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20jazzfunkgreats best of 2010: Step Up

What vinyl platters could wake 20JFG prematurely from its cryogenic slumber in 2010? What repetitive beats could make its unconscious and partially thawed corpse shuffle towards the nearest dancefloor? What warm-hearted heaters could possibly defrost that heart of stone and illuminate that mind of disillusionment? What songs offered comfort when we were sat down and told that our plan to freeze ourselves in search of a better life in the future, had received some major setbacks? In the year that moved at 60 b.p.m, magic at higher tempos shone like the opening ceremony of the Ark of the Covenant.

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2 Dogs In a House – Scream in the Night (posted 25th June)

Echoes of Mr. Fingers drift across prehistorical plains where the proto-wolves wait 10,000 years to devour us.

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Beautiful Swimmers – Big Coast (posted July 5th)

The soundtrack to Streets of Rage 2 as rerecorded by Shriekback whilst holidaying on Easter Island.

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Brassica – New Jam City (posted August 26th)

Prodigious astral boogie 1st heard in the pastel discotheque of Count Ramulus III, Lord of the Vapour Folk (the DJ wouldn’t tell us what it was but we sneaked a look at the label while he was in the toilet).

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Charanjit Singh – Raga Megh Malhar (posted March 31st)

Humanity’s ongoing search for ‘The Future’ in electronic music was called off when it was discovered in the past.

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Cos/Mes – Gozmez Land (posted November 4th)

A luscious trip into the humid rainforests of Selza-G where the indigenous folk speak only a percussive language based on distant Gamelan mythology.

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Crystal Ark – The City Never Sleeps (posted March 22nd)

This is what happened when you dropped the schematic for that trans-dimensional love-canon on your visit to the druid camp.

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Crystal Ark – The Tangible Presence of the Miraculous (posted November 16th)

This is what happened when they worked out how to build it.

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DJ Nate – Make Em Run (posted July 6th)

Planet Mu gave the Europe a 4-part lesson in how they do things in Juke-Town. From Ramellzian voyages into unchartered arrangements by the younger generation, to telepathic hyperspeed bangers from the seasoned vets – each part served to further bend our stiff upper lips and get that booty shaking like it was Mecha-Godzilla being throttled by King Kong.

DJ Roc – Phantom Call (posted September 22nd)

DJ Rashad – Teknitianz (posted September 16th)

DJ Elmoe – Whea Yo Ghost at Whea Yo Dead Man (posted June 22nd)

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Hunt with a cat – Wrapped in Rope (posted August 13th)

Gary Wallace (Anthony Michael Hall) and his best friend, Wyatt Donnelly (Ilan Mitchell-Smith), are 15-year-old nerds with low social standing at their Shermer, Illinois high school. During a weekend at Wyatt’s house in which his parents are out of town they came up with ‘Hunt With a Cat’, the finest mechanoid basement-acid act in the land.

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Hyetal – Phoenix (New Post)

Between two stratosphere piercing peaks lies a valley shrouded in a synthetic mist: atmospheric and portentous.  Still, no amount of scene setting can quite prepare you for the majesty of those two peaks. “Last song of the night”-of-the-year.

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Hyetal & Shortstuff – Ice Cream (posted January 26th)

Pitch bended celestial ballroom music so good, just hearing the opening takes us five years into the future whereupon we chance on a dank basement club, hear the first few chords of Ice Cream and levitate.

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Jonathan Kusuma – Days are Numbered (posted August 27th)

One of many awesome transmissions from Indonesia this year via Space Recs.  Kusuma opening in a baroque fashion with a mile long procession towards a dark and foreboding tower…before storming it in thunderous style.

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JR Seaton – Azklementyne (12′ mix) (posted August 5th)

The 20JFG specification document genre known as ‘Beatnik Beats’ was created especially for this blazed out intellectual battle of wits between Lil Louis and Artie Shaw.

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Malvoeaux- Targets (posted July 5th)

The moment in Tron:Reloaded where Daft Punk finally remove those helmets to reveal thier unspeakable Teuthidian faces.

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Pagan Future – Ancient Ritual (posted October 15th)

Delicate images from the insecure formation of techno preserved at a lower bpm for us to greater appreciate their beauty.

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Protect-U – Double Rainbow (posted June 10th)

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain, where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies.

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Rocha- Hands of Love (Fingers of Sand) (Gatto Fritto’s Menorcan Nightmare Version) (posted March 22nd)

This is what hell wants you to think it sounds like down there, so that you will spend your life robbing banks and not helping old ladies across the road.

