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Asian Dan Best of 2009

Here are my obligatory end of 2009 lists, a very strong and exciting year for music. Of course Phoenix, Miike Snow, Bibio, Classixx, and Joy Orbison dominate my lists. Too much good music this year hence the more than 10 tracks. Twenty-ten! Year of the tiger!

Best Albums of 2009

Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue
Miike Snow – Miike Snow
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
Simian Mobile Disco – Temporary Pleasure
Tiga – Ciao!
Bat for Lashes – Two Suns
Mayer Hawthorne – A Strange Arrangement
Passion Pit – Manners
The xx – The xx

Best Songs of 2009

Miike Snow – Silvia
Phoenix – 1901
Late of the Pier – Blueberry
Magistrates – Heartbreak
The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother
Simian Mobile Disco – Off The Map (feat. Jamie Lidell)
Friendly Fires – Kiss of Life
Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work
Emil & Friends – Josephine
Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimension
Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
Burial – Fostercare
Ali Love – Diminishing Returns
Ellie Goulding – Under the Sheets
Bibio – Lover’s Carvings
Mount Kimbie – Maybes
Bat for Lashes – Daniel
Passion Pit – The Reeling

Kings of Leon – Use Somebody *Song of the Century*

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Asian Dan Best of the Decade

It is the end of a decade, the first ten years of the 21st century gone in a flash. There were too many album, too many tracks, too many remixes – just too much music that has come and gone, while some have made a huge impact on music and the future of the industry. I can’t rank these albums and I know most of you won’t really agree with these so please take these with a grain of salt. Here are my personal top 20 albums of the past decade that I feel have had a lasting effect on the music industry and are close to my heart. Here’s to a new year and a new decade, Twenty-ten!

Daft Punk – Discovery
Battles – Mirrored
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Radiohead – Kid A
Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way
The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium
Sigur Ros – Ágætis Byrjun
Phoenix – United
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Jon Brion – Meaningless
Feist – Let It Die
Klaxons – Myths of the Near Future
The Rapture – Echoes
Death From Above 1979 – You’re A Woman, I’m a Machine
Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights
Vincent Gallo – When
Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
The Stills – Logic Will Break Your Heart
Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
The Album Leaf – In a Safe Place

After the jump, what I consider to be the song of the decade – a bold choice if you will..

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Asian Dan Top of 2009 Guest List: SHUTTLE’s Top 10 Remixes

Boston’s own Shuttle has been making quite big moves this year with his little band, Passion Pit but his remixes of acts such as Phoenix have been showing how versatile of a musician and producer he is. His style of dubstep is not your typical wonky basslines, but his music is sound is definitely HUGE in a good way. I could not get enough of his remix of Phoenix’s “Love Like a Sunset” and his recent remix of Body Language’s “Work This City” is quite a catchy one. I love that he included one of my favorite remixes of the year, Joy Orbison’s remix of Four Tet – a massive talent that Nate and I have talked about numerous times.

Be sure to catch him at Webster Hall 1.8.2010 with Holy Ghost! and Classixx to witness his DJing magic. What Shuttle has in store for Twenty-Ten, who knows, maybe a remix of Lady Gaga & Beyonce or a remix of P Diddy featuring Biggie or maybe even finally a mix for Asian Dan…who knows?

Crookers ft. Kelis – “No Security (Hot City Bass Mix)
Gucci Vump – “Sha!Shtil! (L-Vis 1990 Remix)”
– Ramadanman – “Revenue (Untold Remix)”
– Friendly Fires – “Jump in the Pool (Thin White Dukes Remix)”
– Yacht – “Psychic City (Classixx Remix)”
– The Streets – “Blinded By The Lights (Nero Remix)”
Four Tet – “Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix)”
– Florence and the Machine – cover of “You Got the Love”(the xx remix)
– La Roux – “In for the Kill (Skream Let’s Get Ravey Mix)”
– Udachi and Jubilee – “Smoke Rings (Luna C remix)

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Asian Dan Top of 2009 Guest List: SAM

You are probably wondering who is this “Sam” – and why does he get to put together a list for Asian Dan. He just looks like some skinny French hipster that enjoys bangers way too much. But this is Sam, the Sam, Asian Dan intern Sam. He is more than just an intern but my eyes and ears overseas finding me fresh new music everyday. You can even think of him as the French Asian Dan, I now bestow him Asian Sam.

