2019: sets of the year
Pretty great year, I’d say. Let’s get to it.
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.
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.
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.