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Asian Dan & Guests: Top 10 of 2008

2008 is coming to a close. It was quite an eventful and exciting musical year. So many great tracks, albums, and remixes by new and old artists and so much music to look forward to in 2009. It is now that time for the obligatory Top 10’s of 2008. I am featuring Asian Dan’s Top 10 Tracks, Albums, Remixes, and Shows of 2008. But I also asked a few artists, bands, DJs/Producers, blogger friends of mine to contribute their own Top 10 of 2008.

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!! 2009!

Top 10 Tracks of 2008
1. Mystery Jets – Young Love
2. Cazals – Somebody, Somewhere
3. David Byrne & Brian Eno – Strange Overtones
4. Hey Champ – Cold Dust Girl
[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/Sept%202008/Hey%20Champ!%20-Cold%20Dust%20Girl.mp3]
5. Tiga – Mind Dimension
6. MGMT – Electric Feel
7. Foamo – Moving It Over Here
8. MSTRKRFT – VUVUVU
9. Laidback Luke & A-Trak – Shake It Down
10. Late of the Pier – Focker

Top 10 Albums of 2008
1. Soulwax – Nite Versions Live at Fabric & 120 other places
2. Mystery Jets – 21
3. Cazals – What Of Our Future
4. Late of the Pier- Fantasy Black Channel
5. Justice – A Cross The Universe: Live Album
6. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
7. The Virgins – The Virgins
8. Sebastien Tellier – Sexuality
9. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
10. The Stills – Oceans Will Rise

Top 10 Remixes of 2008
1. Ladyhawke – Back of the Van (Fred Falke Ultimate Beverly Mix)
2. Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Epic Last Song (Lifelike Remix)
3. PNAU – Embrace ft. Ladyhawke (Fred Falke & Miami Horror Remix)
4. Hot Chip – Touch Too Much (Fake Blood Remix)
5. The Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy, Hey Girl (Soulwax Remix)
6. Pin Me Down – Cryptic (Dubka Remix)
[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/Sept%202008/Pin%20Me%20Down%20-%20Cryptic%20(Dubka%20remix).mp3]
7. Danger – 11h30 (Kurtech Remix)
8. Mr. Oizo – Gay Dentist (JFK Edit)
[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/Nov%202008/Mr.%20Oizo%20-%20Gay%20Dentists%20_JFK%20Edit_.mp3]
9. Cut Copy – Lights & Music (Boys Noize Happy Birthday Remix)
10. Das Pop – Underground (Van She Club Remix)

Top 10 Shows of 2008
1. Soulwax – Irving Plaza – Pete Tong’s Insiders- NYC – 10.24.2008
2. Sébastien Tellier – The Mod Club – Toronto – 8.4.2008
3. Fleet Foxes – Sommerville Theatre – Boston, MA – 10.6.2008
4. MSTRKRFT – The Estate – Boston – Fist of God Tour – 10.13.2008
5. Sigur Rós – Bank of America Pavillion – Boston – 9.19.2008
6. Holy Fuck – Wrongbar – Toronto – 5.16.2008
7. Cazals – Hiro Ballroom – NYC – 11.6.2008
[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/Dec%202008/Cazals%20-Somebody,%20Somewhere%20(Live%20@%20Hiro%20Ballroom%20-%20NYC%20-%2011.6.2008.mp3]
8. Late of the Pier – Irving Plaza – Pete Tong’s Insiders- NYC – 10.24.2008
9. A-Trak – Sunnyside Pavillion – Time Festival – Toronto – 8.10.2008
10. The Bloody Beetroots – Studio B – Brooklyn – 3.7.2008
11. Congorock – The Estate – Boston – Fist of God Tour – 10.13.2008

Checkout Hey Champ’s, NT89’s, Astrolabe’s, Luck on Strike’s, FRNKCOIS’ and Glenjamn’s Top 10 of 2008 after the jump.

