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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..

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

Do you like vocals? Most modern dj’s don’t, and we think that’s really a shame. We hope that 2010 will be the year that brings vocals and melodies back to the dancefloor. We are extremely looking forward to Aeroplane‘s first album, to more Tensnake 12 inches, to the liveshows of Holy Ghost! and hopefully to some surprising newcomers as well!

To celebrate the new decade we got two free downloads for you. The first one is a new, still unreleased, vocal track by Ali Love, formerly from Ignition. ‘Love Harder’ is his second single on Backyard and will be accompanied with remixes by Prins Thomas and Mighty Mouse. If you like this than certainly search for his current single ‘Diminishing Returns.’

Ali Love – Love Harder (Extended Version)

The second free download is a remix Azari & III recently did for Bot’ox. If you’ve been following our blog for a while you know who these two fresh Canadian producers are, they were responsible for two incredible hits in 2009: ‘Hungry For The Power’ and ‘Reckless With Your Love.’ You can download the Matias Aguayo & Cosmo Vitelli remix of ‘Hungry For The Power’ on Rcrdlbl by the way.
Special thanks to the nice guys from Backyard Recordings and Dinamo & Alixander from Azari & III for providing these tracks!

Bot’ox – Blue Steel (Azari & III Remix)

As an extra we’ve posted a youtube-video of Anthony And The Camp‘s ‘What I Like’, a classic Jellybean Benitez production that inspired Tensnake for his latest track, Coma Cat.

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:

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On 10 october 2009 a new club will be born: Libertine Supersport. It is the new club by Renaud Deru & Lorenzo Serra, the guys behind Dirty Dancing. They’re leaving Mirano to start a fresh new concept at K-Nal (the venue where they already held their Summer Club parties).

The spirit of the new Brussels club is a liberal one, hence the name, anything is possible and everyone is welcome. But the most important aspect of a nightclub (for us) is ofcourse the music! The resident team is divided into 2 categories Libertine & Supersport, the first one is more disco-orientated, the latter is more mainroom house & electro-orientated. The Libertine dj’s maison are: Andy Faisca, Mustang, Dirk (Smile), Guy-Ohm, L-fêtes, Rick Shiver and Rob & Zoopsie, the Supersport resident dj’s are: Compuphonic, Jean Montevideo, Cosy Mozzy, Cook-E & Matik, Kid Strike, Mickey, So’Lex and Wirspielen.

On October the 24th the new club will welcome the Italians Do It Better family: Glass Candy, Desire and Mike Simonetti, so that will be certainly something to look out for! And the week after DFA‘s Shit Robot will perform at Libertine. Other names yet confirmed are: Tensnake & Einmusik (14/11), Still Going & Jacques Renault (21/11), Vincenzo & Renaissance Man (28/11).

The first details about the new club look extremely interesting. A good resident team in combination with a bunch of quality international guests, that’s what we can expect from Libertine Supersport! But Libertine is not the only club in Belgium with an excellent taste of music, the calendar of Spark, the saturday nights at Antwerps finest: Café Capital look absolutely fabulous as well, and certainly for us because we will be playing there 2 times this autumn.

This Saturday, the 19th, Spark welcomes Âme, the week after Michael Reinboth from Compost Records will perform at Capital. And in October they’ll have following guests: Blackjoy on the 3th of October, Mugwump a week after, the 17th of October Boy 8 Bit and last but certainly not least Motor City Drum Ensemble on the 24th!

We (King & Cousin) will do the warming up for Mugwump on the 10th of october and also on the 14th of november for no one less than Dixon, labelhead of  Innervisions!

Summer mixtape, straight from vinyl,  by KING & COUSIN:

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Download Link (soundcloud)

Tracklist:

1. The Winants – Let My People Go (Dub Version)

2. Beautiful Swimmers – Swimmers Groove

3. Coco Bill – Evita (Instrumental)

4. Phoenix – Lisztomania (Classixx Version)

5. The Revenge – Night Flight

6. Risco Connection – Stopping Version

7. Jacques Renault – Bad Skinned

8. West Phillips – (I’m Just A) Sucker For A Pretty Face

9. David Rubato – Circuit (Siriusmo Remix)

10. Ilija Rudman – Two Faced Love (Extended Mix)

11. Crazy P. – Stop Space Return (Hot Toddy Mix)

12. Walter Jones – Living Without Your Love

13. DJ Mehdi – Tunisia Bambaataa

14. Pete Herbert – Yo Drums

15. Tensnake – In The End (I Want You To Cry)

16. Omar – Feelin’ You (Henrik Schwarz Remix)

17. Who Made Who – Keep Me In My Plane (DJ Koze Remix)

Expect more mixes by various artists very soon! Enjoy the summer!