Always avoided lists, but this year I’ve decided to feature twenty of my favourite tunes from 2011. All that’s required is that they were released this year and I found myself going to back to them again and again. It’s a strange mix, but then there’s no accounting for taste. As the title suggests, the tracks listed aren’t in any particular order, just as I remember them.
I’ll see you in the New Year x
The Weeknd – House Of Balloons
Switch Ft Andre Martin – I Still Love You
Jane’s Addiction – Irresistible Force
Bart B More & Tommie Sunshine – Bodywork
Fatboy Slim Vs Moguai – Ya Mama (Push The Tempo)
Patterns – Induction
Cicada – The Things You Say (Mr Miyagi Remix)
The Whip – Secret Weapon (Alex Metric Remix)
Breton – The Commission
The Joy Formidable – Whirring (Innerpartysystem Remix)
120 Days – Osaka
Marlene Shaw – California Soul (A.Skillz remix)
Justice – Civilization
M83.Ft Zola Jesus – Intro
I’ve been waiting for three years for The Whip’s new album, watching teaser videos of them in the studio, reading their tweets on the recording progress, catching the odd snippet of new material in live footage, all the time thinking ‘COME ON, HURRY UP!’ I’m not the best at waiting for stuff to happen.
Finally then, their new album Wired Together is due to be released in…(sigh)…September! But not to worry, because there’s five tracks off the release to tide us over until then.
The Whip – Wired Together (Sampler)
Wired Together was produced with Jagz Kooner and it carries on where ‘X-Marks Destination’ left off, with stylish dance floor orientated beats and Bruce’s distinctive vocal, sounding a bit like Ian Brown in places. The blurb says it is ‘a more lyrical version of the bands dance music’. There are more words.
Wired Together is available for pre-order from the bands web site today and you’ll get five tracks off the album straight away when you do.
The Whip are playing the Wireless Festival, July 2nd, in Hyde Park and will be appearing at The Music’s farewell gigs at the Brixton Academy on 4th August and Leeds Academy on 5th/6th August.
The Whip are giving away a DL of new track Secret Weapon their site, along with a video featuring the same tune. I’ve only had a chance to listen once, but if I had to describe it, I would say it’s closer to Blackout than anything else on the debut. Which is nice…Get it here