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1BTN DJ PICKS OF 2021

1BTN DJ Picks 2021

 

Daz-I-Kue
Top 3 Tracks
Jill Rock Jones – Tell The Story (Original Mix)
Leroy Burgess & LOGG – Dance Till U Can’t
Don-E – Loving U
Top 3 Albums
Sean Khan – Supreme Love: A Journey through Coltrane
Balimaya Project – Wolo So
Lord & Kaidi – Find Another Way
Compilation
Zepherin Saint Presents: Soulful Culture Vol.2 (Tribe Records)
Label Of The Year
BBE

 


Renata

Top 3 Tracks
Tiny Triumphs – K15
Spotless Hero – Quincy Nicholson
Subtropique – Nicola Cruz
Top 3 Albums

Marcos Resende & Index
Mono – Linkwood
Monster Skies EP – Jura Soundsystem
Reissue
Contempo – Keith Mansfield
Label

Music From Memory

 

Inkswel
Top 3 Tracks
Turbulance – Supermario International
Kaidi Tatham – Intergalactic Relations
Click – Solange – DJ Spinna Refreak
Top 3 Albums
Sault – Nine
Tall Black Guy & Ozay Moore – Of Process and Progression
Turbulance – Turbulance
Reissue
Bad Brains – Bad Brains
Compilation
Lemonade City Vol 1 – Inner Tribe Records
Label
Fresh Selects

 

Martha Cleary
Top 3 Tracks
South – Wu-Lu [Self Released]
La Perla – Sofia Kourtesis [Technicolour]
You Could Be – ANZ [Ninja Tune]
Top 3 Albums
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert – Little Simz [AGE 101 MUSIC]
still slipping vol.1 – Joy Orbison [Hinge Finger/XL]
Deciphering The Message – Makaya McCraven [Blue Note]
Compilation
Jayda G – DJ Kicks [!K7]
Reissue
Buena Vista Social Club 25th Anniversary [World Circuit]
Label of the year:
Secretly

 

Clara Suess
Top 3 Tracks
Jex Opolis – Belly (Dance) (Good Timin’)
Alan Dixon – Night Time Melodies (Love Attack)
Joyce Muniz – Crystalline (Pets Recordings)
Top 3 Albums:
Lauer – Answers 2 Trouble (Permanent Vacation)
Jex Opolis – It’s Me, Jexy (Good Timin’)
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (Age 101 / AWAL)
Reissue
The Fall – Middle Class Revolt (Demon)
Compilation
Arthur Baker Presents Dance Masters: Shep Pettibone (Demon)
Label
Permanent Vacation

 

Sorcha Bridge & Mike Tate
Top 3 Tracks
Stoned Autopilot, Martin Buttrich & Greg Foat – Lovefields – (Greg Foat Remix)
Jungle – Keep Moving (Dave Lee Remix)
Herbert (feat Bianca Rose) – Gold Dust Musco
Top 3 Albums:
Daniel Avery – Together in Static
Colleen – The Tunnel and the Clearing
Super Fu – Super Fu
Islandman – Godless Ceremony.
Reissue
The New Age Orchestra – Let’s Dream Together
Compilation
Dave Lee’s 2021 Essentials

 

Rob Luis
Top 3 Tracks
Tyson – Tuesday (LMP)
Bina – Dark Cloud (Bina)
Close Counters – Speak In Truth feat Allysha Joy (Close Counters)
Top 3 Albums
Little Simz – Sometime I Might Be Introvert (Age 101)
Emmanative & Liz Elensky – The Volume Of The Light (Home Planet)
MidnightRoba – Golden Seams (Sonder)
Reissue
Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Obviemama (Analog Africa)
Compilation
LCSM (Likwid Continual Space Motion) – Earthbound Remixes (CoOp
Presents)
Label
Daytimers

 

Animanz
Top 3 Tracks
Basement Membrane – Banana (Inner Tribe)
Joshua Brandler & Tammy Payne – White Witch (musical dojo)
Juanita Euka – Alma Seca (strut)
Top 3 Albums
Tyler, The Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost (Columbia)
Myd – Born A Loser (Ed banger)
Sound Ancestors – Madlib (madlib invasion)
Reissue
KID A MNESIA (half speed remaster) – Radiohead (XL)
Compilation
Cameroon Garage Funk – Analog Africa (analog Africa)
Label
Buried Records

 

