Thursday, December 29, 2011

Best of 2011

Here is Village Dance Radio's first year end Best of post. It was another great year of music, which made it extremely difficult to cut this list down to 40 releases (I could have had probably double that amount). This list includes my top 40 favorite new releases, compilations, reissues, re-edits, and retrospectives of 2011. I look forward to another great year of releases in 2012!

Best of 2011
Record of the Year: The Rhythmagic Orchestra - s/t LP mp3
Twelve-inch of the Year: Sofrito Super Singles - Jungle Magic 12"
Seven-inch of the Year: Ikebe Shakedown - Tujunga 7"
Re-edit Release of the Year: Beatfanatic - Willow Man 12"
Compilation of the Year: Various - Cartagena! (Soundway) mp3
Reissue/Retrospective of the Year: Ebo Taylor - Life Stories LP mp3
Re-edit Series of the Year: Guynamukat's Afro Disco Boogie Edits
Record Label of the Year: Soundway

2011 Best of the Rest
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - From Africa with Fury: Rise LP mp3
Ikebe Shakedown - s/t LP mp3
Various - Black Goddess (Soundway) mp3
Various - The Original Sound of Cumbia (Soundway)
El Rego - s/t retrospective mp3
Joni Haastrup - Wake Up Your Mind (Reissue) LP mp3
Nik Weston presents Mixed Grill - Brand New Wayo 7"
Jef Gilson - The Best of Jef Gilson LP mp3
Arthur Russell - Let's Go Swimming 12" mp3
Mr President - Number One LP mp3
Quantic - The Best of Quantic LP
Various - West Indies Funk Vol.1 mp3
Astro Van Caravan - Planet Caravan
Shaolin Afronauts - Flight of the Ancients LP mp3
Pat Les Stache - Cabana Disco Vol.05 12" mp3
Owiny Sigoma Band - s/t LP mp3
Various - Nigeria 70: Sweet Times (Strut Records) mp3
Michi Sarmiento - Aqui Los Bravos LP mp3
Orchestre Poly Rythmo - Cotonou Club LP mp3
Guynamukat - Afro Disco Boogie Edits Vol.05 12"
Sofrito - Tropical Discotheque LP mp3
The Afro Soultet - Afrodesia (Reissue) LP mp3
Imperial Tiger Orchestra - Lale Lale 7"
Various - Brand New Wayo (Comb & Razor Sound)
Rune Lindbaek - Disco Jock 12"
Kelenkye Band - Moving World (Reissue) LP mp3
Tabou Combo - Respect LP
Various - Bambara Mystic Soul (Analog Africa)
Various - Bossa Jazz Vol 1 & 2 (Soul Jazz)
Jungle by Night - s/t mp3
Emanative/Ahmed Abdullah - Lions of Judah 12"
Black Truth Rhythm Band - Ifetayo (Reissue) LP
Jazzy Jens - Undisputed 12" mp3
Usje Sukatma - Waiting For Your Love 7"
Soft Rocks - Disco Powerplay: Album Highlights 12" mp3

View my Best of 2011 chart on the Juno Records website by clicking here.

Happy New Year!


leftside said...

thank you, thank you!!!

OverSky said...

Hi, i made a deep house remix of African Olé, just for fun. You can find it here :

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