Aight last one for the day:
― Moka, Monday, 20 August 2012 01:42 (9 months ago) Permalink
81. The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health (170 points, 7 votes)Year: 2006Youtube: http://youtu.be/617ANIA5Rqs
The gap between voting and now has made this more interesting, I think, as I'd forgotten which things got ruled out in my late cuts from 100 or so down to 50. Things I voted for that have ranked so far:
108. Junior Boys - Like a Child (Carl Craig remix) (147 points, 7 votes) [my #39]99. Green Velvet - La La Land (157 points, 9 votes) [my #37, mostly a vote for every time I've seen him live, though]98. Blawan - Getting Me Down (158 points, 5 votes) [my #8]94. Underground Resistance - Transition (160 points, 5 votes) [my #15, really surprised to see it this low]85. Alter Ego - Rocker (165 points, 5 votes) [my #24, no idea why I rated it so highly tbh except for nostalgia]
― toby, Monday, 20 August 2012 01:48 (9 months ago) Permalink
Solitary Flight was my number 9. Love this track, I only discovered it a couple of years ago. Such a great sample flip, I have probably listened to the Bladerunner OST hundreds of times and yet, when i heard Theo's take on it though instantly familiar i could not place the source. maybe because everyone samples like "these moments lost in time" or "tell me the first thing that cames into your head when i mention your mother" random SFX or even techier parts of the score, but in theos hands "memories of Green" takes on these like weary gospel vibes or something. rather than what i associate with bladerunner vibes.
― dsb, Monday, 20 August 2012 01:49 (9 months ago) Permalink
― The Reverend, Monday, 20 August 2012 01:55 (9 months ago) Permalink
junior boys like a child (carl craig remix)andpepe braddock path of most resistance
were on my ballot, but i love well over half of these tracks so far
― karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Monday, 20 August 2012 12:50 (9 months ago) Permalink
whoa, i'm so excited! here's an idea, moka: how about you do a search for each track on ILM and quote one or two interesting comments about the track? your graphics are great and all but without words it can feel dry. in fact, i'll do that myself if you give me the full results.
― dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Monday, 20 August 2012 12:51 (9 months ago) Permalink
^ yeah I love this feature of old-school ILX polls
but it's a bit hard to feel anything about Moka's presentation is lacking when she's rescued the poll altogether and is blowing up the jpg game
― ʘ (sic), Monday, 20 August 2012 13:18 (9 months ago) Permalink
I liked Rocker a lot at the time but it feels kinda clunky now.
― Matt DC, Monday, 20 August 2012 13:21 (9 months ago) Permalink
never liked 'rocker' at all. made up 'over the ice' made it, even if relatively low, thought it may suffer from an axl vote-split.
― second only to popcorn (or something), Monday, 20 August 2012 13:35 (9 months ago) Permalink
rocker was always an annoyance
― coal, Monday, 20 August 2012 13:49 (9 months ago) Permalink
Mandarine Girl feels amazingly low actually but I suspect that In White Rooms or maybe even Body Language hoovered up some of its votes.
― Matt DC, Monday, 20 August 2012 13:49 (9 months ago) Permalink
love stl but i overplayed that one
― coal, Monday, 20 August 2012 13:51 (9 months ago) Permalink
xp. expecting 'in white rooms' top 30 tbh.
― second only to popcorn (or something), Monday, 20 August 2012 13:56 (9 months ago) Permalink
this is a collaborative playlist so feel free to add entries from your collection to show where there are missing tracks...
― skip, Monday, 20 August 2012 14:16 (9 months ago) Permalink
i voted for 'in white rooms' over 'mandarine girl'
― karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Monday, 20 August 2012 14:43 (9 months ago) Permalink
I found it grating and then I liked it and then I got bored by it and now remember it with a fond nostalgia for a pre-Justice, pre-brostep grating wilful dumbness. saw them live a couple of years ago and they made a fun point of playing it as a medley in different styles, with different soundbanks and tempos, instead of doubling down on the simple aspects
expecting Body Language to make top 25.
― ʘ (sic), Monday, 20 August 2012 14:50 (9 months ago) Permalink
Durr good idea Ill see what I can do about it. Im having a busy day so next 20 tracks will be upped 8 hours or so from now
― Moka, Monday, 20 August 2012 15:54 (9 months ago) Permalink
Woah, didn't realise this had begun. Lots of things I don't know so far but I did vote Blawan as my number 2 or 3 - an unstoppable, highly effective tune that does a lot with so little.
