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Crosslinks 2016

mon 2 jan 2017
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January 2017. Year lists. Our Crosslinks editors look back over 2016. We do that in our own inimitable way, with some leading radio makers. Read and listen with us!

Best new old music in 2016:

Listen to Vrije Radicalen, production Maurice Dumont.

1. Dennis Coffey. Fuzz.
2. M.A.K.U. Soundsystem. Happy Hour.
3. Angel Rada. Panico a Las 5 A.M..
4. SoulBrigada. Hustleman.
5. Afrobot. Indian Reggae.
6. Alma Negra. Fula Flute (Esa & Santori Live MIx).
7. John Heartsman & Circles. Mr. Magic (Fryers Edit).
8. Pat Thomas & Marijata. I Can Say.
9. Gabelo. Wokunyeya.
10. Ibo Combo. Souffrance.
11. Rive Gauche. Walking… (Gilles Peterson Remix).

Compiled by programme maker: Maurice Dumont.

On the border between pop and avant-garde Popart, production Fons Moers:

01. Daniel Wohl – Replicate pt. I. (Daniel Wohl) .
02. Heimat – So Traurig. (Olivier Demeaux / Bisou Bisou).
03. Faten Kanaan – Roman de Gare. (Faten Kanaan).
04. Christine Ott – A Mes Étoiles. (Christine Ott).
05. Innercity Ensemble – V. (Innercity Ensemble).
06. Inwolves – Intown. (Karen Willems).
07. Oddarrang – Central Sun. (Olavi Louhivuori).
08. Horse Lords – Encounter I / Transfinite Flow. (Horse Lords).
09. Moon Wiring Club – Everything’s Backwards. (Moon Wiring Club).
10. Cavern Of Anti-Matter – Melody In High Feedback Tones. (Tim Gane).
11. Chocolat – Les Pyramides. (Chocolat).
12. Soccer96 – The Swamp. (Betamax / Danalogue).
13. No Zu – Ui Yia Uia. (No Zu).

Compiled by programme maker: Fons Moers.

A boundary-pushing and adventurous list; produced by Mark van de Voort:

1. Various Artists – ‘Still in a Dream (Story of Shoegaze 1988-1995)’ (the best collection ever, even without staat My Bloody Valentine )
2. Swans – ‘The Glowing Man’ (impressive, accessible, finale of a huge threeparter)
3. Catherine Christer Hennix – ‘Live at the Issue Project Room’ (East meets west at its very best)
4. Hans Abrahamsen – ‘Let me tell you’ (ground-breaking modern classical-topper of the year)
5. DIIV – ‘Is The Is Are’ (best guitar record by a bunch of dopeheads)
6. Hypnopazuzu – ‘Create Christ, Sailor Boy’ (David Tibet’s masterpiecewith Youth)
7. Julius Eastman – ‘Femenine’ (glorious minimal classical released)
8. Horse Lords – ‘Inventions’ (spectacular minimalist guitar-instrumentals)
9. Pavel Karmanov – ‘Innerlichkeit’ (neo-spiritual Russian, most promising of the year)
10. Jon Gibson – ‘Relative Calm’ (another minimalist classic by Philip Glass’s saxophonist)

Compiled by Theme compiler Mark van de Voort.

The Space Exposure DJ and producer Roel Janssen selected the following tracks:

Space Exposure 2016 part 1.

Space Exposure 2016 part 2.

20. Kettel – Wingtip
Track: Poblesec. Clone/Dub Records. 2016.
19. Letherette – Last Night On The Planet
Track: Soulette. Ninja Tune. 2016.
18. Nonkeen – The Gamble
Track: Ceramic People. R&S. 2016.
17. Logan Takahashi – NoGeo
Track: Rekr. Ghostly International. 2016.
16. DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall
Track: Three Ralphs. Mass Appeal Records. 2016.
15. Clark – The Last Panthers
Track: Diamonds Aren’t Forever II. Warp. 2016.
14. Sophia Loizou – Singulacra
Track: Singularity Is Near. Kathexis. 2016.
13. Steve Hauschildt – Strands
Track: Strands. Kranky. 2016.
12. Skee Mask – Shred
Track: Shred 08. Ilian Tape. 2016.
11. Datach’i – System
Track: Monarchs. Planet Mu/Timesig. 2016.
10. Plaid – The Digging Remedy
Track: CLOCK. Warp. 2016.
9. Roly Porter – Third Law
Track: In Flight. Tri Angle. 2016.
8. Lone – Levitate
Track: Vapour Trail. R&S. 2016.
7. Antwood – Virtuous.scr
Track: Anthracite. Planet Mu. 2016.
6. The Orb – COW / Chill Out, World!
Track: Wireless MK2. Kompakt. 2016.
5. Illum Sphere – Glass
Track: Thousand Yard Stare. Ninja Tune. 2016.
4. Kuedo – Slow Knife
Track: In Your Sleep feat. Hayden Thorpe. Planet Mu. 2016.
3. Mark Pritchard – Under The Sun
Track: Ems. Warp. 2016.
2. Konx-om-Pax – Caramel
Track: Beatrice’s Visit. Planet Mu. 2016.
1. Ital Tek – Hollowed
Track: Cobra. Planet Mu. 2016.

Three attention seekers; according to editor Hessel Veldman:

Listen to Popart by producer Tjeerd van Erve.

1. Marching Church. Album: Telling Like It Is. (SBR-162 2016). Sacred Bones Records.
2. C Duncan. Who Lost. Album: The Midnight Sun. (FAT0144CDP 2016) FatCat Records.
3. Charlie Hilton. Album: Palana. (CT-229). Captured Tracks.