Wednesday
Jul202016

Best Dance Songs of 2016 (2nd Quarter)

  1. Jessy Lanza - "Oh No" [Hyperdub]
  2. Tevo Howard - "Brother to Brother (Underground Mix)" [S/R]
  3. Kiani & His Legion - "Electric (Fatima Yamaha Remix)" [Something Happening Somewhere]
  4. DJ Zozi - "Zozi Theme" [1080p]
  5. DJ Marfox - "Tarraxo Everyday" [Principe Discos]
  6. DBM - "Halo" [S/R] . . . . . . . . .
  7. Perfume Advert - "Gown" [1080p]
  8. Nite-Funk - "Let Me Be Me" [Glydezone]
  9. Massimiliano Pagliara - "Trying to Hide but Then I Cried" [Uncanny Valley]
  10. Weval - "You're Mine" [Kompakt]
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Wednesday
Jun082016

Gentle Daps XX: Calming Music Recorded for Children and Babies

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I explore vintage, synth-driven children's music for Gentle Daps' 20th episode.

  1. Mark Isham - "A Spangled Heart - Belonging to All Time and Earth" [Windham Hill Records, 1997]
  2. Nicolette Larson - "The Moment I Saw You" [Sony BMG, 1994]
  3. Lullatone - "Hush Little Baby" [S/R, 2010]
  4. Ryuichi Sakamoto - "The Adventures of Chatran (Opening Theme)" [Midi Inc., 1986]
  5. Piero Umiliani - "Il Principe Azzurro" [Omicron, 1972]
  6. Gilles Diederichs & Yohann Bourdin - "Olivia" [Ellebore, 2000]
  7. Robin Guthrie - "White Bear in Honolulu" [Darla Records, 2009]
  8. Tangerine Dream - "Rumpel Town" [Kid Rhino, 1991]
  9. Jon Appleton - "The Tale of William Mariner (Excerpt)" [Folkways Records, 1982]
  10. Raymond Scott - "Sleepy Time" [Epic, 1962]
Thursday
Jun022016

Baby Armie - n10.as Launch Week Mix, 02/03/2016



n10.as is a new, up and coming internet radio station based out of Montreal. I was lucky enough to be invited to contribute to their launch week programming back in March. Since then they've been killing it with consistently solid programming, as evidenced by the heaps of content on their Mixcloud. Whatever NTS is doing for London, n10.as may end up doing for Montreal. Can't wait to see the station grow and flourish.

I submitted this 50-minute ambient mix as my contribution. It touches on classic drone and new age with newer stuff and some '90s rave-era ambient house to boot.

  1. Michael Stearns - "Star Dreams (Peace Eternal)" [Hearts of Space, 1988]
  2. F.U.S.E. - "Nightdrive" [Plus 8 Records, 1993]
  3. Former Selves - "Selige Sehnsucht" [Carpi Records, 2015]
  4. Paul Horn ft. Joel Andrews - "Dream State" [Golden Flute Records, 1983]
  5. Tim Clark - "Halley's 2" [Hearts of Space, 1986]
  6. The Sabres of Paradise - "Smokebelch II (Beatless Mix)" [Warp Records, 1993]
  7. Tim Story - "The Rainy Season Dies Hard" [Cicada Records, 1987]
  8. Les Halles - "Misleading Familiarity" [Noumenal Loom, 2015]
  9. Obconic - "Silica Gel" [Beverage Records, 1996]
  10. David Lange - "Tales of Snow" [Dav'Länge Music, 1985]
  11. The Bionaut - "I Sing the Body Electric" [Harvest, 1995]
  12. Paw Paw - "Bandurria" [Rainbow Pyramid, 2015]
  13. Camel - "After Words" [Decca, 1984]
  14. J. Greinke - "Pillars of Light" [Intrepid, 1985]
  15. Oliwa - "Eras" [Illuminated Paths, 2015]
Sunday
May082016

Greenova South ft. Lil Flip - "KRWU" prod. by Young God



KRWU is quickly becoming my most anticipated album of 2016, and this title track from the project will definitely keep my interest peaked until we get the full tape. (Pep just told me it could drop as early as this month.)

Houston veteran hitmaker Lil Flip sounds perfectly at home over Young God's syrupy mellow instrumental. Pep and Squadda also have very strong presences on this one.
Tuesday
May032016

Armchair Backlog, 2016 Q1

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The first quarter's best offerings in subdued music.

