Best of '21 - End of Year list / chart

(Apologies if this on another thread) but as December is nearly here who’s got nominations for their best new tracks, albums, compilations, re-releases of the year 2021? Could also cover events, festivals maybe??

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We were also going to ask TP forum members to do a version of the yearly TP round up… I’ll do that in a new thread too. Room for all : )

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ok here’s 10 of mine. hardly went out at all so can only imagine what the livelier ones would have sounded like on a good system

Khruangbin & Felix Dickinson / Time (You and I) (Put a Smile on DJ’s Face Mix) - the original was already ace, but the remix takes it all cosmic (is that a moog I hear on there?)

Residentes Balearicos / Cachonda - sounding like something Reverso 68 could have knocked out, or even DFC in the halcyon years. Very Ibiza (in a good way)

Cale Sexton / Sustain - from Down Under but not over the top. one to immerse yourself into. thanks to Slow Music Movement as ever for the tipoff

Alex Kassian / Leave your life - the best YES tribute of the year, shame it never got a digi release

Jpye & Renato / Cosa Ti Va - tasty Italian number off Claremont 56, with a slight nod to Pino D’Angiò?

Superpitcher / Smile It’s A New Day - that nagging windchime (?) chord is killer

Sun Palace / Rude movements (FK) - probably the pick of the remix package, I don’t listen to much house anymore but this was gorgeous

Javier Segarra / Malagueños 2 - the standout on the Ola Interior comp, one of a number of excellent releases this year showcasing mainland Spain’s lesser known 80s experimental scene

and a couple of bits I’m sure the late Weatherall would’ve enjoyed

the dubbiness of Craig Bratley/Amy Douglas - No in between and also the unexpected French psych collabs between Limiñanas/Garnier - Que Calor/Saul which I both played to death

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Interesting i had only listened to one of these. That’s the charm of these EOY lists, you get to hear so much stuff that you missed. Will check these out!

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Here’s my picks for the year that is/was 2021

Singles

Cabopolonio - Camera 6

The Far East – Nyc Dream

Alex Kassian - Leave Your Life


Albums

Nala Sinephro - Space 1.8

Galathea - Galathea

Emma-Jean Thackray - Yellow


Reissue/Compilations

Ritmo Fantasía: Balearic Spanish Synth​-​Pop, Boogie and House (1982​-​1992)

For The Love Of You, Vol. 2


Label of the year

Athens of the North

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Another one for the singles:

Jazzuelle - Hashashin ft Atjazz

Thanks @Nice2CU2CUNice for this one

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Lots of great music released this year…

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Top 20 for 2021

Eric from America & Chttom - An Hour A Day With You (Eric’s Credit To The Profession Remix)

Fuga Ronto - Falling Star

Dombrance - Taubira (Prince Thomas Diskomiks)

30/70 Collective -Tastes Like Freedom (Tornado Wallace Red Face Mix)

Kalabrese - Farben Am Himmel

Wiener Pladraquant - Stillsand (Rising Seed Rework)

Margee - In My Sleep

Margee - Wrong Dream (Hardway Bros Cosmic Intervention)

Charlie Charlie - Save Us

Wrekin Havoc - Oh La Lover

North of the Island - Kit Kat

Lova - Echoes of Memories

Si Brad ft. Aleem- Falling Down (Psychemagik Remix)

Jim - Falling That You Know

Goldsuite - Vanity

Alex Kassian - Leave Your Life (Lonely Hearts Mix)

Scarlet Fantastic- Make Way For Love (Mister Deltoid French Tickler Dub)

Talking Drums - Under The Sky

Cole Odin ft. Eddie C - Little Boxes (40 Thieves Version)

Miljon - What Does It Take (Album Version)

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Some great lists here, and so much I’ve missed and have loved catching up with, thanks :slight_smile:

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yep, playing catchup too. a ridiculous amount of stuff released on Music for Dreams. where do you even start?

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That’s the best bit, hearing stuff you missed :+1:

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Those Margee tracks are :boom:

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Does this list keep getting longer?

now weighing up distinct possibility that kids get no Christmas presents as dad has blown it all on Bandcamp again

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I may have added a ‘few’ more

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A few from me:

Kassian Versions - Need Me/Want Me

Alpha & Omega - Shuruaat Aur Ant

S.O.K - Extasz

Sangre Voss - Mendl 15

Bunzinelli - Call In Blue

ACR - Downtime Vibes

Miro Sunday Music- Rising Sun | Non Pacifist Trance Version

Reggae Disco Rockers - Whistle Song (Silent Dream version)

Lee Douglas - Van (from his edits compilation)

BS Radio Vol 1 - Eternal Love (compilation)

Might add a few more as they spring to mind……

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I tend to buy albums so a bit more biased towards that format here were my faves -

Single:
Alex Kassian – Leave Your Life

Albums:
Loveshadow - Loveshadow
Cleo Sol - Mother
Joy Orbison - still slipping, vol.1
Fuga Ronto - Greatest Treasure

Reissues:
Mário Rui Silva - Stories From Another Time 1982​-​1988
Ritmo Fantasía: Balearic Spanish Synth​-​Pop, Boogie and House (1982​-​1992

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Not bought much new stuff this year, still catching up with old stuff, but loved the Alex Kassian & Joy Orbison, both of which i discovered thru this forum. :ok_hand:

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Some favourites from this year

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For many (i feel) Alex Kassian was one of the best 12"s of the year…but if you missed out, looks like a repress is on the way LINK

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I bought more albums this year than singles / 12’s.

12’s/ eps
Alex kassian - leave your life
Kurtis - the Curtis vodka ep

Albums
Om unit - acid dub studies
Other lands - sounds for isolated souls
Niko-Tzoukmanis – Hope Is The Sister Of Despair (first time on vinyl in 2021 so I’m sticking it in)
Downstairs j - basement etc
Bremmer/ McCoy - Natten
Sean la’brooy - out moving windows

Reissues / comps
Kevin McCormick & David horridge - light patterns
Mario Rui Silva - stories from another time
A positive life - Synaesthetic

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