Tommy Castro (Our Starry Universe)
Top 3 Tracks
James Bright – The Outside
Ishi Vu – This is Your Life
Jon Hopkins, Ram Dass & East Forest – Sit Around The Fire
Top 3 Albums
Makèz – City of All
Museum of Love – Life of Mammals
Jex Opolis – It’s Me, Jexy
Compilation
Various – Higher Love Recordings Vol 1
Label of the Year
Razor N’ Tape

 

 

DJ Emma
Top 3 Tracks
Holding on too long – Hard Feelings
Justify Me – Steven Christie feat. Joseph Malik (North Street West Take 1 re-rub
High On Music – DJ Emma
Top 3 Albums:
Soulful Storm – DJ Spen
Love Songs and Funky Beats – Teena Marie – John Morales
Actual Life – Fred Again
Compilation
Mercury Rising vol. 3 – DJ Harvey
Re-issue
Arthur Baker presents Dance Masters – The Shep Pettibone Master mixes
Label
Toytonics

 

Glyn Biggabush
Top 3 Tracks
SAULT – The London Gangs (Forever Living Originals)
Jerry Dammers – Ghost Town (Home organ demo)
BiggaBush – Outernational Anthem
Top 3 Albums
Vanishing Twin – Ookii Gekkou (Fire)
Madlib – Sound Ancestors
Lady Blackbird – Black Acid Soul (Foundation Music Productions)
Reissue
Basil Kirchin – Abstractions of the Industrial North (Trunk)
Compilation
Do What You Love (Trunk)
Label
Trunk Records

 

Chris Howell-Jones
Top 3 Tracks
Eric from America & Chittom – An Hour A Day With You (Eric’s Credit To The Profession Remix) (Chomp! Chomp!)
Fuga Ronto – Falling Star (Phantom Island)
Dombrance – Taubira (Prince Thomas Diskomiks) (Goranga)
Top 3 Albums
Sunjunkie – Two Decades (Sunfunk)
Auf Togo – Movements (Self Released)
Andres y Xavi – Sounds From The Secret Bar (Hollis Recordings)
Reissue
Flayer – Wanna Get Back Your Love (Best Italy3
Comp
10 Years of Leng Records 2010-2020 (Leng)
(I know it came out in Dec 2020, but too late to make my charts last year)
Label of the Year
NuNorthern Soul

 

Murray Scott
Top 3 Tracks
Attraktors – Heavy Water (Ron Basejam remix)
Funboys – Garghouls (Richard Sen remix)
Alex Kassian – Leave Your Life
Top 3 Albums
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and London Symphony Orchestra – Promises
Unkle – Ronin 1
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Reissue
Lewis Taylor – Lewis Taylor
Compilation
Home Volume 1 – Re:Warm Records
Label of The Year
Archeo Recordings

 

Ian Lawton
Top 3 Tracks
Joe Yorke & the Eastonian Singers – Tonight (Waggle Dance)
Hannah Peel – Ecovocative (My Own Pleasure)
F. S. Blumm & Nils Frahm – Desert Mule (Leiter Verlag)
Top 3 Albums
Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders – Promises (Luaka Bop)
Nala Sinephro – Space 1.8 (Warp)
Om Unit – Acid Dub Studies (No Label)
Compilation
Don Letts – Version Excursion (Late Night Tales)
Reissue
Alice Coltrane – Kirtan: Turiya Sings (Jowcol Music)
Label
Central processing Unit

 

Catherine Sones
Top 3 Tracks
Dorian Jimmy Rouge Edit (Orange Tree Edits)
Love Drop Let it Flow (GAMM)
Uppercut Band feat Horseman Live & Love (Reggaeville)
Top 3 Albums
Lady Blackbird – Black Acid Soul (Ruffwood Records)
Prince Fatty presents Fire & Stone Stick Figure (Evergreen Recordings)
Valerie June – The Moon & Star: Prescription for Dreamers (Fantasy Records)
Reissue
Lorna Nelson Deh Pon de Low (TRS Recordings)
Compilation
For the Love of You Vol.2. (Athens of the North)
Label
Scotch Bonnet Records

 

Michael Spikey Kingston
Top 3 Tracks
Tetzlaff – Anglizismus 12”
The Button Down Brass – Superstition 7”
Reggea Disco Rockers – The Whistle Song (Silent Dream Version) 7”
Top 3 Albums
Ben Green – Lauchie Cox
Cassandra Jenkins – An Overview On Phenomenal Nature
The Vendetta Suite – The Kempe Stone Portal
Reissue
Wilson Tanner – 69
Compilation
Swave Villi us – (Independent Soul 1971 – 1984)
Label
Bon Entendeur Records

