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Crispy Chris’s Top 10 Electronic Chart

By Chris Burrell

Guys, I’ve never done a chart before, so consider this my chart cherry! These are 10 tracks that have frequently found their way into my recent mixes and general listening. Some of these tracks are built squarely for the club, some are more for headphones, some are new, and some have been out there a while, but all are good. No particular order.

Canblaster – I Think About U (Marble)

A flat out just good song – I wish it were longer! Brodinski said it was his favorite song of 2013. The song opens up with a looping, “I don’t know what I was thinking about most of the time…” while a heavenly beat builds. Can you guess what they were thinking about?

Jamie Lidell – You Naked (Crackboy Remix) (Warp)

I picked up this track from a pink 12” of remixes at Princeton Record Exchange and was hype to see that the seldom releasing Crackboy was one of the remixers on it. The elusive French producer tweaks Lidell’s amazing voice around one hook, and builds a monstrous swinging beat for a slamming good time. What’s even cooler is that I can’t find this track anywhere digitally (this video has like 500 views) – viva vinyl.

Moderat – Bad Kingdom (Head High Remix) (50Weapons)

I had no clue who Head High is (later figured out that it’s one of the many aliases of German producer Shed), but I trust Modeselektor & their 50Weapons imprint, so no surprise that this is a damn good remix. The vocals haunt throughout the chugging drum-heavy track: “This is not what you wanted, nor what you had in mind…”

Four Tet – Buchla (Text)

I love the new Four Tet album, and this is definitely a standout track from it for me. The beat is super raw and bumps, but then it gets all soft and melodic before going back in. Four Tet’s always been the king of samples and interesting music; this one makes me dance more than chin scratch.

Paul Johnson – Let Me See You Butterfly (DJ Deeon Remix) (Mr Kim’s Records)

I’ve definitely fallen victim to the recent resurgence in legendary Chicago house label Dance Mania (a retrospective compilation on the label just came out), and that victimization led me to this amazing track. Take everything that’s great about ghetto house: fast paced beating drums and bass, dirty vocals, raw energy, and then add in a super melodic beat flip, and BOOM – you have this track. DJ Deeon definitely shows his depth as a producer on this remix, I play it both faster and slower in mixes – really whenever I can.

Duck Sauce – Party In Me (Fool’s Gold)

Duck Sauce’s funky, fresh, and simple songs tend to come out as the weather gets warm, and give me all kinds of reasons to smile. This track was released for free as part of the duo’s “Duck Droppings” EP, preceding their first album “Quack”, out on April 15th. All of the tracks are great, and lean wonderfully on samples (look them up), but this track is so damn catchy, and I find myself playing it on loop all the time.

Sammy Bananas – Flexin (Fool’s Gold)

Once you listen to this track, the cover for this very solid EP (Mr. Flex: a banana with a mustache, sunglasses, and biceps) makes total sense. Long time label affiliate Sammy Bananas melds dance-y futuristic and vintage sounds for a party starting results. This track hits with just the right amount of horns, blips, and sleaze.

Jessie Rose – Love the Feeling High (feat. Ed Weathers) (Play It Down)

A great recent example of using speeches/dialogue/spoken word over a house beat. The beat is funky and simple, and then a male storyteller is added over top, hilariously recounting a crazy trip at a warehouse party with “kids that are way more turnt up than me.” Play It Down, the label Jessie Rose runs, has had a string of great releases, and his new album “The Whole Twelve Inches” (which this track is a part of) and all of its remixes, definitely should continue the label’s strong momentum well into 2014.

Aden – Whip (Jimmy Edgar Remix) (Ultramajic)

I was in a hotel room in India listening to Claude VonStroke’s Essential Mix, and he started his mix off with this track. I had only heard the original up until that point (which is a bomb), and I could have picked almost any of the tracks from the young Ultramajic label for this list, but this remix from label boss Jimmy Edgar is particularly doing it for me and has a poignant memory attached to it. Edgar has been on fire lately, turning everything he touches into drummed out techno bliss; I definitely look forward to more from him and his label this year.

Jeremih – F U All The Time (Akito’s Clap Trap Ice Rink Bootleg) (Bootleg)

I love the original of this song, but was looking for just the right remix of it to use in mixes. A little SoundCloud digging later, I came across this free download, whose genre is listed as “Porn Groove”. The original of this is super hypnotic and weird, and this bootleg cleverly blends the instrumental of UK Grime artist Wiley’s “Ice Rink”, making it more of a DJ tool, and still keeping the weird of the original.

