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Best 30 Albums of 2022

Best 30 albums of 2022

1. Fred again.. – Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022)

2. WhoMadeWho – UUUU

3. Moderat – More D4ta

4. UNKLE – Rōnin II

5. Boogie Belgique – Machine

6. Real Lies – Lad Ash

7. Cannons – Fever Dream

8. Röyksopp – Profound Mysteries I-III


10. The Smile – A Light For Attracting Attention

11. Thylacine – 9 Pieces

12. Fejká – Hiræth

13. Danger Mouse, Black Thought – Cheat Codes

14. Leftfield – This Is What We Do

15. Cubicolor – Sometime Not Now

16. Kae Tempest – The Line Is A Curve

17. Jon Gurd – Phoenix

18. Boy Harsher – The Runner OST

19. Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia

20. Pan Pan – Fantasmagoria 3

21. The Comet Is Coming – Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam

22. Tinlicker – In Another Lifetime

23. Beacon – Along The Lethe

24. Kavinsky – Reborn

25. LEX – Metro

26. RY X – Blood Moon

27. Import Export – Snacks

28. Jimi Jules – +

29. Sin Cos Tan – Living In Fear

30. We Plants Are Happy Plants – Empowering Hope In Dark Times

One track from each album

Best 50 Albums of 2021

one track from each album

In alphabetical order..

&ME, Rampa, Adam Port – Send Return
Aesop Rock & Blockhead – Garbology
Andy Stott – Never the Right Time
Anthony Naples – Chameleon
Aparde – Alliance
BAILE – After All This Time
Bicep – Isles
Brimstone Vein – Brimstone
Burial & Blackdown – Shock Of Power Of Love
DJ Seinfeld – Mirrors
GHEIST – Zukunft
Glüme – The Internet
Godford – I YOU SHE
Grandbrothers – All The Unknown
Holy Other – Lieve
Jacques Greene – Anth01
Jaffna – Odyssey
James Blake – Friends That Break Your Heart
Joakim – Second Nature
Jonas Saalbach – Headlights
Joon – Dream Again
Joy Orbison – Still Slipping Vol. 1
Jungle – Loving In Stereo
Kedr Livanskiy – Liminal Soul
Leaving Laurel – Leaving Laurel
Leon Vynehall – Rare, Forever
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Lone – Always Inside Your Head
Luttrell – Music For My Memories
Madlib – Sound Ancestors
Matthew Herbert – Musca
Moby – Reprise
Model Man – Model Man
Moderator – Midnight Madness
Modeselektor – EXTLP
Monolink – Under Darkening Skies
Olga Kouklaki – Dusty Diamond
Pan Pan – Fantasmagoria 2
Parra for Cuva – Juno
Pavlos Pavlidis – To Mavro Kouti
Rival Consoles – Overflow
Ross From Friends – Tread
SAYCET – Layers
Sissi Rada – Nano Diamond
Sons of Kemet – Black to the Future
The Bug – Fire
The Ghost of Helags – We Came From The Stars
The Limiñanas, Laurent Garnier – De Película
UNKLE ‎– Rōnin I

Best 20 Albums of 2014


(Spotify list here)

1. The Acid – Liminal
2. Caribou – Our Love
3. Alex Banks – Illuminate
4. Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
5. The Juan Maclean – In A Dream
6. Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
7. Moiré – Shelter
8. Duologue – Never Get Lost
9. Throwing Snow – Mosaic
10. Valentin Stip – Sigh
11. Röyksopp – The Inevitable End
12. Electric Youth – Innerworld
13. SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land
14. Paul White – Shaker Notes
15. Illum Sphere – Ghosts Of Then And Now
16. WIFE – What’s Between
17. Tycho – Awake
18. Max Cooper – Human
19. Aphex Twin – Syro
20. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!

The8thstep – ODES [2014]

Born in New Zealand, The8thstep, alias for Belgian composer/songwriter/producer Derenne Stélian, started with purely electronic ambitions and evolved with the love of classical orchestrations related to technological capabilities and bastardized by years of abusive musical introspection. Releasing in early May, the album "ODES" will be featuring talented vocalist and composers around the Brussels-based The8thstep. The album will be available for free (or tips) on Bandcamp and is dedicated to Valérian Derenne, John Martin & Stephanie Pottier for their time and enthusiasm troughout the multiple Beta-listens and constant curiosity during the process. Below, you can watch the first video, for the track "Think I Don’t", featuring follow Belgian Pia Salvia.