― Julian Asshole (dog latin), Monday, 20 August 2012 16:47 (9 months ago) Permalink
Moka, please let me know if you need assistance. Just send me the next 20 results and I'll search the quotes in no time.
― dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Monday, 20 August 2012 22:50 (9 months ago) Permalink
gotta echo the praise for these banners. really awesome.
― Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Monday, 20 August 2012 22:53 (9 months ago) Permalink
oh just saw this thread! forgot to vote but already so much great stuff
― half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Monday, 20 August 2012 23:16 (9 months ago) Permalink
haha this dragged on for 2 months, how could you forget to vote?!
― second only to popcorn (or something), Monday, 20 August 2012 23:28 (9 months ago) Permalink
Damn got too much work today and didn't had the chance to post at all. Is it too late to start now?
I might need assistance to post the results, I have my mornings too busy at the moment and that's the time of day when ILM is more active. At this hour it's too late for us in America and too early for those in the UK.
― Moka, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 03:31 (8 months ago) Permalink
We can always catch up on reactions
― your native bacon (mh), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 03:33 (8 months ago) Permalink
K, I'm only going to do 80 to 79 today and the next 30 tomorrow.
― Moka, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 03:46 (8 months ago) Permalink
I meant to 71 :P
Do I have an audience?
― Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 03:46 (8 months ago) Permalink
but I'm watching a movie so I'll be in and out.
― Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 03:47 (8 months ago) Permalink
I've seen the movie so don't judge.
Perfect. The next one has your comments!
― Moka, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 03:51 (8 months ago) Permalink
oh that doesn't bode well
― Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 03:52 (8 months ago) Permalink
80. Dolle Jolle - Balearic Incarnation (Todd Terje's Extra Døll Mix) (171 points, 6 votes)Year: 2008Youtube: http://youtu.be/LVHGfVdbi9o
I think everytime I've tried to make a mix in the last few years I've done everything possible to squeeze that Dolle Jolle track in there. It worked once, sort of!― Gukbe, Friday, November 5, 2010
just make the rule "music you would take mdma to"― liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend)
yeah but on mdma i couldn't vibe to Dolle Jolle's "Balearic Incarnation" at all.― stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Thursday, April 19, 2012
― Moka, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 03:53 (8 months ago) Permalink
80. Partial Arts - Trauermusik (171 points, 6 votes)Year: 2007Youtube: http://youtu.be/AGCFu7-LGI4
Partial Arts - Trauermusik
So gorgeous. Funny to think that we all initially thought that Rex the Dog was Ewan Pearson, and now he and Al Usher are releasing on Kompakt. This is very much in the vein of Pearson's recent Resident Advisor mix - filled with gurgling micro sounds but otherwise it's gooily emotional, all shimmering trebly synth wavers and gently percolating basslines. It would sound perfect on the next Totalcomp in the "For Penny & Alexis" slot, except that in the second half it becomes crashingly/crushingly anthemic, building and building and becoming harder and harder (the beats actually begin to sound like thunder claps). There's not really a precedent for it: the closest thing i can think of is if you crossed their remix of Feist with Joakim's remix of Antena's "Camino Del Sol".― Tim Finney
― Moka, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 03:57 (8 months ago) Permalink
Shite, the tie was actually for the 79th place. Sorry about that!
Love those two. Trauermusik was one of my noms and one of my highest votes.
― Moka, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 03:59 (8 months ago) Permalink
Still never managed to work it seamlessly into a mix. I'm not very good at that sort of thing tho.
― Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 03:59 (8 months ago) Permalink
78. Cosmos - Take Me With You (172 points, 5 votes)Year: 2002Youtube: http://youtu.be/JPwffIPQA1M (vocal)Youtube: http://youtu.be/5l9rkzIQPEU (instrumental)
PLEEEEEEEEEAAASE, I remember Tom Middleton (the guy who made it) doing some interview and calling it a "love record", I didn't really know what he meant but then I bought it. It gets better and better and better with each listen, it IS easily in the top 5 best house records of the year, it's a massive evolution for the French House sound, it's what Cassius should have done, it's what everyone should be doing! Instrumental version, vocal version, pick whichever but Cosmos MUST MUST MUST be in the Focus Group. It is a love record, it's just the most hopeful yet down to earth LIFE AFFIRMING record of the year I can't do it justice in writing but BELIEVE!
