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M’s 2010 Top 10

December 30, 2010

almost didnt get this in before the years end. i was hoping, just a little bit, that there would be some technology involved here. sadly machines havent come that far this year. good luck to you next year machines.

10. Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle
for those of you not predisposed to beauty in small fuzzed out scales of bliss… converts guaranteed

9.  Die Antwoord – $0$
ridiculous small girl energy rubs up pure power trash dude. it was a joke until it went way deep fun.

8. The National – High Violet
listening to the national almost excuses you from not reading a good book this year. thats your mystery in her hand, and the key to her flat in new york.

7. Tricky – Mixed Race
muscular beats. soft spoken off tracks. blues. boy is back.

6. Breakage – Foundation
a great album at the right time. a reminder and a quota.

5. Skream – Outside the box
he may have lost a little in the translation, but the lp was well worth the effort.

4. Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon II – The Legend of Mr. Rager
some pussy and mimosas

3. Geographer – Animal Shapes
pure pop bliss. thanks bro.

2. Caribou – Swim
mr. snaith delivers on the promise the boards left us with so many years ago.

1a. Untold – Mass Dreams of the Future / Stereo Freeze
1b. Kingdom – That Mystic Ep
a nice hello to 2011


north american maple

September 18, 2010

north american maple

(shit im listening to a lot)

nebraska – bruce springsteen
perferated – skream
phreqaflex – falty dl
fields of emotion – skream
fogs – kingdom


Summer 2010

July 17, 2010

at minimum 5 degrees into summer and i dont have a tops down bangin it on the hifi summer track. this is a call out. le.tanquers edit the shit out of this post and add ur summer 2010 favs. i’ll lead off.

Stylo (Ft. Mos Def & Bobby Womack) – Gorillaz

Jou Ma Se Poes In’N FishPaste Jar – Die Antwoord

Good call.

bring on the sun

Work Them

roller blAdding yet with denim cut offs?

Everybody Bleeding (Kingdom Remix)- Egyptrixx ft. Shyvonne

get some muscle:

07-It Takes A Muscle

and for those really long bike rides…

03 Nike (Club Edit)

put your appleton’s on ice…

Early Warming

ps summa 2010 picks thus far.  credits to little phoenix, plus twenty c and weekend getaways driving anywhere west

Florence & the Machine – You Got The Love (The XX Remix)

Sleigh Bells – Crown On the Ground

soundbwoy – feelin boot

Gorillaz – White Flag (Ft. Bashy, Kano & The National Orchestra for Arabic Music)

indeed, gorillaz the plastic beach comes complete with snoop dogg.  don’t sleep on this album, very cool

another fun one to remind us of warmer days:


Raunch Pole

May 21, 2010

end ship post

May 8, 2010


islands (untold remix) – the xx
heartbreaker – deadboy
tracers – scuba
bad girls – untold
biscuit – benga (common wealth edit)
bass face – benga & walsh
higher – breakage
justified (feat. erin) – breakage
nike – mosca
reminder – sully


actress vs. le volume courbe

April 4, 2010

actress vs. le volume courbe (common wealth love in a time a comfort edit). mp3


Four Tet

March 22, 2010

I realized there has never been a post about Four Tet (Kieran Hebdan) on letanque and figured it’s about time.  He has had a huge influence on me and I am sure on countless other musicians and producers.  I think I have had a crush on his music for almost a decade.  He started as the remix king (sia, madvillain, 2-disc remix album) and then continued on with some really solid solo albums (dialogue, pause, my angel rocks back and forth, everything ecstatic) to name a few.  He sort of disappeared off my radar until his dj-kicks album came out.  It was amazing when it came out but I didn’t quite understand it.  Now, 30 listens and 4 years later I can finally give a wag of my finger and say that he taught me a lesson and I didn’t know it. Now everyone wants to remix him. FFWD today and I can’t get enough of some recent singles/collaborations (burial – moth/wolfcub),   (love cry – remixed by roska, joy orbison), (sing – floating points remix).  Not to mention his newest album – The Is Love In You. I think the number one compliment as a dj or producer would be to work with FOUR TET.

I realize as I search around that I am totally late on this post as he appeared on BBC Radio one not too long ago.  that’s ok,  he deserves more credit.

Some favorites that everyone should have:

As Serious as Your Life [Jay Dee Remix]

And Then Patterns

Rhinestone Cowboy