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It’s been a while since we’ve posted something, time and inspiration are precious things! Anyway, like every year we’re doing a ‘best of 2010’ list. A list that contains all our favorite ‘dancefloor’-killers of the latest 12 months. Last year we did a ridiculously long list of 50 records, so this year we tried to keep it as short as possible, only our 10 favorites. It wasn’t very difficult to pick out five or six incredible records, but seperating the ‘good’ from the ‘very good’ wasn’t always easy. There are probably some surprises (although not to many we suppose) but like every year there are some tracks that really deserved more attention.

Our track of the year is the titletrack of Aeroplane‘s debut album ‘We Can’t Fly’. What a vibe and what a production. A 100 bpm summer reggae-disco stomper that made us smile everytime we heard it. Too bad that the rest of the album could not compete with this stand-out track.

Number two is ‘Beam Me Up’ by a relatively new act called Midnight Magic. Most dj’s preferred the Jacques Renault remix, which we couldn’t really understand because the original version is an incredible disco track with absolutely great vocals and a tremendous catchy bassline.

At number three you can find ‘the nu-disco track of 2010’: Tensnake‘s ‘Coma Cat’. Released in January on Permanent Vacation, but later on the year picked up by Defected. You could even hear it on Belgian national radio.. Do we need to say more?

Our own Belgian house-pride FCL, which is San Soda and WPH-labelboss Red D made it to number four with their instant old school house classic ‘Let’s Go’. Incredible house record that you really should have in your bag!

We reserved number five for a relatively underestimated record: Chmmr with ‘Love Will Lead U Back’. We didn’t heard many fuzz around this track, haven’t heard any other dj playing or charting it.  Which is very strange, because it’s an incredible piano-house track with very catchy percussion. We saw a lot of smiling faces when playing this one!

Another track that didn’t got the attention it deserved is ‘Crazy Meera’ by Red Fulka.  Hard to descripe this record, but you certainly should take a listen to it. It has also that warm summery vibe in it (maybe we’re just longing for the summer).

For number seven we choosed ‘Look Into My Eyes’ that was released early this year on DFA. Ray Mang‘s own version of the classic Tangerine Dream track. Very dreamy, very beautiful version!

Another usual suspect in the end-of-the-year-lists is Morgan Geist. In 2010 he came up with a new moniker ‘Storm Queen’ and released the fantastic ‘Look Right Through’. Morgan Geist equals quality, we know that by now.

At nine we find the first edit of our chart. There were a lot of edits released in 2010; which actually means a lot of crap and a few exceptional great ones. Dr. Dunks – No P’s is one of those rare great ones. Very nice groove in this one, Dolly Parton was never so hot as in 2010!

Another edit at number 10: Justin Vandervolgen put himself really on the edit-map. Most of his output was high quality stuff, certainly ‘Get To My Baby’ under his Try To Find Me alter ego on Golf Channel.

1. Aeroplane – We Can’t Fly (Extended Drums Mix) [ESKIMO]

2. Midnight Magic – Beam Me Up [PERMANENT VACATION]

3. Tensnake – Coma Cat [PERMANENT VACATION]

4. FCL – Let’s Go [WE PLAY HOUSE RECORDINGS]

5. CHMMR – Love Will Lead U Back [LUNAFLICKS]

6. Red Fulka – Crazy Meera [ELEVATOR PEOPLE]

7. Ray Mang – Look Into My Eyes [DFA RECORDS]

8. Storm Queen – Look Right Through (Vox) [ENVIRON]

9. Dr. Dunks – No P’s [KEEP IT CHEAP]

10. Try To Find Me – Get To My Baby [GOLF CHANNEL]

We hope y’all had a great 2010 and we wish you all the best for the new year! Feel free to comment with your own charts by the way..

1. San Soda – Immers & Daarentegen

2. KiNK – Existence

3. AKA JK – Someone Out There (Runaway Remix)

4. John Talabot – La Ninya (Afrodub)

5. Tiger & Woods – Out Of Bounds EP

6. Ilija Rudman – Calypso

7. Burnt Island Casuals – Scotch Hop

8. Deetron – Collide

9. Begin – Optical Holidays

10. Ooft! – Umbilical Chord (Ooft! Dub Mix)

Jacques Renault just did a new dj-mix for Anthem Magazine, you can download it here. Expect some crazy disco grooves and edits, from Bohannon and D-Train, but also some new tunes like Shit Robot‘s latest dfa-single.

