Friday, January 4, 2013

Best of 2012

My apologizes for being a few days late, however here is Village Dance Radio's 2012 "Best of" list. Even though I unfortunately did put out as many releases as I would have liked, it was another year full of great releases. This list includes my top 40 favorite new releases, compilations, reissues, re-edits, and retrospectives of 2012. Enjoy!

Best of 2012
Record of the Year: Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - s/t LP mp3
Compilation of the Year: Various - Spiritual Jazz vol.3 (Jazzman Records) mp3
Seven-inch of the Year: Patchworks - Patchworks Goes Jazz 7"
Reissue/Retrospective of the Year: Dom Salvador - Salvador Trio LP mp3
Re-edit Series of the Year: Nik Weston presents Afro Funk Gems
Record Label of the Year: Jazzman Records

2012 Best of the Rest
Various - Spiritual Jazz Vol.2 (Jazzman Records) mp3
Alex Puddu - The Golden Age of Danish Pornography LP mp3
Pat Les Stache - The Spirit Rides Again 12"
Ondatropica - s/t LP
Various - International Soundclash (Sofrito/Strut) mp3
Guynamukat - Afro Disco Boogie Edits vol.6 12"
Francis Bebey - African Electronic Music 1975-1982 LP
Kiki Gyan - 24 Hours In A Disco 1978-82 LP
Sofrito Super Singles - Kognokoura 12"
Various - Now's The Time: Deep German Jazz Grooves vol.2 (Sonorama)
Various - Feten: Rare Jazz Recordings From Spain (Vampi Soul)
Cesar's Salad - The Finest of the Latin Beat vol.1 & 2 LP
Will Quantic Holland Presents Los Miticos De Ritmo - s/t LP
The Souljazz Orchestra - Solidarity LP
Kojato & The Afro Latin Cougaritas - All About Jazz CD
Timo Lassy - In With Lassy LP mp3
Lindstrøm - Smalhans LP
Gregory Porter - Be Good CD
Nik Weston presents Wganda Kenya - Afro Funk Gems vol.3 7"
Mukat Edits - Afro Disco Boogie Edits Vol.01 12"
The Farah Quintet - s/t LP
Konkoma - s/t LP
Roy Porter Sound Machine - The Story of Roy Porter Sound Machine LP mp3
Ebo Taylor - Appia Kwa Bridge LP
Various - Ivory Coast Soul vol.2 (Hot Casa)
Alain Mion & The New Cortex - Let's Groove LP
Jaribu Afrobeat Arkestra - Mediacracy LP
Ohio Penitentiary 511 Ensemble - Hard Luck Soul (Reissue) LP mp3
The Bobby Hamilton Quintet Unlimited - Dream Queen (Reissue) LP
Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble - The Spanish Suite LP
Matthew Shipp - Elastic Aspects CD
Hilton Felton - The Best of Hilton Felton 1970-74 LP
Kerkko Koskinen Orchestra - Trains & Letters LP
Klaus Treuheit Trio - Nardis LP
Tunji OYELANA - A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79 LP

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

Happy New Year!

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