  1. Fatima Al Qadiri - "Power" [Hyperdub]
  2. Dorisburg - "Sagofabrik" [Hivern Discs]
  3. Andrew Cosentino - "Event of Default" [Hush Hush]
  4. Mary Lattimore - "The Quiet at Night" [Ghostly International]
  5. Phaeleh - "All That Remains" [Undertow]
  6. Wilson Tanner - "Long Water" [Growing Bin Records]
  7. Dawn Richard - "Not Above That (Deadboy Remix)" [Local Action Records]
  8. D.K. - "Evening Shadows" [Antinote]
  9. Anenon - "Body" [Friends of Friends]
  10. Max Casacci & Daniele Mana - "Like a Glass Angel" [Bad Panda]
  11. Imaginary Softwoods - "The Imminent Collapse Department" [S/R]
  12. Throwing Shade - "Underneath My Eyelids" [Ninja Tune]
  13. Tim Hecker - "Violet Monumental II" [4AD]
  14. Ex-Terrestrial - "Paraworld" [1080p]
Monday
May022016

Best Dance Songs of 2016 (1st Quarter)



  1. Jessy Lanza - "VV Violence" [Hyperdub]
  2. Avalon Emerson - "The Frontier" [Whities Records]
  3. Stephen Lopkin - "Och Aye the Noo" [MOS Recordings]
  4. Pantha du Prince ft. Queens - "The Winter Hymn" [Rough Trade]
  5. Chinaski - "Disaster" [Uncanny Valley]
  6. Kingdom - "Shox" [Fade to Mind]
  7. The Gasman - "Aeriform" [Onomatopoeia Records]
  8. D.K. - "Raindrops" [Antinote]
  9. Feels - "Expedition" [Naked Naked Records]
  10. Toby Gale - "Jet" [Apothecary Compositions]
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Wednesday
Mar232016

Gentle Daps XIX: DAPS DYNASTY 2 — Anniversary Special

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Gentle Daps returns to its roots in soft pop, soft prog, ethereal, and fusion with this two-year anniversary episode mixed by yours truly.

  1. Camel - "Tell Me" [Decca, 1977]
  2. Stanley Clarke - "Strange Weather" [Nemperor Records, 1979]
  3. John Foxx - "Harmonia Mundi" [Metamatic, 2005]
  4. Happy Rhodes - "Not for Me" [Aural Gratification, 198?]
  5. Robert Leiner - "Northern Dark" [Robert Leiner, 1994]
  6. Steps Ahead - "In a Sentimental Mood" [Elektra, 1986]
  7. Roger Eno - "At the Water's Edge" [Editions EG, 1985]
  8. Paul Winter - "Lullaby From the Great Mother Whale for the Baby Seal Pups" [Living Music, 1980]
  9. Crispy Ambulance - "Simon's Ghost" [Factory Benelux, 1982]
  10. Patrick O'Hearn - "Trust" [Deep Cave Records, 1995]
  11. Propaganda - "La Carne, la Morte e il Diavolo" [Virgin, 1990]
  12. Richard Bone - "Zone Five" [Quirkworks Laboratory, 1996]
  13. Eyeless in Gaza - "Still Air" [Cherry Red, 1981]
  14. Jean-Michel Jarre - "Equinoxe, Pt. 1" [Polydor, 1978]
  15. Hans-Joachim Roedelius - "Herdmaker" [Prudence, 2000]
  16. Japan - "The Tenant" [Ariola Hansa, 1978]
  17. Bernard Fevre - "Sunshine on March" [Musax, 1977]
  18. Mariah - "Shisen" [Shan-Shan Better Days, 1983]
  19. Sting - "Jellyfish Lake" [IMAX, 1995] . . . . . . . . .
  20. Rüdiger Lorenz - "Friendly Islands (Tonga)" [Syncord, 1984]
  21. The Durutti Column - "All That Love and Maths Can Do" [LTM, 1986]
  22. Jan Hammer Group - "Your Love" [Nemperor Records, 1977]
  23. System 7 - "Sirenes (Tranquility Mix)" [Butterfly Records, 1994]
  24. Michael Stearns - "On the Way" [Hearts of Space, 1988]
  25. The Chameleons - "I'll Remember" [Geffen Records, 1986]
  26. Peter Hammill - "Reprise" [Fie! Records, 1992]
  27. Rick Wakeman - "Sea Horses" [A&M Records, 1979]
  28. Edgar Froese - "Specific Gravity of Smile" [Virgin, 1983]
  29. Mike Oldfield - "First Excursion" [Virgin, 1975]
  30. Roedelius - "Brise" [Cicada Records, 1986]
  31. Domenique Dumont - "La Bataille de Neige" [Antinote, 2015]
Thursday
Feb182016

