Top 5 - 10: Top Jams Found Online in 2009

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Travess Smalley is an artist who lives in New York City. He is currently showing work in Art Since the Summer of '69's show "Objects, Furniture and Patterns", and is part of internet collectives Loshadka and Computers Club. He is also one half of the design duo Poster Company. He is an intern at Rhizome.




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► Pumajaw - Jacky Daw

20 Jazz Funk Greats strength is in their rampant use of cosmic and cryptic verbs. "Jacky Daw" by Pumajaw presents a combination of CAN grooves and pagan howls.





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► Kingdom - October Mix for Discobelle

Kingdom's own mp3 blog Patent Leather Daddy has had its share of amazing mixes and posts this year (hello Latin Freestyle & Gym Jams). But he also made a phenomenal mix for discobelle.net. The last 15 minutes give me goosebumps.

Further listening: Lower End Spasm - BOK BOK b2b KINGDOM - Night Slugs Show - Sub FM 27 . 06 . 09 and Nguzunguzu's Mix for Discobelle





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► Synergy - Delta 2

Synergy's Larry Fast is best known on Rhizome as the music in Ron Hayes Delta Videos. I found this song on Momus's livejournal, Click Opera, before finding Aesoteric Sounds had uploaded a vinyl copy of the full album.




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► VC People - Dance Macabre

Wonky.



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► Iasos - Jeweled Space

Crystal Vibrations consistently posts rare and ethereal new age and meditation music from gem spas and yogi shops around the world.





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► Kwau Kese - Kwakwa

Sounds of Our Time, a compilation by Hammer. Ghana club music from 2004, quite relevant to English and American dance music in 2009.





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► Clara Mondshine - Caesar In Camerun

Found on Travis Hallenbeck's tumblr, Mondshine is an electronic musician from the 80's. You can find Clara Mondshine's discography on Mutant Sounds, the godmother of all mp3 blogs.

Further Listening: Doris Norton - Personal Computer





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► So Bone Mini-Mix for Dummy Mag

Synthesized Radio Gems Sparkled with Autotune and Vocoders



► Roberto De Simone - Secondo Coro Delle Lavandaie from the Opera "La Gatta Cenerentola"

(Best song I heard this year.)