Daedelus' Best of 2013
10. Lone - Airglow Fires
9. Dj Clap - Best Night Ever
8. Nosaj Thing - Home
7. Shigeto - No Better Time Than Now
6. Dj Rashad - Double Cup
5. Kaytranda - (pretty much everything he's done this year)
4. Canblaster - Infinite
3. Rustie - Triadzz / Slasherr
2. SCNTST - Self Therapy
1. Traxman - Teklife, Vol. 3: The Architek / So Damn Whattt!!!
0. RP Boo - Legacy
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Doseone's Top 10 Tim Dog lines on Earth
This year we lost one of my FAVORITE Rappers EVER...but not his LYRICS! R.I.P. Tim Dog:
1. "My mouth is a Waxaphone..."
2. "Rap is nothing you can put in a movie with a bunch of Turtles..."
3. "Every time you heard about a fight, you know I'm in it..."
4. "Cause I'm an Indianapolis ..."
5. "She wanted me to pee in her face. So what did i do, I pee'd in her face.."
6. "Motivate, and Illinivate, Participate, God Damn its time to ReLuminate..."
7. "HO, you're fucking with my HairLine..."
8. "I got the Energetical, Theoretical, Copasthetical, Alphabetical, Hypothetical Lyrics..."
9. "the Metaphor has yet to be done..."
10. "DOG stands for, Doing It on the Ground..."
Jel's Top 10 Musical Pop Icons With Their Caricature Portraits
I have been only listening to pop music for the entire year of 2013. So I decided to give this year's top ten list for Anticon up to the pop music icons we all know and love in the most grotesque visual medium known as "caricature art". So here we go...
1. Drake: We all know and love him. And the song that I couldn't escape from this summer was on the radio more times than any breast cancer comercial across the United States of America. Why? I dont know, but it was a good song right? And we are all proud of his acrting accomplishments.
2. Beyonce: We all know her and love her. And the song I couldn't drink myself into a puddle of piss to get out of my head, was on "Pre-Payed" FM Radio more times than a mother cat has eaten its still born on this planet earth every spring.
3. Miley Cyrus: we all know her now and will lover her later. She has grown in to such the whore of Babylon, I think we should change the holiday of Easter, in her made up name, just so she can co-oped some other Druid practice where we can worship savory junk food instead of sugary junk food, Such as this.
4. Lorde: We all love and know her right now. What a rebel! This island girl can sing and dance and lead the next Occupy Oakland if you call her on her iPhone. Also see "How concious hip hop was systematically overtaken by the military industrial prison system" here.
5. Kanye West: This guy is from Chicago. He makes music and loves fashion and attention. I really liked that one song that was on the radio all year, 12 times a day. It made me want to punch any speaker I layed my eyes on.
6. Kendrick Lamar: We all know and love some one. This guy is a rapper's rapper's rapper. Like Rakim and KRS One... Kendrick was Born in America and Has enjoyed ice cream and soft drinks and maybe some Cheerios as a toddler. His song that is still on the radio is playing right now. Just turn on a station that plays "The best hip hop and RnB and hip hop around" I heart AM radio for free!!
7. Lady Gaga: This diva only turns me on sexually. Her body movements and Artistic visual choices completely match her sonic spectrum and hypnotic brain washing rituals, like twins joined at the genitles on fire, in a lake of hand sanitizer. For real. That's how she makes me feel. I love that other song she does as well.
8. Bruno Mars: this guy can sing, and everything. I loved Lenny Kravits, I loved el debarge, I loved Allen Thick's theme song to Growing Pains. I loved Patty LaBelle, I loved Ernie and Burts "rubber ducky", I loved every one who ever bit and still biting Michael Jackson/Prince/Marvin Gaye/Curtis Mayfield. I also love bland food when I'm hungry.
9. Jay Z: we all know of him and love of him. This guy is an icon like a brand. His hit single with the kid from New Kids on The Block was the only song I heard all summer. Not one other song was played on the radio from June 12 to Sept 23. I couldn't even tune into Oldies 104.whatever fm without hearing that awesome record about the 3rd Indians Jones movie with Old Ass James Bond As his father.
10. Macklemore: we all know he's indie and we all support independents right!!!! The slamming single that caught my attention this year was played more times in upper middle class homes by jr high and high school students than Nervana "smells like" in the blessed year of 1994. Plus he is making more money than any artist signed to a major label. That is impressive and inspiring and swaggery.
11. King Krule: this British pop newborn has been blazing the charts for some time now. He was born with no eyes and probably has more freckles than songs under his belt. His voice is not like Beyonce. He doesn't rap like Kendrick or wear Madonnas old outfits like Ga Ga and Hannah. But he did record an unreleased track with Egyptian Lover this year that blow my socks hard. I wouldn't even compare him to Will or Eliot Smith because they are different.
