Keith P Tops Of 2015

More lists and a chance to shout out all the goodness that buzzed us. Nice to reconnect with London crew this year, if only for one night. The biggest change is buying habits again.

If the previous two years represented cassettes as a novelty, 2015’s when it became essential to own a walkman to do the show we wanted. It literally got to the stage where cassettes were the only way we could get a chunk of the music we wanted to play. Still feels weird but worth it at every turn.

Another year of Awkward Movements on NTS, and it’s still loads of fun. Must be coming up to four years in 2016, solid stuff from the crew in Dalston getting stronger with every step. Sad to see the demise of though after 10+ years of broadcasting.

Favourites below, and out to everyone for the support across 2015 – big, big ups.

Twenty 7s, 10’s, EPs and 12s
Egoless – From Dust To Dub / Broken Tape Dub ‎[Lion Charge Records]
Burial – Temple Sleeper [Keysound Recordings]
Epoch – Attraction Dub / No Dread [Innamind Recordings]
Naturkunde Museum Ostkreuz – Tropycaliptic Excursions [The Death Of Rave]
K2 (Kero and Kyle Hall) – Two [Detroit Underground]
Tapes Meets The Drums Of Wareika Hill Sounds – Datura Mystic [Honest Jon’s]
Kieren Hebden & Steve Reid – Strings Of Life [Text]
Sparky – Tapes [Rubadub]
Kerridge – Sonic Instruments Of War [Contort]
Beatrice Dillon – Face A/B ‎[Where To Now?]
Russell Haswell – Tongue Dancer ’85 [Editions Mego]
I:Cube – VER105 [Versatile Records]
Hidden Operator – Hot-Wired Reverberation [Kings Chamber]
Systemwide – Provisional (Dub) / Ripe Up (Pan American Midnight Sun Remix) [No Corner]
DJ Spinn – Off That Loud [Hyperdub]
Demdike Stare – Testpressing #007 [Modern Love]
SKRS (Seekersinternational( – TrustInDigikal / IfUWantMe [Bokeh Versions]
E3 – To The End / El Mahdy Jr. Remix [Boomarm Nation]
The Faces Of Drums (Jamal Moss and Steve Pointdexter) – Thanks 4 The Tracks U Lost [Mathematics]
Nidia Minaj ‎– Danger [Principe]


LPs (+ 2 CDs)
Bnjmn + Best Available Technology – De/Re-Constructions [Astro:Dynamics]
Kamasi Washington – The Epic [Brainfeeder]
RP Boo – Fingers, Bank Pads, And Shoe Prints [Planet Mu]
Dr. Yen Lo (Ka & Preservation) – ‘Days With Dr. Yen Lo’ LP [Pavlov Institute Records]
Peder Mannerfelt – The Swedish Congo Record [Archives Intérieures]
Moritz Von Oswald Trio – Sounding Lines [Honest Jon’s]
Ben Zimmerman – The Baltika Years [Software]
SK Kakraba – Yonye [Sun Ark]
El Mahdy Jr. ‎– Ghost Tapes [Discrepant]
Tapes – No Broken Hearts On This Factory Floor [EM Records]
Laurel Halo – In Situ [Honest Jon’s Records]
Defenders Of Style – The Death Of Meaning [Self Release]
Howlround – Tales From The Black Tangle [The Fog Signals]
Battles – La Di Da Di [Warp]
Jlin – Dark Energy [Planet Mu]
Anthony Child – Electronic Recordings From Maui Jungle Vol 1 [Editions Mego]
Sleaford Mods – Key Markets [Harbinger]
Deantoni Parks – Technoself [Leaving]
Hieroglyphic Being & J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl – We Are Not The First [RVNG Intl.]


Cassettes To Make You Buy A Walkman Off eBay
Ramzi – HOUTi KUSH [1080p]
Jon K ‎– Loukanikos’ Dance [Reel Torque]
Becoming Real – LQD OIL [Zone]
Ras G & The Koreatown Oddity – 5 Chuckles [Leaving Records]
radiokoala – Whoop-De-Do [2:00AM Tapes]
Baba – Odd Potion [Where To Now?]
Seekers International x MX7 – theShopApprentice [ICS Library Records]
Montauk Boys – The Golden Horse Of 6037 [Cerberus Future Technologies]
ACI_EDITS – /​​​07 [/Aught]
Max Tundra – Selected Amiga​/​BBC Micro Works 85​-​92 [Marvellous Tone]
Joane Skyler – AWS [Reckno]
Foodman – Hot Rice [Patient Sounds]
Dubkasm VS Gorgon Sound w/ Solo Banton – Live at the Trinity Centre [Peng Sound]


Best Reissues
Frances The Great – Ravissante Baby [Hot Casa Records]
Spectre – Ruff Kutz [PAN]
Various Artists (Raz Mesinai) – How To Kill A Boombox (Underground Cassette Productions 1989-92) [Silo Rumor]
David Toop – Lost Shadows: In Defence Of The Soul (Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978) [Sub Rosa]
Laddio Bolocko – Live & Unreleased 1997-2000 [No Quarter]
Muslimgauze – Minaret Speaker [Staalplaat]


Movie Of The Year (Possibly the Decade)
‘Turbo Kid’ Dir. François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell
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Must Watch Docos From 2015
‘Blood + Thunder – The Sound Of Alberts’ Dir. Paul Clarke
‘Invisible Britain’ Dir. Nathan Hannawi & Paul Sng
‘Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives’ Dir. Bobbito Garcia
‘Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief’ Dir. Alex Gibney
‘The Hacker Wars’ (2014) Dir. Vivien Lesnik Weisman
‘Hot Girls Wanted’ Dir. Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus