Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Squeaky Bleeps Awards Shortlists...

Now, this isn't exactly a post to be taken too seriously and were certainly not thinking of holding some massive annual awards thing where we ask you to vote and act all anal about who we think made the biggest tune and biggest remix and who are the dons of bla bla, and bla bla bla. Followed by some massive bum licking to get more readers. However, we are men, which means we have an obsession and an OCD for quantifying everything.

Me and Ben are going to try and be a little descriptive about why we've chosen each tune or individual for each award, but try not to take them too seriously. It's more a way of us trying to venture out a do a little bit of Journalism, rather than casual blogging... something that often gets confusing in the modern era of Web 2.0. Nonetheless, we present to you the Squeaky Bleeps Awards.

How it works is me and Ben both each select three entrants for each category and then over the next two to three weeks we'll listen and research each others choices and then come up with a winner... in the following categories: Best Original Production, Best Remix, Best Album, Best Producer, Best Remixer, Best DJ, Best Label, Best Mix, Best Club Night and finally in a testament to the glorious Beatport, Most Forward Thinking Individual. In the case of Best DJ we can only choose DJs that we have physically seen perform as Live or as a DJ Set in the last year... I hope that makes everything clear for you. Finally here are our nominations...

Best Original Production

Vesper:
  • Boy 8-Bit - Chapel of Ghouls
  • Jack Beats - Labyrinth
  • Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Waves
Ben White:
  • Hudson Mohawke - FUSE
  • Joker & Ginz - Re Up
  • Roska - Elevated Levels
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Best Remix


Vesper:
  • Kissy Sell Out - This Kiss (Jack Beats Remix)
  • Florance & The Machine - Drumming Song (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
  • Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix)
Ben White:
  • Untold - Stop What Youre Doing (James Blake Remix)
  • La Roux - Quicksand (Boy 8 Bit Remix)
  • Shystie - Pull It (Ill Blu Remix)
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Best Album



Vesper:

  • Fabriclive 47 - Toddla T
  • The Horros - Primary Colours
  • Florance & The Machine - Lungs
Ben White:
  • Martyn - Natural Selection
  • Shadow Dancer - Golden Traxe
  • Terror Danjah - Gremlins
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Best Producer


Vesper:
  • Highbloo
  • Riva Starr
  • Lee Mortimer
Ben White:
  • Sduk
  • Joy Orbison
  • Four Tet
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Best Remixer


Vesper:
  • Jack Beats
  • Harvard Bass
  • Douster
Ben White:
  • Pariah
  • Joker
  • Aeroplane
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Best DJ

Vesper:
  • Drop The Lime
  • Kissy Sell Out
  • Bar 9
Ben White:
  • Diplo
  • Pipedown crew (Sduk + Cntrst)
  • Erol Alkan (Club sets + Beyond the Wizards Sleeve + Disco 3000)
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Best Label

Vesper:
  • Turbo
  • Sound Pellegrino
  • Moda
Ben White:
  • Sound Pellegrino
  • Hyperdub
  • Turbo
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Best Mix

Vesper:
  • DJ Zinc - Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1
  • Raffertie - Fabriclive Mix
  • Excision - Shambhala 2009 mix
Ben White:
  • Shadow Dancer - Sounds of Summer 2009
  • Modeselektor - Body Language Vol 8
  • 2tall Kper & Clockwork - A Boom Bap Continuum
Best Club Night


Vesper:
  • Spectrum
  • Bugged Out
  • Night Slugs
Ben White:
  • Night Slugs
  • Blah Blah Blah
  • Bloggers Delight
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Most Forward Thinking Individual or Act


Vesper:
  • 16-Bit
  • Proxy
  • Diplo
Ben White:
  • Nosaj Thing
  • Mumdance
  • Kode 9

3 comments:

  1. Ooh Boy 8-Bit is very deserving this year!
    I love seeing end of year top 10s and all that jazz.

    Nice work

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  2. Thanks - it's certainly not the be all and end all of year end lists, but the Boy certainly deserves some attention!

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