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ISO50 Classics: Casino Versus Japan

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If you had to give me one musician to listen to for the rest of my life i’d probably settle on Casino Versus Japan even to this day. Here is part 2 of ISO50 Classic albums, the defining collection of what shaped the beginnings this blog. Glad to see you enjoyed the Yagya even if it was a repeat listen.

ISO50 Classics: Yagya “Rigning”

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Since the blog has been around since 2007 and its not always focused on new music I want to start a ISO50 Classics series where I share some of the albums that I think represent the blog perfectly. First, is YagyaRigning“, if you’re not familiar then you’re lucky to enjoy that first experience with it. Its like Gas but floating slightly higher off the surface. If you have listened to this album, share some favorites or stories, for me I would fall asleep to this album in an amber lit room and wake up half way through and just couldn’t imagine not owning it and relying on it.

ISO50 playlist: 2013 Top Songs #10 thru #1

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We’ve finally reached it, the Top 10 songs of the year. Make sure to check out the rest of the playlists easily by using the Featured Post Section on the right side, I hope you’ve found something new or just a playlist to sit back with.

**Side note: I didn’t include Moodgadget or Ghostly International releases because that would just not be fair.

#10 Jessy Lanza5785021

Just how everything expands after the 3 minute mark does it for me, Junior Boys perfection.

#9 DJ RashadPass That Shit (feat. Spinn & Taso)

I need the extremes of both ends of the music spectrum to make me feel normal, being from Detroit you couldn’t get enough Ghetto-Tech, this song just makes me happy.

#8 DianaBorn Again

“The Pop Song of the Year” for me, all ages and genres, nothing matters but the music here.

#7 PtakiKrystyna

The Polish in me and my love for slow disco bumped this song into the Top 10. Really though you can’t deny that bassline and the sample, just heavy lush disco, its like the West Coast Rap of Disco.

#6 Toro Y MoiSay That

If anyone deserves Top 40 support its Chaz, keep him happy and in the studio.

#5 Boards of CanadaNothing Is Real

They came back in such a perfect way this year.

#4 The FieldA Guided Tour

My favorite listening album of the year, beautifully prepared, a formula that doesn’t need adjusting.

#3 Majical CloudzChildhood’s End

The only emotionally vocal song that hit me this year, he does simplicity soo well.

#2 Dirty BeachesCasino Lisboa

This song is the definition of passion and drive.

#1 BibioA Tout a l’heure

Uplifting done right, changes my mood instantly, music is priceless when it can do that to you.

ISO50 playlist: 2013 Top Songs #20 thru #11

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Aaaannnd we’re down to the Top 20 *dodges tomatoes*

#20 The Beat BrokerDeparture

#19 CFCFBeyond Light

#18 Juana MolinaEras

#17 MachinedrumGunshotta

#16 Four TetParallel Jalebi

#15 Toro Y MoiRose Quartz

#14 Oneohtrix Point NeverAlong

#13 LawrenceLucifer

#12 Sally ShapiroLives Together (The Field remix)

#11 Standish/CarlyonNono/Yoyo (HTRK remix)

ISO50 Playlist: 2013 Top Songs #30 thru #21

Posted by Jakub

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Some many underdogs here, remember there’s the dance world, indie rock world, electronic, beats, and soo many more genres being covered on this blog. Once all 50 are revealed this will be a beautifully diverse review of the year, enjoy.

#30 BlondesAndrew

#29 Keep Shelly In AthensRecollection

#28 CFCFCamera

#27 Ken CamdenEta Carinae

#26 FunctionInter

#25 Marcel DettmannLightworks

#24 Tornado WallaceBit 1

#23 LegoweltSark Island Acid

#22 Hot ChipHow Do You Do? (Todd Terje remix)

#21 Four TetFor These Times

ISO50 Playlist: 2013 Top Songs #40 Thru #31

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It only gets better and better the further we get into this…

#40 SampsPlans

#39 LapaluxSwallowing Smoke

#38 Benoit PioulardMargins

#37 Om UnitCorridor 2013

#36 Jon HopkinsOpen Eye Signal

#35 Zomby777

#34 Soviet SovietNo Lesson

#33 Jensen SportagBellz

#32 Jacques GreeneQuicksand

#31 DarkstarTimeaway

ISO50 Playlist: 2013 Top Songs #50 thru #41

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This doesn’t need much of an introduction, its a best of list that we’ve been doing for years, the great thing about them is that i’ve made them into a nice 10 track playlist for you. I hope you enjoy, remember you don’t have to agree with me, I hope I turn you onto some new music by the end of it.

#50 HoldenSome Respite

#49 Airbird & NapolianIn The Zone

#48 OrphanMost Is Missing

#47 MilesLoran Dreams

#46 GonnoAre You Asleep

#45 Atoms For PeaceDefault

#44 BonoboCirrus

#43 MonteTrue

#42 QueensCables

#41 AlmuniaThe Magician

Top 5 Overlooked Albums of 2013: #3

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I saw Italian trio Soviet Soviet last week in Brooklyn, I was super attracted to the quickness of getting in and out of the hooky driving songs. They obviously have their similarities to old bands but they deliver it with youth and catchy basslines. I highly suggest checking out “No Lesson” first and then streaming the album

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