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#1 danswift

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:18 AM

What are your favourite records or tracks that you've heard in 2016 ?
  
It doesn't necessarily have to be a new release or genre specific -it could be something older that you've discovered for the first time instead or maybe even a mix or tune that someone has posted here on the forum for example

Post em' up men..!

i'll add mine shortly..
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#2 d00ban

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 03:09 PM

Childish Gambino's new album is pretty fucking awesome


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#3 danswift

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 04:10 PM

I've heard some really good music this year  and honourable mentions must go to DJ Shadow with Run The Jewels and also the Rubble Kings album which have both convinced me that Hip Hop can still be relevant ( an artform that seems to have become more cliched & conservative than ever) which was nice

discovering the music of the Brazilian musician Arthur Verocai who i knew absolutely nothing about has also been a real pleasure  thanks to my eldest son



But the things ive liked hearing the most have actually been done by the peeps here on DV...if youve not listened to these then may i suggest you do so, because these are alll bloody great in my opinion and y'all shouldnt be sleeping on em '. ;)

 

This is my own personal pick of the bunch which i tried to narrow down to a reasonable number but i could have easily posted a load more tbh

Petesasqwax
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Rock Well
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Steve/Sigma
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Broma/Looms
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Flexinoodle
Listen on Soundcloud.com


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oh dan you filthy bastard why open such a nerd can of worms to a bunch of beat perverts like you find on here ???
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#4 joeClockwork

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 05:15 PM

I don't have time to add links but here are all the highlights from this year's releases that I can remember (there's probably more). In no particular order...
 
Albums/EPs:
 
Symatic & Penguin - Dislocated Turkey Funk
ISP - 13th Floor
Kool Keith - Feature Magnetic
Phology - Big Views EP (technically not 2016 but whatever)
Code Cut Crew - Planes
Shadow & RTJ - Nobody Speak
Still haven't heard the new Tribe but I expect it belongs in here also
 
 
Mixes:
 
Jay Glaze - Operation Clam Dust
Pete Sasqwax - BBC Radiophonic Workshop mix
Mr Thing - Library mix
Moschops - Educated Flesh
DJ Numark - All of his Zodiac mixes (they're all wicked!)
Symatic - Bits, Blips, Breaks and B-Sides
 
 
Despite DanSwizzle surprising the azz off eveyone with some quality heat, this is my fave DV Beat Battle entry of the year:
 

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Holy shit. Not even Bitches With Whips prepared me for that. 

 


#5 Psychedelic Schizophrenic

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 07:21 PM

Here's an updated list of stuff I've remembered and enjoyed in 2016 (Probably a shit load I've forgotten about :huh: )

 

Albums/eps

 

DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall
Mr. Lif, - Don’t Look Down
Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid

Kool Keith - Feature Magnetic

A-F-R-O & Marco Polo - A-F-R-O POLO

ISP - The 13th Floor

Ed Rush & Optical - No Cure

Krayb & The Skratch Lords - Battle With The Katastrophic Phonic Worms

 

Singles

 

A shite load of Singles of different genres but mainly D&B including Delta Heavy - Kill Room, Bad Company UK - Nomad, Break - Who Got Da Funk & Optiv & CZA - Sub Surface

 

Mixes

 

Really to many to list

 

Live Performances

 

Haven't really had the time this year to go out watching gigs on a regular basics but if I had to choose then it would have to be both the showcases at SSS 34. Dubba and Jimmy blew my mind into fragments with pure next level dopeness

 

DV Battle Beat

 

Going to say everyone as I haven't heard a utter shite entry yet (Well apart from my usual drivel ;)) Seriously on a finer note everyone has brought the heat to every battle, really can't choose just a few or even one stand out track :)


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#6 djdiggla

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 07:56 PM

 

 

 


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 Have you considered getting an RME? 