Vondelpark – Always Forever (Debukas Remix)

Following their dreamy take on dance-infused R&B with their debut LP, Seabed, UK trio Vondelpark will release a collection of remixes from the LP, entitled Seabed Remixed. Here’s a rework of "Always Forever" from Glasgow house producer Debukas. Out on R&S on March 31.

Shit Robot – We Got a Love [2014]

DFA Records is proud to present "We Got a Love", the sophomore full-length by Shit Robot a.k.a. Dublin native Marcus Lambkin. Recorded in Germany and New York, the nine-track album includes the killer recent singles, “Feels Real” and “We Got a Love.”

Like Lambkin’s 2010 debut From the Cradle to the Rave, We Got a Love sports an array of guests that include DFA veterans Nancy Whang, Museum of Love and Luke Jenner (The Rapture), plus hip-house hero Lidell Townsell and Australian singer Holly Backler. The album’s distinctive artwork was created in collaboration with Irish graffiti artist Maser.

Available for purchase today on iTunes and as high quality digital downloads at DFA Direct. We made really nice mugs and shirts, too! You may check them out at DFA Direct as well.

“Do That Dance” is the newest single to get released from ‘We Got A Love’, which features Nancy Whang on vocals, and the song serves as a great sequel to their collaboration on the first Shit Robot LP, “Take Em Up”.

The remixes for the single come courtesy of Leisure Connection (aka Peaking Lights and Rahdunes) and Konstantin Sibold – resident DJ at Rocker 33 in Stuttgart Germany – who is quietly becoming the name to know in the dance world, with new materials on Innervisions and Objektivity Records. Check out Sibold’s remix below and Leisure Connection’s edit here.

Video: The Micronaut – Modulation Transfer Function

Here’s the video for The Micronaut‘s great new single, "Modulation Transfer Function", a quirky, charming piece of music from the project’s current album "Panorama", available now via Acker Records. Preview "Panorama" in the player above.

MIKRO – Beautiful People / Ποιος θα ‘ναι αυτός

Greek based electro-pop band MIKRO returns with a new album, the aptly-titled "NEW", which is set to be released on April 11 from UNDO records. The LP will features six songs in English and six in Greek. Ckeck out one from each category, the uplifitng "Beautiful People" and "Ποιος θα ‘ναι αυτός".

Video: Maya Jane Coles – Comfort

Maya Jane Coles, the multi-award winning 26 year old British-Japanese producer/DJ, starts another new chapter in her remarkable career as she releases the deluxe version of her debut album “Comfort” on March 24 on her own I/AM/ME label.

To coincide with the deluxe album release a brand new video for the album’s title track “Comfort” is released. The “Comfort” video is directed by Jonas Lord who assisted Director Thomas Knights on both previous videos. It explores metamorphosis through various forms of being.

“Comfort” was originally released to a rapturous reception in July 2013 on I/AM/ME after Maya turned down the major label cheque books to retain total creative freedom. This acclaimed record was entirely produced, engineered and mixed by Maya who also wrote or co-wrote every track. Alongside Maya’s own vocals the album features guest vocal performances from the likes of the legendary Tricky and electronic goddess Miss Kittin through to newer talents such as Nadine Shah and Alpines. The album includes the singles "Easier to Hide", "Everything" featuring Karin Park and "Burning Bright" featuring Kim Ann Foxman.

This new deluxe version of “Comfort” is available on both vinyl and digital and includes five additional tracks. Alongside formerly released fan favourite tracks “Over” and “Protect Them” the album also includes previously unreleased material in “Lost In The City”, “Stand Still” and “Keeper”. All five tracks are produced, engineered, mixed and played by Maya including vocals where present.

With the release of the deluxe version of “Comfort”, an impressive live calendar being unveiled, the imminent release of Maya’s first mix for the Fabric Live compilation series and an album under her Nocturnal Sunshine alias currently under construction the Maya Jane Coles story continues into 2014 with a very large spring in its step.

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Video: Chopstick & Johnjon – Pining Moon

Berlin-based house duo Chopstick & Johnjon, a.k.a. Chi-Thien Nguyen and John Muder, will release their debut album, “Twelve”, on April 4 through their own Suol label. Below, you can watch the official, black-and-white video for the LP’s first single “Pining Moon”, featuring Chris James of Stateless. Directed by Kaspar Lerch. The “Pining Moon EP” is out now via on Suol Records, backed with remixes by Jay Shepheard and Death On The Balcony. Buy your copy here. You can also preview "Twelve LP" here.