30 Really Good Records Of 2013

October 20, 2013

Deafheaven - Sunbather

So, right now, I’m trying to make sense of the year so far, in order to deliver ranked top tens for a couple of ‘outlets’. (Can I say outlets? You know what I mean. Magazines what I does write for on the sometime.) It’s still early, so I expect my pack will shuffle after delivery (pretty soon) – but right now I think my ten will come from this unranked 30.

Any guidance, anyone?

Run The Jewels logo

Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels
Deafheaven – Sunbather
Pissed Jeans – Honeys
Teeth Of The Sea – Master
Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe
James Holden – The Inheritors
Kilo Kish – K+
Forest Swords – Engravings
These New Puritans – Field Of Reeds
Bring Me The Horizon – Sempiternal

Outfit – Performance
Machinedrum – Vapor City
Julia Holter – Loud City Song
Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
Hookworms – Pearl Mystic
Thundercat – Apocalypse
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
Russian Circles – Memorial
Jon Hopkins – Immunity
Moderat – II

Darkside – Psychic
True Widow – Circumambulation
The Icarus Line – Slave Vows
Tim Hecker – Virgins
65daysofstatic – Wild Light
Daughter – If You leave
The Underachievers – Indigoism
Amateur Best – No Thrills
inc. – No World
Ghostpoet – Some Say I So I Say Light

These New Puritans - Field Of Reeds

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Playlist: Dive Slow, September 20th 2013

October 5, 2013

Mac Miller

Songs in the order they were played at my regular Dive Slow night at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar. Every third Friday of the month. Free entry. Brighton, you should totally come. (But not all of you. The bar really isn’t that big.)

JJ – My Life
Lil Wayne – A Milli
Mac Miller – SDS
A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum
Joey Bada$$ – Sorry Bonita
Chuck Inglish – The Drop
The Cool Kids – Mikey Rocks
Big KRIT – REM
Mount Kimbie – You Took Your Time
Shlohmo – Don’t Say No
Drake – Marvin’s Room (Shlohmo’s Thru Tha Floor remix)
Wu-Tang Clan – CREAM
Bishop Nehru – Misruled Order
Children Of The Night – Kids From Queens
Souls of Mischief – 93 Til Infinity
Masta Ace – Sittin’ On Chrome (Ummah remix)
Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah!! (Jaydee remix)
The Pharcyde – Runnin’ (Philippians remix)
Nas – NY State of Mind
Sonic Youth – Kool Thing (someone wanted a rock track… and, Chuck D’s on it, so…)
Public Enemy – 911 Is A Joke
OutKast – Rosa Parks
Big Boi – Shutterbug
El-P – Drones Over Brooklyn
Company Flow – 8 Steps To Perfection
Dr Octagon – Blue Flowers
EPMD – Gold Digger
Kanye West – Gold Digger
Jay Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder
M.I.A. and Jay Z – Boys
M.I.A. – Bad Girls (remix w/ Missy Elliott and Rye Rye)
Missy Elliott – Get Your Freak On
Kelis – Milkshake
ODB + Kelis – Got Your Money
Mariah Carey + ODB – Fantasy
Notorious BIG – Juicy
Kendrick Lamar – The Recipe
Dr Dre + Snoop Dogg – Still DRE
NWA – Straight Outta Compton
Tone Loc – Wild Thing
Pharoahe Monch – Simon Says
Mos Def + Nate Dogg + Pharoahe Monch – Oh No
Mos Def – Hip Hop
Biz Markie – Just A Friend
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (KMD blend)
Beastie Boys + Q-Tip – Get It Together
Wu-Tang Clan – Da Mystery of Chessboxin
Jungle Brothers – Done By The Forces Of Nature
De La Soul – Keepin The Faith
Eric B + Rakim – You Know You Got Soul
Rob Base + DJ EZ Rock – It Takes Two
LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
Run-DMC – It’s Like That
Slick Rick – Children’s Story
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
Donell Jones and Left Eye – You Know What’s Up
TLC – No Scrubs
SOS Band – Just Be Good To Me
Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me
Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots
Edwin Birdsong – Cola Bottle Baby
Daft Punk – Da Funk
Nas – It Ain’t Hard To Tell
Nas – The Don
Nas – Street Dreams
Run The Jewels – 36″ Chain
Killer Mike – Big Beast
Mykki Blanco – Haze.Boogie.Life
Flatbush Zombies – Mraz
Mr MFN eXquire – I Was Drunk When I Wrote This
Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle
Jay Z + Kanye West – N In Paris
Jay Z – Thank You


Playlist: Green Man Festival, August 18th 2013

October 5, 2013

Me inside some bloody teeth.

I went to Green Man this summer. It rained. And then it didn’t. On the Sunday, I played a two-hour DJ set inside some teeth. Seriously. Drowned In Sound and Under The Radar mentioned it, so I can’t have been imagining it.

Look, there’s a photo and everything. Here’s what I played – a sort of two-hour snapshot of what I play at my usual Dive Slow night at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton – every third Friday of the month, free entry. Good times.

A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum
Joey Bada$$ – Sorry Bonita
The Underachievers – Gold Soul Theory
Dyme-a-Duzin – Swank Sinatra
Souls of Mischief – 93 Til Infinity
Wu-Tang Clan – CREAM
Nas – It Ain’t Hard To Tell
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (KMD blend)
Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah!! (Jaydee remix)
MOP – Ante Up (9th Wonder blend)
Danny Brown – Grown Up
Kanye West – Gold Digger
EPMD – Gold Digger
Nikki D – Daddy’s Little Girl
Eric B and Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
Mobb Deep – Temperature’s Rising
Notorious BIG – Juicy
Jay Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder
Jay Z + Kanye West – N In Paris
Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle
Mr Muthaf*ckin eXquire – I Was Drunk When I Wrote This

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M.I.A – Bad Girls (remix w/ Missy Elliott and Rye Rye)
TNGHT – Buggin’
Hudson Mohawke – Thunder Bay
Run The Jewels – 36″ Chain
El-P – Drones Over Brooklyn
OutKast – Ms Jackson
Snoop Dogg – Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)
Warren G – Regulate
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
R Kelly – Ignition (remix)
Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – Summertime

Come and hear me play stuff like this once a month in Brighton… or wherever you like, if you’re paying. I come cheap. Twitter.