Newcity – Kind of “Best of” 2010

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 6thPinch & 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 2ndLoefah at Splash! (Cabaret Sauvage, Paris)
April 15thVon D at Next Hype! (Social Club, Paris)
September 17thMount Kimbie (Point Ephemere, Paris)
October 9thAphex Twin at Nordik Impact Festival (Caen, France)
October 23th – Riskotheque at Cool & Deadly (Glazart, Paris)
December 12thSepalcure 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
http://soundcloud.com/afterglo/afterglo-0-01-phaeleh-320kbps-free-download

Skinnz – Winter 2010 mix
http://www.kmag.co.uk/editorial/features/skinnz-guest-mix

Perkid – The northern flight
http://www.mixcloud.com/drumzofthesouth/dots_perkid_the-northern-flight_mixtape/

Revolva – DOTS
http://drumzofthesouth.com/2010/11/04/d-o-t-s-revolva-mixtape-free-track/

Tayo – Simbasonic Mixtape
http://www.mixcloud.com/tayo3000/tayo-simbasonic-in-dub/

Von D – Big Up Magazine
http://soundcloud.com/vond/big-up-magazine-podcast-31-von-d

Malilone – DOTS
http://www.mixcloud.com/drumzofthesouth/dots-malilone-mixtape/

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 🙂

CN

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