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Outer by Dusky

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My best album for 2016 has to be: Outer by Dusky.

As a full album, and general concept it is great, no album this year can beat the quality beats and bass with a really good mix of artist vocals from 80’s electric pioneer and guru Gary Numan to the haunting vocals of Solomon Grey to the full on rap of Wiley. My favourite track is Long Wait featuring Solomon Grey, it is so good, I bought all the remixes and the Solomon Grey 2016 album. Check them out.

http://duskymusic.com/

http://solomongrey.net/

 

Solomun Selected Remixes

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Solomun renowned producer/DJ remixer releases his 4LP boxset (comes with colouring crayons and a large format poster) of remixes with the likes of Broken Bells, Foals, Lana Del Rey and Tiefschwarz to name a few. This album is a true testament to the diverse and superb sound quality of Solomun’s remixes. I had already bought the Solomun remixes of Broken Bells and Tiefschwarz on this album – so I knew of his talent in remixing and creating a lush soundscape with someones else’s basic song elements. It’s the diversity of artists and remix production that shines through and brings this album together, a great selection of his work, makes me want to check out his other DJ albums…

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A great range 8.5 / 10.

Shit Robot – isn’t shit – it’s great!!!

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I can’t stop listening to Shit Robot’s latest album ‘What Follows’ on DFA Records. This album is great with the stand out track being ‘End of the Trail’ featuring Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor. It is a fantastic soundtrack to listen to whilst working i played it twice and immediately got hooked, and I highly recommend this album. The LP version comes as a gatefold with Orange and Green coloured vinyl and a download code too…

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Great Stuff 9/10.

The Race for Space…Remixes

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Following on from last year’s Public Service Broadcasting’s ‘Race for Space’ album released back in March 2015, this album compliments the original with several remixes taken from the various ‘singles’ released. The stand out track being for me ‘Go: Kauf Remix’ followed by ‘Sputnik: Peter Dundov Remix’ which was on the Sputnik 12″. The LP version was pre-ordered and comes as a limited edition Orange vinyl with a download code for two extra tracks. Probably the best chill out album this year.

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Cool as a cucumber 8.5/10.

Broken Bells – After The Disco

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The Broken Bells new album After The Disco is a superb record with high disco qualities, high singing tones and melodic tunes that just beg to be sung. After a few listens you can’t help but sing along with the tunes, it’s a real feel good record with multi-layered sounds and an amazing range of vocal tones from lead singer James Mercer. I just wish I could sing that high, so does everyone else when we are all in the car… 🙂

Rating 10/10