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DJ Mag Top 100

6 Feb

The DJ Mag have released their top 100 DJs for 2009, with the top 2 being no surprise…Trance DJs always dominate this countdown, but after seeing Armin live, you can see that he deserves it.

1. Armin Van Buuren

2. Tiesto Tiesto – Adagio For Strings

3. David Guetta Kylie Minogue – Wow (David Guetta Remix) **highly Reccommended

4. Above and Beyond

5. Paul Van Dyk

6. Deadmau5 Deadmau5 – Ghosts n Stuff

7. Ferry Corstern

8. Markus Schulz

9. Gareth Emery

10. Sander Van Doorn

26. Benny Benassi Lisa Miskovsky – Still Alive (Benny Benassi Remix)

27. Laidback Luke Laidback Luke & Diplo – Hey (Foamo Remix) *Rumoured to be touring 2010 for We Love Sounds (again)

33. Daft Punk (only 33?!) Daft Punk – The Crash

47. Martin Solveig

52. Tydi

53. Erick Morillo Erick Morillo – Dancin *highly reccomended

59. Dirty South

60. Roger Sanchez

65. Justice Justice – Beginning Of The End

68. Boys Noize Boys Noize – Jeffer

86. Tiga Tiga – 3 Weeks *highly recommended

Other than that….one question….where was Foamo?!

Fresh top 92 2010

27 Jan

An alternate countdown ran this Australia Day, ever so slightly smaller, but still I’m sure people tuned in to Adelaide’s Fresh FM top 92 of 2010. Here are the results:

1 Warp 1.7 The Bloody Beetroots
2 Streetgirls Tocadisco
3 You & I Medina
4 Ghosts n Stuff Deadmau5 Ft Rob Swire
5 Heads Will Roll Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6 Angel On My Shoulder Kaskade
7 Sexy Chick David Guetta Ft Akon
8 Bonkers Dizzee Rascal/Armand Van Helden
9 Killer Jean Elan
10 Reality Shane Cross
11 aNYway Duck Sauce
12 Darling Heart Well Being
13 Shooting Stars Bag Raiders
14 Riverside Sidney Samson
15 I Remember Deadmau5/Kaskade
16 Raindrops Sash/Stunt
17 In The Air TV Rock Ft Rudy
18 Warrior Dance The Prodigy
19 Let The Bass Kick In Miami Chuckie vs LMFAO
20 Tik Tok Kesha
21 Wherever Stafford Brothers/Hoxton Whores
22 I’m In The House Steve Aoki
23 Bulletproof La Roux
24 I Think I Like It Fake Blood
25 Let Me Be Real Fedde Le Grande
26 Still Standing Hilltop Hoods
27 Madagascar 2009 Art Of Trance
28 Escape Me Tiesto
29 Secret Lover Private
30 Sweet Disposition Temper Trap
31 I Like That Richard Vission
32 See The Sun Matt Darey
33 Empire State Of Mind Jay Z
34 Need Me To Stay Tommy Trash/ Mr Wilson
35 One Love David Guetta
36 Tell Your Story Walking Sarah McLeod
37 Club Action Yo Majesty
38 Shockone Polygon Ft Reija Lee
39 Fine Without You Armin Van Buuren
40 Flashback Calvin Harris
44 Sometimes Miami Horror
59 Just A Friend Of Mine Zoot Woman
60 If You Knew Chris Lake
61 I Will Be Here Tiesto & Sneaky Sound System
76 Only Love Way Out West
78 This Must Be It Royksopp
80 You’ve Changed Lauren Flax ft. Sia

I was pleased to see Duck Sauce and Zoot Woman make it in, but where was Not Alone?!

JJJ Hottest 100 Obligatory Post

26 Jan

Australia day is nearing it’s end, and it would be un-Australian of me not to do a post about the hottest 100 countdown. So, here’s my wrap up:

100-91:

#99 saw the first good entry, with sister-act, Tegan and Sara’s Hell. All star band, Them Crooked Vultures got the next placing, with Deadmau5, Ghosts n Stuff in at #96. Regina Spektor  held two places *yawn*, and Friendly Fires, Skeleton Boy made #92, the first of my votes!

