--[Fri 14th edit: After a dance of death with the DMCA I stand defeated; not hosting / linking any in this post (apart from previously ok links from other posts)! boo. Also in a Welsh internet black-hole until Tuesday so unable to update until now (in work!)] badbadbad. Here we go:
Flappy 2011! I trust your NYE was good! I was DJing at a lovely house party in Brum, sufficed to say I took IMMENSE relish in hurtling a good 15-20 people into the new year to the sound of:
Mousse T - I'm Horny
hahahahahhaha whoa, that's horny. Excellent. 2011 is looking mind-blowingly exciting so far; I've developed a new found appreciation for font size variegations and soy milk, although I'm not sure how long that'll last...But seriously (ha), judging from the AMAZING latter half of 2010, 2011 is sizing up to be a bloody excellent year for music.
To be more specific:
- thanks to the internet (in particular wordpress, beatport and bandcamp) forward-thinking music lovers have the tools to start a label on a shoestring, thus enabling SO much more music to get out to an audience. YAY.
- genres are blossoming: futurebass is getting up on all fours now, dubstep has proliferated into a myriad of subgenres and is blessing the charts with more and more popstep, and the uk grime and funky scene is explodingggg. Even the BBC is starting to get more switched on to good music < was impressed to see that on front of their news site! Fantastic.
Lucy's notable good musicy-related things about 2010:
Myspace music finally realised they were shit, paid some developers and crawled into the 21st century
Justin Bieber becomes bearable at -800% tempo
Rinse FM got an Ofcom licence!! JAMMY.
Now, working on true Lucy timescale and avoiding any sort of resolution to flirt with punctuality I'm going to do what should've been done at the end of 2010, which is to have a rundown of:
the best 25 tracks released in 2010!
However I'm not going to do mine (yet!), but I'm going to give you the lists of two dear friends who are also humble, indirect contributors to Noise and Japes: Billie (fucking amazing dubstep/grime/electro DJ, recently had his 25min mix played by Mistajam on Radio 1Xtra) and Dom (the walking Encyclopaedophile Britannica of Life (you can't spell wisdom without dom); specialist subjects: medicine, and knowing the release date of pretty much any dance music in the last 10 years. Also resembles a tall stick of bamboo).
Although biologically male, their tastes are definitely more feminine than mine, which is hugely refreshing :) get ready for a gentle electroexperimentalshoegazeyjizz in yer ear..
TUNES THEY BOTH CHOSE:
James Blake - CMYK
look I found her...
Girl Unit - Wut
you've died and gone to synth heaven
Addison Groove - Footcrab
I just don't get this one! but Billie and Dom must, so here it is :)
Tensnake - Coma Cat
will make you want to knock on your neighbour's doors, grab strangers, babies, dogs, and pull them out into a conga line so you can all dance around like loons celebrating the feeling of being alive (or is that just me? could be just me :P)
Breach - Fatherless
best use of panpipes since I used them to satisfy myself anally / since Dem Slackers remixed Sandro Silva and Anjiro Rijo
TUNES BILLIE CHOSE:
Caribou - Odessa
Mosca - Square One (Julio Bashmore Remix)
Lil Silva - Night Skanker
Ramadanman - Glut
Jamie Woon - Night Air
Deadboy - If U Want Me
Jacques Greene - Baby I Don't Know (what you want)
Roska - Squark
Aeroplane - We Can't Fly
Joe - Clap Trap
Terror Danjah - Bipolar
Taz Buckfaster - Gold Tooth Grin
Kingdom - Fogs
Tiga - Gentle Giant (Martyn's Heaven Remix)
Screendeath - Packback
Joker - Tron
Mount Kimbie - Field
The XX - Crystalised (Dark Sky Remix)
TUNES DOM CHOSE:
Hot Chip - One Life Stand
Deerhunter - Helicopter
Sleigh Bells - Tell 'Em
Salem - King Night
LCD Soundsystem - I Can Change
Crystal Castles - Not In Love ft. Robert Smith
Azari & III - Reckless With Your Love (Tensnake Remix)
Cults - Oh My God
Lone - Pineapple Crush (Manchester Warehouse VIP Remix)
Cee-Lo Green - Fuck You
Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss
Jamaica - I Think I Like U 2 (Breakbot Remix)
Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce - Telephone
Dom - Burn Bridges
Twin Shadow - Slow
Joy Orbison - Derobe
Vampire Weekend - White Sky
Kingdom - Mind Reader ft. Shyvonne
Small Black - Photojournalist
Raaaawr happy listening!!
...It's a good time to have ears, use them :)