 

Alastair Reid
Top 3 Tracks
Hiatus Kaiyote – Get Sun (feat. Arthur Verocai)
Lady Blackbird – Blackbird (Foremost Poets Remix)
Al Kent – The Loneliest One
Top 3 Albums
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (AWAL)
Cleo Sol – Mother (Forever Living Originals)
Lady Blackbird Black Acid Soul (Foundation Music)
Reissue (single or LP)
Oneness – Watching You (Version) (Backatcha Records )
Compilation
For The Love Of You, Vol. 2 by Various Artists (Athens Of The North)
LABEL OF THE YEAR
Backatcha Records

 

Kerry Jean Lister
Top 3 Tracks
Rosie Lowe – Paris, Texas
Ashley Beedle & Darren Morris present Red Black Green – Peace My Brother (Red Mix)
Alan Dixon – Do You?
Top 3 Albums
Floating Points & Pharaoh Sanders – Promises [Luaka Bop]
Cleo Sol – Mother [Forever Living Originals]
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert [Age 101]
Reissue
Lucky Mereki – You Got Me Dancing [Re:Warm]
Compilation
Compilation of the year: Home Volume 1 [Re:Warm]

 

Jim Lister
Top 3 Tracks
Blawan – Under Belly (XL Recordings)
Capitol K – The Practice Of Love (Faith & Industry),
Jaimie Branch – Prayer for Amerikka Pt 1 & 2 (Live) (International Anthem).
Albums
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra – Promises (Luakabop)
Cleo Sol – Mother (Forever Living Originals),
The Vernon Spring – A Plane Over Woods (Lima Limo)
Reissue
Yabby You & The Prophets – Conquering Lion (Pressure Sounds)
Compilation
Home Vol 1 – Re:Warm.
Label

International Anthem

 

Andrew Wilkins
Top 3 Tracks
Rokurokubi – Katie Levitating (Time Spun)
Roger Webb – Bartleby 2 (Trunk Records)
Menahan Street Band – Cabin Fever (Daptone)
Top 3 Albums
El Michels Affair – Yeti Season (Big Crown)
Rokurokubi – Iris, Flower of Violence (Time Spun)
Sven Wunder – Natura Morta (Piano Piano)
Fav Reissue:
Amancio D’Silva – Konkan Dance (Roundtable)

 

Jo Dressler
Top 3 tracks
Mocky – Bora! (Heavy Sheet)
Gabriels – Blame (Atlas)
Miso Extra – 1013 (Beatnik Creative)
Top 3 Albums
MAN MADE – Greentea Peng (Universal music operations ltd)
Black to the future – Sons of Kemet (UMG)

 

Asbest Tmk
Top 3 Tracks
Mr Lif & Stu Bangas – Wave The Flag
MF Doom – Avalanche
Iba Mahr – No Vanity
Top 3 Albums
Amon Tobin – How Do You Live
Mr Lif & Stu Bangas – Vangarde
Kenny Garrett – Sounds From The Ancestors
Reissue
OutKast – ATliens
Compilation
Cameroon Garage Funk
Label of the Year:
Lab49

 

James Gale (Vision On)
Top 3 Tracks
Little Simz feat Cleo Sol – Woman (Age 101 Music)
Les Hippies – Souci (Marigold)/Soleil Couchant (Delights)
Dougie Stu – Henny (Heavenly)
Top 3 LPs
Roger Webb – Bartleby (Trunk Records)
DJ Format – Devils Workshop (Project Blue Book)
Glenn Fallows & Mark Treffel present the GlobeFlower Masters Vol 1 (Mr Bongo)
Reissue of the Year
DJ Shadow – Endtroducing…….25 (Island Records)
Compilation of the Year
Various – Diggin in the KPM Vaults (KPM)
Label of The Year
Trunk Records

 

Senor Mick (Garden Of Earthly Delights)
Top 3 Tracks,
Robert Finley – Country Child (East Eye Sound)
Liam Kazar – So Long Tomorrow (Woodsist Mare)
Leo Nocentelli – Riverfront (Light In The Attic)
Top 3 Albums
Liam Kazar – Due North (Woodsist Mare)
Robert Finley – Sharecropper’s Son (Easy Eye Sound)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – LW (Flightless)
Reissue Of The Year
The Black Crowes – Before The Frost…Until The Freeze (Silver Arrow)
Compilation Of The Year
Various – Think I’m Going Weird (Grapefruit)
Label Of The Year.
Grapefruit

