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Rough Trade TOP 100 Best Albums of 2010

Posted in News with tags on November 17, 2010 by dk

Rough Trade Shops have compiled their Albums Of 2010

Rough Trade TOP 100 Best Albums of 2010
1. Caribou – Swim
2. Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
3. These New Puritans – Hidden
4. Caitlin Rose – Own Side Now
5. Phosphorescent – Here’s To Taking It Easy
6. Darkstar – North
7. Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM
8. Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner
9. Wild Nothing – Gemini
10. Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
11. Broken Bells – Broken Bells
12. Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo
13. The National – High Violet
14. Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here?
15. Beach House – Teen Dream
16. Voice Of The Seven Thunders – Voice Of The Seven Thunders
17. Perfume Genius – Learning
18. Crocodiles – Sleep Forever
19. The Black Keys – Brothers
20. The Morning Benders – Big Echo
21. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
22. Salem – King Night
23. Brian Eno – Small Craft On A Milk Sea
24. Dylan Leblanc – Paupers Field
25. Joanna Newson – Have One On Me
26. Matthew Dear – Black City
27. Warpaint – The Fool
28. Liars – Sisterworld
29. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
30. John Grant – Queen Of Denmark
31. Konono No 1 – Assume Crash Position
32. Smoke Fairies – Through Low Light And Trees
33. Surfer Blood – Astro Coast
34. Villagers – Becoming A Jackal
35. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
36. Mount Kimbie – Crooks And Lovers
37. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
38. Best Coast – Crazy For You

40. Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
41. Vampire Weekend – Contra
42. Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep
43. Yeasayer – Odd Blood
44. Midlake – The Courage Of Others
45. The Soft Pack – The Soft Pack
46. Sleigh Bells – Treats
47. O Children – O Children
48. Glasser – Ring
49. Zola Jesus – Stridulum 2
50. Holly Miranda – The Magician’s Private Library
51. Sea Of Bees – Songs For The Ravens
52. JJ – No3
53. Pantha Du Prince – Black Noise
54. Twin Shadow – Forget
55. Gonjasufi – A Sufi And A Killer
56. Bear In Heaven – Beast Rest Forth Mouth
57. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
58. Cours Lapin – Cours Lapin
59. Darwin Deez – Darwin Deez
60. School Of Seven Bells – Disconnect From Desire
61. Beach Fossils – Beach Fossils
62. Shit Robot – From The Cradle To The Rave
63. Jonsi – Go
64. Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be
65. Belle And Sebastian – Belle And Sebastian Write About Love
66. Chilly Gonzales – Ivory Tower
67. Connan Mokasin – Please Turn Me Into The Snat
68. Holy Fuck – Latin
69. The School – Loveless Unbeliever
70. Tobacco – Maniac Meat
71. Dios – We Are Dios
72. Allo Darlin’ – Allo Darlin’
73. Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
74. Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts
75. El Guincho – Pop Negro
76. Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal
77. Kort (Kurt Wagner And Cortney Tidwell) – Invariable Heartache
78. Solar Bears – She Was Coloured In
79. Free Energy – Stuck On Nothing
80. Sufjan Stevens – The Age Of Adz
81. Kings Go Forth – The Outsiders Are Back
82. Grinderman – Grinderman 2
83. Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards – Shakes
84. Stornoway – Beachcomber’s Windowsill
85. Tamaryn – The Waves
86. The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt
87. Four Tet – There Is Love In You
88. Magic Kids – Memphis
89. Marina And The Diamonds – Family Jewels
90. Mystery Jets – Serotonin
91. Black Angels – Phosphene Dream
92. Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse – Dark Night Of The Soul
93. Fool’s Gold – Fool’s Gold
94. Frankie Rose And The Outs – Frankie Rose And The Outs
95. Aloe Blacc – Good Things
96. Drums Of Death – Generation Hexed
97. Am – Future Sons And Daughters
98. Field Music – Field Music (Measure)
99. Hot Chip – One Life Stand
100. Time And Spacemachine – Set Phazer To Stun


Modeselektion Tour

Posted in News on November 17, 2010 by dk

Download: new Girl Talk Album ‘All Day’ for free

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Download: new Girl Talk Album ‘All Day’ for free HERE

