On Broadway

They say the neon lights are bright.

20|20|20 – 20

I could have told you, really, that this set of sets would be done before November 3rd. Keep calm and listen to The Pointer Sisters.

1: Joe Bataan – The Bottle [Epic]
2: Tito Puente – Wata Wasuri [Fania]
3: The Love Unlimited Orchestra – Satin Soul [20th Century]
4: The Pointer Sisters – Yes We Can Can [Blue Thumb]
5: The J.B.’s – Doin’ It To Death [Unidisc]
6: African Music Machine – Black Water Gold (Pearl) [Soul Power]
7: B.T. Express – That’ What I Want For You Baby [Scepter]
8: B.T. Express – This House Is Smokin’ [Scepter]

20|20|20 – 19

Northwest Africa, swooshing drones, ambient, etc – autumn is here.

1: Les Filles de Illighadad – Eliss Wan Anas Douban [Sahel Sounds]
2: Maalem Houssam Ganina – Moussa Barkiyo [Hive Mind]
3: James Holden & Maalem Houssam Gunina – Baba Hamouda [Border Community]
4: Holden / Zimpel – Saturday [Border Community]
5: Shackleton / Zimpel – Primal Drones [Cosmo Rhythmatic]
6: Julianna Barwick – Oh, Memory (ft. Mary Lattimore) [Ninja Tune]
7: Roomful of Teeth – The Magic Constellation [New Amsterdam]
8: Sarah Davachi – Gold Upon White [Late]

20|20|20 – 18

CRJ / JL / JP, and similar abbreviations – and basically some delightful pop music, really.

1: Carly Rae Jepsen – Fake Mona Lisa [School Boy]
2: Jessy Lanza – Lick In Heaven [Hyperdub]
3: Jai Paul – Track 7 [XL]
4: Carly Rae Jepsen – Stay Away [School Boy]
5: Jessy Lanza – Over and Over [Hyperdub]
6: Carly Rae Jepsen – Julien [School Boy]
7: Jessy Lanza – Calling Card [Hyperdub]
8: Jai Paul – Track 13 [XL]
9: Carly Rae Jepsen – Want You In My Room [School Boy]

20|20|20 – 17

Some steps and some grooves and some rollers, really – not much more to say.

1: Polymod – PG1000 [17 Steps]
2: Sofia Kourtesis – Home Is Where I Can Dance [Studio Barnhus]
3: Sofia Kourtesis – Sarita Colonia [Studio Barnhus]
4: One Tribe – Is This All (Instinctstrumental) [Above Board]
5: Cascandy – Hills [Cascandy]
6: Joy O – ELLIPSIS [Hinge Finger]
7: Slowlglide – Reigi [Antinote]

20|20|20 – 16

If you said “oh, you just picked records around 105 until they made sense”, well, you wouldn’t be wrong – but there’s some cleverness hidden in the balaeric / dub shoegaze vibes.

1: Robyn – Baby Forgive Me [Konichiwa]
2: Maya Jane Coles – Dreamer [I Am Me]
4: Joe – Line To Earth [Comeme]
5: Objekt – 35 [Pan]
6: Elika – You Win Hearts [Chat Blanc]
7: Holly Herndon – SWIM [4AD]
8: Sun Electric – O’Locco (Kama Sutra) [R&S]
9: Mønic – Deep Summer (Burial Remix) [Osiris]
10: Maggie Rogers – Alaska [Capitol]

20|20|20 – 15

Keep on fighting, keep on fighting, hold on – this one, sonically, is probably more about the holding than about the fighting.

1: Kali Malone – Hagakyrka Bells [iDeal]
2: Nobuo Uematsu – March to Narshe [Square]
3: Jóhann Jóhannsson – There is No Safe Side but the Side Of Truth [NTOV]
4: The Cause of Labour is the Hope of the World [NTOV]
5: The Westerlies – In The Morning [The Westerlies]
6: The Westerlies – Robert Henry [The Westerlies]
7: The Westerlies – Saro [The Westerlies]

20|20|20 – 14

I didn’t name this set of high-quality 45 degree turns after the text in the photo, which I think I deserve some credit for.

1: Neneh Cherry – Dream Baby Dream (Four Tet Remix) [Smalltown Supersound]
2: Bass Clef – Interform [Trilogy Tapes]
3: Chez & Trent – Morning Factory [Slow To Speak]
4: Axel Boman – Eyes Of My Mind [Studio Barnhus]
5: Night Communication – Nocturne Seduction [Safe Trip]
6: Lost Souls of Saturn – The Awakening (James Holden’s Past Life Rave Regression) [R&S]

US out of New York City

Seen on a shirt in Maria Hernandez park.

A lot of feelings in NYC right now, and no way to see if they’re going to obtain but to wait.

20|20|20 – 13


Drum & bass in, as they say, your face. More protests soon.

1: Blu Mar Ten – If I Could Tell You [Blu Mar Ten]
2: Björk – It’s In Our Hands (Greyarea Lawsuit Remix) []
3: Djrum – Induction [2nd Drop]
4: Skee Mask – Kozmic Flush [Illian Tape]
5: Djrum – Hard To Say [R&S]
6: Homemade Weapons – Svalsat (Donato Dozzy Remix) [Samurai]
7: Signal & Cruk – Illusion [Invisible]
8: Bruce – Ore [Hessle Audio]
9: OL – Kombi [Error Broadcast]
10: Photek – The Third Sequence [Virgin]
11: Brainkillers – Screwface [Above Board]
12: Noise Factory – The Future [Above Board]
13: Fixate vs Double 99 – Ripgroove [Ice Cream]