 

Kris Venum
Top 3 Tracks
Chronixx – Freedom Fighter
Janeel Mills – In the Ghetto
Jas Elise – Good Over Evil
Top 3 Albums
MR Williamz – sound killa mindset
Calibre – shelflife 7
Paul T & Edward Oberon – Strange Days
Compilation
Trojan x Jungle cakes – The Remixes Part 2
Reissue
Suburban Base Records 30th Anniversary Box Set: The Legacy
Label
V recordings

 

Danny Webb
The Delines – Little Earl
Wet Leg – Chaise Longue
Reggae Disco Rockers – Whistle Song
Albums
Cassandra Jenkins – An Overview On Phenomenal Nature
Roisin Murphy – Crooked Machine
Madlib – Sound Ancestors
Compilation
Do You Have The Force: Jon Savage’s Alternate History Of Electronica 1978-82
Reissue
Arthur Russell – Another Thought

 

Nick Carling
Top Tracks
Nu Genea – Marechia (NG)
Strata – After The Rain (Dave Lee Mix)
Galxtc – Life Is A Mirror (Space Grapes)
Top Albums
Leo Almunia – Minor Circle (Claremont 56)
Benny Sings – Music (Stones Throw)
Greg Foat, Aleksi Heinola, Teemu Akerblom – Gone To The Cats (Jazzaggression)
Reissue
Rudy Norman – Back To The Streets (Ubiquity)
Comp
Under The Influence Vol 9 – Alena Arpels (Z Records)
Label
Athens Of The North

 

Steve KIW
Top 3 Tracks
Coyote – Will we dance again (Is It Balearic)
Charlie Charlie – Save us feat Mapaei (International Feel)
Wrekin Havoc – Catch me if you can (Redeye)
Top 3 Albums
Cassandra Jenkins – An overview on phenomenal nature (Ba Da Bing)
Angophora – Together (Music For Dreams)
Glenn Fallows and Mark Treffel – Globeflower Masters Vol 1 (Mr Bongo)
Reissue:
Catherine Howe – In a beautiful place (Numero)
Compilation: Home Volume 1 (Re-Warm)
Label
Music For Dreams

 

Mike Bradbury
Top 3 Tracks
Reggae Disco Rockers – The Whistle Song (Silent Dream Version) [Flower Records]
Maks – North [Citizens of Vice]
Birds Of Pandæmonium – Out For You [Our Starry Universe]
Top 3 Albums
Quantic & Nidia Gongora – Almas Conectadas [Tru Thoughts]
Fuga Ronto – Greatest Treasure [Phantom Island]
Defset – Proximity [EMK]
Reissue
Primal Scream – Demodelica [Creation Records]
Comp
For The Love Of You Vol.2 [Athens Of The North]
Label
Music For Dreams

 

Alan Mackenzie
Top 3 Tracks
Grandbrothers – Organism (Mogwai Remix) (City Slang)
Tall Black Guy – Black Is (Coalmine)
Nico Mauskovic – A Big Brain (Live Version) (Les Disques Bongo Joe)
Top 3 Albums
Mawimbi – Bubbling (Mawimbi)
Xique Xique – Na Lagoa (The Magic Movement),
Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp – We’re Ok But We’re Lost Anyway (Les Disques Bongo Joe)
Re-issue
Anything on Athens Of The North
Compilation
DJ Amir Presents Strata Records – The Sound Of Detroit (180 Proof/BBE)
Label
Baikal Nomads

 

Burda Pellet
Top 3 Tracks
Barbara And Brenda – If I’m Hurt You’ll Feel The Pain
The Nassauvians – Slacking Off
T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – Mi Kpon Bo Do
Top 3 Albums:
Raúl Monsalve y Los Forajidos – Bichos (Olindo Récords)
Viejas Raíces- De las colonias del río de plata (Altercat Records)
Munju – Moon You (Schneeball)
Reissue:
Ian Carr’s Nucleus – Roots (Be With Records)
Compilation:
Patrick Cowley – Afternooners (Dark Entries)
Label
El Palmas Music

 

