When I first started listening to electronic music, the genres didn’t make sense. I couldn’t understand why garage was called what it was. “This sounds nothing like Garage Rock. Does this have anything to do with garages?” This year did not stop the trend. We can probably blame the Guardian or NME or all of Britain or something but I have to say that 2009 had some impressive genres.
Aquacrunk, Future Soul, Hoodtronica, Glitch Hop, Unstep.
This year I had lost my iTunes library and had to start fresh. It was a good opportunity to rediscover some golden oldies and head off into a new direction with what I listened to. Here’s my top albums and songs this year:
- Moderat - Moderat (iTunes)
- edIT - Crying Over Prose For No Reason (iTunes)
- DJ Shadow - Live! In Tune And On Time (Amazon.com)
- A Tribe Called Quest - People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (iTunes)
- Annu - Def Vibrations (Bandcamp)
Songs (that aren’t on the above albums)
- Four Tet - Love Cry (Juno, there’s only a 12” release)
- Burial & Four Tet - Wolf Cub (Google, you won’t find it anywhere anymore)
- Blakroc - What You Do To Me (iTunes)
- Zero 7 – Everything Up (Zizou) (Joker & Ginz Remix) (iTunes)
- Mistabishi - No Matter What (iTunes)
I had posted a link to this before but it deserves another mention because it’s a perfect representation of electronic music right now: Hudson Mohawke’s Essential Mix