90-81:

At #90 was another of my votes, Florence Welch‘s Kiss With A Fist which belonged far higher! (Luckily it was the first of many for Florence and the Machine). This was somehow beaten by a Jay-Z song, I didn’t realise he had released anything in like…the past five years. A few more boring songs and then Kasabian at #85 with Underdog. Basement Jaxx, Raindrops #83, well deserved I think. Aussie indie-tech group, Miami Horror made #82 with Sometimes, (I voted Don’t Be On With Her). We also had the first Muse and Mumford & Sons entries in that lot.

80-71:

I wasn’t huge on this part of the countdown. Former Strokes front runner, Julian Casablancas, fell in at #76 with 11th Dimension, another of my votes. MSTRKRFT‘s Heartbreaker got #74 with Adelaide’s own Sia at #72 with You’ve Changed. Other than that, this was a lull period.

70-61:

Animal Collective My Girls came in at #70. After deliberation, I think I do like this song, so the placing was deserved. Bloc Party‘s only entry came in at #62, One More Chance. Other than that, we saw token bogan Aussie hip hop from Illy, boring rock from Karnivool and overrated indie from Grizzly Bear.

60-51:

The first Lilly Allen song came in at #60, followed by Calvin HarrisI’m Not Alone at #59, being another song I had voted for, I think this genius trance epic was heavily underplaced, it should have at least made the twenties. The xx made #56 with Islands, and I’m not a fan of Franz Ferdinand, but I do love No You Girls, so I was pleased to see it at #55. Everybody loves Swedish group Miike Snow, so I was surprised and disappointed that Animal didn’t place higher than #53.  Next came Vampire Weekend‘s Horchata. There is something well catchy about that song, and another that everybody loves. Other than that we got another Kasabian entry, Phili Jays, and the Acrtic Monkeys, so a pretty good time for the countdown.

50-41:

Halfway through, and we get another entry from Adelaide girl Sia, with a little help from CSS, Buttons (CSS Remix).  An extremely boring Powderfinger track followed, more Temper Trap and Karnivool *yawn*yawn*. We did get a premature Florence and the Machine back to back, with Drumming Song at #45 and Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) at #44. Also, Audacity of Huge by SMD fell in at #41, which I was surprised to see in the second half of the countdown.

40-31:

I’ve never been a fan of Angus & Julia Stone or John Butler, so SKIP! Bogan Adelaide Hip-Hoppers Hill Top Hoods got their first entry. More from Muse…a very boring and disappointing ten.

30-21:

A couple of Sarah Blasko tunes made it here, proving she’s still pretty big apparently. La Roux‘s In For The Kill made #27. Finally, a Metric song! In at #26 was Help I’m Alive, but I think they deserved a little more. To follow was Canadian heavyweight, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs with Zero at #25. All fair. No so much as I can say for the Flight Of The Conchords entries and….Warp *shudder*, it should have been Riverside.

20-11:

Sleepy Head took an expected high placing, followed by more Muse (so unimaginative), but it was good to hear Melbourne lads, the Bag Raiders take #18 with the belated indie-tech hit, Shooting Stars. Only one Gossip entry made it, Heavy Cross, at a modest #16. And was I the only one who had never heard of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros? Where did this #15 come from? We knew that Phoenix were going to get some pretty big placings, so 1901 at #13 came as no surprise. I didn’t vote for them, only because I knew they wouldn’t need my help. Fairly embarrassing that Bonkers placed at #12, definitely the low point of Armand Van Helden’s career. The countdown picked up again with Heads Will Roll at #11, which should have been in the top 10.

TOP 10:

Now we get into the business end of the countdown:

10. Dog Days Are Over – Florence and the Machine If it were up to me, all four of Florence and the Machine’s song would have made top 20, with at least two in the top 10, but I guess I’ll settle for one.