Download: Girl Unit -Dollars To Pounds Mix

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Download: Girl Unit’s Dollars To Pounds Mix for The FADER
1. Jimmy Edgar – Funktion Of Your Love (Instrumental) (Items & Things)
2. Krystal Klear – Tried For Your Love (Hudson Mohawke rework) (All City)
3. Lazer Sword – Batman (Lando Kal remix) (Innovative Leisure)
4. Optimum – DS10 (Unreleased)
5. Instra:Mental – When I Dip (Unreleased)
6. Mr De’ – Detroit Zoo (Instrumental) (Electrofunk)
7. Starkey – Holodeck (Forthcoming Civil Music)
8. Rick Ross ft. EbonyLove – Money Make Me Come Instrumental (Edit) (Slip-N-Slide)
9. Katy B – Lights On (Girl Unit remix)(unreleased)
10. Salva – Blue (Unreleased)
11. Low Deep – Down Like That (Low Deep)
12. Kid D – Swung (Sweet Beetz)
13. Sekta – I Need (Top Billin)
14. Keri Hilson – Slow Dance (Zone 4)
15. The Blessings – Keith Sweats (Nod Navigators)
16. Nivea – Once I’m Gone (Formula)
17. Lunice – Hitmane Anthem (Forthcoming LuckyMe)
18. Cam’ron ft. Jadakiss – Lets Talk About It (Instrumental) (Prod. AraabMUZIK)

more at Fader

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival Announces 2010 Dates, Lineup, and More

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 Featuring Performances From Sinden, Kid Sister, Penguin Prison, Treasure Fingers, Javelin, Tittsworth, Cubic Zirconia & Dozens More

Spanning Three Stages On December 18th
At Music Hall of Williamsburg & Public Assembly
“Everyone just lost their sh*t. Everyone just let go. Everyone was just together.”- Rolling Stone

In the past two years, Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF) has hosted over 3000 attendees, partnered with permiere music and media brands and brought countless local artists to the stage.  On December 18th 2010, BEMF is pleased to announce their third installment of this celebration of New York’s leading role in electronic music.
This year also marks a growth in calliber of performers by featuing headliners such as Sinden, Kid Sister, Penguin Prison, Treasure Fingers, Javelin, Tittsworth, Cubic Zirconia and dozens more spanning eight hours of music including live dance bands, live PA and DJ sets! Full line-up is listed below and BEMF will be adding more talent daily so keep checking back to for new additions. 
Pulling from their exponential success in the previous two years, the festival has expanded to two new venues and three stages, taking over the notable music venues Music Hall of Williamsburg and Pubic Assembly on North 6th street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The event is 18+ and you can purchase super limited advance tickets here for only $25.
Celebrating NYC’s electronic music landscape with emerging and established bands, DJ’s, and producers from the Boroughs and beyond, BEMF will bring together New York’s successful veterans and up-and-coming talent, on the same stage, to the same audience, on the same night to the same deovted fans.
On top of the notable growth in capacity and caliber in talent, BEMF boasts incredible partnership opportunities including an open bar and VIP drinking package from PBR, a pop up shop with specialty items as well as merch from the bands, a photo booth with printed take away photos and a VIP meet and greet artist lounge where fans can get to know the community of the larger than life artists that grew out of their community and Djs next door alike.
BEMF is truly the centerpoint of a community of music makers and fans to celebrate their impact on the larger community and support for the dance movement throughout the world.
BEMF is the passion project of Brooklyn based power promoter Famous Friends and experiential agency MeanRed. Combined, they pride themselves in a direct dialouge with 100,000+ lovers and learners of electronic music. This isn’t just a one -off for them… they are creating marketing platforms, and bridgeing their partners and fans to the best in electronic music 365 days a year. BEMF is the quintiseential platform for all the sub genres, compunents, and and people who come together to power the movement of dance music.
Initial Lineup:
Kid Sister
Treasure Fingers
Penguin Prison
French Horn Rebellion
Falty DL
Class Actress
oOoOOo (dj set)
Body Language
Cubic Zirconia
Dave P (FIXED)
Michna (dj set)
Star Eyes
Blu Jemz
Free Magic

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‘Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space’ UK Tour kicks off this week + free download

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You can download a track from the album via our friends at XLR8R here

Tickets are available for the Fabric date this Thursday here


18TH – 25TH NOVEMBER 2010


The legendary dub originator Scientist lands in the UK to celebrate the release of new Tectonic album ‘Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space’. The seven date tour kicks off at Fabric, London on the 18th November before visiting Dublin, Bournemouth, Glasgow, Nottingham, Brighton and Bristol – teaming up with Red Bull Music Academy in London, Glasgow and Brighton.

On this tour Scientist will be live dub mixing renowned reggae group The Upsetters, who were originally Lee Scratch Perry’s house band before going on to form the nucleus of The Wailers. Completing this very special line up is Tectonic boss Pinch and fellow dubstep luminaries Mala, Loefah, and Pokes.

