2019: sets of the year

Pretty great year, I’d say. Let’s get to it.

Kampire – Sounds of Sónar

Pretty sure this miiiight be from late 2018, but my time is my own, and this blast of contrast / pop / house / hip-hop is an utter delight.

David Toop – Jean C. Roché Special

Birds, birds, birds, birds. Whales? Frogs? What a perfect thing.

DJ Healer – Planet Lonley

It’s probably an album, but, hey: chill, melancholic, existential post-ambient and breakbeat.

Ben UFO – Rinse FM, September 9, 2019

I think that Ben UFO may know more about music goes together than any other human in on earth.

Yu Su – Live at Oscillate

Finally a live set from one of Vancity’s finest – I can hear Granville to Pender to way out East in here, I tell you what.

Trevor Jackson – Island Records Extra Special

Any set that starts with a Wally Badarou deep cut is a friend of mine.

Honorable mentions to Moodymann Plays Motown, Mark Grusane on Beats In Space, Mr Mitch’s Techno Dancehall 2, Powder’s RA 700, and Milos Kaiser’s RA 690.