RetroSpector TOP 10 JULY
August 12, 2013, 4:37 pm
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Loads of ear candy over the past month. Here’s my favourites.
As ever, the official APC chart is after the jump…

#01 The xx – Sunset (Jamie xx Edit) [link]
Best track I’ve heard all year, so far…
#02 Kavinsky – Odd Look [link]
#03 Röyksopp – Ice Machine (Ewan Pearson Disco Dub Mix) [link]
Awesome take on Depeche Mode track
#04 Ghostpoet – Cold Win [link]
Moody as f*ck!
#05 Breach – Jack (Acropolis Sound Remix) [link]
Let’s Jack, you know the drill…
#06 Nina Simone – Feel Good (Skyphos Remix)[link]
So laid back, it’s horizontal
#07 Addictive TV – Red Hot Wonder [link]
❤ this
Kraftwerk boot the pick of the bunch
#09 The XX – Angels (BUDO REMIX) [link]
Close but no cigar…
#10 Dunproofin’ – Life’s what you make it [link]
walk walks the walk, talk talks the talk…

RetroSpector’s TOP 10 – June
July 9, 2013, 1:13 pm
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Lot#s of ear candy during June.
As ever, the official APC chart is after the jump.

#01 The Beastles – Ill Submarine [link]
djBC sabotages the Fab Four!
#02 David Bowie – Golden Years (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)[link]
#03 David Lynch – Are You Sure [link]
think Moby nightmare…
#04 Alex Metric – Prophecies [link]
#05 The Clash – Rock the Casbah (Fare Soldi edit)  [link]
#06 Michmash – The Sopranos feat Janelle Monae [link]
tony walks the tightrope…
 Echo And The Bunnymen – Killing Moon (Nytron Power Bootleg) [link]
❤ this
Hot Chip – Dark & Stormy [link]
DJ Spooky – Of Water and Ice [link]
oh, it’s all very cerebral…
#10 Wax Audio – Jokhang [link]
and exhale…

Phil Retrospector’s TOP 10 – May
June 4, 2013, 9:58 pm
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Lot#s of ear candy during May.
As ever, the official APC chart is after the jump.

#01 Solar Bears – Supermigration (Album Stream))[link]
This just might be the finest album of the past decade!
#02  iamamiwhoami – y (Moby Remix) [link]
Thats’ y!
#03 Boards of Canada – Reach For The Dead [link]
New album,Tomorrow’s Harvest drops next month.
#04 Mike Simonetti – The Magician [link]
Taken from Italians Do It Better, After Dark 2 compilation
#05 Martin Brodin ft. Mikael Surdi – Don’t stop the dance [link]
Killer Bryan Ferry rework, and the video ain’t half bad either…
#06 Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Drop Out Orchestra Edit) [link]
Heads and shoulders above all the other edits, with added swagger…
#07 Blondie – Heart Of Glass (Oliver & Thee Mike B Remix) [link]
#08 Muse – Supermassive Black Hole (Dunproofin’ Remix) [link]
Turn this all the way up to eleven!
#09 Bryan Ferry – Back To Black [link]
It’s like Tom Waits doin’ Noel Coward (in a good way)
#10 Soundhog – Spacelab  [link]
Awesome Kraftwerk cover

RetroSpector’s TOP10 – April
May 7, 2013, 10:19 pm
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Here’s what pricked up this self-confessed melancholic’s ears during April.
As ever, the official APC chart is after the jump.

