Headphone Commute’s Best of 2010 : Music For Vibrating Your Neighbors’ Dusty China

Music evolution spins in cycles. A new development in sound hoards a following of copycats, too anxious to proliferate the world with the nuclear output of their laptops. There are some that fail. There are some that surf along with the wave before it breaks, emerging from nowhere and receding back to nothing. And then there are some who push the genre just a tiny bit further. Here’s to the pioneers of the continuously evolving bass sound, helping me keep my neighbors far away…

(entries are listed in alphabetical order by artist. links point to album reviews on headphone commute)

Darkstar – North (Hyperdub)
Digital Mystikz – Return II Space (DMZ)
Eskmo – Eskmo (Ninja Tune)
Guido – Anidea (Punch Drunk)
Ikonika – Contact, Love, Want, Have (Hyperdub)
iTAL tEK – Midnight Colour (Planet Mu)
Matta – Prototype (Ad Noiseam)
Mount Kimbie – Crooks & Lovers (Hotflush)
Scuba – Triangulation (Hotflush)
Vex’d – Cloud Seed (Planet Mu)

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