RA #1112.2: The top compilations of 2011

13 December 2011
Newsletter 1112.2

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RA Poll: Top 20 compilations of 2011
We've spent the past week rounding up the best DJs, live acts and labels of the year. Now it's time for the compilations. What's kept this particular format engaging-and in turn, the market afloat-is how DJs and labels continue to work up fresh angles and approaches. With this in mind, we decided to call up the artists behind our top 20 to better understand how they handled the challenge and the weight of expectation.
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Loco Dice goes Under 300, again

Thu, 08 Dec 2011  /  9 Comments
Lemur comes to iOS
The defunct multi-touch controller is now available for iPad and iPhone.

Fri, 09 Dec 2011  /  8 Comments
Demdike Stare roll out new series, Elemental
Much like last year's Tryptich, the drone duo's new material will come in four separate parts.

1 day 7 hrs ago  /  4 Comments
Jazzanova prep remix compilation
The collection features new remixes by the band members and old ones by Motor City Drum Ensemble, Henrik Schwarz and more.

Nina Kraviz unveils debut album

Wed, 07 Dec 2011  /  19 Comments
Gilles Peterson leaves Radio 1, Skream & Benga join
Friction, Charlie Sloth and Toddla T have also been added, while Fabio & Grooverider, Kissy Sell Out and Judge Jules exit.

7 hrs 10 mins ago  /  3 Comments
Mouse on Mars reveal details for Parastrophics
The duo's first album in six years will come out on Monkeytown in February.

Tue, 06 Dec 2011  /  13 Comments
Soul Jazz gets Voguing
The compilation documents Harlem's house ballroom scene of the late '80s and early '90s.


Storm Queen - It Goes On
on Environ Records
As half of Metro Area , Morgan Geist always sought to get t..

Darkside - Darkside EP
on Clown and Sunset
On listening to Nicolas Jaar's new bluesy electronica projec..

Maceo Plex - Under the Sheets
on No.19 Music
Eric Estornel started the year by finally dropping one of 2..

PillowTalk - The Come Back EP
on Life and Death
With an EP out right now on Visionquest, another forthcoming..

Various Artists - In Yer Third Ear 01
on Third Ear
It may surprise some to learn that Third Ear is based in Lon..

RA.289 Jackmaster RA.289 Jackmaster
Jack brings the party.


Mirko LokoMotorcitysoulShinedoeWehbbaAlex Picone
Top 50 in November 2011



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