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PANGAEA

You & I

PANGAEA

You & I

Taking the rhythmic backbone of UK garage and inserting the motorik mechanics of Berlin dub...

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SHED

Estrangé

SHED

Estrangé

The ghosts of classic Aphex rave techno meeting a Carl Craig and 2562 style steppers variation.

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THE FUN YEARS

My Lowville

THE FUN YEARS

My Lowville

Found sounds, turntablism and affected instruments making for one of the year's finest revelations......

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HUDSON MOHAWKE

Root Hands

HUDSON MOHAWKE

Root Hands

It's not all about the Funk for Hudmo, as demonstrated by this amazing horizontal flex.

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HEADHUNTER

Birks Range

HEADHUNTER

Birks Range

Rugged Chain Reaction style chords attached to sick itchy steppers riddims...

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STEPHAN MATHIEU

Auf der Gasse

STEPHAN MATHIEU

Auf der Gasse

Mathieu magically brings a luminosity and brightness to classic shortwave radio signals.

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ACTRESS

I Can't Forgive You

ACTRESS

I Can't Forgive You

Midnight slowed-down wooze from one of our most loved albums of the year.

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MARTYN

Vancouver

MARTYN

Vancouver

Absolutely unparalleled pharmaceutical genius from the undisputed producer of the year - Martijn Deykers

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GROUPER

Heavy Water / I'd Rather Be Sleeping

GROUPER

Heavy Water / I'd Rather Be Sleeping

Harrowing shoegaze disfunction from the murky, brilliant world of Liz Harris.

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Newworldaquarium

The Dead Bears

Newworldaquarium

The Dead Bears

Title track from what is for our money the most overlooked album of 2008.

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MODEL 500

Starlight (Mike Huckaby Mix)

MODEL 500

Starlight (Mike Huckaby Mix)

Mike Huckaby has steadily built up one of the most solid and next-level catalogues in Techno

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SCOTT TUMA

Newjoy

SCOTT TUMA

Newjoy

Boxhead Ensemble and Zelienople associate Scott Tuma with deep, layered drone-scaping brilliance.

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MOVE D

Drone

MOVE D

Drone

In many ways, the year has belonged to David Moufang, this being his most immersive transmission in 2008.

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Byetone

Rocky (Soft)

Byetone

Rocky (Soft)

Raster Noton's Olaf Bender with reduced, colossal BASS pressure...

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks : the best of 2008 Part 1”

With the year almost out we thought it the right time to single out our picks for 2008, this being the first selection of highlights from what's been a brilliantly varied and exciting year for new music. We've particularly enjoyed the ever-evolving face of Bass music, from Wonky to Bassline and Funky, to Dubstep, Techno and our favourite kind of woozy, narcotic House - all typified by tracks from the likes of Pangaea, Martyn, Newworldaquarium, Actress, Headhunter and Hudmo keeping it fresh. In sharp contrast, we've been bewitched by the displaced post-ambience, shortwave radio signals and sparkling drones of Stephan Mathieu and the Fun Years - producing two of the most absorbing albums you'll have the pleasure of hearing this year. Watch out - Part two to follow next week...

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What do you think of this selection?
Any suggestions?
All comments are warmly welcomed.






On 03 Dec 11:39 Bovine Radio (Bovine Life / Chris Dooks) said:
http://bovineradio.wordpress.com

“The Shed Track and more”

This is such a great selection. I think it's been an amazing year so far, well done boomkat for continually presenting and previewing and teasing me with lovely tunes. On my radio show (http://bovineradio.wordpress.com) I post many links to boomkat as the ability to preview full tracks is extremely useful.

On 03 Dec 12:54 ilyas said:

“need more”

amazing selection of music, the Panagea especially is so good.

On 03 Dec 15:16 Rob said:
http://electronicexplorations.org

“Can't fault those choices”

Looking forward to Part: 2

Good call on Pangaea, I would've been amazed had it not been included from the off !! Hopefully a release from Immerse on Part 2. It's defo not easy to compile

On 03 Dec 18:06 maxwellinever said:

“Good discovery”

Not heard Shed before, but Estrange is amazing. Simple, drifting chords with a headnod accompaniment. Cracking.

On 03 Dec 19:31 sven said:

“nice one”

Really nice selection! Love the Shed & Byetone track! Essential Purchase ;)

On 03 Dec 22:45 cynwulf said:

“a different drum”

The Stephan Matthieu track is a jewel
I'm old enough to remember the festive fifty. 28 tracks is not enough to celebrate 08.

On 04 Dec 10:21 blackstag said:
http://blackstag.podbean.com/

Great, high quality, wide-ranging selections. Fab. Only two in the list I actually have (Fun Years & Stephan Matthieu) and both are in my personal faves of '08. At first glance I would have said that many of the others were too 'dancefloor' orientated for me but this list will make me broaden my horizons! Looking forward to Part 2..........

On 04 Dec 16:16 Christoph said:
http://drago-design.com

“Thank You,”

...that i find the Byetone Tune!
I "stay tuned" for the following selection. Awesome!

On 05 Dec 00:29 Richard Grant said:
http://bowieisacrankycat.blogspot.com

“thanks”

nice selection, interested in part 2.
the website design is ugly though, puts me off going there as it looks like a cheap supermarket!!

On 05 Dec 01:37 Headphone Commute said:
http://headphonecommute.blogspot.com/

“Trust In Boomkat”

This is probably the only place where I'd spend my money on such a collection of individual picks without second guessing the choices. And I thought that I had my selection of Best of 2008 down packed... I guess after hundreds of albums I reviewed there are still a few I must absolutely pick up! Looking forward to the rest! Make my wallet bleed! Please!

On 05 Dec 03:45 Eduardo said:

“Its always time for new things”

That Scott Tuma track is touching, beautifull.
Pangaea,Hudson Mohawke,Actress, Grouper....

On 05 Dec 17:30 funny buy guy said:

“"pharmaceutical genius"”

love the description for the Martyn trax. funny little boomkat. nevertheless,...i agree. highly... pharmaceutical,...as is this nice compilation overall. good one!

On 07 Dec 06:25 pliers said:

“Hot tips”

Thanks for the Kassem Mosse tip....and the Jack Rose....and the Hal Singer/Jef Gilson....and the Shed....It's invaluable to have someone to filter and select dynamite singles. Keep it up.

On 07 Dec 18:18 Ross said:
http://smalldog

“Stunning”

My god i have never heard that Shed track before its ****ing incredible!!!!It takes me back to the good old Acid House days.Cannot wait for part two!

On 08 Dec 19:34 phil said:
http://www.virb.com/primate

“wot, no wobble?”

only joking.

nice selection. agree whole-heartedly. would love to see either flying lotus, onra,
2562 or mikkel metal in the 2nd part. god, what a job....

On 08 Dec 22:37 rich said:

“Newworldaquarium album...”

...is frickin sweet!

On 09 Dec 13:08 d-zine said:
http://www.myspace.com/polarsequences

“j'aime beaucoup ce site”

je suis trés content de ce site 14tracks.com
beaucoup d'eclectisme dans la selection.
Morceaux magnifiques de manière générale
le morceau de shed est extraordinaire
great great great selection !!

On 12 Dec 04:07 Rob said:

“good job”

good job. tons of awesome music i've never heard. thanks

On 09 Jan 18:29 freu said:

“Amazing, but what if...”

I love these boomkat selections, but I was wondering if they could be offered in FLAC.

On 11 Feb 18:15 felix said:

“boomkat web radio station?”

you guys know your music. why don't you do a live stream web radio station?