Best Of 2013 Lists

hucks

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No, normally wait till right at the end of the year (or even later) but know other's usually have something in mind around this time.

lol

I refuse to engage with this until December, but the answer will be Jessy Lanza.
 

paolo

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Going to wait until about mid-December before I post mine. Been giving this some thought recently
 

hucks

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Really? I need to give that another listen.

Yup, by a mile, too. I really liked Last Exit by Junior Boys, and this is produced with one of them, but she's got a much more interesting voice and better songs. Also I'm getting old and my tastes are changing - I might not have loved this as much a few years ago.
 

crackerjack

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Yup, by a mile, too. I really liked Last Exit by Junior Boys, and this is produced with one of them, but she's got a much more interesting voice and better songs. Also I'm getting old and my tastes are changing - I might not have loved this as much a few years ago.

I've always found JBs a bit fey. I liked this Lanza album, at least enough to still have the promo lying around, but obviously nothing like as much as you did.

Not sure what my favourites are: Disclosure is the one I played most for a month or so when it came out. Also the Steve Mason and Ghostface's 12 Reasons, but I think the album I've played most this year came out last year - and that's Goat's World Music. Best gig, too.
 

Corpsey

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I'm going to post my list and edit it constantly until its as close to the Platonic ideal of Corpsey's 2013 list as possible.

RAP


LIL DURK - ^ Dis Ain't What U Want ^ / Competition (feat. LIL REESE) / Who Is This
TREE - Busters
STARLITO & DON TRIP - Caesar & Brutus
DENZEL CURRY feat. YOUNG SIMMIE & ROB BANK$ - Threatz
TROY AVE - Dimes / Blanco
FUTURE - Keep On Shinin' / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwlyJ5MZYJM / Back At It / Chosen One (the WHOLE ''Free-Bandz-Gang'' tape, really)
YOUNG SCOOTER feat. GUCCI MANE - Work
Z MONEY - Let You Know
RICH HOMIE QUAN - Type Of Way
GUCCI MANE - Change Of Heart
YO GOTTI feat. JEZZY + Y.G. - Act Right
Y.G. - This Yick
DJ MUSTARD feat. JOE MOSES and Y.G. - Burn Rubber


MEEK MILL - ^ Lil N*gga Snupe ^ / Hip-Hop
PUSHA T - Suicide / Numbers On The Board / Nosestalgia (feat. KENDRICK LAMAR)
VADO - My Team Go
JOHNNY CINCO - They Gave The Wrong Young N*gga Money
CAM'RON feat. 2-CHAINZ - Shattered
KING LOUIE - Band Nation (technically 2012 but video came out this year)
DRAKE - Hold On, We're Going Home / Wu Tang Forever
GUCCI MANE feat. OJ DA JUICEMAN - Stealing
AZ - We Movin'
YOUNG THUG - Condo Music
ACE HOOD feat. FUTURE et al - Bugatti
KANYE WEST - I Am A God
P RICO - Hang With Me
CHANCE THE RAPPER - Acid Rain / Pusher Man
BILLY WOODS - Cuito Cuanavale
LIL WAYNE feat. 2-CHAINZ - Rich As Fuck
MACEO feat. FUTURE & OTHERS - Take A Charge

NON-RAP

ALL ABOUT SHE - Higher (PREDITAH RMX)
DISCLOSURE - You & Me / White Noise
HUXLEY - Walk 2 U
DUKE DAMONT / A*M*E - Need U (100%)
JESSIE WARE - Imagine It Was Us
TS7 - Heartlight
PLAYTIME PRODUCTIONS - Heading My Way
BRACKLES - Go (feat. CHERRI V) / Overtime
LIL SILVA - Venture
BRANDY - ? (MURLO RMX - this hasn't come out yet though)
DECIBEL feat. FLOWDAN - Skanks (HYBRID THEORY RMX)
RUSTIE - Triadzzz
P MONEY - Round The Clock (Cause N Effect RMX)
STORM QUEEN - Look Right Through (MK RMX)
ILL PHIL & LORENZO - Up To No Good (2013 RMX)
KOWTON - TFB
SLACKK - Inland
TESSELA - Nancy's Pantry
THE WEEKND - Rolling Stone (Funkystepz RMX)
DJ TRENDS - Warn Dem (War Dub)
PLASTICIAN - Hit Somebody (War Dub)
COLTA - You Don't Know Heat
ANNOY - Handbrake Riddim
LONE - Airglow Fires

