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THE SOFT MOON

Into The Depths

THE SOFT MOON

Into The Depths

The classic 4AD template re-wired with added post-millenial dread.

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RAIME

This Foundry (Regis Version)

RAIME

This Foundry (Regis Version)

Slowly unravelling industrial de-construction from Raime, re-worked by Regis.

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DJ Elmoe

Whea Yo Ghost At, Whea Yo Dead Man

DJ Elmoe

Whea Yo Ghost At, Whea Yo Dead Man

Welcome to the blissful, time expanding suspension of a scene classic.

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JOE

Claptrap

JOE

Claptrap

All tension, function, build and no-release, one of the deadliest burners of the year.

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HYPE WILLIAMS

The Throning

HYPE WILLIAMS

The Throning

Like a waking-dream, or a half-remembered night out back in '84. WIth added bass.

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Anthony Shakir

Detroit State Of Mind (Space Dimension Controller Mix)

Anthony Shakir

Detroit State Of Mind (Space Dimension Controller Mix)

A dipping, jacking and outstanding revision pitted with killer triplet fills.

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UMBERTO

Temple Room

UMBERTO

Temple Room

Matt Hill heading deep into the bowels of the early '80s sound and classic John Carpenter.

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Mika Vainio

It's a Muthang

Mika Vainio

It's a Muthang

Super-stripped, super-basic, super-essential wares from Mika Vainio.

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KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN

Generator 6

KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN

Generator 6

Has any producer been on deadlier form this year?

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Demdike Stare

Hashshashin Chant

Demdike Stare

Hashshashin Chant

Bellydance disco from deepest Lancashire...

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PUMP

The 'Wife' Container

PUMP

The 'Wife' Container

A post-industrial classic from the late 80's, reissued by the intriguing Plague Recordings this year.

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AU REVOIR SIMONE

Tell Me (Villa Nah Remix)

AU REVOIR SIMONE

Tell Me (Villa Nah Remix)

Like an updated version of Antena's bittersweet Bossa-pop.

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DADAWAH

Know How You Stand

DADAWAH

Know How You Stand

If you haven't heard this yet, boy you're in for a treat.

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COLD CAVE / PRURIENT

Stars Explode

COLD CAVE / PRURIENT

Stars Explode

One part black metal, one part cold wave electro. Magic.

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This time on 14tracks:

“The best of 2010 - Part 1”

Here we are at the end of another year and another look back at some of the most interesting new music and reissues of the last twelve months. It's been a genuinely diverse time for music, with a number of labels trading on the ice-cold heyday of synth-wave via choice reissues (Minimal Wave, Medical Records, Weird Records), while others appropriated the sound with sometimes brilliant results (Sacred Bones, Captured Tracks). Elsewhere, some producers revived the chopped-and-screwed aesthetic and applied it to new forms, with the likes of the Tri Angle label and Salem brushing off the Witch/Drag-House tags while creating something that followers of Slowdive and Cassie could relate to in equal measure. Established sounds from musically un-excavated locations once again taught us something new (think of Honest Jons' incredible Shangaan Electro just for starters), while the most basic and visceral forms of street music seeped into our open receptors and gave us much-needed access to properly mastered Juke/Footwork after a good couple of years spent mining the Youtube wilderness for clues. Bass music itself has also seen a healthy metamorphosis, with dubstep splintering further into a myriad styles-with-no-name, from the mongrel House variations of the Night Slugs crew to the next-level (and largely bass-free) productions of Actress, a producer who finally seems to have struck a chord with a wider audience in 2010. Over in the States, a bunch of bedroom producers and small imprints more or less single-handedly re-configured our expectations of pop music, tapping into an 80's nostalgia with a smudged, Hypnagogic effect evident in the out-of-focus power-pop of Autre Ne Veut and the shimmering amnesia of Hype Williams and Nite Jewel. We think it's been a good vintage - and over the next four weeks we're going to put together some of the music we've enjoyed most over the course of 2010, starting here with part one...

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On 07 Dec 18:03 giles said:

“Favourite Time of the Year ”

Your end of year comp's always deliver and fill in the gaps from the previous year and generally inspire my listening habits for months to come. Very excited!! thanks again.

On 08 Dec 03:28 BeachSloth said:
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“Yes!”

This is an extremely diverse selection. Keith Fullerton Whitman blends into Demdike Stare. Ace.

On 20 Dec 16:38 leavethisplanet said:

“best of 2010”

best track of the year -- Don Froth -- 10000 cc
best album of the year -- T ++ -- Wireless