For the last few years, I have amused myself by compiling a list of my favourite tracks of the year, but with the distinction that they are not necessarily tracks released during the year, but rather tracks that I happened to discover during the year.
Without further ado, here goes the 2009 version.
1. Raiders of the lost Arp
There's not much to it, definitely not a boundary-pushing groundbreaking sort of thing, but everything about it just sits right, and I absolutely love it. Heavily indebted to Detroit, with a rock solid 4/4 groove propelling everything forward and a plaintive, emotional chord progression taking it to the next level.
- The Trill Acid Theme (E.R.P. Remix)
- The Life We Choose (E.R.P. Remix)
Just like last year, E.R.P. features heavily in the top 20. These two remixes he did for Hardfloor vastly outshine the originals, and should be seen as unique productions in their own right. …