CIARA - Body Party

FUSE ODG - Antenna (and all the other AFROBEATS stuff Brackles has been playing which I don't know the names of)

Special shout out to THE CLAIRVOYANTS who's Rinse shows (R.I.P.) I really enjoyed this year. Grinding, hard, desolate techno. BANG BANG BANG.

Best Live/DJ Experience of 2013 = BRACKLES playing New Years Day party a Baskerville hall, rinsing out all those big jacking tunes from last year (Coke Diet/This Is The Way We Go), OFF MY FACE on gin and happiness. Honourable mention to PEVERELIST at Freerotation playing ''WE ARE IE'' alongside sick 2013 grime/dubstep stuff, almost managing to overcome my horrible paranoid comedown in the process.

TRENDS I enjoyed this year :

AUTOGOON - Future's influence on US rap was all over the place this year, and the trend for auto-tune goon rap produced a lot of absolute bangers. Its nice to hear some melodicism coming back into street rap after the dominance of Lex Luger style stripped-back trap. Rap is in a very interesting place at the moment, what with the explosion of cult figures like ASAP Rocky, Danny Brown and Kanye's continuing slide into artsy coke-addled meglomania.

HOUSE - The rise of Disclosure, Rudimental et al to the charts seems to me a good thing overall, despite my getting pretty bored with a 4X4 beat by this point. House is in rude health no matter how you look at it - the mainstream chart stuff, JACKIN' oop Midlands, 'Shuffling' stuff in London. Stuff like 'Imagine It Was Us' was perfect summer-fare, made this feel like a real 'moment' in the UK, even standing right at the periphery of it.

GRIME - Bubbling on the low there's all this instrumental grime coming out by ppl like BLOOM, RABIT, SLACKKK, MURLO etc. which is both interesting and ard and I will watch all this stuff with great interest in 2014. I do miss the MC element but the music is good enough to stand on its own so...
 
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connect_icut

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Top Ten Albums

1. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
2. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
3. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
4. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
5. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
6. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
7. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
8. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
9. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
10. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

Top Three Live Shows
1. My Bloody Valentine in Seattle
2. My Bloody Valentine in LA
1. My Bloody Valentine in London (second night)


Don't hate me. Just being honest.
 

luka

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i havent listened to any music this year except for the last week ive got a new job where i listen to the radio and ive had rinse on and really liked all the poppy house and housey r&b they play in the daytime. i dont like the stuff with wretch rapping on it but generally i like it a lot.
 

luka

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ill blu and funkystepz need to find a way to cash in on this pop house moment. all the stuff benny b knows about, i love that stuff. daytime radio.
 

Immryr

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i can never tell how 'big' lulu james is. obviously everyone in Newcastle likes her, cause she is from south shields. is she famous? I know the guy who plays vibraphone in her band.
 

