Top 50 albums of 2020

Top 50 albums of 2020 by ZacGK

1.          WhoMadeWho – Synchronicity

2.          Amirali – Trial & Error

3.          KAS:ST – A Magic World

4.          Eelke Kleijn – Oscillations

5.          Thylacine – Timeless

6.          Cubicolor – Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night

7.          DJ Healer – Mixes

8.          Chromatics – Faded Now

9.          Jon Gurd – Lion

10.        Gidge – New Light

11.        Luttrell – Lucky Ones

12.        Kölsch – Now Here No Where

13.        Ambassadeurs – Human Stranger

14.        Howling – Colure

15.        Against All Logic – 2017 – 2019

16.        Rodriguez Jr. – Bliss

17.        Franky Wah – The Revival, Vol. 1

18.        City of the Sun – City of the Sun

19.        Lake Turner – Videosphere

20.        Rival Consoles – Articulation

21.        Moby – All Visible Objects

22.        Christian Löffler – Lys

23.        Yaeji – WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던

24.        CamelPhat – Dark Matter

25.        DJ Metatron – Loops Of Infinity (A Rave Loveletter)

26.        Caribou – Suddenly

27.        Groove Armada – Edge of the Horizon

28.        Ital Tek – Outland

29.        The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You

30.        Cri – Juvenile

31.        Kelly Lee Owens – Inner Song

32.        ford. – The Color of Nothing

33.        Icarus – Unfold

34.        SAULT – Untitled (Black Is)

35.        Four Tet – Sixteen Oceans

36.        Ghostpoet – I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep (Again)

37.        Actress – Karma & Desire

38.        Two People – Second Body

39.        The Soft Pink Truth – Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?

40.        Krust – The Edge Of Everything

41.        Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas – III

42.        E.M.M.A. – Indigo Dream

43.        Nicolas Godin – Concrete and Glass

44.        Holy Fuck – Deleter

45.        The Micronaut – Olympia (Summer Games)

46.        Niklas Paschburg – Svalbard

47.        Kruder & Dorfmeister – 1995

48.        Pantha Du Prince – Conference of Trees

49.        DJ Python – Mas Amable

50.        Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension

Thom Yorke, Burial & Four Tet – His Rope / Her Revolution

Video: KAS:ST – VTOPIA

Directed by KAS:ST. Starring Jerhemy Boyer and Clara Symchowicz

Video: Amirali – Axiom

‘Axiom’ is taken from Amirali’s second studio album “Trial & Error”. Available now on all major shops and digital platforms: https://smarturl.it/Amirali-Trial-Error

Video: Amirali – Vertigo

Listen/Buy: https://smarturl.it/Amirali-Vertigo

Klangkarussell & GIVVEN – Follow (Max Manie Remix)

“Follow” is the story of two people stuck in an endless cycle of falling in and out of love with each other at the wrong time. This feeling gets picked up by Remixer Max Manie. His idea was to underline the mood of the original song in a different progressive way including trippy and spacy synths – like flying around in a spaceship until we fall!

Video: Cannons – Fire for You

Listen to ‘Shadows’ featuring “Fire For You” by Cannons now: https://Cannons.lnk.to/SHDWSID

Video: GLÜME – Don’t @ Me

Out now on Italians Do It Better. Get it here: https://italiansdoitbetter.com/product/after-dark-3-3xlp/

Krust – Negative Returns (Four Tet Remix)

Following the release of Masters At Work/KenLou remixes of ‘Antigravity Love’, the A-list versions keep flowing. Crosstown Rebels announce the full remix roll-call of tracks from Krust’s critically acclaimed new album ‘Edge Of Everything’. Interpretations from Four Tet, Damian Lazarus, BatuCalibre, LCY and Flynn are forthcoming across two remix EPs in the coming weeks. 

Sparkling like melodic stars, Four Tet’s remix of ‘Negative Returns’ is available now to download and stream. This remix packs a deceptively heavy punch, maintaining the original’s hurtling velocity, fuelled by a huge sub-bass engine. “This is the first D&B track I’ve ever made! It felt good to do something out of my comfort zone”, says the much-loved DJ and producer also known as Kieran Hebden. 

The spiralling beat-and-bass science of Batu’s version takes ‘Space Oddity’ and deconstructs it like a cubist portrait, matching Krust himself in pure outside-the-box original expression. 

Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus maintains Krust’s epic adventure narrative, retelling the tale in his own words, taking recognisable parts from the original and transposing them into a groovy cosmic house odyssey. 

Fellow D&B don Calibre turns ‘It’s A Lot’ into a warm, glowing two-step roller with serrated analogue bass and a subtly masterful musicality, befitting of his classical training. 

Rising new school queen LCY is clearly a kindred spirit, rivalling Krust with her future-facing breakbeat science that’s equally as compelling and inventive as the original, but also totally unique. 

Rounding off the remixes with a rugged halftime head-nodder and bringing things full circle is Krust’s brother Flynn; a fellow member of 1989 ‘Wishing On A Star’ hitmakers Fresh 4 alongside Krust – and also a jungle legend in his own right – as half of veteran duo Flynn & Flora. 

With such inspiring source material, it’s unsurprising that all of the remixers have brought their best game to this impeccable collection.

Video: Mothermary – Resurrection