 

 


#7 Jon

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 11:58 PM

Prob the Anderson Paak LP


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Posted 22 December 2016 - 12:46 AM

I haven't looked for new music in a long time, sad really, I have enjoyed all of the DV challenge entries though, been some beauts


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That's me in the corner ? I said RME not REM dickhead !!


#9 danswift

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 02:17 PM

that my friend,  is a fine choice  ..


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Symatic on O9 May 2016-08.49 PM said
oh dan you filthy bastard why open such a nerd can of worms to a bunch of beat perverts like you find on here ???
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#10 DJ Rock Well

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 03:12 PM

Later tonight I will get involved in this and I'll definitely be including everything I've enjoyed including shit that I'm pretty sure will induce shudders and bafflement to many.

Just reacting to a couple of the above comments, I think the Tribe album was the let down of the year for me and my expectations weren't that high to start with. Also, the Childish Gambino album I really respect and like what he's done, but I struggle to ever want to actually listen to it. Weird.
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#11 djdiggla

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 04:29 PM

 

Despite DanSwizzle surprising the azz off eveyone with some quality heat, this is my fave DV Beat Battle entry of the year:
 

 

 

Thanks man! :blush:


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#12 Vet

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 04:23 AM

Also huge thumbs up for Anderson Paak...especially the "No Worries" project he did with KNXWLEDGE....that shit is bananas....some of the best music I've heard in recent memory.


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Posted 25 December 2016 - 03:22 PM

A-F-R-O Polo for me..
I think the kid is the future of hip hop mc-ing...

Mix wise, I can't go past Dubba's IDA set.
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#14 danswift

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:31 PM

Danswizzle

 

:((

 

I was playing some of the DV members tracks ive compiled onto disc last night to some friends of mine and they were super impressed by what they heard 

 

y'all have some new fans checking your respective Soundcloud pages now..!

 

give the gift of music and all that ...


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oh dan you filthy bastard why open such a nerd can of worms to a bunch of beat perverts like you find on here ???
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#15 DJ Rock Well

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 03:16 PM

Thanks Dan! You've just reminded me it's probably time (well... next year anyway) to make good on my promise and compile a Bandcamp album from the last year or so of doing these battles.
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#16 danswift

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:25 AM

A-F-R-O Polo for me..
I think the kid is the future of hip hop mc-ing...

I checked the E.P. and some other stuff out last night because of your recommendation and i was very impressed by what i heard 

 

 

The dudes flow on this track is dope as fuck... my only gripe is the track is way too short !


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oh dan you filthy bastard why open such a nerd can of worms to a bunch of beat perverts like you find on here ???
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#17 Jam Burglar

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:40 AM

J-Zone

 

Tribe Called Quest, Space Program

 

DJ Shadow with Run the Jewels

 

I haven't heard 13th Floor yet but it shows up this week.



#18 JHouse

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:26 PM

danswift: What's The Best Thing You've Heard This Year?

 

The Ruck: Myself!

 

danswift: Who?


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#19 danswift

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 01:11 PM

Joe Clockwork

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Broma

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Son Of Ugly

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Bledig

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Tbtf

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Petesasqwax

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Sergeant Matic



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Some of my favourite things from this year by members of the forum,mostly.

Not really listened to many Hip Hop records that have made an impression this year unfortunately although I've played lots of older stuff like Public Enemy,Paris,Cypress Hill,Del Funkee H etc that I'd not heard for a while.Caning the Funk and Northern Soul almost 24/7 though in a constant never ending quest to hear great artists at work,especially ones that I've not discovered before or forgotten about somehow.

I always find the Funk and Soul stuff is one area of music which never seems to let me down year after year funnily enough.

The best music news I've heard this year was absolutely hands down DV's very own Paul Dubba Dutch's induction into the Dat Brass Band..some serious props due and a tip of the (pork pie) hat to Dubbs for that one !
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Symatic on O9 May 2016-08.49 PM said
oh dan you filthy bastard why open such a nerd can of worms to a bunch of beat perverts like you find on here ???
https://soundcloud.com/user-58305257


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