After 7 club-orientated releases that have found their way into a wide variation of record bags from Midland, Raresh, Ricardo Villalobos, Ryan Elliot, Craig Richards, to Patrick Topping, INSTINCT goes further into his sound over 10 tracks for the LP. View reviews, ratings, news & more regarding your favorite band. When compiling the chart, we look at both the bestsellers and those lesser-known records we have fallen in love with over 2019 and also to see what records have made a difference, given us a new sound or provided the soundtrack to our year. Following on from the deranged machine mulch of the Cru Servers we proudly announce the second record on the label to emerge from our native south side of Glasgow. You read that correctly. Alfa Mist is one of the key figures in the new wave of London Jazz music and his second album 'Structuralism' is the perfect example as to why. Our album selection gets more and more varied each year and it’s not only electronic & club music we are embracing. As a visual designer Guillaume De Ubeda has created some of the most eye-catching record sleeves to have passed through our doors, but if that wasn't enough his first album as Deep Nalstrom blew our minds as well, a record that touches on tribal rhythms with deep atmospheric ambience and post-new age flourishes. It's a sound that feels distinct and very separate to James' music as ASC, whilst adding a new evolution to the genre we may have previously described as IDM. As with every year, we present our annual round-up of our favourite records of 2019, including albums, singles, compilations, reissue singles and reissue albums. Lo Kindre is the solo project of Irish/Luxembourgish bedroom producer, amateur footballer and award-winning bartender Daniel Magee. Special Request's second LP of 2019 is an introspective emotional roller coaster. 2019 / BrooklynVegan. Create your own list of music and share it with the world. and ending with the chill out classic 'Floatation' from The Grid. Within the first two months of the year 2019, he had already been heard on four albums: recordings of Beethoven, Schumann, and Bruckner on BR Klassik and the collection Blue Hour with the Berlin Philharmonic on Deutsche Grammophon. Eclectic is definitely the word for this, and so is unique and amazing. An exceptional album, one of our favourite genre hybrids here at Phonica. Pavel Milyakov aka Buttechno has had a string of releases coming in quick succession recently yet the standards of production are consistently high and reliably weird, which is how we like it! Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen. Yes, Devil’s Dance shares DNA with those sullen masterpieces we will always associate with the city, from blunted 90s street-soul/hip-hop to sub-loaded dubstep – but like his forebears Ossia is ultimately a mongrel breed, drawing from his own, very contemporary and idiosyncratic well of influences: grime, jazz, steppers, dub, post-punk and industrial abrasion, concrète minimalism…. With Juan Atkins, Skream, Shanti Celeste, Detroit in Effect, Danielle and more. Some others that haven't arrived by Christmas will be on next years chart! Bridging experimental pop songwriting and electronic dance music dimensions, Yorke and his trusty studio partner Nigel Godrich yet again sneak classy contemporary rhythms and ideas into the diet of traditional songwriting. MORE THAN KEEPING UP WITH TIME. Pure vibes! The pair, made up of Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie, have created iconic film scores and forward-thinking ambient groups, releasing a series of game- changing records for Erased Tapes and Kranky. From Far Out Recordings’ in-house producer, Daniel Maunick’s debut solo album Macumba Quebrada conjures scenes of collective hedonism from start to finish. We welcome comments on our Off The Record page where we will also list our Best of 2019 charts, but please remember this is just an opinion, or an amalgamation of many opinions here. HTML5 Video will be paused as soon it's scrolled out of view. The return of storied Southern Gothic electronic entity Telefon Tel Aviv is as unexpected as it is impressive. Employed to Serve - Eternal Forward … October 25, 2019, famed producer and egomaniac Kanye West released his ninth studio album: a Christian Hip-Hop record titled "Jesus is King." They did this last year too - sneaking out a sublime, limited edition album on their own US imprint, just a few days before Christmas. It's a hazy, sultry and densely produced masterpiece and the mystery surrounding its producer only adds to the appeal. Musically