Hey Champ:
top 10 tracks (in no particular order)
-sebastian tellier – divine
-surkin – next of kin
-eine kleine nachtmusik – la serenissima
-cut copy – lights & music
-top billin – big dancin
-pnau – baby (breakbot remix)
-justice – planisphere (part 2)
-morgan geist – the shore
-private – we got some breakin’ up to do
-siriusmo – simple

top 10 albums (in no particular order)
-cut copy – in ghost colours
-tv on the radio – dear science,
-sebastian tellier – sexuality
-soulwax – part of the weekend never dies (live CD)
-fleet foxes – S/T
-hercules & love affair – S/T
-ratatat – LP3
-mr. oizo – lambs anger
-MGMT – oracular spectacular
-fred falke – music for my friends

top 10 musical discoveries (in no particular order)
-riton
-chaz jankel
-private
-laidback luke
-the twelves
-league unlimited orchestra
-aeroplane
-kid creole & the coconuts
-mauro malavasi
-anoraak

NT89:
top tracks:
1) Mistery Jets – Two Doors Down (Duke Dumont’s remix) / Sixsevennine
2) Shadow Dancer – Soap / Boys Noize
3) Fake Blood – Mars / Cheaper Thrills
4) MSTRKRFT feat. Nore – Bounce (The Bloody Beetroots remix) / Dim Mak
5) Congorock – Runark / Fools Gold
6) Herve – Cheap Thrills / Dubsided
7) The Proxy – Raven / Turbo
8) The Bloody Beetroots feat Congorock – Rombo / Dim Mak
9) His Majesty Andre – Peep Thong / Cheaper Thrills
10) Duke Dumont – Hoy / Dubsided

top albums:
1) Late of the Pier – Fantasy Black Channel / Parlophone
2) The Killers – Day & Age / Island
3) Trentemoller – The Chronicles Live / Audiomatique
4) Muse – Haarp / Universal
5) Justice – A Cross the Universe / Because
6) Mark Ronson – Version / Columbia
7) Don Rimini – Hools EP / Mentalgroove
8) Prodigy – Their Law / XL
9) Gang Gang Dance – Saint Dympha / Warp
10) Hot Chip – Made in the Dark / EMI

musical discoveries
1) Congorock
2) Cécile
3) Late of The Pier
4) Foamo
5) His Majesty Andre
6) Lee Mortimer
7) Fukkk Offf
8) Kill Phil
9) MGMT
10) Beirut

Astrolabe:
Top 10 Tracks

1. You Belong / Hercules And Love Affair
2. Lost In Music / Jean Nipon
3. Word Problems / Harmonic 313
4. Too Simple / Siriusmo
5. Little Bit Of Feel Good (Mr. Oizo Remix.) / Jamie Lidell
6. Truncation Horn / Clark
7. Up Down / High Powered Boys
8. Sexual Sportswear / Sebastien Tellier
9. Shooting Stars / Bag Raiders
10. Run Run / Those Dancing Days

Top 10 Albums

1. Ringer / Fourtet
2. Supreme Balloon / Matomos
3. Cream Cuts / Tussle
4. Hollow me / Yura Yura Teikoku
5. Offend Maggie / Deerhoof
6. Lambs Anger / Mr.Oizo
7. Ferndorf / Hauschka
8. In Ghost Colours / Cut Copy
9. Made In The Dark / Hot Chip
10. Crystal Castles/ Crystal Castles
11. Brother Hood (Disc 2) / Chemical Brothers

Luck On Strike

2008 Top tracks :
– Midfield General / Disco sirens
– Zoot Woman / We Won’t Break
– Sam Sparro / 21st Century Life
– Mondkopf / Bain du Matin
– Coldplay / Viva La Vida
– Fantastadon / Anesthesiologist (Hot Pink DeLorean Remix)

2008 Top albums :
– Santogold / Santogold
– M83 / Saturdays = Youth

2008 Top musical discoveries :
– Santogold
– Cut copy
– Shinichi Osawa
– Ladyhawke
– Breakbot
– The Last Shadow Puppets
– Vampire Weekend
– Fleet Foxes
– Late of the Pier
GLENJAMN:

