Tag Archives: Best of 2009

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Positive Vibes

PryTym, host of Positive Vibes
Top 30 tracks for 2009


Buju Banton – Lend a Hand – Gargamel Music
Gramps Morgan – Wipe away the tears – Dad Son
Vybz kartel – Dollar sign- liv Up
Tarrus Riley – I sight – Cannon/VP
Mr Mojo – Roxanne (Police remix)- Gedion Soldiers/Keynote records
Estell ft Sean Paul- Come Over – Homeschool
Christopher Martin – Vibe is right – Big Yard
C Koo Slim – Gal ah rush we- Sykoo productions*
T Swagg – I’m so fly- Black Shadow
Assassin – World domination – Massive B
Stephen Marley ft.Damian Marley – Traffic jam (acoustic)- Ghetto Youths
Soke – Jubee – Soke music
Barbee – Feel so good – Cannon/Delvani productions
Baby Pink – Nuh ready yet- Black Shadow
Marcia Griffiths ft.Busy Signal- Automatic – VP records
Elephant man – Kingston (Jay Z “Empire state” remix)
Adina Howard- L.O.V.A. (remix)*
Auresia – Empress – Self Released*
Inword – Neva know – Self Released
Cham/Major Lazor – She want me
Demarco/Busta Rhymes – Hustlers
Junior Kelly – Nothing wrong with the world
Kevin Lyttle ft Shagg y- Feel so good
Jah Cuttah – To the top*
I Jah – World in a stress*
Sean Paul – She wanna be down
Inner Circle ft. Gramps Morgan- Real soldiers
Tami Chynn ft. Tinchy Stryder – Take me back
Bob Sinclair ft. Shabba Ranks – Love you no more – 101 Distribution
Julian Marley ft. Damian Marley – Violence in the streets – Tuff Gong

The Goods

Andy Williams Hosts The Goods Sundays 14-16.

Inspirational/Often Played Songs for 2009
1.Peace Orchestra – Double Mysterie Drums
2.Boom Clap Bachelors – Forar til de
3.Arch_Typ – Slide Technique
4.Heliocentrics(MF Doom & Percee P) – Distant Star
5.Ammoncontact -Drum Riders
6.Africa Hi-Tech – Too Late
7.Neo Muyanga -Nne Hatsche
8.Donald Byrd -KOFI
9.Horace Silver – Message from Kenya
10.High Five Quartet (Nicola Conte Edit) – Conversation

Modular Systems

Cyan of Modular Systems

An abundance of good music has come my way this year. I won’t list every single
release that inspired me in 2009, but here are some of my favourites, in no particular
Silent Servant – Negative Fascinations – Sandwell District
Ben Frost – By The Throat – Bedroom Community
King Midas Sound – Waiting For You – Hyperdub
Tropic of Cancer – The Dull Age/Victims – Downwards
Mokira – Persona – Type
Martyn – Great Lengths – 3024
Planetary Assault Systems – Temporary Suspension – Ostgut tontrager
Various – Thanks for Tomorrow – Pertin-nce
Demdike Stare – Symbiosis – Modern Love
Monolake – Silence – Imbalance Computer Music
Citofono – Signature – le son 666
K Hand – Red Dog EP – Gorsch
Whisper Room – Birch White – Elevation recordings
Pendle Coven – Self-Assessment – Modern Love
Andy Stott – Brief Encounter/Drippin – Modern Love
Biosphere – Wireless – Live at the Arnolfini, Bristol – Touch
Fever Ray – Fever Ray – Rabid Recordings

Jazz Amuck

John B of Jazz Amuck

2009 top 20 jazz
bill dixon – tapestries for small ork. – firehouse 12
henry threadgill zooid ­ this brings us to, volume 1 – pi
garrison fewell variable density sound ork. ­ s/t ­ creative nation music
harris eisenstadt – canada day – clean feed ©
cleaver/parker/taborn ­ farmers by nature ­ aum fidelity
carl maguire’s floriculture – sided silver solid – firehouse 12
led bib – sensible shoes – cuneiform
darcy james argue’s secret society – infernal machines – new amsterdam ©
matthew shipp trio ­ harmonic disorder ­ thirsty ear
indigo trio ­ anaya ­ rogue art
vijay iyer tro ­ historicity – act
david s. ware ­ shakti ­ aum fidelity
the fay victor ens. – freesong suite – green avenue
tony malaby cello trio ­ warblepeck ­ songlines
wadada leo smith ­ sprital dimentions – cuneiform
joe morris 4tet – today on earth – aum fidelity
dennis gonzález ­ renegade spirits ­ furthermore
the thirteenth assembly ­ (un)sentimental – important
the peggy lee band ­ new code ­ drip audio ©
joëlle léandre & akosh s. ­ kor ­ leo


Missed out on a lot this year… but still found these to soothe the ravaged,
questing soul:

evangelista – prince of truth (constellation)
gowns – broken bones (southern UK)
animal hospital – memory (barge recordings)
animal hospital – good or plenty, streets and avenues (mutable sound)
jim o’rourke – the visitor (drag city)
jason urick – husbands (thrill jockey)
chris brokaw – canaris (capitan) (late 2008, but wtf)
chris brokaw – gracias, ghost of the future (capitan)
magik markers – balf quarry (drag city)
six organs of admittance – luminous night (drag city)
black heart procession – six (temporary residence)
mountains – choral (thrill jockey)
mountains – etching (thrill jockey)
mv & ee – barn nova (ecstatic peace)
pink mountaintops – outside love (jagjaguwar)
brian harnetty & bonnie prince billy – silent city (atavistic)
antony and the johnsons- the crying light (secretly canadian)
micachu and the shapes – jewellery (rough trade/beggars)
califone – all my friends are funeral singers (dead oceans)