Wildblood & Queenie
Top 3 Tracks
Elvin T – Get Close (Regraded Records)
Boogietraxx / T. Sounds – Southbrough ’06 (theBasementDiscos)
The Juan Maclean – Leave You When You Can (Me Me Me)
Albums
Roisin Murphy – Crooked Machine (Skint Records)
Hannah Holland – Tectonic (Prah)
Sault – Nine (Forever Living Originals)
Compilation
Tom Moulton – Spring Event (Jamies)
Reissue
Donna Summer – The Wanderer (Casablanca)
Label of the year
Skint Records

 

Chewy Beatwell
Top 3 Tracks
Shur-I-Kan – Strings, Beats & Life (Lazy Days Recordings)
Jimpster – Soul Spectral ft Greg Paulus (Freerange Records)
G-Force – Proximity (Okbron Records)
Top 3 Albums :
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra – Promises (Luaka Bop)
Glenn Fallows & Mark Treffel – The Globeflowers Masters Vol.1 (Mr Bongo)
Sven Wunder – Natura Morta (Piano Piano)
Compilation
Home Vol.1 (Re:Warm)
Label of the year
International Anthem

 

Chris Lewis
Top 3 Tracks
Joel Culpepper – W.A.R. (Mr.Bongo)
Florence Adooni – Mam Pe’ela Su’ure (Philophon)
Kendra Morris – This Life (Karma Chief)
Top 3 Albums:
Emma Jean Thackeray- Yellow (Movementt)
Sven Wunder – Natura Morta (Piano Piano)
Dj Format – Devils Workshop (Project Blue Book)
Reissue
The Black Stone Affair – Whatitdo Archive Group (Record Kicks)
Compilation
Color De Tropico Vol 2 Compiled by El Drágon Criollo & El Palmas (El Palmas Records)
Label
Colemine Records

 

Richard Dugdale
Top 3 Tracks
Psychederek – Space Arcade (Sprechen)
Rich Lane – Flecktarn [Cotton Bud]
Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini – Illusion of Time (Teodor Wolgers Rework) [Phanasy]
Top 3 Albums
Third Attempt – Beats From The Quarantine [Beatservice Records]
Cassandra Jenkins: An Overview on Phenomenal Nature [Ba Da Bing!]
The Mole – The River Widens [Red Motorbike]
Reissue
The KLF – Chill Out [Jams]
Compilation
DJ Harvey – Mercury Rising (Volumen Tres) [Pikes]
Label of the year:
Nein

 

Tim Wagner (Our Starry Universe)
Top 3 Tracks
Craig Bratley featuring Amy Douglas – No in Between (Ashigaru Dub) [MAGIC FEET RECORDINGS]
Psychederek – Screamadereka (Hardway Bros Meet Monkton Downtown Dub) [SPRECHEN]
Coyote – The Outsider [IS IT BALEARIC]
Top 3 Albums
AIMES – Let’s Melt (Wonder Stories)
COYOTE – The Mystery Light [IS IT BALEARIC]
Hard Feelings – Hard Feelings (Domino)
Compilation
Flying Mojito Bros – Country Discotheque (Vinyl Ranch)

 

Leggy Abrahet
Top 3 Tracks
Blackout J.A. – At This Time (RublDubs)
Paolo Baldini DubFiles meets Imperial Sound Army & Dan-I – Jah Give Us Live (La Tempesta Dub)
O.B.F. ft Charlie P – Bubble (Dubquake Records)
Reissue
Skatalites – From Russia Wih Love (Studio1)

 

Nat Birchall
Top 3 Albums
Isaiah Collier & The Chosen few – Cosmic Transitions (division81 records)
Hasaan Ibn Ali – Metaphysics (Omnivore recordings)
Yusef Lateef – Live, Lila Eule,Bremen October 20 1971 (Honey Pie
records) Vinyl LP
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme Live In Seattle (Impulse!)
Reissue
Beaver Harris Quartet – Beaver Is My Name (Timeless/Ultra-Vybe)

 

Chris Cracknell
Top 3 Tracks
Little Simz – Introvert
Emanative and Liz Elensky – Fall Into Me
Koma Saxo- Koma Mate
Top 3 Albums
Little Simz -Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Emanative and Liz Elensky – The Volume of the Light
Timo Lasso and Teppo Makynen – Live Recordings 2019-2020
Reissue
DJ Shadow – Endtroducing (25th Anniversary reissue)
Compilation
MELODICS Presents
Label
We Jazz

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