Jacques told us that they got a lot of stuff in the pipeline: There’s coming a new OTP Party Breaks release at the end of April, which will contain 4 Jacques Renault edits, an edit picture disc on Public Release and a new Runaway single ‘Broken Man’ which will be accompanied with a live remix ( as a teaser of the new Runaway live-project) and a remix from the hands of Brennan Green.

Furthermore you can expect  Jacques Renault remixes for John Talabot on Permanent Vacation and Roni Nachum on Future Classic and Runaway remixes for Neurotic Drum Band, Moonwalk, Creatures Of Habit, Birds & Souls and AKA JK.

Also check out his recent release on Mystery Meat together with Lee Douglas.  What a busy bee!

We just finished a one-hour vinyl mixtape and of course we want to share it here on our blog. You can stream and/or download the mix through our Soundcloud-page. We selected some records that we played regularly in our warm-up sets the last couple of months, so expect some disco-ish and housy stuff. We hope you’ll enjoy it!

King & Cousin – Swingers Mix #03 (soundcloud)

 Tracklist:

1. LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Prince Language Remix) 
2. FAZE ACTION FT. YAM WHO? – In The Light Of A Miracle
3. ILIJA RUDMAN – Night People (Garage Mix)
4. COSMIC BOOGIE – Feels Good (You Got The Love)
5. SPIRIT CATCHER – Beezy Operator
6. TENSNAKE – Coma Cat
7. AZARI & III – Reckless With Your Love
8. STEFFI FT. ELIF BICER – Kill Me
9. SAN SODA – Het Zwarte Kanon
10. SESSION VICTIM – The Keyboarder
11. IKE – Diskadenz
12. DYNAMODYSE – Gare Du Nord
13. MISSING LINKX – Who To Call?
14. UNKNOWN ARTIST – Forbidden Love

1. Tensnake – Coma Cat EP

2. Ray Mang – Look Into My Eyes

3. SMD – Cruel Intentions (Maurice Fulton Remix)

4. Moby – Wait For Me (Villa Remix)

5. FCL – Vocals For Everyone EP

6. Polargeist – Home From The Can (Tensnake Remix)

7. Steffi ft. Elif Bicer – Kill Me

8. Heaven & Earth – Time And Space

9. Jan Turkenburg – In My Spaceship (Pilooski Edit)

10. Mustang – Chameleon Circus EP

 

1. Mario Basanov – Do You Remember (DPN Remix)

2. DJ Kaos – Kosmischer Ruckenwind

3. 360 Soundsystem – Neon EP

4. Desire – If I Can’t Hold You Tonight EP

5. Nina Kraviz – Pain In The Ass

6. Fabrice Lig & Titonton Duvante – That Connection (Remix)

7. Ali Love – Diminishing Returns

8. Williams – I Feel The Shivering (white)

9. Walter Jones – I Am Loved

10. Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt – Milk & Honey (Basket Mix)

Tensnake is without a doubt one of the top producers of 2009! His EP on Running Back was one of our favourite records of the year.

We tip him as our # 1 producer for next year. If you hear the snippets on Myspace or Soundcloud of his new masterpieces ‘Coma Cat’ and ‘ Need Your Lovin’ than you understand that he will become the leading figure in the nu-disco and house scene. The Coma Cat EP is set to release at the end of January on the excellent Permanent Vacation label. He will also release on the new BIS imprint and on Ghostly International shortly after.

He just did a mixtape for Resident Advisor which is pure bliss! The mix starts of with some great contemporary and classic disco tracks and than turns over into a real celebration of house music. New productions by Ike and Tony Lionni are mixed up with classics by The Night Writers, Liberty City and Blake Baxter, at the end he mixes up some great classic chicago-house by the hands of Raz and Sterling Void with his own unreleased productions ‘Coma Cat’ and ‘Somethin’ About You.’  This is probably the mix of the year!

Here is the music video of ‘Holding Back My Love’ to end up this post: