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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]
golden
#03 David Lynch – Are You Sure [link]
think Moby nightmare…
#04 Alex Metric – Prophecies [link]
banger!
#05 The Clash – Rock the Casbah (Fare Soldi edit)  [link]
kosher!
#06 Michmash – The Sopranos feat Janelle Monae [link]
tony walks the tightrope…
#07
 Echo And The Bunnymen – Killing Moon (Nytron Power Bootleg) [link]
❤ this
#08 
Hot Chip – Dark & Stormy [link]
choon
#09 
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]
Classik!
#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…
#09 
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 – 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]
Dope!
#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]
Exhale…
#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



RetroSpector TOP 20 – 2012
January 4, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Heard way too many great tracks this past year, but here’s some personal faves that really struck a chord with this self-confessed melancholic.
As ever, the official APC chart is after the jump.

#01 Giorgio Moroder – E=MC2 [link]
AudioPorn’s finest remix project to date.
#02 Chromatics go drumless [link]
Kill For Love – for your remixing pleasure…
#03 Colatron – Time And Time Again  [link]
 Hands down, my favourite boot this year
#04  Arnaud Rebotini – Pagan Dance Move [link]
Devilishly good witch-house from Black Strobe Rebotini
#05 iamamiwhoami – goods [link]
Debut album ‘Kin’  was very worth the wait. Sever & Drops, stand-out tracks.
#06 El Perro Del Mar – Innocence is Sense [link]
Weird, warm & wonderful
#07 Zebra Katz – Ima Read [link]
Dark, menacing, damn brilliant! 
#08 Public Enemy – Harder Than You Think (Featurecast Remix) [link]
with added Flava!
#09 Lenzman feat. Riya – Mondo Topless (Drum n Bass Remix) [link]
Russ Meyer massive rinse out!
#10 Sharooz – Osiris [link]
Who ate all the disco biscuits?
#11  Beach House – Wild[link]
Think Cocteau Twins with subtitles. 
#12 New Order – Blue Monday (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)[link]
How does it feel? Brilliant!
#13 Bat For Lashes – Laura [link]
‘Tell Laura I love her…
#14 Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon (Virgin Magnetic MaterialRemix) [link]
VMM hits the spot yet again!
#15 CFCF – Exercises (full EP stream)[link]
Shades of Philip Glass, hauntingly beautiful…
#16 Copycat – Can You Feel It EP [link]
Impossible to listen to without strutting!
 #17 Nina Kraviz – Ghetto Kraviz [link]
Apparently she used to be a dentist… 
#18 MMOTHS – ❤ [link]

#19 Lady – Pussy Be Yankin [link]
Azealia who?
#20 Die Antwoord – I Fink U Freeky [link]
and I like it a lot…



RetroSpector TOP 10 – December
January 4, 2013, 3:34 pm
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Finally, here’s what pricked up these ears during December.
As ever, the official APC chart is after the jump.

#01  Alex Metric ft Oliver – Motion Study [link]
 Think Gary Numan on disco biscuits…
#02 Tiga – Plush (Jacques Lu Cont remix) [link]
Shades of Inner City’s ‘Good Life’ goin’ on here…
#03 Kavinsky – Protovision (Theatre Of Delays Remix) [link]
Perfect for late night driving…
#04 The xx – Chained (John Talabot & Pional Blinded Remix) [link]
On heavy rotation!
#05 Black Van – Inside [link]
Kris Menace & koweSix’s new track is soooooooooooo Moroder, in a good way…
#06  The Hood Internet – 212-PARADISE [link]
Azealia Banks VS YACHT = Hell Yeah!
#07 Bat For Lashes – A Wall [link]
Third release from The Haunted Man is a grower.
#08 SHOW-B – Jammin [link]
Taken from Compost Black Label #93, drops Jan 11th
#09 Sébastien Tellier – L’Amour et la Violence (The Starkiller‘s Ultraviolent Destruction)[link]
Even more great late-nite driving music
#10 Olivia Newton John – Physical (DJ Tripp Rework)[link]
Best listened to wearing leg-warmers!