For the next few weeks, instead of looking back at 2008, we'll spend each show playing tracks that will be sure to end up on high rotation in 2009 around the world.
I see 2009 as a year where little city-states will become the new havens for innovation in music. Bedroom producers, unaffiliated artists and local crews will end up making waves, but there will be no dominant scene from any city or country, and no single sub-genre that will reign over others. As a result, the popularity of dance music will continue to spread in a very healthy and decentralized fashion.
In Toronto, we have Parallels, TMDP, Mansion, and Pilotpriest to look forward to, and over the coming weeks, we'll be doing our best to find more.
ESB PODCAST 12/9/08
THE HUES - Out The Door
KANYE WEST - Love Lockdown (Pilotpriest 1994 Remix)
PARALLELS - Dry Blood
AN-TEN-NAE - Citoyen Du Monde (Ghislain Poirier + Face-T Remix)
BLACK TALE - Double Mix
BARLETTA - Bass Live (TMDP Remix)
KID SISTER - Get Fresh
POPULAR COMPUTER - Darling
HEADS WE DANCE - You Are Never Alone With Model 21 (Harris Robotis 1981 Remix)
METRONOMY - A Thing For Me (Sinden Remix)
LA ROUX - Quicksand
YEASAYER - Sunrise (Hey Champ)