2010: Favorite 50 Albums of 2010 | Staff Feature Things were easier in 2009. Even before tallying the votes, we knew that Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion would place first and Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca second. We knew that sunn 0)))’s Monoliths & Dimensions would be our top “metal” pick, Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II our top hip-hop pick, and Oneohtrix Point Never’s Zones Without People our top “experimental” pick. We knew Mount Eerie, Atlas Sound, and The Flaming Lips would place high, and we knew that TMT favorites like Graham Lambkin, Zu, and Emeralds would, you know, actually make a year-end list.
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"Aujourd’hui, la musique change très vite, la technologie et les idées des gamins aussi, et leur accès à la technologie évolue tous les jours. Les trois prochaines années vont être dingues, je le sens. On va vivre en dehors des labels, en dehors des modes. Ça va être un retour violent à la créativité. Je crois que le monde qui m’a toujours excité est en train de se mettre en place, c’est génial."
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azari & iii. following up on the still lasting success of 'reckless with your love' (that we posted over a year ago) and their collaboration with friendly fires plus countless remixes for the likes of munk, runaway, cfcf, voltage and sunday girl, toronto's currently hottest collective azari & iii are back with their new single 'indigo'. originally supposed to be released on the resurrected trax records which never came through, it's out on turbo now instead.
The last few years have been an incredible experience made possible by the various staff, contractors and partners we've worked with. We would like to thank our board and investors, particularly Graeme Wood, who backed us in late 2007 and never stopped supporting and mentoring us. A huge thanks also to our users, who kept coming back each day to discover the great new music. While we are shutting down wearehunted.com, we will continue to create services that will delight you, as part of the Twitter team. There's no question that Twitter and music go well together. Artists turn to Twitter first to connect with fans, and people share and discover new songs and albums every day.
Altered Zones was sad to find out this weekend that our Swiss-French friends over at Delicious Scopitone are laying their blog to rest after a year and a half of activity. We talked with founder Emmanuel Ducret about the decision over email… AZ: Pourquoi as-tu décidé de stopper l’activité du site? Emmanuel: Le Delicious Scopitone est un blog « collaboratif ». Comme dans toute famille ou vie de couple, il y a parfois des moments de bonheur mais aussi de tensions. Difficile de trouver un équilibre qui convient à tous, de communiquer suffisamment pour que chacun puissent (re)trouver sa place.
DiKSO - round and round, upside down... For some time now the combined forces of Mark Caramelli and Paul Hargreaves have been causing quite a stir under their guise, Death on the Balcony. Their style fuses a range of influences from Disco & Deep House through to House & Deep Techno depending on the time, space and environment. Years of dedicated musical passion and an appreciation of numerous genres have lead to their sound becoming perfected and receiving popularity across the board... Death on the Balcony’s release schedule is continually active with DOTB releasing & remixing with the likes of Culprit LA, Pets Recordings, Silver Network, Illusion Recordings, Akbal Music, Airdrop, Hissy Fit & Join The Dots. Whether it’s disco inflected fuel or house rhythms, these eclectically deft producers will juxtapose anything they lay their hands upon, mixing the beat of the drum with the melodic buzz of a hazy brain.