You're Going Back
From the album, The Wild Hunt. Or the Swedish Bob Dylan as he has become known in our house. Love this album, highly recommended.
Broken Bells - Vaporize
Broken Bells are Dangermouse and the James Mercer from the Shins.
Darwin Deez - Radar Detector
From his eponymous debut album. Highly recommend this album - for the summer vibes. (Enjoy them while they last.)
Race Horses - Pony
From the album, Goodbye Falkenberg. The album is a really enjoyable listen even when they start singing in Welsh.
Gold Panda - Before We Talked
From the single, You.
James Blake - Footnotes
From the EP, CMYK. James Blake is a London producer. This EP is from the legendary R&S records.
Ramadanman - Tempest
From the single, Glut / Tempest. Can't decide which track I like the best - they are both great.
Mount Kimbie - Carbonated
From the album, Crooks and Lovers.
Caribou - Sun
From the album, Swim. Highly recommend this ablum also.
Bonobo - We Could Forever
From the album, Black Sands. Bonobo is a Brighton based producer.
Gonja Sufi - Love of Reign
From the album, A Sufi and a Killer. Produced by Gaslight Killer.
Daedelus - Stampede Me
From the album, Righteous Fists of Harmony.
The Black Keys - The Only One
From the album, Brothers.
Ty - Emotions (feat Sarina Leah & Shaun Escoffery)(Waajeed Remix)
From the single, Emotions.
The Wave Pictures - I Shall Be a Ditchdigger
From the Sweetheart EP. I have a real soft spot for this band. Great lyrics.
The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
From the album, High Violet.
Woodhands - Dissembler
From the album, Remorsecapade. This is my favourite track of the year so far. It is pretty close to being perfect.
Here is the first of hopefully quarterly installments for 2010. Some of the stuff here I picked up on from all those best of 2009 lists. Some stuff from 2010 too of course. Shouts out to Sean as usual for all the recommendations.
R.I.P. Mark Linkous
Phoenix - Lisztomania
From the album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, one of the best albums of 2009 IMHO. They are French don't you know.
Vampire Weekend - Diplomat's Son
From the album, Contra. I was playing the album at home and Nish thought I was listening to Paul Simon.
Martyn - Vancouver
From the album, Great Lengths.
Annie - Bad Times
From the album, Don't Stop.
Christian Prommer's Drumlesson - Planeteria
From the album, 4 Hero Presents Extensions. Extensions is an album of re-interpretations of 4 Hero tracks. Planeteria originally appeared on the 1998 Mercury prize nominated album, Two Pages.
Gil Scott-Heron - Your Soul and Mine
From the album, I'm New Here. What a comeback record this was.
The Antlers - Two
From the album, Hospice. Hospice is a concept album about a man falling in love with a terminally ill bone cancer patient and then watching her die. Nice and cheerful then.
Spoon - Out Go the Lights
From the album, Transference. Other bands take note, Spoon just keep on churning out great albums.
Preach Jacobs and Denz - Forest Whitaker
From the Maple St. Sessions EP. Any rapper who name checks Stringer Bell and Avon Barksdale is OK by me.
Mos Def - History feat. Talib Kweli
From the album, The Ecstatic.
Silhouette Brown - We Used to Run Steady
From the album, Two. Silhouette Brown is Dego (4hero), Kaidi Tatham and Bembe Segue.
Girls - Morning Light
From the album, Album.
Japandroids - Wet Hair
From the album, Post-nothing.
Sparklehorse - Piano Fire
From the album, It's a Wonderful Life. Mark Linkous very sadly shot himself a few weeks back.
Georgia Anne Muldrow and Declaime - Mages Sages II
From the album, SomeOthaShip. This track is produced by Flying Lotus.
Chew Lips - Slick
From the album, Unicorn. Really like this album, they are from Sauf London.
Moderat - Rusty Nails
From the eponymous album. Moderat are Modeselektor and Apparat.
My Robot Friend - Failure
From the album, Soft-core.
Two Door Cinema Club - Eat That Up, It's Good For You
From the album, Tourist History.
July was the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission and I watched this awesome documentary on the beeb, "For All Mankind". It has amazing footage of the Apollo missions and a Brian Eno soundtrack. Really inspiring stuff.
