Quite a year. At least that’s the feeling from behind this laptop. Nine+ months of expectation led to the fruitful delivery of what is now a wonderful smiling bundle of puke and poop. I can safely say I’m having a time like no other in my life.
Other new adventures this year include a foray into the world of jazz following a trip to New Orleans. One rambunctious night turned us on to the new interpretations of an old time style courtesy of the Smoking Time Jazz Club and I’ve since been digging into the old style proper courtesy of Coleman Hawkins, amongst others.
I say all this, but this mixtape installment goes in a wholly different direction dipping more into the world of indie-inflected dance music. I understand that this is the festive time of the year, but this one is more winter than Christmas. And it’s not a best of 2010 compilation: that would be a major disservice to the bunch of tracks I received in December which I still haven’t worked my way through.
Kicking things off with the ultra-ambient tinkles of George Lenton, the mix moves into the more muscular direction of Kings of Tomorrow before dropping down a notch with White Hinderland’s rendition of Timberlake’s ‘My Love’.
Clicks and Whistles is an American outfit indicative of the new sounds coming out of the US. As you can probably tell by the occurrence of two tracks in this mix, I’m a fan of their Idiothouse EP.
Other notable mentions are Peo de Pitte’s reworking of Telepopmusik’s Breathe (I’d urge you to check out the full version which I didn’t have the courage to feature here) and the exciting direction Daft Punk have taken the movie soundtrack genre.
Sine A (here here) – George Lenton
Feyd Rautha Dark Heart – Grimes
Yorokobu (Craig Heneveld Remix) – The Malah
Ego Trip – Kings Of Tomorrow
My Love – White Hinterland
Hello – Clicks & Whistles
Twilight Galaxy (JSaxton’s 2552 Remix) – Metric
Give It Up – Diamond Rings
Breathe (Peo de Pitte remix) – Telepopmusik
Raw Passion – Clicks & Whistles
Passion – Nightmares On Wax
Solar Sailer (Basic Slack Edit) – Daft Punk