30. Epic & Donuts (Mungolian Jetset Rmx) – Altz (Luna Flicks)
29. AM:FM – Richard Sen & Cazbee (Mixed Blood Cuts)
28. Protect Your Neck – Tarrus Riley (Fat Eyes)
Son of Jimmy (‘Love & Devotion’ etc) Riley, Tarrus ruled this sublime recut of the ‘Midnight Hour’ rhythm out of Mixing Lab. Technically this might be ’07, but it ran my decks for the longest time and StinkInc is a rule-free rumpus room.
27. Man On The Moon – Kid Cudi (Mixtape)
Busy posts abound, don’t let me stop you having a probe of the StinkInc Signals for more.
Vocodered vibes and totally untypical tackle in the beats and melodies departmen,t marked this out as exceptionally strong, even amongst the esteemed company of Hyperdub’s increasingly sturdy stable. ‘Round Ours’ for Clandestine Cultivations furthered the Darkstar legend but this futuristic 12″ was truly one out of the box, if you haven’t, then I suggest you purchase forthwith.
24. Natural Selection – Martyn (3024)
Were I the praying type, I would be flinging off a short heaven-bound one for the soon come Martyn album to be of this standard. Both sides have more than a whiff of inventive mid-late 90’s top shelf d’n’b, in a way that is far more attractive than it reads. The ‘Natural Selection/Vancouver’ 12″ seems to be out of print (though Flying Lotus’s distressed and deadly remix is still doing the rounds, and both tracks are on the album) which is criminal because this was thrashed to within an inch of its life on my decks.
23. Exhibit A (Transformations) – Jay Electronica (Guitar Center)
22. It Aint Necessarilly Evil (Mungolian Jetset Dubtrayal) – Mari Bone (Luna Flicks)
More about the mischievous Mungolians above. Their subject matter this time is Mari Boine Persen, a Norwegian Sami singer who is known for her distinctive vocal styling and staunch repping of her Sami people. Well into her 50’s and up for some fiddling from the Jetsetateers, Mari sounds like our kind of freedom fighting lady.
21. Cutout (Expanding Head Band Version) – Shocking Pinks (DFA)
See this post for more Shocking Pinksishness. This mix by the ex-Tussle feller Alexis Georgopoulos and Quinn Luke (Bing Ji Ling) is a mesmeric masterwork, my cranium was thusly and robustly expanded. Can’t find anywhere to easily buy it anymore, and it probably should be higher up the list.. such is life.