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fifteen most criminally slept on records of 2010

instead of posting my entire top 50 records of 2010, I just want to call all you fools out on a bunch of records you – at your own peril – almost certainly did not pick up last year.

i know i’ve mentioned most of these several times on here already but judging from the number of people who have picked them up on Discogs, you’re still not listening. DON’T SLEEP!

01. Phlash & Friends – Jungle Orchidz – Archive
02. Peven Everett – Heat Up – Bombay Records
03. Marco D’Aquino – Lost In Your Soul EP – Bosconi Extra Virgin
04. In Flagranti / Natalie Smash – Through The Rabbit Hole – Codek
05. Stefano E Bene & Hard Ton – Why Your Love – Compost Disco
06. GB – The Xpander EP – Gifted & Blessed
07. Smooth Tutors – Smooth Tutors – Harmony Society
08. Kasper Bjørke – Alcatraz Jimpster Remix – HFN Music
09. Ibex – Inner Light – Ibex Music
10. Based On Kyoto – Sunrise EP – Japonica
11. Blondes – Touched – Merok
12. Adam Marshall – The Valley – New Kanada
13. Moonstarr – Ill Harmonics EP – Public Transit Recordings
14. Shawn Rudiman – Dark Message – Technoir Audio
15. Chase Smith – Romance Synthetique – Technoir Audio

ah, what the hell, here’s the whole top 50 listed in order of label.

01. Steven Tang – The Verged Sessions – Aesthetic Audio
02. Appointment – Revolutionary Approach – Appointment
03. Phlash & Friends – Jungle Orchidz – Archive (2)
04. Peven Everett – Heat Up – Bombay Records (2)
05. Marco D’Aquino – Lost In Your Soul EP – Bosconi Extra Virgin
06. Arto Mwambe – Love Lift – Brontosaurus
07. In Flagranti / Natalie Smash – Through The Rabbit Hole – Codek
08. Stefano E Bene f. Hard Ton – Why Your Love – Compost Disco
09. Basic Soul Unit РTuff Luv EP РCr̬me Organization
10. DJ Yoav B. – Love Dubs EP – Delsin
11. Convertion – Love Explosion – Disco Deviance
12. Storm Queen – Look Right Through – Environ
13. Alex.O.Smith – Mid 90’s – FXHE Records
14. Big Strick – 100% Hustler – FXHE Records
15. GB – The Xpander EP – Gifted & Blessed
16. Smooth Tutors – Smooth Tutors – Harmony Society
17. Kasper Bjørke – Alcatraz Jimpster Remix – HFN Music
18. John Talabot – Sunshine – Hivern Disc
19. Ibex – Inner Light – Ibex Music
20. Based On Kyoto – Sunrise EP – Japonica
21. Various – Planetary Consciousness – LiveJam Records
22. Lauer – HR Boss – Live at Robert Johnson
23. Robert Hood – Alpha / Omega (End Times) – M-Plant
24. Urban Tribe – Urban Tribe 12″ – Mahogani Music
25. VA- Soft House Experience Vol. 1 – Mathematics
26. Adonis Pres. Late Invitation – The Invite – Mathematics
27. Blondes – Touched – Merok
28. Adam Marshall – The Valley – New Kanada
29. Axel Boman – Holy Love – Pampa Records
30. Moonstarr – Ill Harmonics EP – Public Transit Recordings
31. Marcello Napoletano – CDNY – Quintessentials
32. Maya Jane Coles – What They Say – Real Tone Records
33. Various – Relative 001 – Relative
34. Mark E – Nobody Else – Running Back
35. Tom Trago – Voyage Direct – Live Takes – Rush Hour
36. Jerome & Rahaan – Concrete Reservation – Stilove4music
37. Bruce Ivery – Things I Want – Stilove4music
38. Chicago Shags – Flamingo World – Strange Life Records
39. Shawn Rudiman – Dark Message – Technoir Audio
40. Chase Smith – Romance Synthetique – Technoir Audio
41. Mock & Toof – Farewell to Wendo – Tiny Sticks
42. DVS1 – Love Under Pressure EP – Transmat
43. Various – Uncanny Valley 002 – Uncanny Valley
44. Tazz – Acid Love – Underground Quality
45. Delano Smith – I Fly – Undertones
46. Chicago Skyway – Wolfgang Hair Ep – Uzuri
47. Entro Senestre – La Caccia – W.T. Records
48. Luv Jam – The Pitch Black EP – We Play House Recordings
49. Various – Red E.P. – We Play House Recordings
50. Lone – Once In A While / Raptured – Werk Discs

8 Comments

  1. Great list, some definite jams in here (especially the Love Dubs). I didn’t do a list, but one that keeps coming back was Brawther’s “Asteroids And Star Dust” EP on Balance. Deep Down Paris the key here, but all 4 tracks are good.

  2. agent o says:

    Definitely Love Dubs – 11/10

  3. frank says:

    Love Dubs almost cracked into the Top 15 but enough people had bought it that something else edged it out. Still, hands down one of the sickest records in a long long time. Sounds great loud or quiet and so much fun to mix

  4. acid abe says:

    wow. it’s like my record bag. not braggin’. damn.
    so many jams i love here..we need to hear these beat up in NYC right -now-!
    well, folks kinda caught onto that maya jane coles number you listed…but still. and love dubs is the rudest! and love under pressure, whew…
    much love!

  5. frank says:

    @Abe – thanks for reading! I would love to bang these out in NYC. BTW Abe, the slept on section is just the 15 at the top. The rest of the post is just my top 50 for 2010 (which includes the 15 at the top, obvs)

  6. kuri says:

    you’ve got quite a few in the first 15 I hadn’t really paid much mind too. I just finally got the Blondes 12″ and it really is nice. For some reason I never fell for that GB. i fell hard for Love Lift by Arto Mwambe. Seemed like that was getting some good attention but lost out as the year went by, not sure why. i noticed that Love featured heavily in your list overall. Theme of 2010 for the Glazer household 😉 ?

  7. frank says:

    KURI – WOW. you’re right! 10/50 of the records directly reference “love” or “luv”. that’s kind of uncanny.

    yeah, i guess 2010 was a good year for love!

  8. frank says:

    also i thought you would really dig that GB. it reminds me a lot of the lo ride sci fi EP by louis haiman.

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