Tectonic’s most ambitious project to date, ‘Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space’ sees legendary dub engineer Scientist version 12 exclusive and unreleased dubstep rhythms from the scene’s top producers including Kode 9, Shackleton, Pinch and Mala. It’s a vital and unprecedented move for dubstep; one year in the making, uniting roots and futurism in visionary style. In archetypal style, Scientist puts decades of tactile, hands-on experience to work, deftly transforming the killer originals into living, breathing dub music with his most sacred of black arts.

Hopeton Brown aka Scientist is one of Jamaica’s most revered dub engineers. His career behind the mixing desk began in the mid ’70s at King Tubby’s Dromilly Road studios in Kingston earned him the “Scientist” tag in a legendary conversation between Bunny Lee and King Tubby. By the early ’80s he was working at Tuff Gong studios and it was during this period that he created his seminal series of albums for Greensleeves including ‘Scientist Rids The World Of The Curse Of The Evil Vampires‘ and ‘Scientist Wins The World Cup‘. In the tradition of Lee “Scratch” Perry, King Tubby, and Prince Jammy, Scientist developed a distinct and unmistakable style, manipulating reverb, delay and filters to create transient sonic dimensions which places him as one of the most distinguished dub engineers alive today.

With the advent of dubstep in the early ’00s and its subsequent entry to international consciousness, Scientist’s influence has never been more pertinent. From its genesis in sweaty, bass-loaded backroom sessions of South and East London to mainstream chart status, dubstep has come to define the cutting edge of dance music while still adhering to the deeply rooted principles of bass and space laid out by the original dub auteurs.

Label boss Pinch says “This project has taken over a year to put together from its conception late last summer. The final results are worth every minute of effort that’s gone into this – this is definitely my proudest moment for Tectonic to date. The influence of dub swings round full circle!”

Thursday 18th November
Tectonic & Red Bull Music Academy presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: Fabric, 77A Charterhouse St, London, EC1M 6HJ
Info: 020 7336 8898
Live: Scientist Vs The Upsetters
DJs: Pinch, Mala, Loefah, Pokes
Tickets: £12.50 from
Doors: 9pm

Friday 19th November
MUD: Reach 4th Birthday – Tectonic presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace Venue: Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey St, 1, Ireland
Info: +353 1 873 4038
DJs: Scientist, Pinch, Mala, Pokes
Tickets: €15.00 from 
Doors: 10pm

Saturday 20th November
Tectonic presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: The Old Firestation, 36 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8AD
Info: 020 7336 8898
DJs: Scientist, Pinch, Mala, Pokes
Tickets: £7.00 from
Doors: 10pm

Sunday 21st November
Tectonic & Red Bull Music Academy presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 6PH
Info: 0141 222 2254
Live: Scientist Vs The Upsetters
DJs: Pinch, Loefah, Pokes, Electric Eliminators
Tickets: £14.00 from
Doors: 9pm

Tuesday 23rd November
Tectonic presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: Rescue Rooms, 25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LB
Info: 0871 310 0000
Live: Scientist Vs The Upsetters
DJs: Pinch, Mala, Loefah, Pokes
Tickets: £15.00 from
Doors: 7pm

Wednesday 24th November
Tectonic & Red Bull Music Academy presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: Concorde 2, 18 Margaret St, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TS
Info: 01273 673 311
Live: Scientist Vs The Upsetters
DJs: Pinch, Mala, Pokes
Tickets: £8.00 from
Doors: 8pm

Thursday 25th November
Tectonic presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: The Old Fire Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2PY
Info: 01179297534
Live: Scientist Vs The Upsetters
DJs: Pinch, Mala, Loefah, Pokes
Tickets: £TBA
Doors: TBA

Red Bull Music Academy

The Red Bull Music Academy has established itself as one of the most unique projects in music. Over the last ten years it has taken place in Cape Town, New York, Berlin, Dublin, London, Sao Paulo, Rome, Seattle, Melbourne and Toronto. Each year the Academy takes over an inner city warehouse space and transforms it into a bespoke space for musical innovation where, over 2 ‘terms’, participants from all over the over the world are joined by music legends to learn about everything from music history to technology. Previous lecturers have included legends such as Gilberto Gil, Tony Allen, Derrick May, Bob Moog, Biz Markie, Mulatu Astatke and The Mizell Brothers as well as more recent successes such as MIA and Skream.

