December News, end of year charts & New Muziq LP

  • Posted by: Thomas on Dec 17, 2012

    With the end of the year (and possibly the world) nigh, it's that time of year when the Planet Mu family sit back and think about all the great music that came out in 2012.

    So here it is the 2012 Planet Mu Family Chart.

    Mike Paradinas (Managing director of Planet Mu. A&R.)

    01 Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland - Black Is Beautiful (Hyperdub)
    02 Traxman - Da Mind Of Traxman (Planet Mu)
    03 Gary War - Jared's Lot (Spectrum Spools)
    04 Kuedo - Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space (Planet Mu)
    05 Max D - Orgies Of The Hemp Eaters (Future Times)
    06 eMMplekz - IZOD Days (Mordant Music)
    07 Hieroglyphic Being - A Romance of 2 Planets (Alter)
    08 Ital - Dream On (Planet Mu)
    09 Hieroglyphic Being - How Wet Is Your Box (Mathematics)
    10 Laurel Halo - Quarantine (Hyperdub)
    11 Konx-om-Pax - Regional Surrealism (Planet Mu)
    12 Young Smoke - Space Zone (Planet Mu)
    13 John Wizards - Mixtape 1 (John Wizards)
    14 Ruff Sqwad - White Label Classics (No Hats No Hoods)
    15 Jam City - Classical Curves (Night Slugs)
    16 Fatima Al Qadiri - Desert Strike (Fade To Mind)
    17 DJ Rashad - Teklife Vol 1 Welcome To The Chi (Lit City)
    18 Nick Edwards - Plekzationz (eMego)
    19 Unknown Artist - Journey 1/Echo Drugs (L.I.E.S.)
    20 d'Eon - LP (Hippos In Tanks)

    Thomas Quaye (Label Manager)

    In no particular order.

    01 Young Smoke - Space Zone (Planet Mu)
    02 Massacooramaan - Dead Long Time (Fade to Mind)
    03 Rudi Zygadlo - Tragicomedies (Planet Mu)
    04 Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland - Black Is Beautiful (Hyperdub)
    05 Ital Tek - Nebula Dance (Planet Mu)
    06 Kahn & Neek - Gorgon Grime (No Corner)
    07 Protect U - Motorbike (Planet Mu)
    08 Kuedo - Work Sleep Live & Sleep in Collapsing Space (Planet Mu)
    09 Traxman - Da Mind of Traxman (Planet Mu)
    10 My Bloody Valentine - Isn't anything Remastered (Sony)
    11 Actress - R.I.P (Honest Jon's Records)
    12 The Host - The Host (Planet Mu)
    13 FaltyDl - Straight and Arrow (Ninja Tune)
    14 Ital - Hive Mind (Planet Mu)
    15 Burial - Kindred E.P (Hyperdub)

    Gavin Burness (Head of Planet Mu Publishing)

    Top Ten releases

    01 - Flying Lotus - Until the quiet comes (Warp Records)
    02 - Ital Tek - Nebula dance (Planet Mu)
    03 - Clark - Iradelphic (Warp Records)
    04 - H-Sik – Cocody EP (Error Broadcast)
    05 - Rudi Zygadlo – Tragicomedies (Planet Mu)
    06 - Dream Continuum – Rework EP (Planet Mu)
    07 - Lone – Galaxy garden (R&S Records)
    08 - Ital – Dream on (Planet Mu)
    09 - Letherette – Featurette EP (Ninja Tune)
    10 - Dark Sky – Black rainbows EP (Black Acre)

    Top ten tunes

    01 - Rudi Zygadlo - Melpomene (Planet Mu)
    02 - Kuedo - Work, live and sleep in collapsing space (Planet Mu)
    03 - Clams Casino - I'm god (white label)
    04 - Ital Tek - Glokk (Planet Mu)
    05 - Blue Daisy and Anneka - Blood petal roses (Sunken Foal remix) (Black Acre)
    06 - Jets - Lock lock key key (Leisure System)
    07- Eprom - Regis Chillbin (Rwina Records)
    08 - Light Club - Do it like six (Myor Music)
    09 - Siriusmo - Dr Beak (Monkeytown Records)
    10 - Young Smoke - Let go (Planet Mu)

    Scott James (Vibe master and good guy)

    Albums/ E.Ps:
    01. Tough year this year but I'm going to have to say, in joint first place, all of the planet Mu catalog for 2012... ;)
    02. Fatima Al Qadiri - Desert Strike EP (Fade to Mind)
    03. Hype WIlliams - London 2012 (Tour CDr)
    04. John Wizards Mixtape (soundcloud)
    05. DJ Rashad - Tek Life Vol 1 (lit City)
    06. Polysick's Youtube Channel
    07. LV - Sebenza (Hyperdub)
    08. Laurel Halo - Quarantine (hyperdub)
    09. Jam City - Classical Curves (Night SLugs)
    10. DVA -Fly Juice (Hyperdub)

    Tracks:
    01. Make a list of all the Planet mu releases, close your eyes and throw a dart at the list. All bangers ;)
    02. Photodementia - Hypercatharsis
    03. Maasacooramaan - dead long time
    04. Fatima al Qadiri- Ghost raid
    05. Mykki Blanco - Haze.Boogie.Life
    06. LV - Spitting Cobra
    07. Zebra Katz- ima read
    08. Wiley - Hoverboard
    09. Anna Meredith - Nautilus
    10. Dean Blunt - Narcissist 2

    We have loads of new merchandise in the Planet Mu shop at the moment including Mugs, Laptop bags, Travelcard/Oystercard holders, hats, lighters and a restock of all sizes of T-shirts and Hoodies.

    We have lots planned for 2013 including releases from Heterotic, Solar Bears, John Wizards, Claude Speeed, RP Boo and ZIQ300 a limited edition gatefold 2x12" featuring unreleased gems from µ-Ziq .

    So that's it folks for 2012.

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