we think it’s Nkisi’s most singular record to date - explicitly exploring - via 7 hyper-focused hyper-modern tracks - the incredible polyrhythms of congolese percussion music. Musically, Crazy P’s breadth of studio and writing experience shines brighter than ever, and ‘Age Of The Ego’ has their unmistakeable stamp of quality, but is now augmented with a broader palate, and – like many – a feeling of upset with the state of the world. Scattered throughout this album, fans noticed remenants of the leaked album "Yandhi," originally set to release September 29, 2018 before disappearing in the wake of Kanye's rebirth. Astrally scoped into blissfully timeless appeal. Afrodeutsche’s DJ style is a synthesis of Drexciyan and Underground Resistance - inspired selections, intercut with a variety of forward thinking UK techno such as Bola and Lego Feet. Knitting Factory Records dished up the stunning reissue of Roy Ayers and Fela Kuti’s joint album 'Music of Many Colours’ earlier this year. Enzo Siragusa adds fuel to FUSE’s milestone 10-year anniversary with the release of a metamorphic album that draws influence from the London institution’s cultivated sound, as well as the capitals ‘90s rave heritage that so heavily influenced their decade-long dominance. Drawing on the ground gained by Minimalist pioneers like Steve Reich, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass - built from repetitive rhythm and sheets of rippling resonance, drone, and ambience, Lech’s work of the period is so striking and beautiful, that it seems shockingly unjust that it was overlooked until now. We have to admit with don't know much about URA but we could all agree there was something very, very special about this album when it dropped as it caught the ears of pretty much every staff member. Tweaky synths and deep bloops atop a distinctly spaced-out rhythmic palette. SONOR honored with Category of the Year Award thanks to strong sales growth by US Distributor. The album was recorded after a three week tour of Nigeria's major cities in 1979, during which Roy Ayers performed as the opening act for Fela's band. Our top 100 reflects both the diversity of opinion amongst staff members here at Phonica and the records you, our Phonica customers, buy. The pair combine Gibbs' street rap flow and Madlib's forward thinking beats and invite Killer Mike and Pusha T along for the ride. Where Future Unfolds is a live capture of the ensemble's epic debut at the Garfield Park Botanical Conservatory on the West Side of Chicago. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. He utilised thirty plus synthesizers and drum-machines during his performance at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Alongside her work as a sonic activist and in curating and managing the NON Worldwide collective beside Angel Ho and Chino Amobi - Nkisi sees her first full album land on UIQ.‘7 Directions’ - is rooted firmly in the African Cosmology of the Bantu-Kongo and in particular the writings of Kongo scholar Dr Kimbwandende Kia Bunseki Fu-Kiau. "Cease & Desist" is the joke album of the comedian and shmowman: Eric André. James Clements (ASC) debuts his first full-length album under his Comit alias, born out of his love for music that was often classed as 'IDM' during the mid-to-late 90's, and labels such as Morr Music, City Centre Offices, Merck and Hobby Industries, Broken, glitchy breakbeats weave amongst emotive and often melodic chord progressions, all stemming from James' expansive collection of analog synthesizers. Our top 100 reflects both the diversity of opinion amongst staff members here at Phonica and the records you, our Phonica customers, buy. 2 x LP. Ex-Terrestrial first caught our ears with the exceptional 'Paraworld' 12" on the now defunct 1080p label and we've been keenly following his progress ever since, with recent 12"s for Pacific Rhythm and NAFF recent highlights. Across twelve tracks, Paula applies warped aesthetic distortions to a broad exploration of techno. ... 2010 / Phonica. Production is absolute madness. Category of the Year Award 2019. Chunkier, dirtier and harder than their first album (how?! This is the kind of thing we'd put on after a big night out, soothing and re-energizing but far from dreary. The band then brought in Liesje Sadonius to record the album. Industrial, determined and fostering a deep sense of urgency, Edge Of Everything focuses on darker manifestations of the genre. