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1. Milanese - Extend - (Planet Mu)
Taking bits of dubstep, grime, ragga, jungle and I don't know what and melding it into one great joyous mess. Killer tracks - Caramel Cognac, Mr. Ion. [Click here to listen]
2. Nathan Fake - Drowning in a Sea of Love - (Border Community)
I read that "Grandfathered" is being used in a Motorola ad, but don't hold that against Mr. Fake. Tons of great cuts that I still can't get over. Killer tracks - The Sky Was Pink, You Are Here. [Click here to listen]
3. Any of the Dubstep All-Stars Compilations that came out this year -
I know this list is dubstep heavy but I just can't help it. Too many killer tracks to mention. [Click here to listen]
4. Growing - Color Wheel - (Megablade)
One of the few "heavy" records that came out this year that I was allowed to listen to in my house without someone yelling at me to turn it down. There's something about the quiet parts on this record that just make it all the more heavier. Killer tracks - Cumulusless, Friendly Confines. [Click here to listen]
6. Rhythm & Sound w/ Paul St. Hilaire - (Showcase Burial)
You just got to love Tikiman. Killer track - Why (Version). [Click here to listen]
7. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale - (Def Jam)
This was so good that I almost bought the doll. Killer tracks - Shakey Dog, Kilo. [Click here to listen]
8. Various Artists - Radio Algeria - Sublime Frequencies
The Sublime Frequencies label put out a bunch of great releases this year. Any of them could be up on this list. [Click to listen]
9. Ike Yard - 1980-1982 Collected - (Acute)
Just when I think that I don't want to hear one more reissue of an obscure early 80's post-punk band, this
comes out. Killer tracks - Night After Night, NCR, Nocturne. [Click to listen]
10. Burial - Burial - (Hyperdub)
I just had to include something with a Spaceape track.
Killer tracks - Wounder, Night Bus, Spaceape. [Click to listen]
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