This has been Jel's Top Ten Musical Pop Icons in Caricature Images I Took off of the Internet.
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Odd Nosdam, in alphabetical order
1. 19 Gifs of Animals Attacking Kids.
2. Arca - &&&&&.
3. Cambodian Swing Machine MP3. Cute mix of pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodian pop music that appears to be both sped & beefed up with at least drum machines & keyboards? I randomly discovered the mix here.
4. Edan - Headphone Highlights. Edan guides us through some of his all time bugged-out classics.
5. Internet K-hole. I get lost in this photo blog.
6. Manufacturing the Deadhead: A product of social engineering… by Joe Atwill and Jan Irvin.
7. Matthewdavid + Diva - md_diva_brainforest_tape3. Yet-to-be-released 30+ minute love jam... trust me, this is TOP NOTCH ambient.
8. Mox Nox by Joan Cornellà. A book of Joan's art.
Alloysius of Young Fathers
Events: The death of Mr Mandela (sad moment) helps to focus in and highlight the story of great man.
The Emoticon race row.
Songs: "Kol Zol" (I love this song in its entirety. great way to start my day and end my day. The man is a genius. WTF!!), Cocorosie - Tears for Animals (feat. Antony Hegarty) [Album Version].
Coming across these gems of south african house on YouTube: Vetkuk vs Mahoota - "iStokvela", Official MAFIKIZOLO ft Uhuru - "KHONA", Professor and Brickz - "Ntombzam", "Busiswa" - Ngoku ft Oskido & Uhuru. Love the videos for all especially "KHONA".
Albums: Kanye West - Yeezus, BLK JKS – ZOL!, Official Rökkurró – Svanur, & Son Lux – Easy.
Books: "The Human Zoo" by Desmond Morris, "Sum: Tales from The Afterlife" by David Eagelman, "Steel Beach" by John Varley.
Pens: LEXON ARCHI LONG PEN. The pen I used to write down a fans email address after a gig in Paris. Smoothest silver pen ever and had a bit of weight to it too. I need that pen!
Films: "The Hunt", "Computer Chess", "Privilege", and "My Beautiful Laundrette".
Google: photographers pictures of his girlfriend leading him around the world [Murad Osmann's Instagram]. Also the story of Neil and Jacqueline Megson.
Shoes: "Hugo" trainers by Native Shoes (Torch Red and Jiffy Back).
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Sodapop / Shaun Koplow's Best of 2013
Top 11 LPs in no order except for #1:
Kanye West - Yeezus (Def Jam)
Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven (Warp)
Jai Paul - s/t (??)
Death Grips - Government Plates (self-released)
RP Boo - Legacy (Planet Mu)
Mount Kimbie - Cold Spring Faultless Youth (Warp)
Dean Blunt - The Redeemer (Hippos In Tanks)
Omar-S - Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself (FXHE)
Maxmillion Dunbar - House of Woo (RVNG Intl.)
The Cyclist - Bones in Motion (Leaving)
Vessel - Order Of Noise (Tri Angle)
DJ Rashad - Rollin’ / I Don’t Give a Fuck (Planet Mu)
Lil Silva - Distance (Good Years)
Teams - Oneworld 開発 EP (Fin)
Visionist - I’m Fine (Lit City Trax)
Samo Sound Boy - Your Love EP (Body High)
Jacques Greene - On Your Side (Lucky Me)
Other albums I really enjoyed but could not fit into my top 10:
Pusha T - My Name is My Name (GOOD / Def Jam)
John Wizards - s/t (Planet Mu)
Jon Hopkins - Immunity (Domino)
Son Lux - Lanterns (Joyful Noise)
Airhead - For Years (R & S)
Blouse - Imperium (Captured Tracks)
Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain (Hyperdub)
Earl Sweatshirt - Doris (Columbia)
Machinedrum - Vapor City (Domino)
Kingdom - Vertical XL (Fade To Mind)
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow’s Harvest (Warp)
Huerco S. - Colonial Patterns (Software)
Fall of Saigon - s/t (Dark Entries)
Patrick Cowley - School Daze (Dark Entries)
(sure i’m missing a lot of these here)
2013 life wrap-up thins:
4th trip to Japan (thank you Tugboat Records), working records i’m proud of, all things Young Fathers, Low Limit, Household, 15 years of Anticon, all my friends are married and have babies, lost some special people along the way, AQUAhydrate, SXSW 2013, Anticon at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club, and most importantly, really looking forward to 2014.
Low Limit's Top Vine Trends 2013
Lil' opinionated babies who talk like adults, Soulja Boy, #scarecam, "White people be like, black people be like", Conner O'Malley.
See you all in 2014!