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Steve Moore – Zero Point Field (posted october 13th)

This is what it felt like to be the LHC in the moments leading up to the first collision.

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It has long been speculated that the observed periodic radial velocity pattern for the K giant Pollux might be explained in terms of an orbiting planetary companion. We have collected 80 high-resolution spectra for Pollux at Lick Observatory yielding precise radial velocities with a mean error of 3.8 m s<sup>-1</sup>, providing the most comprehensive and precise data set available for this star. Our data confirm the periodicity previously seen in the radial velocities. We derive a period of 589.7+/-3.5 days and, assuming a primary mass of 1.86 M<sub>solar</sub>, a minimum companion mass of 2.9+/-0.3M<sub>Jup</sub>, consistent with earlier determinations.

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Valis- Exegisis (posted May 9th)

A 13 piece uniformed funk band named Cameo raided a Government building in 1984. Only 3 of them made it out alive, so they moved to Essex and renamed themselves Nitzer Ebb.

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Afrofuturistic Interdimensional Entertainment News (part 2)

Featuring : DJ Roc + Garrett's Crew

And we’re back. You’re tuned to 4.6 on the Thetha lobe of the Telepathic Network, and it’s time for the second half of the Afrofuturistic Interdimensional Entertainment News, brought to you in association with ZhupaDrei ‘zero gravity’ antiperspirant – now available for all 3 sexes. It’s about that time, so here is the news in Audio for those of you who are only able to see in 4 and 5 dimensions.

There was trouble in the x=754/90 system today after controversial archaeologist Ram Nebulat 19th unearthed a rather nasty surprise. After being warned several times by residents of Utec-9 to leave well alone for his own saftey, Ram and his team went ahead with the excavation of an ancient burial ground believed to be some 90,00000000 minims old. The star-find of the dig was an engraved totem-portal, which was accidentally activated by one of Ram’s team during a cigarette break, unfortunately summoning the souls of every life-form that died on the planet since the portal’s burial. Things took a further turn for the worst when Lad-ETA, the Utecian goddess of war also came through the portal to see what all the noise was about.

Ram and his team are believed to now be somewhere in the unknown quadrant, being hotly pursued by the melee of ghouls. When quizzed about the incident, a spokesperson for Utec-9 said merely ‘we told you so’.

DJ Roc – Phantom Call

The Crack Capone by DJ Roc is another agile and glimmering Juke fighter to join the crack squadron launching from the Planet Mu mothership this year. Emblazoning the nebulous vision layed out above across our frontal cortex like several hundred rave flyers being stuck over a James Blunt poster, ‘Phantom Call’ cracks open the future and holds the doors just long enough for us to board before the superlative thought-vessel leaves the docking station – and becomes our guide through a perplexing yet rewarding polis of original pilfering and triplative rimshots, that once again marks these nu-Chicago bards out as the current champs of inventive, sample based dance music.

Summon up this one here.

An appeal went out today from the creator of Burger-Droid ‘FLIPBOT 000978’, who went missing sometime last week. The droid, who was designed only to flip beef patties, place them in burger buns and deliver a few choice pre-recorded niceties, went missing after some of his coding grouped together in an unexpected way and he realised how shit his job was. The last confirmed sighting of FLIPBOT 000978 was in a Jobstation somewhere in sector 6656, although there have been unconfirmed reports of him turning up at parties across the galaxy, wasted and having fun. His creator said today ‘come home FLIPBOT – we miss your 99% accurate bun flips, oh  er  and of course…we miss you’.

Garrett’s Crew – Nasty Rock

Nasty Rock by Garrett’s Crew is brought to you today from the educational standpoint of  Juke contextualisation, in an effort to plot another point in a past that brought us the futuristic contemporary that we see on this very day. However again, we know jack (in the very real, jack shit sense) about this record, James L Garrett jr. or his crew – only that it later came out on the mighty Prelude and it’s a total banger. Coming like an overzealous Troutman let loose in Bruce Haack’s mind, Nasty Rock is a shining example of why spending some serious time in this era of music is deeply rewarding, if never visited before. Time to chuck those Chromeo records in the bin, cuz there’s more to come real soon…..

You can of course pick this here classic up from eBay.

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This very evening 2 of us will be materialising in the multikulturell town of Berlin with our universal translators set to weirdo. We will be joined by the mysterious Cabana La Chupog from the well-known Applefrenzy record label. Berlin readers if any, we would be honoured if you decide to grace us with your presences. Free entry we think. Facebook event here.