So this mix has an Apollo moon missions theme. Don't worry though, it is still as random as always, so hopefully there will be a little bit of something for everyone.
Just in case you are interested the moon rover pictured was part of the Apollo 15 mission in 1971. This mix is dedicated to all the brave men and women of NASA etc...
Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work
Thanks to Sean's Glasto playlist for this one. This is the debut single from this Northern Irish indie band.
Marc Mac feat. Preach - I'm Outta Here
From the In Between The Lines EP
Daru - Lean on Me
From the album Spirit Drumz pt.2
Ms. Dezy - Dearest Daddy
Produced by Ms One (Georgia Anne Muldrow), from the album Georgia Anne Muldrow Presents... Ms One
Sa-Ra Creative Partners - Traffika
From the album Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love. Sa-Ra are back and on point, "drug traffika, traffika..."
Fol Chen - Winter, That's All
From the album, Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made
The Juan MacLean - No Time
From the album, The Future Will Come. "I saw you dancing with the humans"
Little Dragon - Blinking Pigs
From the album, Machine Dreams, highly recommended.
My Brightest Diamond - To Pluto's Moon (Son Lux Remix)
From Shark Remixes Vol 2
Tom Trago - The New 3000
From the album, Voyage Direct on Rush Hour Records. Voyage Direct is an album of unreconstructed deep dance music, highly recommended.
Brian Eno - An Ending (Ascent)
From the album, Apollo (Atmospheres & Soundtracks)
Nosaj Thing - IOIO
Nosaj Thing is an LA based producer. Funny name but good album. From the album, Drift
Carlos Nino & Friends - 9 Moons Full
From the album, High With a Little Help From on Kindred Spirits
Dam Funk - Let's Take Off (Far Away)
12" on Stones Throw Records
Mayer Hawthorne - The Ills
From the album, A Strange Arrangement also on Stones Throw Records.
Mortonette Stephens - Magic Walk
Produced by Ms One (Georgia Anne Muldrow), from the album, Georgia Anne Muldrow Presents Ms One
Theoretical Girl - Divided
From the album, Divided
Everything Everything - Suffragette Suffragette
Is he really saying what I think he's saying? (Yes he is)
Bombay Bicyle Club - The Hill
From the album, I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose. They are from Crouch End and they appear to have been named after an indian restaurant chain.
Black Milk - Long Story Short feat. Dwele
From the album Tronic, one of my favorite albums of '09 so far.
Illa J - All Good
Dilla's kid brother from the album Yancey Boys
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - White Jetta
From the album Vs Children
Black Milk - Give the Drummer Sum
Black Milk on the helium, Quasimoto style, from the album Tronic
Invisible - London Girl
From the eponymous album, highly recommended
Peter, Bjorn and John - Living Thing
Peter, Bjorn and John pay homage to ELO, what's not to like? From the album Living Thing.
Q-Tip - Manwomanboogie
From the album Renaissance
Cut Copy - So Haunted
From the album In Ghost Colours
VV Brown - Leave feat. Little Boots
Little Boots - Love Kills
From Little Boots EP
The Wave Pictures - Leave the Scene Behind
From the album Instant Coffee Baby
Frida Hyvonen - London!
From the album Silence is Wild
David Sitek - With a Girl Like You
Dave Sitek from TVOTR covering the Troggs, from the charity compilation album Dark Was the Night
Asobi Seksu - Gliss
From the album Hush
Black Milk - Losing Out
From the album Tronic
Harmonic 313 - Quadrant 3
From the album When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence
The National - Mr November
From the album Alligator. My new favorite lyric is "I used to be carried in the arms of cheerleaders"
Peter, Bjorn and John - School of Kraut
From the album Seaside Rock which is a vinyl or download only release. Highly recommended. Get it from Amazon's download store.
Kissy Asplund - Hit Me With Medication
From the album, Plethora.
Ayah - So Wrong
From the Problem Women Mixtape, download it here (it's free), http://www.ayahmusic.com/.
Erykah Badu - The Healer
From New Amerykah Part One, this track is produced by Madlib. Still waiting for part two.