He had a hardtime narrowing down his favorite music of 2009 which why his list is quite robust. But I know that we both are in love with Emil & Friends’ “Josephine” and we constantly listened to it over the summer. We are both looking forward to what Emil & Friends has in store for Twenty-Ten now that he and co have signed to Cantora Records. Also check out his fav mixes especially that Breakbot “Dance on Glass Disco Mix” and the Grum Annie Mac 5 Min Minimix.

Top of 2009

Album (10):
Florence and The Machine «Lungs»
Toro Y Moi «My Touch»
The Gossip «Music For Men»
Phoenix «Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix»
Washed Out «High Times»
Letting Up Despite Great Faults «LUDGF»
The XX «XX»
La Roux «La Roux»
Passion Pit «Manners»
SomethingALaMode «SALM»

Top 15 Songs of 2009:

Emil & Friends – Josephine
Paul – Shine Sweet Freedom
Phoenix – Lisztomania
Bullion – Get Familiar
Ellie Goulding – Fighter Plan
Fake Blood – The Dozens
Siriusmo – Gummiband
Organ Morgan – Cocaine Afternoon
Fenech Soler – Lies
Two Door Cinema Club – Costume Party
Phonat – Set Me Free (Short Version)
Memory Tapes – Bicycle
80 Kidz – Miss Mars
Dusty Kid – Nemur (Wall of Guitars)
Cassius – Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes

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Asian Dan Top of 2009 Guest List: HEY CHAMP

We all know Hey Champ as that rock n’ roll trio from Chicago that has been making us dance for the year and a half with their single “Cold Dust Girl” so here is a what made them dance in 2009. And yes we all are still wondering when is the album coming out, Twenty-Ten is upon us so be ready for some epic dance rock. I strongly agree with all these albums/songs/remixes that they included in these lists. A personal fav track of mine “Gummiband” by Siriusmo will be making a appearance on my list as well.

Top Albums of 2009

Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Miike Snow – Miike Snow
Royksopp – Junior
Grizzly ear – Vecktimest
Siriusmo – The Uninvited Guest (EP)
Lindstrom & Prins Thomas – Lindstrom & Prins Thomas II
Javelin – Jamz & Jemz
White rabbits – It’s Frightening
MF Doom – “Unexpected Guests” (album)
Dungen – 4

Top Tracks of 2009

Siriusmo – Gummiband
Phoenix – Fences
Miike Snow – Black and Blue
Yuksek – I Could Never Be A Dancer
Classixx – I’ll Get You
Juan Maclean – One Day
Mr. Oizo – Jo
Isolee – October
Fleet Foxes – Mykonos
Vega – No Reason

Checkout their top remixes after the jump.

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Nouveau Yorican (Laidback Luke & DJ Gina Turner) x Jean Nipon

Jean Nipon is back! With an edit of Laidback Luke and DJ Gina Turner’s latest collab, Nouveau Yorican out on Sound Pellegrino now. We all want stuff from your Jean Nipon, anything will do, mixes, remixes, edits, new tracks! I still listen to that minimix he made Asian Dan 2 years ago, listen here

Nouveau Yorican- Boriqua (Jean Nipon Bootleg Edit)

Via Mad Decent Blog

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Duff Disco is a London producer cranking out some interesting disco edits, first is this edit of Bowie’s “Fame” and then the B-side to it is this unlike sample of the Red Hot Chili Peppers (RIP, damn you Frusciante). He takes the outro of “Funky Monks” off of Blood Sugar Sex Magik and somehow makes it work. Grab the vinyl at Juno & Phonica.

Duff Disco – Fame

Duff Disco – Red Hot

Cheers, Waves at Night

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Soulwax x Wham!

MERRY SOULWAXMAS! And what better way to celebrate Xmas than with Stephen doin his best George Michael impression. This is a promo the Soulwax gang gave out back in 1998.

Soulwax – Last Christmas (Wham! Cover)

Cheers Too Many Sebastians!

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Holy Ghost! Xmas Gift: The Remixes Vol. 1 Cassette Tape

For all of us that don’t have a cassette player still here is that mixtape that Holy Ghost! threw together and was selling limited copies of for our listening pleasure. Time to scour the blogosphere for more Xmas goodies from our fav DJs and producers.

Download: Holy Ghost! The Remixes Vol. 1 Cassette Tape

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