December 18, 2007

2007: Year In Review, Part One

Welcome to part one of Beatz By The Pound’s year-end roundup for 2007, containing the staff’s favorite dance singles, albums, mixes, producers, and labels of the year.

1. Ame – Fiori
2. DJ Koze – All the Time / Cicely
3. Escort – All Through The Night
4. Petre Inspirescu – Tips
5. Len Faki – Rainbow Delta / Mekong Delta
6. Lee Douglas – New York Story
7. Roland Appel – Dark Soldier
8. Lopazz – Share my Rhythm
9. Luciano – Fourges et Sabres
10. (tie) Hercules & Love Affair – Classique #2
10. (tie) Bruno Pronsato – At Home I’m A Tourist
10. (tie) Dominique Leone – Clairevoyage: A Medley Performed By The 16th Rebels Of Mung

1. Beck – Cellphone’s Dead (Ricardo Villalobos remix)
2. Hatchback – White Diamond (Prins Thomas remix)
3. Shackleton – Blood on My Hands (Villalobos remix)
4. Faze Action – Into The Trees (Carl Craig Remix)
5. Sorcerer – Surfing At Midnight (Prins Thomas Remix)
6. Lopazz – Share my Rhythm (Isolee remix)
7. Deetron – Life Soundtrack (Radio Slave Remix)
8. Kylie Minogue – Two Hearts (Studio Remix)
9. Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Mirage Remix)
10. Junior Boys – Like A Child (Carl Craig remix)

1. Burial – Untrue
2. Pantha Du Prince – This Bliss
3. Melchior Productions Ltd – No Disco Future
4. Deepchord presents Echospace – The Coldest Season
5. Ricardo Villalobos – Fabric 36
6. Kathy Diamond – Miss Diamond to You
7. Studio – West Coast
8. Thomas Fehlmann – Honigpumpe
9. Uusitalo – Karhunainen
10. Gui Boratto – Chromophobia
11. False – 2007
12. Klimek – Dedications
13. Dominik Eulberg – Heimische Gefilde

1. Shackleton & Appleblim – Soundboy Punishments
2. Luciano – Cadenza Contemporary 01
3. Dixon – Body Language Volume 4 / Resident Advisor Podcast #48
4. Donnacha Costello – Colourseries
5. V/A – After Dark [Italians Do It Better]
6. James Murphy & Pat Mahoney – FabricLive 36
7. Ewan Pearson – Fabric 35 / Piece Work
8. Optimo – Walkabout
8. Prins Thomas – Cosmo Galactic Prism
10. (tie) Ellen Allien – Fabric 34 / Henrik Schwarz – Live

1. Ricardo Villalobos
2. Carl Craig
3. DJ Koze
4. Thomas Melchior
5. Luciano
6. Rod Modell / Deepchord
7. Burial
8. Matthew Dear
9. LCD Soundsystem
10. Phillip Sollmann / Efdemin

1. Cadenza
2. Circus Company
3. Environ
4. Dial
5. Italians Do It Better
6. Ostgut Ton
7. Skull Disco
8. DFA
9. Perlon
10. Rekids

Beatz By The Pound 2007 Best Of [Individual Writer Lists]

Year End Thoughts: Nick Sylvester

Year End Thoughts: Todd Hutlock

Year End Thoughts: Peter Chambers


9 Comments »

  1. first

    Comment by NBS — December 19, 2007 @ 11:15 am
  2. these turned out about right i think

    i don’t know why i’m so unwilling to admit how much i love that burial album, maybe because it feels just a tad disingenuous to jump on the dubstep bandwagon (hovercraft?) at this point but it really is special. that said i still think “raver” is the best track on the thing! which says a lot.

    don’t know how that shackleton/RV remix didn’t make first

    the beck remix always sound to me like a square in a circle hole

    “maybe that’s the appeal”

    well whatever

    surprises: no baby oliver? what?! we will regret this

    Comment by NBS — December 19, 2007 @ 11:19 am
  3. cadenza did have a really good year didn’t they

    also if i haven’t come out publicly about this christ did i fuck up that loco dice review

    harissa is a really good, particularly the second half

    Comment by NBS — December 19, 2007 @ 11:23 am
  4. no still going bums me out

    future classic

    it will outlast len faki

    Comment by NBS — December 19, 2007 @ 11:26 am
  5. FIRST!

    Comment by Nate DeYoung — December 19, 2007 @ 11:27 am
  6. i really kind of wonder about the dubstep bandwagon – the genre has adopted, mythologized and fetishized the outsider role for so long… It’s kind of incredible now that the bigger records are crossing over, but still trying to keep the pose (a silhouetted burial, pinch is from way out in bristol and skulldisco is just chewin’ at the margins).

    burial, though, has tweaked the sonic intensity of dubstep and just let it fade. i think of him like brakhage leaving his film out in the garden for a couple months – the bass becomes all flat and everything feels lost. great stuff.

    Comment by Nate DeYoung — December 19, 2007 @ 11:37 am
  7. I think I am the only one who doesn’t love the Burial album all the way through. I’m only feeling about half the tracks, which was the same case with the first album.

    Comment by Michael F. Gill — December 19, 2007 @ 9:10 pm
  8. I’m with you on the Burial, Michael – I really like it, but I think that if it were released in March it wouldn’t be getting as much attention. There’s always the rush/push to anoint the ‘chosen one’ in December 2007…

    Comment by PC — December 20, 2007 @ 9:23 pm
  9. hah, i thought bbtp had died with stylus, but here a few months later I get a really nice surprise and find it alive. great news.

    i’m not entirely sold on the lopazz/lee douglas/naughty axis. more excited by the pronsato/melchior/inspirescu tip. also amazing lack of ‘i gave you away’.

    still i now want to give the klimek a listen, and uusitalo a second chance. looking forward to the new year’s reading.

    Comment by Joe — December 29, 2007 @ 9:27 pm

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