Daru & Rena - Happy
From the Sprit and Soulhop Sampler - download it here, http://www.myspace.com/darubeats. Daru's myspace page was my free music discovery of the year.
Roots Manuva - A Man's Talk
From the album, Slime and Reason.
Oddisee - Claim to Fame
From the album, 101.
Stephanie McKay - Jackson Avenue
From the album, Tell It Like It Is.
TV on the Radio - DLZ
Dear Science, is TVOTR's best album yet. I've loved this band since OK Calculator.
James Pants - Cosmic Rap
From the album, Welcome on Stones Throw.
Daru & Rena - Turn It On (Marc Mac rmx)
Also from the Spirit and Soulhop Sampler, download it here (it's free), http://www.myspace.com/darubeats.
Bon Ivor - re:stacks
From the album, For Emma, Forever Ago. The sound of a man having a nervous breakdown. I wonder what Emma makes of it all...
Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane rmx)
Loved the original version too.
Lykke Li - Tonight
From the album, Youth Novels, produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John.
The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
From the album, Stay Positive, complete with guitar solos, rock on.
The Foals - Cassius
Didn't want to like them but did.
Los Campesinos! - Untitled Hidden Track
From the album, Hold on Now, Youngster.
Vampire Weekend - Walcott
Peter Gabirel meets the Strokes.
Rotary Connection - Silent Night
Rotary Connection - Christmas Love
James Brown - Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto
Donny Hathaway - This Christmas
Stevie Wonder - What Christmas Means To Me
The Jackson 5 - Up On The Housetop
Dangerdoom - Old School Rules
Ultramagnetic MCs - Give the Drummer Some
Cesar Mariano - Furebol De Bar (JM edit)
Daru Beats feat. Taihisha - Little Things pt2
Marc Mac - Takes Ova Me
A Place To Bury Strangers - To Fix the Gash in Your Head (Lillica Libertine Remix)
Bloodfire - Funky President (Yes We Can!)
Peven Everett - Can't Do Without (Aaron Ross rmx)
Outlines - Just a Little Lovin'
Peter Bjorn and John - Young Folks (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-animation Mix)
Dntel feat. Ben Gibbard - (This is) The Dream of Evan and Chan
Friendy Fires - Paris
Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines
Vampire Weekend - Campus
Cats in Paris - Castle Walls
TV on the Radio - Golden Age
Ayah feat. Skyzoo - Passing Me By 2008
Erykah Badu - Soldier
Muhsinah - Discovery
Stacey Epps - Cosmic Dust
Oddisee feat. Phonte - All Because Shes Gone
4 Hero - Bed of Roses
Roots Manuva vs Lupe Fiasco - Witness Push
Guilty Simpson - Man's World
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
Evelopes - Put on Hold
The Ting Tings - Keep Your Head
NSM - DJ Power (Use it)
Marc Mac - Throwdown
Spoon - The Ghost of You Lingers
Burial - Archangel
Sa Ra - So Special feat. Rozzi Daime
Marco Polo - Relax feat. J*Davey
The National - Fake Empire
4 Hero - Bed of Roses feat. Jody Watley
Rednose Distrikt - Wop
Modeselektor - 2000007 feat. TTC
Madlib - (Variations)
Outlines - Now That Iím Free feat. RZA
Good Shoes - Morden
Musiq Soulchild - Better Man
Pattie Blingh And The Akebulan 5 - Maafa: Transatlantic Dementia
Guilty Simpson - Man's World
Rednose Distrikt - Plop feat. Harco Pront
J*Davey - Mr. Mister (Cock Out Mix)
Sa Ra - Tracy feat. Rozzi Daime
4 Hero - Morning Child (L.A.O.S. D&B Mix)
4 Hero - Star Chasers
Millenium to millenium - Amazon - 4 Hero Mix
69 - Sound on Sound
Studio Pressure - Relics - Natural Mystic Mix
Photek - Under the Palms
Nu Era - Last Days
Jacobs Optical Stairway - The Naphosisous Wars
Jello - Vibe a Rolla - Scump Mix
Jeff Mills - 14 Dreams
Jacobs Optical Stairway - The Engulfing Whirlpool
The Octagon Man vs Depth Charge - Baric Void
Photek - Complex