Tracks
1. Creep (Prince Cover) @ Coachella (http://www.glenjamn.com/2008/12/merry-xmas.html)
2. L’Amour Et La Violence – Sebastien Tellier
3. Justice – Planisphere
4. Whitest Boy Alive (Fred Falke Remix) – Golden Cage
5. Kanye West – Paranoid
6. DJ Falcon/Freeland/Mike B – Obama Dynamic x So Much Love To Give (http://www.glenjamn.com/2008/11/aer-obama-dynamic.html)
7. Acid Girls – Palms
8. MGMT – Kids (Soulwax Nite Versions)
9. Fake Blood – Mars
10. Mike B/Acid Girls – Fu Le Mer (Secret Remix)

Albums/Mixes of 2008
1. Soulwax – Part of Weekend Never Dies
2. Justice – A Cross the Universe
3. Hercules & Love Affair – Self Titled
4. Sebastien Tellier – Sexuality
5. Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours
6. Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III
7. Mr. Oizo – Lamb’s Anger
8. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
9. Radiohead – In Rainbows
10. Hot Chip – Made In The Dark

Discoveries/Statements of 2008
1) SOULWAX – PART OF THE WEEKEND NEVER DIES made a documentary that felt like one free-flowing party. When you get to the part where the mix starts scratching on screen and in the audio…you just can’t stop tapping your feet.
2) Justice could do no wrong in 2008
3) The Etienne De Crecy CUBE!!!
4) Adam Freeland + Obama + Dj Falcon + Election Day = Beyond Epic.
5) Don’t Bring a Video Camera to the Henry Fonda in LA…you will get tackled.
6) Coachella 2008 will be difficult to top.
7) I like Breakbot & Danger (France)
8) NOT the JONAS BROTHERS.
9) Santogold, MGMT, Cool Kids (I stole 3 of Rolling Stone’s top 10’s)…b/c this is my first top 10 list of “discoveries”. I cheated.
10) I Miss Daft Punk LIVE SHOWS.

FRNKCOIS:
top 10 tracks:
Annie – Heartbeat (Alan Braxe Remix)
Justin Robertson – Love Movement (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)
Super Mal – Bigger Than Big (Bag Raiders Remix)
Minnie Riperton – Inside My Love
Surkin – White Knight
Thieves Like Us – Drugs In My Body
Toxic Avenger – Bad Girls Need Love Too
Kidz On Glue – Stepstepstep
Daft Punk – Voyager (Revolte Remix)
Yelle – Tristesse Joie (Rolf Honey Remix)

Top 10 Albums:
‘A Bugged Out Mix/Bugged In Selection’ – Erol Alkan
‘Isn’t Anything’ – My Bloody Valentine
‘Lucky Boy’ – DJ Mehdi
‘Dystopia’ – Midnight Juggernauts
‘The Looks’ – MSTRKRFT
‘OK Cowboy’ – Vitalic
‘The Vertigo Of Bliss’ – Biffy Clyro
‘Hold Your Colour’ – Pendulum
‘Discovery’ – Daft Punk
‘Operation:Doomsday’ – MF Doom

Top 10 Musical Discoveries 08′
-Listening to My Bloody Valentine for the first time and realising how timeless music is.
-Stabbyoboys ‘A True Wealth’
-Realising italians also lay down a sick beat.
-Feeling my ears bleed at the hands of Felix Cartal and The Toxic Avenger.
-Hearing 11h30 for the first time, then developing an obsession for Danger.
-Finding a great DJ and friend in NT89.
-Listening to The Bloody Beetroots ‘Rombo’ on an XLR8R podcast and being blown away by its headfuck qualities.
-Bag Raiders Remixes.
-Miami Horror
-Fredze Fred

5 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. macgregor

    this is an incredible post to so many extents. im so happy congorock got some love, hes been doin it longer than a lot of people would think. also, i think shake it down is quite the banger as well, although i dont really like his other stuff.

  2. Good list. Dan, I can’t believe you didn’t even put Fred Falke’s Golden Cage remix! Slightly better than Back of the Van, IMO. Glenjamin got it covered, though.

    The Twelves is def one big discovery of mine. And I’m glad that I’m not the only one on Riton (though I got into him in ’07). American Boy, anyone?

    Still, good list.

  3. David

    Thank you for this list. you are the man. thank you.

  4. eh.. interesting 🙂
    I stay in clip

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