I think “Best of” is a bit boring sometimes, but we all love it, and I love it too.
Making this post on the blog gave me a good reason to look back on ending 2010 and analyse what I saw/heard/listened/enjoyed/felt…. I’m sure I’ll forget some but here are a few things I want to share with you:
First I thought about all the gigs I went.
Because I’m really crazy about time management, everything (or almost) everything I do in life is noted in my diary to be sure not to miss or forget them. I had fun counting them. I went to almost 40 gigs over this year. It’s silly. There are a few I wanna mention (in chronological order) because they marked my mind which means that (to me at least!) they were probably absolutely awesome.
March 6th – Pinch & Distance B2B at DMZ Birthday (Mass, London)
March 19th – Silkie & Quest B2B at Cool & Deadly (Glazart, Paris)
March 26 th _ Dirtyphonics Live at Jungle Juice (Cabaret Sauvage, Paris)
April 2nd – Loefah at Splash! (Cabaret Sauvage, Paris)
April 15th – Von D at Next Hype! (Social Club, Paris)
September 17th – Mount Kimbie (Point Ephemere, Paris)
October 9th – Aphex Twin at Nordik Impact Festival (Caen, France)
October 23th – Riskotheque at Cool & Deadly (Glazart, Paris)
December 12th – Sepalcure at Hotflush Tour gig (Rex Club, Paris)
There are also a few mixes on my iPod which I wonder if are scratched by being played so much whilst riding my bike, in the subway, train, airplane or at home !
Here they are in random order with links for you to grab them:
Phaeleh – Afterglo 0.01
Skinnz – Winter 2010 mix
Perkid – The northern flight
Revolva – DOTS
Tayo – Simbasonic Mixtape
Von D – Big Up Magazine
Malilone – DOTS
I also like visual art, I’m unable to do anything with my hands, but sometimes I’m touched by something I see. A few people made my brain turn upside down this year like David Shillinglaw (http://www.davidshillinglaw.co.uk/) who made a crazy “one night exhibition” in Paris thanks to Jekyll and Hyde crew (http://jekyllethyde.fr/).
I also want to mention Basquiat huge exhibition which still takes place in Paris (http://mam.paris.fr/fr/expositions/basquiat) and the Larry Clark one (http://mam.paris.fr/fr/expositions/larry-clark), and not to forget the story of the Sunflower Seeds work at The Tate Modern. (http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/unileverseries2010/default.shtm)
… to be continued…
I think to make a list of “best of” 2010 tracks is the most difficult because there are so many. So I decided to make just a selection of a few (I know it’s a big “few”). Also random order (no jealousy haha!).
Hyetal – Phoenix – 002
Baobinga & DVA – This One’s Wavey – Build
Opti – Between My Eyes And Everything I Look At
F – Energy Distortion – (7EVEN12 )
Phaeleh – Tachi (feat. Alex Taylor)
Skinnz – KeepItGutta – Boka
and finally, I wish you a wonderful new year