#01 Moby & Mark Lanegan – The Lonely Night (Photek Remix)[link]
Cooler than a Nick Cave doll!
#02 Flying White Dots – Barracuda [link]
Best FWD album to date…
#03 Fissunix – Happy to love It [link]
The gospel according to Icona Pop
#04 Kraftwerk – Computer World (Alkalino re-edit) [link]
This just werks…
#05 The Cure – Let’s Go To Bed (Apollo Zero Remix) [link]
No great departure from the original but thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless
#06 Kris Menace ft Black Hills – Waiting For You (Oliver Remix) [link]
Think Jan Hammer with street cred..
#07 Hervé – Lose Control [link]
Futile, shoegazey and on repeat
#08 Drop Out Orchestra – Woop Woop! [link]
Its da sound of da disco police…
Cults – Go Outside (Les Fleurs Du Mal NY Streets Remix) [link]
Warm, fuzzy and nostalgic to a fault
#10 The Alvaret Ensemble – Birds [link]
Ambient underscoring of the feathered variety

RetroSpector’s TOP 10 – March
April 9, 2013, 4:04 pm
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TOP10_march2013A little late with this…
So here’s what’s been prickin’ up these ears over the past month.
As ever, the official APC chart is after the jump.

#01 Rex The Dog – Do You Feel What I Feel [link]
It’s the dog’s bollix
#02 Kris Menace ft Chelonis R Jones – Voodoo Dilate (SAMO) [link]
Shake ur ass like  a tambourine!
#03 Kolombo – Let’s Drink [link]
More flava than you can shake a stick at…
#04 Chromatics – Lady
(Simon Iddol‘s Grace Of Your Love Edit) [link]

#05 The Juan Maclean – You Are My Destiny [link]
Diggin’ this loads…
#06 Fissunix– This Way Officer ! [link]
Aerosmith take a walk on the Pharcyde!
#07 Chrome Canyon – Memories Of A Scientist (ATTAR! Remix) [link]
One for the late night crew…
#08 Zebra Katz – Y I Do [link]
If Tricky has nightmares, they sound like this
#09 Booka Shade – Blackout: White Noise [link]
This way up!
#10 Alan Braxe – Moments In Time [link]
Nostalgonica… is that even a genre?


RetroSpector’s TOP 10 – February
March 5, 2013, 7:32 pm
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Here’s what pricked up this self-confessed melancholic’s ears during February.
As ever, the official APC chart is after the jump.

#01 Tricky – Nothing’s Changed [link]
Thank God for that! 
#02 Ulrich Schnauss – A Ritual in Time and Death [link]
It’s a grower …
#03 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jubilee Street [link]
Video is like a dark parody of BitterSweetSymphony, hilarious for all  the wrong reasons!
#04 Valentina – Wolves [link]

#05 Chromatics – Kill For Love (Kraak & Smaak Bootleg Remix) [link]
To be honest, anything Chromatics related is always gonna prick up these ears 
#06 Suede – It Starts And Ends With You [link]
The beautiful ones are back 
#07 Peaking Lights – Beautiful Son
(John Talabot’s Acetate Dub) [link]
Hypnotic as hell 
#08 Dino Lenny – West End Girls [link]
This month’s guilty pleasure 
#09 Vato Gonzalez & The Young Punx – Body Harder [link]
Ironside innit! 
#10 DJ Prince – Ain’t Nobody (Space Disco Dub Remix) [link]
Think studio 54  with a bowl of special K 

RetroSpector TOP 10 – January
February 10, 2013, 11:28 pm
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Here’s what pricked up this self-confessed melancholic’s ears during January.
As ever, the official APC chart is after the jump.

#01  Soundhog – Whole Lotta Helter Skelter [link]
 Best boot in AGES!!!!!!!
#02 Femme En Fourrure – Pretty Boy [link]
❤ the video in a creepy weird way (loosens his tie…)
#03 Zebra Katz – Pulla Stunt [link]
#04 Bonobo – Cirrus [link]
Cyriak is a genius!
#05 T.Rex – Get It On (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)[link]
Get it on repeat…
#06  El Perro Del Mar – Walk on By (Simon Iddol trippier-hop edit) [link]
If it was any more laid back, it’d be horizontal
#07 Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune (Them Jeans Edit) [link]
❤ this original, but this comes close
#08 Poolside – Magic Table [link]
#09 Digitalism – A New Drug [link]
Make the video stop…it hurts!
#10 Foreigner – Waiting for a Girl Like You (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)[link]
This month’s guilty pleasure