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. Aside from the incredible releases that have landed in store, its also been a great year for Phonica’s own labels, with artists such as Peggy Gou, Justin Cudmore, Secretsundaze, Kassian, Harrison BDP, North Lake and Pional serving up the goods. A list of all music releases for 2019. Sketches from the three sold-out performances became the foundation for this new album. His unique aquatic, calming and melodic signature brings us from sci-fi spiritual deep house towards late night +313 groovin' techno, all in a lustrous, dreamy and nu-classical style. ... With 20 years on the back of one of their most important and popular albums "Proud Like A God", Guano Apes with Sonor... Sonor at the UK Drum Show 2017. After a brief appearance on Warp, DJ Nigga Fox returned to his own Principe imprint, this time with his debut album “Cartas Na Manga”. Remote Viewing LP (Limited Edition Transparent Orange Vinyl). Recorded over two and a half years in India and the UK, More Arriving draws on the nascent rap scenes of Mumbai and New Delhi, incorporating spoken word and Korwar’s own Indian classical and jazz instrumentation. Our album selection gets more and more varied each year and it’s not only electronic & club music we are embracing. Unique electronic albums from Boreal Massif, Flaty, Aardvarck, Leif and Eye No No has led to a truly outstanding selection of outstanding long-players this year. Chlorophytum ticks all of the right boxes, sitting somewhere between a budding sci-fi homage, drum machine escapism and a fascination with the motorik styles of West Germany and the wider On-U continuum. Although Anthony Naples should also get a mention too for 2 excellent albums this year!! Abfahrt Hinwil - Tech 7 C1. HTML5 Video will be paused as soon it's scrolled out of view. 2019 was a relatively quiet year when it came to album releases from the biggest stars in music. We are not saying that any record is better than another, it is merely a recap of the records we have loved and ones we want to shout about. Unifying the Center (Abstract) Renewal (Hyla Mix) Stanley’s Get Down (No Parking on the DF) Jayda G & Alexa Dash - Leave Room 2 Breathe Orca’s Reprise Missy Knows What’s Up Jayda G & Alexa Dash - Sunshine in the Valley Move to the Front (Disco Mix) Conclusion. Sound design masters Benjamin Brunn and Dave Wheels of Workshop fame team up with the iconic Berlin based Sushitech for a beautiful double 12" LP release. Blood Incantation - Hidden History of the Human Race. Stripped away to just the good bits, 'Ways Of Seeing' is a pleasure to listen to. "2000" is an electronic masterpiece, lush melodies, dubby rhythms and some mesmerising synth lines that we can all recognise from previous milestone Benjamin Brunn releases such as Song From The Beehive that was already released a decade ago together with Move D. From freak-out to chill-out, Montreal’s favourite rave band joins NAFF with a debut double LP. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. W.H. Murky acoustics and grainy synths writhe through cavernous spaces whilst marching drums enforce an unrelenting pressure. Soundbwoy Killah delivered his debut LP this year for the unstoppable Sneaker Social Club and the result is a hazy nostalgic trip through the UK hardcore continuum. 2. I.F. Chapterhouse - Alpha Phase B1. Arguably a more complete album than last year's 'De Los Cantos' reissue, Originally composed for two short films ‘Final Sin Pausas’ and ‘Bocetos Para Un Sueno’ as a full score the arrangement is a beautiful listening experience spanning through ambient, meditational and cinematic minimalism of real depth, romanticism and sincerity. Sadonius left Hooverphonic on amicable terms shortly after the release of A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular . Category News. This record travels deep into the melancholic mind of the producer, an allround, 12 track treat for every braindance fan on the planet. Kornél Kovács' second album and dedicated to the 'beautiful, boring city' Kovács credits his "dearest Stockholm people" for making the LP his most collaborative and most personal release, including jazz musician Niclas Skagstedt, Matt Karmil, Rebecca & Fiona and Malin Gabriella Nordin, who did the artwork. Her debut album weaves seamlessly through up tempo Electro, House and Techno and slower jams like the 85 BPM dancehall/halftime dnb inspired 'Voz (Instrumental)'. Watch all of Phonica’s Record Store Day 2019 DJ sets. The eight-track full-length continues the longstanding partnership between Tanaka, the Japanese techno pioneer, and Perlon, everyone's favourite genre-defining minimal label. 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