L Neils - "Puzzlebox"

Sunday
Jan172016

Best Dance Songs of 2015



  1. DJ Koze - "XTC" [Pampa Records]
  2. The Phantom - "Complex City" [Silverback Recordings]
  3. Elysia Crampton - "Axacan" [Blueberry Records]
  4. The Galleria - "Calling Card" [Environ Records]
  5. Dark0 - "Fuschia" [Rinse Recordings]
  6. John Roberts - "Orah" [Brunette Editions]
  7. Deadboy - "White Moon Garden" [Local Action Records]
  8. Dux Content - "Snow Globe" [PC Music]
  9. Avalon Emerson - "Sword and Rose Forever" [Shtum]
  10. Percussions - "Digital Arpeggios" [Text Records]
  11. Call Super - "Migrant" [Houndstooth]
  12. A. G. Cook - "What I Mean" [Annie Mac Presents]
  13. Precipitation - "Meditations on the Self and the Other (B2)" [videogamemusic]
  14. Strict Face - "Alice (Peace Edit)" [Gobstopper Records]
  15. Morgan Geist - "Darkstar" [Environ Records]
  16. Matt Karmil - "Moment" [Studio Barnhus]
  17. Umberto - "End Credits" [MMODEMM]
  18. Da Multi Snake - "Ndaheni" [SHANGAANBANG]
  19. Slam Skillet - "Connective" [Dirty//Clean]
  20. Akasha System - "Parasail Coast" [S/R]
  21. Project Pablo - "Sky Lounge" [1080p]
  22. Sega Bodega - "Sun Loop" [Activia Benz]
  23. Hunee - "Crossroads" [Rush Hour Recordings]
  24. Kuedo - "Boundary Regulation" [Knives]
  25. d'Eon - "Infosys II" [Knives]
  26. Model 500 - "Hi NRG" [Metroplex Records]
  27. Niagara - "Arruda" [Principe Discos]
  28. Luca Lozano - "Come With Me" [Unknown to the Unknown]
  29. Photonz - "Basik" [Crème Organization]
  30. ALSO - "Formation" [R&S Records]
Friday
Jan152016

Best Electronic Albums of 2015



2015 lacked albums that proclaimed themselves "Album of the Year" with any real authority or gusto, but it made up for it with many, many very good albums. Not too many achieved excellence or were era-defining, but there was still plenty of worthwhile listening. Here's a look back:

  1. Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete [Warp Records]
  2. Visionist - Safe [PAN]
  3. Jlin - Dark Energy [Planet Mu]
  4. Vaghe Stelle - Abstract Speed + Sounds [Other People]
  5. Elysia Crampton - American Drift [Blueberry Records]
  6. d'Eon - Foxconn / Trios [Knives]
  7. Mark McGuire - Beyong Belief [Dead Oceans]
  8. The Phantom - LP2 [Silverback Recordings]
  9. Akasha System - Sea Glass [S/R]
  10. White Poppy - Natural Phenomena [Not Not Fun]
  11. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Euclid [Western Vinyl]
  12. Taragana Pyjarama - Ariel [True Panther Sounds]
  13. Jam City - Dream a Garden [Night Slugs]
  14. Scientific Dreamz of U & Junior Loves - The Dreamcode [1080p]
  15. CFCF - Radiance & Submission [Driftless Recordings]
  16. Holly Herndon - Platform [RVNG Intl.]
  17. Acronym - June [Northern Electronics]
  18. V/A - Cargaa Series [Warp Records]
  19. Afrikan Sciences - Circuitous [PAN]
  20. Brian - Paths We Take [S/T]
  21. Iglew - Urban Myth [Gobstopper Records]
  22. Slackk - Backwards Light [R&S]
  23. Nico Niquo - Epitaph [Orange Milk Records]
  24. Nidia Minaj - Danger [Principe Discos]
  25. Hunee - Hunch Music [Rush Hour Recordings]