Each new Academy explores the musical scene of its chosen home, while investigating the most exciting parts of the attendees and lecturers musical heritage. Bringing these together helps to create this once in a lifetime creative outlet for the people in the Academy.

Album Tracklisting:

Scientist Mixes
1. Pinch ft Emika – ‘2012 Dub’
2. Armour (Roly Vex’d) – ‘The Long Way Dub’
3. Guido – ‘Korg Back Dub’
4. Shackleton – ‘Hackney Marshes Dub’
5. King Midas Sound – ‘U Dub’
6. Loefah & SGT Pokes – ‘Dog Money Dub’
7. Distance – ‘Ill Kontent Dub’
8. RSD – ‘After All Dub’
9. Jack Sparrow – ‘Red Sand Dub’
10. Mala (Digital Mystikz) – ‘City Cycle Dub’
11. Cyrus (Random Trio) – ‘Footsteps Dub’
12. Kode 9 & Spaceape – ‘Abeng Dub’

Dubstep Originals
1. Pinch ft Emika – ‘2012’
2. Armour (Roly Vex’d) – ‘The Long Way’
3. Guido – ‘Korg Back’
4. Shackleton – ‘Hackney Marshes’
5. King Midas Sound – ‘U’
6. Loefah & SGT Pokes – ‘Dog Money’
7. Distance – ‘Ill Kontent’
8. RSD – ‘After All’
9. Jack Sparrow – ‘Red Sand’
10. Mala (Digital Mystikz) – ‘City Cycle’
11. Cyrus (Random Trio) – ‘Footsteps’
12. Kode 9 & Spaceape – ‘Abeng’

Download:Brenmar XLR8R podcast 173

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Bill Salas is a Chicago boy through and through. Sure, the producer better known as Brenmar resides in Brooklyn these days, but his tracks clearly demonstrate that the guy brought his hometown’s love of hip-hop, R&B, house, and juke along with him. Over the past year, he’s built a name for himself on the back of bootleg remixes of DJ Deeon, Cassie, and Aaliyah, not to mention a few of his own originals. Early next month, he’ll be dropping an official release—the At It Again EP on Discobelle—but that’s just the beginning; another single is planned for Ikonika and Optimum’s Hum and Buzz imprint, as are collaborative efforts with LA duo Nguzunguzu and Washington producer Cedaa. (The latter project is known as Amber, and the collabo’s first offering appears right here on this mix.) On top of his work in the studio, Brenmar is also in the process of starting up a NY version of London party So Bones. (The UK edition is headed up by Robin Carolan of Tri Angle Records and 20 Jazz Funk Greats.) Given his busy schedule, it’s borderline miraculous that we pinned Brenmar down long enough to put together this exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series, and it’s fair to say that he’s gone above and beyond our expectations. To be honest, we would have been pleased with a standard-issue DJ mix, but Brenmar included several new edits, all of which are exclusive to the podcast and will never appear anywhere else. On top of that, he even took our (admittedly dated) podcast intro and fashioned his own remix out of it! Oh yeah, he also found the time to tour through UK bass, house, hip-hop, R&B, and more. The transitions are quick and Brenmar serves up plenty of different flavors, but we’re happy to taste them all.

Download:Brenmar XLR8R podcast 173

01 Brenmar “Intro”
02 Prince Club “Body Holly”
03 Jay Sean “Like This Like That (Brenmar Edit)”
04 French Fries & Chaos In The CBD “With You” (Young Gunz)
05 JTRP “Moon” (Deep Teknologi)
06 Nehuen “Intriga” (Altobajo)
07 DJ Znobia “Bonus Track”
08 Brenmar “Taking It Down” (Discobelle)
09 T. Williams “Getting Mine” (Enchufada)
10 Amber “Empire”
11 Deborah Cox “It’s Over (Dubbel Dutch Remix)”
12 Brenmar “Boy You Got Me”
13 Christoph Andersson “Tuxedo (Brenmar Remix)” (Hurst)
14 Velour “Booty Slammer feat. Marques Houston (Brenmar Edit)”
15 Brenmar “You Make Me Say (Ikonika & Optimum Remix)” (Discobelle)
16 HeavyFeet “Are You Dumb? feat. Miski (Dre Skull Remix)” (Stamp! Beat)
17 Psychonaught “One Wish”
18 Electrik Red “Put Ya Money On It (Africa)”
19 Twista “Cocaine feat. Yo Gotti” (EMI)
20 Fatima Al Qadiri “D-Medley (Physical Therapy Edit)”