 

Peep some of these tracks on the Halfway House, Thursdays 10pm-12, and tweet @ me, bro @CrispyChrisX

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Top played albums 4/1- 4/8

1 ST. VINCENT: St. Vincent
2 REAL ESTATE:Atlas
3 TYCHO: Awake
4 WARPAINT: Warpaint
5 FUTURE ISLANDS: Singles
6 MAC DEMARCO: Salad Days
7 BLEEDING RAINBOW: Interrupt
8 WAR ON DRUGS: Lost In The Dream
9 JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW: Post Tropical
10 EAGULLS: Eagulls
11 EL TEN ELEVEN: For Emily [EP]
12 COM TRUISE: Wave 1
13 TOGETHER PANGEA: Badillac
14 PERFECT PUSSY: Say Yes To Love
15 DAN CROLL: Sweet Disarray
16 GARDENS AND VILLA: Dunes
17 METRONOMY: Love Letters
18 LIARS: Mess
19 CLOUD NOTHINGS: Here And Nowhere Else
20 TACOCAT: NVM
21 DADS: Pretty Good [EP]
22 MARK MCGUIRE: Along The Way
23 ETERNAL SUMMERS: The Drop Beneath
24 DUM DUM GIRLS: Too True
25 SISYPHUS: Sisyphus
26 JUAN WAUTERS: N.A.P. North American Poetry
27 S. CAREY: Range Of Light
28 SAINTSENECA: Dark Arc
29 BOY AND BEAR: Harlequin Dream
30 BLACK LIPS: Underneath The Rainbow

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Top Played Artists 3/18-3/24

1 REAL ESTATE – Atlas
2 ST. VINCENT – St. Vincent
3 GARDENS AND VILLA – Dunes
4 WAR ON DRUGS – Lost In The Dream
5 GUIDED BY VOICES – Motivational Jumpsuit
6 JUAN WAUTERS – N.A.P. North American Poetry
7 BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow
8 WARPAINT – Warpaint
9 AVA LUNA – Electric Balloon
10 DUM DUM GIRLS – Too True
11 HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Small Town Heroes
12 TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac
13 SISYPHUS – Sisyphus
14 SNOWMINE – Dialects
15 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos
16 TEMPLES – Sun Structures
17 TOY – Join The Dots
18 BLEEDING RAINBOW – Interrupt
19 LO-FANG – Blue Film
20 ETERNAL SUMMERS – The Drop Beneath
21 PERFECT PUSSY – Say Yes To Love
22 WOODSMAN – Woodsman
23 CHEATAHS – Cheatahs
24 JAKE BUGG – Shangri-la
25 TACOCAT – NVM
26 CEO – Wonderland
27 FALLS – Into The Fire [EP]
28 SLEEPY SUN – Maui Tears
29 NENEH CHERRY – Blank Project
30 DRY HEEVES – Boogie Till Ya Puke

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Top Played Artists 3/11-3/17

1    ST. VINCENT – St. Vincent
2    REAL ESTATE  – Atlas
3    GARDENS AND VILLA – Dunes
4    GUIDED BY VOICES – Motivational Jumpsuit
5    BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow
6    AVA LUNA – Electric Balloon
7    WARPAINT – Warpaint
8    DUM DUM GIRLS – Too True
9    HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Small Town Heroes
10    TEMPLES – Sun Structures
11    SNOWMINE – Dialects
12    JUAN WAUTERS – N.A.P. North American Poetry
13    TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac
14    TOY – Join The Dots
15    PYPY – Pagan Day
16    CHERRY GLAZERR – Haxel Princess
17    MODERN BASEBALL – You’re Gonna Miss It All
18    NATURAL CHILD – Dancin’ With Wolves
19    SLEEPY SUN – Maui Tears
20    TACOCAT – NVM
21    WARM SODA – Young Reckless Hearts
22    DEVIL MAKES THREE – I’m A Stranger Here
23    DISTRICTS – The Districts [EP]
24    SKATERS – Manhattan
25    MARK MCGUIRE – Along The Way
26    CASKET GIRLS – True Love Kills The Fairy Tale
27    NOTHING – Guilty Of Everything
28    ETERNAL SUMMERS -The Drop Beneath
29    DAMAGED BUG – Hubba Bubba
30    PAUL RUSKE – Uncertain Times