rubberdingyrapids

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im prob missing loads of things out but here goes -

jessy lanza - pull my hair back (i think this is just sublime, even if theres a few dry housey songs in the middle)
jon wizards
dj rashad - double cup (despite my problems with it)
traxman - vol 3
2 chainz - me time (maybe the best mainstream rap album of the year which i was very surprised about)
pusha t - my name is my name
kanye- yeezus
mia - mathangi
a tribe called red - nation II nation
dean blunt's stuff
jon wayne - rap album one
dj day - way out of living (best instrumental hip hop thing ive heard in a while)
telemachus (i forget the name of it, the songs with rappers arent that special, but the instrumental tracks are really great, i think i like the trip hop revival more than the original stuff)
my bloody valentine - mbv
ben ufo - fabric mix
lil wayne - rich as fuck (just for the beat and the chorus - amazing track)
gunplay - acquitted
arctic monkeys - i wanna be yours (if prince (or midnite vultures-era beck at least) was from up north, he might sound like this i reckon)
earl - doris (this isnt as good as his old stuff though)
dj mustard - ketchup
 
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allegiant

Evenly Distributed
Demdike Stare - Testpressing #001 & #002
0PN - R Plus Seven
Visionist - I'm Fine
Autechre - Exai & L-Event
Logos - Cold Mission
The Stranger - Watching Dead Empires in Decay
Lil Jabba - Scales
Rashad - Double Cup, Rollin EP & I Don't Give a Fuck
Dean Blunt - The Redeemer
Roly Porter - Life Cycle of a Massive Star
Helm - Silencer
Rrose - Monad XVI & that other thing
Katie Gately - Katie Gately
µ-Ziq - Chewed Corners
Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain
Dopplereffekt - Tetrahymena
Black Rain - Protoplasm
Rashad Becker - Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. I
The Haxan Cloak - Excavation
Various - Interpretations on F.C. Judd
RP Boo - Legacy
Special Request - Soul Music
Miles - Faint Hearted & Unsecured
Dwellings - Don't Say Nothing
Tod Dockstader - Electronic Vol. 2

Honourable mention to most of PAN, BEB & Opal Tapes again, Etch, Prostitutes, Traxman, Emptyset, LDN035 & 041.
 

Benny B

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ill blu and funkystepz need to find a way to cash in on this pop house moment. all the stuff benny b knows about, i love that stuff. daytime radio.


if you been listening to the radio you might have already heard this (produced by Ill Blu), but just in case. One of my faves of the year and a late contender

 

Benny B

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i can never tell how 'big' lulu james is. obviously everyone in Newcastle likes her, cause she is from south shields. is she famous? I know the guy who plays vibraphone in her band.

don't think she's had the attention she's deserved, but being on Black Butter is a good look - some of the producers from BB have been making tunes for her, like Kidnap Kid and apparently theres an album on the way. I'd been loving her singles 'Closer', 'Be safe' and 'Step by step' and was shocked when I found out she was from shields have to say! (complete with ridiculously strong accent).

Anyway I think she's fantastic. The new one is lush too
 
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Corpsey

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i havent listened to any music this year except for the last week ive got a new job where i listen to the radio and ive had rinse on and really liked all the poppy house and housey r&b they play in the daytime. i dont like the stuff with wretch rapping on it but generally i like it a lot.

I occasionally tune into 1XTRA and often hear really great stuff that's obviously very popular but that I've never listened to. Its perhaps paradoxical that a lot of music nerds pay very little attention to the most popular music of the present day - precisely because they tend to be the sort of people who dig for quality, not expecting it served up on a platinum plate.

There's actually, I think, a particular thrill in enjoying a piece of music that you know is being enjoyed by millions of other people - not that this is earth shattering stuff, of course. Its very alienating when something is huge (''AU SEVE'') and you don't get it but when something is huge and you DO ("WHITE NOISE'') - I dunno, its heartwarming and exciting, somehow. I do wish there was something on a bigger scale that tapped into this feeling, these days - an entire musical scene/sound ala. rave, hip-hop, early rock - rather than certain individual tunes from time to time.

Anyway, I wanted to add to my list:

ODDLY EFFECTING MUSICAL EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR

Playing GTAV, driving around a virtual city as the sun goes down and the neon lights switch on, listening to ''West End Girls'' by the Pet Shop Boys and sundry other tunes. I was stoned, it was great. Felt so futuristic, especially when playing to this Kuedo tune.
 
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