so i am a month late to the whole end of year list thing.
i read through a fair few of them over the christmas, the likes of fact magazine, little white earbuds, clone, boomkat etc.
From little white earbuds lists the roman flugel album
which i had overlooked during the year is pretty good ,,,, but anyway yeah, this is not supposed to be a list of music i discovered in lists of music, it is supposed to be a list of mixes for listening to.
i spent most of my time listenin to dj mixes, as opposed to albums, (with a few exceptions)
here are some links to a bunch of mixes that managed to survive the weekly file cull on my always running out of space laptop, right through to the end of 2011.
not all from 2011 but definitely mixes i listened to alot last yearTLR - Falling
deadly mix of slow italo and the likes. cant go wrong starting off with some savage. The original description of the mix is "deep and tearjerking slowjams exploring the darker side of the innerself". bang on really
bleep podcast 165 - the roots of trance
great mix by dave mothersole based on his experience of goa in the 80's and the music being played. expect italo, new beat, hi- nrg type of fun
great mix from the rush hour man, and he plays the prince track the future at the end, cant go wrong with that.
mix from some lads from glasgow that run a night called stay plastic, a good mix of house and techno with some depeche mode edit thrown int he middle for good measure. i cant remember how i ended up with this, was the soundtrack to driving to body and soul in the summer though, well this and the TLR mix.
fairly pounding minimal techno groove. listened to this while running alot.love supreme vol 1
a lovely mix by mynameisjohn to promote his event of the same name in limerick, volume 1 was listened to on many the sunday morning. i cant find a link to the first episode of this so the above link brings you to the most recent one instead.
deadly mix from alan that he played at jigs and rigs during the summer, grinding rock music.
had me with the swans and grinderman.
sprawling mix of odd tunes and electro goodness, from the tothebone website. that supermax tune at the start is great. had me straight on the discogs.
stomper of a live techno mix from mr vogel from 1995. came across it on mark hawkins blog which has plenty of good mixes up on it. anyway this is great high energy pounding and wonky. good for the running too.
live mix from john heckle great introduction to alot of his tracks for me, had me pick up the album as soon as i could. well good.
i kept coming back to this mix, great selection of tracks.
dont know much about this guy, really liked the mix though, alot of more up to date uk bass sounds in there. house garage etcmcde dj kicks mix
only dj kicks mix i checked out last year, well actually checked the scuba one too but it was well boring so it got deleted. this is also the only mix i paid for, picked up the vinyl and got the free download with it, some cool stuff in there from sun ra to rob hood to rick poppa howard. it was that poppa howard track that got me.....matt whitehead powerhouse megamix
title says it all really, jam packed mix of classic old house tunes from matt whitehead hosted by spannered. serious fun. listened to this alot while driving during the summer and in mexico. also reminds me i gotta pick up his new 12 on rebel intelligence.
mix of dark synthy krautrock and new wave sorta stuff from marcel dettmann . from chris and cosey to the cure to ultravoxjoe hart maniac cop mix part 1
mix from the world unknown man, lots of tracks i had never heard before. chugging synths and a dark new beat and disco sort of buzz. really liked the richard bone and kirlean camera tracks near the end.Beni - SFS - live mix from poland
real interesting mix of dark wave music from the 80's. kind of an influences mix from Raime, or a starting point for the aesthetic of the label, blackest ever black. none of which i really knew beforehand. first track so good.murderbot - new beat mixtape
so murderbot did a mix a week for a year. this is the new beat one, deadly mix of big new beat tunes, well worth checkin out all the other mixes up there, he gets pretty specific with the themes, some great ones in there though. freestyle one and the ghettotech ones,,, all up hereandrew weatherall - live at rockness
slow chuggin balearic sorta vibes, weatherall is the man.
animal collective all tommorows party mix
this is great, cant find a link for it online though,, worth checkin it out.
One worht mentioning which i have checked out alot of the last few years is fun in the murky
the blog run by trevor wilkes, lots of great mad out of it wonky techno mixes up there. he called it quits on the weekly podcast this year unfortunately but still has everything archived
some other must check sites and blogs for mixes that got me through 2011
lads based in cork- an absolute trove of deadly mixes on their site.
pcp and declan kaboogie on the weekly radio show, check it every week. great stuff
podcast series and gigs by mynameis john. defo worth a visit
serious resource here. loads of great mixes and articles, techno, house,... the whole lot of it.....
london based club night and label run by joe hart and andy blake. again a heap of great interesting mixes here
weekly italo based radio show coming out of london, non stop.
absolutley great weekly podcast from rockabilly dj and vinyl collector bill smoker. serious fun and great rock and roll
as always interesting, rupture keeps it real. tried checkin out his protege lamin's show on wfmu too its pretty good, good track selection.
dj with some great mixes based on different themes and labels
regular podcast with some great stuff
beats in space
is work scoping too it think, coming out of NY with tim sweeney