Hot in Press / December 2019 2019's Best Tracks

Hot in Press / December 2019 2019’s Best Tracks

Source: Resident Advisor RA staff pick their favourite tracks of the past 12 months. This year, our writers reviewed almost 600 EPs. Some were vinyl-only white-labels, others were self-released tracks from producers whose music could only be heard through online streams. We also covered plenty of hits—the kind of tracks played by superstar DJs soundtracking the world’s festival stages. From Casablanca to Croydon, Berlin to Beijing, electronic music felt more exciting, and global, than ever, fuelled by producers twisting familiar sounds into thrilling new forms. Whether you were a touring DJ hunting for reduced techno tools or a sound geek trawling Bandcamp for cutting-edge club tracks, 2019 had it all.Our writers, staff and editors have selected 55 tracks that defined this year. There’s fresh experimental music, barrelling techno and festival anthems. We’ve tried a new format, separating the selections into categories that cover a range of styles, tastes and moods. Below...
Hot In Press / December | The 50 albums that defined the year 2019 according to Mixmag UK

Hot In Press / December | The 50 albums that defined the year 2019 according to Mixmag UK

Source Mixmag THE 50 BEST ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2019 The albums that defined the year by: LYDIA WEBB, EDEN MACAULAY, LOUIS CHANT 18 DECEMBER 2019       50 SEB WILDBLOOD ‘SKETCHES OF TRANSITION’ (ALL MY THOUGHTS) This album is so beautifully calming that you may find yourself beginning to physically float above ground if you listen too carefully.   49 PHOTONZ ‘NUIT’ (DARK ENTRIES) This album’s addictive, atmospheric house comes straight from Lisbon’s underground scene. Be sure to check out the sex positive club night Mina where Photonz often plays.   48 MOUNT LIBERATION UNLIMITED ‘MOUNT LIBERATION UNLIMITED’ (STUDIO BARNHUS) Five years in the making, this album displays breadth of Mount Liberation Unlimited. They have made their own sound and will only keep developing it.   47 96 BACK ‘EXCITABLE, GIRL’ (CPU) Dive in to a variety of vibes on this excellent debut LP.   46 LENZMAN ‘BOBBY’ (METALHEADZ) Lenzman’s unique approach to...
Releases / January 2020 | Rainbowitz bY Robin Ordell is coming out on Small Hours

Releases / January 2020 | Rainbowitz bY Robin Ordell is coming out on Small Hours

Robin Ordell – Rainbowitz (12 »)  Label : Small Hours  Artist : Robin Ordell, Monochrome, Velasco, Youandewan, Darren Allen Remixers : No Title : Small Hours 003 (EP) Cat. : SH003 Vinyl Release: January 2020 Digi Release :  x Tracklist : Monochrome VS Velasco – Paranoid Youandewan – Loophole Robin Ordell – Rainbowitz Darren Allen – Strange World VINYL ONLY – NO DOWNLOADS INCLUDED Small Hours is back with another selection from producers far and wide. NYC stalwart, Charles Noel AKA Archetype AKA Monochrome, very kindly licences an edit of his celestial jungle gem ‘Paradise’ to the VA label. Originally issued in ‘94 on Ohio’s 21/22 Corporation, this 2020 ‘Paranoid’ version (by Youandewan) interpolates elements of the original and ‘217′ by Brooklyn-Berlin transplant Velasco – courtesy of Bologna-based label, DAT. On Side B, Underlying Form boss Darren Allen serves up a slice of his non- conforming minimal-madness alongside his Discobar comrade, Robin Ordell, who brings an energetic, machine-driven jam...
Releases / November 2019 | TC80 reveals the Warp Zone ep at Bandcamp

Releases / November 2019 | TC80 reveals the Warp Zone ep at Bandcamp

TC80 – Warp Zone (EP)  Label :  Artist : TC80 Remixers : No Title : Warp Zone (EP) Cat. :  Vinyl Release: x Digi Release : November 2019 Tracklist : Generated Organizational Dimension Bonus Stage Hayama Vortex Mahoroba Welcome in the warp zone! Compilation of tunes you’ve maybe heard and enjoyed in my DJ sets or podcasts. Available exclusively at bandcamp..  Have fun :)  
Releases / December 2019 | Tolga Fidan - dds02

Releases / December 2019 | Tolga Fidan – dds02

Tolga Fidan – dds02 (EP)  Label: dds Artist: Tolga Fidan Remixers: – Title: dds02 Cat.: dds02 Vinyl Release: May 2019 Digi Release: – Tracklist : BNM789 Yanardoner  Nesia DDS drops its second release with the maestro Tolga Fidan called into action with three serious cuts, lovingly prepared in his studio for your listening pleasure. So far, the story of DDS is shrouded in mystery so the only thing we can hear is allow the music to speak for itself; which is perhaps the way it should be… Tolga gets things rolling with ‘BNM789’, a 9-minute excursion into boogie wonderland. Teased along by a funky rhythm, the low end is bulbous and a little offkey, while the beats keep everything steady. Tolga’s swing is irresistible and he keeps things very much on the unconventional tip throughout this epic cut; a prime example of his ability to create music that adds something fresh to the dance floor. After that...
Releases / December 2019 | POTG02 bY Bodeler - Feed Me Weird (ep)

Releases / December 2019 | POTG02 bY Bodeler – Feed Me Weird (ep)

Incoming…! 2019 ends with a bang as we unveil the second release from tINI’s Part Of The Gang record label. Across three tracks The eclectic Argentinian, gang’s long standing members, demonstrates his penchant for nuanced dancefloor weaponry, making this a must-have EP.
Words & Sounds / October 2019 | XLR8R Podcast 612: Unai Trotti

Words & Sounds / October 2019 | XLR8R Podcast 612: Unai Trotti

..As with all Trotti’s sets, his XLR8R podcast is dynamic, groovy, and deep, compiled with records that you are, quite frankly, unlikely to hear again; it really is a sound like no other..
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