My friend Roberdo asked me to make a top 10 2011 selection for his blog roberdo.de published last sunday and i must say, not an easy task as there was so much good stuff, but great fun to go through some of the tracks that made my year. I really like the selection that came out so i decided to repost it here. Here you go, the year in one paragraph: I listened to a lot of slow house & deep house, indie, downtempo and dubstepish electronica.. in 2011 i felt the tempo going down, with James Blake and Nicolas Jaar coming out strong with their LP’s. The debut of New York’s Sepalcure is great, Motor City Drum Ensemble published a great DJ Kicks on K7 and slow house in general had great output with Berlin-based Trickski and 6th Borough Project releasing full length LPs.
I’ll leave you with my top ten + 1 playlist (in no particular order) which is perfectly suitable for the cosy winter evenings at home, some head nodding and foot wiggling guaranteed..
Looking forward to 2012, a great christmas break to everyone!
Yoko duo – First in Line (Fauxpas)
James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream (Atlas Recordings)
The Limp Twins (aka Quantic) – Sunday driver (Tru Thoughts Rec. – original from 2003, re-released this year on “The Best of Quantic”.)
Ifan Dafydd – No Good (n/a)
Nicolas Jaar – I got a woman (Circus Company)
Sepalcure – Carrot Man (Hotflush Recordings)
Clovis – The Jean Seberg Special (Original Mix) (Culprit Records)
Floating Points – Myrtle Avenue (Eglo Records)
Motor City Drum Ensemble – L.O.V.E (Studio !K7)
Paxton Fettel – Amplify (Falk Recordings)
And +1 for the one and only Cesária Évora, RIP.
Césaria Évora – Sodade (first release by Mélodie Distribution 1992 – in memory of Césaria Évora)