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Sunday, January 02, 2022
 



Dance Beats / Best Music of 2021

Village Voice Pazz & Jop Rip-Off poll

(John Wojtowicz)




"Behind all the viscosity and groove is a philosophy that says in the horror of these times there's an antidote. From drab little villages of concrete stalls and portable generators comes this message-bearing music that says you can 'play back' disaster — that you can transform it, take death and horror and turn it into a wheel and turn it into a carousel."


--Robert Farris Thompson (1932–2021, R.I.P.), quoted at:

   https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/robert-farris-thompson-canons-of-the-cool-58823/ 




Best DJ Set / Dance Mix of 2021:

Bee Deejay

On The Map Live Stream (feat. Rhass & Mapressa)


Go to:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJhHfIiwsbI




Top 10 Albums of 2021:



1.

Juçara Marçal

Delta Estácio Blues


www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l8Ob-ug_dw


https://jucaramarcal.bandcamp.com/album/delta-est-cio-blues

www.discogs.com/release/21207784-Juçara-Marçal-Delta-Estácio-Blues


See also:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/nov/12/jucara-marcal-delta-estacio-blues-review

https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/jucara-marcal/delta-estacio-blues/

https://www.reddit.com/r/indieheads/comments/pycvu9/fresh_album_ju%C3%A7ara_mar%C3%A7al_delta_est%C3%A1cio_blues/




2.

Vasconcelos Sentimento

Furto


https://vasconcelossentimento.bandcamp.com/album/furto

https://www.discogs.com/release/20517955-Vasconcelos-Sentimento-Furto




3.

Ben LaMar Gay

Open Arms to Open Us


https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/open-arms-to-open-us

www.discogs.com/release/21034606-Ben-LaMar-Gay-Open-Arms-to-Open-Us




4.

Tia Maria Produções

Lei Da Tia Maria


https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/lei-da-tia-maria 

https://www.discogs.com/release/16431987-Tia-Maria-Produ%C3%A7%C3%B5es-Lei-Da-Tia-Maria




5.

Billy Bang

(Music from the Film) Lucky Man


https://bbemusic.bandcamp.com/album/billy-bang-lucky-man

https://www.discogs.com/release/19004593-Billy-Bang-Music-From-The-Film-Lucky-Man




6.

Equiknoxx

Basic Tools (Mixtape)


https://equiknoxx.bandcamp.com/album/basic-tools-mixtape

https://www.discogs.com/release/19794763-Equiknoxx-Basic-Tools




7.

Nilza Costa

Le notti di San Patrizio – Distorcao do tempo


https://nilzacostaofficial.bandcamp.com/releases




8.

Okonkolo

Oru Cantando


https://okonkolo.bandcamp.com/album/oru-cantando




9.

Sault

Nine


Entire album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSTiR51zehs 

https://www.discogs.com/master/2186203-Sault-Nine




10.

Joaquin Joe Claussell

Raw Tones


https://rekids.bandcamp.com/album/raw-tones

https://www.discogs.com/release/19098088-Joaquin-Joe-Claussell-Raw-Tones

Excellent profile of Claussell here: 

https://djmag.com/longreads/joaquin-joe-claussells-spiritual-vision




#1 Song of the Year:

Jon Batiste

WE ARE


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkpvNaBe0mg




Albums — Honorable Mentions: 


Roscoe Mitchell

Dots


https://soundcloud.com/roscoe-mitchell-official/sets/dots-pieces-for-percussion-and

https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/20277151




Julius Hemphill

The Boyé Multi-National Crusade For Harmony (Archival Recordings (1977-2007))


https://newworldrecords.bandcamp.com/album/julius-hemphill-the-boy-multi-national-crusade-for-harmony

www.discogs.com/release/17197123-Julius-Hemphill-The-Boyé-Multi-National-Crusade-For-Harmony-Archival-Recordings-1977-2007




Henry Threadgill Zooid

Poof


https://henrythreadgill.bandcamp.com/album/poof

https://www.discogs.com/release/20348104-Henry-Threadgill-Zooid-Poof




Shackleton

Departing Like Rivers


https://samshackleton.bandcamp.com/album/departing-like-rivers

https://www.discogs.com/release/20444917-Shackleton-Departing-Like-Rivers






 

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