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Top Played Artists 3/4-3/10

1 REAL ESTATE – Atlas
2 BLEEDING RAINBOW – Interrupt
3 GUIDED BY VOICES – Motivational Jumpsuit
4 SNOWMINE – Dialects
5 TEMPLES – Sun Structures
6 WARPAINT – Warpaint
7 TOY – Join The Dots
8 ST. VINCENT – St. Vincent
9 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos
10 MODERN BASEBALL – You’re Gonna Miss It All
11 DEVIL MAKES THREE – I’m A Stranger Here
12 HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Small Town Heroes
13 GARDENS AND VILLA – Dunes
14 SKATERS – Manhattan
15 DISTRICTS – The Districts [EP]
16 JUAN WAUTERS – N.A.P. North American Poetry
17 TACOCAT NVM
18 BOY AND BEAR – Harlequin Dream
19 JAKE BUGG – Shangri-la
20 PAUL RUSKE – Uncertain Times
21 TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac
22 NATURAL CHILD – Dancin’ With Wolves
23 HOSPITALITY – Trouble
24 DUM DUM GIRLS – Too True
25 SLOTHRUST – Of Course You Do
26 BAND OF HORSES – Acoustic At The Ryman
27 MOZES AND THE FIRSTBORN – Mozes And The Firstborn
28 ANGEL OLSEN – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
29 BLONDFIRE – Young Heart
30 EAGULLS – Eagulls

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Top Played Artists 2/25-3/3

1 TEMPLES – Sun Structures
2 WARPAINT – Warpaint
3 BLEEDING RAINBOW – Interrupt
4 SNOWMINE – Dialects
5 GUIDED BY VOICES – Motivational Jumpsuit
6 BAND OF HORSES – Acoustic At The Ryman
7 MODERN BASEBALL – You’re Gonna Miss It All
8 TOY – Join The Dots
9 DISTRICTS – The Districts [EP]
10 JUAN WAUTERS – N.A.P. North American Poetry
11 JAKE BUGG – Shangri-la
12 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos
13 STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS – Wig Out At Jagbags
14 TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac
15 NATURAL CHILD – Dancin’ With Wolves
16 SLOTHRUST – Of Course You Do
17 PAINTED PALMS – Forever
18 SOLIDS – Blame Confusion
19 ANGEL OLSEN – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
20 HOSPITALITY – Trouble
21 DEVIL MAKES THREE – I’m A Stranger Here
22 GARDENS AND VILLA – Dunes
23 TINARIWEN – Emmaar
24 CIBO MATTO – Hotel Valentine
25 SPEEDY ORTIZ – Real Hair [EP]
26 BLONDFIRE – Young Heart
27 MARK MCGUIRE – Along The Way
28 BROKEN BELLS – After The Disco
29 PYPY – Pagan Day
30 CASKET GIRLS – True Love Kills The Fairy Tale

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Top Played Artists 2/18-2/24

1 DUM DUM GIRLS – Too True
2 SNOWMINE – Dialects
3 GUIDED BY VOICES – Motivational Jumpsuit
4 JUAN WAUTERS – N.A.P. North American Poetry
5 WARPAINT – Warpaint
6 TEMPLES – Sun Structures
7 TOY – Join The Dots
8 DISTRICTS – The Districts [EP]
9 SPEEDY ORTIZ – Real Hair [EP]
10 TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac
11 SLOTHRUST – Of Course You Do
12 PAINTED PALMS – Forever
13 SOLIDS – Blame Confusion
14 BLEEDING RAINBOW – Interrupt
15 CHEATAHS – Cheatahs
16 HOSPITALITY – Trouble
17 HOLY WAVE – Relax
18 ANGEL OLSEN – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
19 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos
20 JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW – Post Tropical
21 TINARIWEN – Emmaar
22 STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS – Wig Out At Jagbags
23 SKATERS – Manhattan
24 EL TEN ELEVEN – For Emily [EP]
25 EAGULLS – Eagulls
26 CASKET GIRLS – True Love Kills The Fairy Tale
27 PYPY – Pagan Day
28 DAMIEN JURADO – Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son
29 ADVENTURE GALLEY – Anywhere That’s Wild
30 QUILT – Held In Splendor

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