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Mick’s favourite records of the year so far

Written by: 12 December 2009 3 Comments
Best of 2009 for Mick

Best of 2009 for Mick

Instead of replying to Nick’s thread with my picks, here’s my top picks accompanied with youtube videos; Since i’ve been away for 20 months, i’ve had to limit record purchases to essential releases. Below are most of those. I’m not sure when i will be converted to MP3 but it hasn’t happened yet..
San Proper – Keep It Raw (Perlon)

Another great year for Perlon, a label worth supporting with record purchasing.. This release has two very solid sounding tracks and I’ve also really enjoyed Margaret Dygas – Invisible Circles release. Unluckily i haven’t managed to cop the Shackleton 3 eps, but no doubt will hear it soon enough.

Cabin Fever Trax Vol 5 Don’t You Know?
Unfortunately no YouTube video for this one. It’s been a pretty great year Radio Slave and Rekids (& unofficial sublabel Caben Fever). This is just one of a few tracks i could have picked but this is the only one i bought, so it’s been picked.. I really can’t wait to get my turntables set back up so i can play this and it’s whopping bassline.

John Daly – Equinox

John Daly has had a massive year with the release of his Sea and Sky LP which is, for the most-part, almost disco. I really like the way he layers his tracks. There’s always something interesting going on whether it’s his disco-y stuff or house. I like him a lot.

Silkie VS Mizz Beats Purple Love

Parties that i’ve been lucky enough to go to overseas, like last year’s RA Xmas Party with Koze followed by Appleblim and Shackleton and then this years UnSound festival, have really made me realise how awesome the Techno-Dub cross-pollination thing is and how this, for me, is what i’ll probably digging on for a while. This release from a label I’ve only discovered since UnSound while shopping back here in Auckland at Conch.

Oxia – Whole Life

I only just discovered this track when i got to Berlin and Justin played it. Then i saw it at Space Hall and had to grab it. The next day we heard it about 3/8’s through our epic Berghain marathon, it was good times! Party tune of the year for me.

Tama Sumo & Prosumer – Alien Mutts
Ostgut Ton have had a good year with the compilations like Tama Sumo’s Panorama and the single’s they’ve released as part of the compilations. Singles like Len Faki – “BX 3” and Levon Vincent – “Late Night Jam” are a couple that I’ve enjoyed the most. This track was the best track by associated artists for me and it wasn’t even released on Ostgut Ton, but instead on a Diamonds & Pearls compilation and accompanied with a track by Dettmann. Subtle beats. Drawn out basslines and very textured. I like it.

Shit Robot – Simple Things (Work It Out)

This is a teaser some Spaniards put together for a show the Bot was playing in Madrid. boobies. I can’t believe how great both mixes of this are, but was sorta bummed they weren’t on the same 12″ because i really like the Todd Terje one. I don’t think i’ve anticipated a release as much as his LP due next March since probably the release of Hercules and Love Affair or LCD Soundsystem. For some reason DFA have me by the balls on just about every LP they release.

Hopefully i gather the enthusiasm to do my favourite LP’s of the year..


  • Benny said:

    Nice picks man!
    Have to say other than the Shackleton I didn’t really check much of perlon’s releases this year. The John Daly album is a firm favourite thanks 🙂

  • Ninja said:

    I have listened to that Daly album lots as well, goes very well with sunshine and/or sunsets

  • wayde webster said:

    i gave it a cursory listen and didn’t like it, yet to even like one of his mixes…

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