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Top 10 Reissues of 2012 from Mathieu Schreyer

Posted December 31, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 1,919 views]
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Top 10 Reissues of 2012 from Mathieu Schreyer
1. Henri Guedon – “Cosmozouk Percussions” (Superfly Records)
2. Michael Chapman — “Rainmaker” (Light in the Attic)
3. Marvin Gaye — “Trouble Man, Expanded Edition” (Hip O Select)
4. Ohio Penitentiary 511 Ensemble — “Hard Luck Soul” (Jazzman Records)
5. Blo — “Step Three” (Hot Casa)
6. FJ McMahon — “Spirit of the Golden Juice” (Sacred Bones Records)
7. Myrian Makenwa — “La …

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KCRW Presents Coordinator Mary Chellamy’s Top 10 Shows of 2012

Posted December 30, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 1,525 views]
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From KCRW Presents Coordinator Mary Chellamy:
This is not just another ‘Top 10 Albums of 2012′ list. Nope, it’s a combo list! Top 10 Albums + Top 10 Live Performances of 2012.
As the keeper of the KCRW Presents calendar and ticket giveaways program, I see A LOT of shows.  So here are my favorite albums coupled with their live performances from this past year.
and …

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Top 5 LA Albums of 2012 by Marion Hodges

Posted December 29, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 2,301 views]

When RR approached me to put together a list of my favorite local albums, I was really excited. Then when I began working on it, I was surprised by how much I had to rack my brain to come up with local albums that really made an impact on me.
That’s when I realized that my relationship to local music has changed so much in …

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Top 12 Dance 12″s of 2012

Posted December 28, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 2,094 views]
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Another banner year for Dance Music, 2012 saw a number of truly stunning releases from new talent like Disclosure, Casino Times, San Laurentino, LOL Boys and Suzanne Kraft and solid bangers from classic names like I:Cube and Todd Edwards. Epic psychedelic trips from the Pachanga Boys and Juju & Jordash and contemplative love jams from Lovelock and Kindness.
It was hard to distill this list…as …

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RR’s Top 10 Albums of 2012

Posted December 28, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 2,039 views]

My top 10 list can be summed us thusly – I like guitars. And strong voices. And I dabble in dance and soul. Mostly I like to be lifted up, but occasionally I like to be contemplative. Ok, I guess I like a little of everything.
Either way, these albums got the most spins in my house/car over 2012 and I expect to listen to …

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MBE Assoc. Producer Collin Walzak’s Top 10 Albums of the Year

Posted December 27, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 1,980 views]
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Look, the fact is Top Ten lists get exhaustive around the end of November but everyone still likes to look through them to either validate their own opinions or tear down someone else’s. And the truth of the matter is, that any one of these albums could easily be redacted to 11-20 or barely make a top 30. That’s why people have honorable mentions …

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Top 10 Cover Songs of 2012

Posted December 27, 2012 by | 4 Comments | 5,623 views]
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Sped up or slowed down. Ironic or painstakingly sincere. Blown up or stripped down. Cover songs can be approached many different ways, but there one element shared by all great covers: they must be EFFECTIVE.
Here are the most effective… the Top 10 Cover Songs of 2012.
1) ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI “BABY” (original: Donnie & Joe Emerson): Forget cover songs, this might top my list …

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Top 10 (Free) Rap Mixtapes Of 2012

Posted December 27, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 7,227 views]
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Everywhere I go people (usually those in their 30s or 40s) are always bellyaching about the current state of rap music. Granted, things have changed tremendously since the days of televised music videos and singles pressed on vinyl, but the fact of the matter is, rap is stronger than ever with more people than ever puttin’ it down on wax mp3.
The latest census data …

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Top 10 Compilations of 2012 by Mathieu Schreyer

Posted December 26, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 1,792 views]

Top 10 Compilations of 2012 by Mathieu Schreyer
1. V/A — “Loving on the Flipside” (Now Again/Truth and Soul)
2. V/A — “Personal Space” (Numero)
3. Sofrito — “International Soundclash” (Strut Records)
4. V/A — “Jukebox Mambo” (Jazzman Records)
5. V/A — “The Music From The Balconies Nearby Was Overlaid By The Noise Of Sporadic Acts Of Violence” (Dirty)
6. Kiki Gyan — “24 Hours in a Disco” (Soundway Records)
7. …

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Top 5 Enjoyable Videos When Hella Bored

Posted December 26, 2012 by | 4 Comments | 1,896 views]
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(Editor’s Note: Aside from being a great DJ, KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez is a fantastic photographer, so I asked him to use his keen visual eye and select some standout videos from 2012)

Lushlife – Magnolia

Trinidad James – All Gold All Everything

Jessie Ware – Sweet Talk

How To Dress Well – & It Was You

Das Racist – Girl

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