― Ronan (Ronan), Saturday, October 12, 2002 4:30 PM
― Moka, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:19 (8 months ago) Permalink
Ronan really loves that song, btw and in all its versions. He wrote more than half of the quotes I could find about the song.
― Moka, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:20 (8 months ago) Permalink
Ronan is correct.
― Tim F, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:24 (8 months ago) Permalink
This list is turning out beautifully, both in content and in presentation. Already a few stellar tracks with which I was unfamiliar. Thanks so much for rolling this out, Moka.
― azaera, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:31 (8 months ago) Permalink
77. Lindstrom & Christabelle - Baby Can't Stop (173 points, 6 votes)Year: 2009Youtube: http://youtu.be/jhWSkQc0qPA
Is "Baby Can't Stop" supposed to be a new "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough"? Why is Lindstrom just so goddamn hot?― Moles Rad (Moles_Read)
Baby Can't Stop sounds like Street Songs-era Rick James was reincarnated as a woman (this is a very good thing).― EDB, Monday, November 23, 2009
― Moka, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:37 (8 months ago) Permalink
You're very welcome! I had to do it, I knew this was going to be an interesting poll since I saw the list of nominees. Hard to pull and to please everyone, but the results and the amount of ballots received were worth it. I've found some great gems through it so far.
― Moka, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:41 (8 months ago) Permalink
"Baby Can't Stop" was one of the last to make the cut from my ballot. I used the ridiculous excuse that it was too much of a straight-up pop song (that didn't stop me from including one or two others that fit the bill). It's really great though.
― Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:48 (8 months ago) Permalink
76. Zed Bias - Neighbourhood (174 points, 5 votes)Year: 2000Youtube: http://youtu.be/VZScIt7DvCo
Bob I largely agree with what you're saying but I think you're wrong to hit at Zed Bias - as I think Jess said (or said something close to), what makes Bias interesting is how he pretty much sums up a lot of the sonic "arguments" that hardcore/jungle/ garage have *collectively* put forward over the last ten years - the house, hip hop, dub, ragga and techno elements are all present and correct, and neither the brilliance nor the novelty stems from unexpected genre-splicing, but rather from perfect execution eg. nothing in "Neighbourhood" was particularly *new* at the time of the release (has Bias ever really done anything that Steve Gurley, Dem 2 or Chris Mac didn't do first?), but each of the separate elements were so... ultimate, and then combined so perfectly, that it felt much more groundbreaking than perhaps it was.In fact what I found interesting with Bias in my '01 wrap-up article was how he takes splinter-sounds such as Zinc's breakbeat monotony and draws them back towards garage "proper", folding these outsider ideas back into 2-step's original luscious and sexy blueprint - his remix of "138 Trek" is a great example of this, and I think the same analogy could be drawn for Maddslinky vis a vis Landslide.
― Tim, Friday, August 2, 2002
― Moka, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:51 (8 months ago) Permalink
^^^ big man tune
― Tim F, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:55 (8 months ago) Permalink
75. Rex the Dog - Prototype (175 points, 5 votes, 2 first place votes)Year: 2004Youtube: http://youtu.be/mYHFR7pKleU
biggest electro-house tune that i recently saw cause complete fucking mayhem at a dirty underground loft party: "prototype" by rex the dog.― tricky (disco stu), Wednesday, June 8, 2005
― Moka, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 05:00 (8 months ago) Permalink
74. The Fives - What You Do (176 points, 6 votes)Year: 2011Youtube: http://youtu.be/QOcefsTgbhE
Straight-up song-of-the-year contender for me, and I've been thinking for ages it's far too good to sit unnoticed in the UK funky thread. Anyway, it Wut deserves its own thread then this does three times over. Something about the swell of the chorus, and those strings just does it for me... It sort of pushes the same buttons as Groovejet for me and I have no idea why, the sort of effortless melodic glide to it. Also it has that feeling of having always existed that funky vocal anthems occasionally throw up, see also In The Morning.
― Matt DC, Friday, October 29, 2010
Moreover in a lot of ways it's the imperfect amateurish enthusiasm of a lot of the funky vocal anthems that is so endaearing (though some of them def. could do with more work - "Round & Round" for instance has an awesome chorus but the verses definitely require some workshopping).Whereas "It's What You Do" is simply perfect, a burnished masterpiece. It's not at all endearing.
― Tim F, Friday, October 29, 2010
― Moka, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 05:12 (8 months ago) Permalink
I don't know that one. I'm adding it to my list.
― Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 05:20 (8 months ago) Permalink