9. Uprising – Muse This song sounds remarkably like every other song on the album, *snore*

8. Not Fair – Lilly Allen The first time you listen to this and you actually listen to the lyrics and realise what it’s about, it’s kind of novelty, then it gets annoying. This shouldn’t have made top 20.

7. Coin Laundry – Lisa Mitchell How did this get to number 7?

6. Bulletproof – La Roux This song is just so catchy with it’s bouncy lyrics and uplifting synth riffs, it deserved to be in the top ten.

5. Broken Leg – Blue Juice These guys used to be cool, this song is just boring.

4. Lisztomania – Phoenix The last brilliant song on the countdown. This French four piece had a huge year.

3. Chase That Feeling – Hilltop Hoods Yuck!

2. Parle Vous Francais – Art Vs Science I Loved Flippers, and I liked this song the first time I heard it, but by far the most overrated song of the year, so much so that it makes me hate it. It should have been #50 max.

1. Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons It may have leaked early, but it was no mystery who was going to win anyways. I’m not a huge fan and think this is overrated, but it’s not too bad.

But where were Peaches, Duck Sauce and Snobscrilla?!

Stereosonic 2010

1 Dec

Well we’ve already seen Canberra , Perth and Sydney Stereo blow the roof, now this weekend, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane get ready for the one of the biggest electro festivals of the year! Check out the line ups a set times at the website, www.stereosonic.com.au, so that you can get your itinerary all worked out because you don’t want to be missing out on anyone.

Here are our highlight choices:

Deadmau5 (obviously)

I don’t think there is any huge reason to justify our choice here. One of the major headliners of the festival, this Canadian prog house DJ has experienced HUGE success in music production over the past year. Now he has the chance to show off his live DJs skills in Aus also. Get ready for the Mouse!

Deadmau5 & Kaskade – Move For Me

John Dahlback

The Swedish producer is owner and founder of Pickadoll Records, through which he has released stuff by Sebastien Ledger and Dada Life. Not only this, but he produced remixes for Alanis Morisette and Kleerup. Don’t miss his first Australian appearance!

John Dahlback – Blink

Dragonette

These guys (and girl) were amazing at Parklife last year so i was very glad to see them join the lineup for Stereosonic this year. They’re Canadian Electropop with a lot of girl power sound, but also cool for the guys. They recently did a huge track with Martin Solvieg for the current Jean Paul Gualtier advertisement campaign and things are definitely looking on the up as since their first album, they keep getting bigger and bigger!

Dragonette – Take it Like A Man (Toxic Avenger Remix)

The Crookers

The Italian duo return to Australia for Stereosonic after headlining the festival last year. Some cities copped the short end of the set times with Crookers starting the day off as opposed to finishing it, so they will happy to see them return as well as those who did get to see them and how great they were.

Proxy – Raven (Crookers Remix)

Surkin

Like most things French, DJ/Producer Surkin is amazing. His in your face techie electro has proven a hit with many remixes over the past couple of years plus a few EPs. Will be awesome to see him live.

Surkin – Automatic

Drop The Lime

The NYC producer runs the dance label Trouble and Bass and also plays under his pseudynom, Curses! Until 2005, he played more breakcore music, but now Luca Venezia has ventured more into house sounding tracks, remixing the likes of Armand Van Helden, Moby, Rex The Dog, Robyn, Little Boots and Blaqstarr just to name a few. His next album should be released early next year.

Drop The Lime – Set Me Free (Harvard Bass Remix)

Alter Ego

The veteran DJ/producer burst onto the scene with Rocker several years ago. It goes without saying he will be amazing, so don’t miss out!

Alter Ego – Why Not! (Adam Sky Remix)

Zombie Nation

Veteran German techno band, Zombie Nation, will be returning to Australia for the first time in a few years. They reached cult status with their 1999 hit, Kenfraft 400, but since then have changed their tune a little to more a more electro sound.

Zombie Nation – Forza (Fukkk Offf Remix)