Best of 2007 by Busy P
Electro raged this year. Just ask Ed Banger label head Pedro Winter.
Boys Noize. We play probably 15 of his tracks every night. That German guy could have been an Ed Banger artist. Respect!
Midnight Juggernauts’ Dystopia. Those Australians killed it with the perfect synth-rock album. Imagine Alan Braxe and David Bowie smoking crack in Paris. I could have said, Klaxons, White Stripes, Clipse, Shy Child, and of course, Kanye West. Everybody keeps saying the music business is dead. I don't think so. 2007 was a great year [for] all styles.
White Stripes’ "Icky Thump." Allo, Jack White? Can we do stuff together?
Best Record Label
Modular. First they brought us Wolfmother and The Presets. Now they give us Bumblebeez and the Bang Gang DJs.
Best Live Event/Festival
Coachella 2007. I keep telling everybody no one can beat this Goldenvoice production. The venue in the desert is incredible, the line-up is the freakiest on earth.
Best City and/or Scene
Ajax. Another Australian in my top [picks] of the year. He is an amazing DJ (this is for the geeks who still care about mixing skills), but most important, he is a party monster. He brings fun back [to] the booth.
Best Music Trend
Maximal. Read below.
Worst Music Trend
Minimal. Read above.
What will be big in 2008?
James Pants and Sebastien Tellier, Pharrell and Prince all covered with white chocolate.
Best Music Hardware
Pioneer CDJ1000. Pioneer managed to manufacture the immortal CD player.
Best Music Software
AKAI MPC2000. I reply like an old school motherfucker, ’cause I don't use any new software.
Electronic Gadget You Can’t Live Without
Best Visual Artist
Neck Face or Will Sweeney. Those two guys haunted my eyes!
Nike Air Force One. Classic!
Best Clothing Label
Best Style Trend
Worst style trend
Best media item
MySpace again. I can't get rid of MySpace. Virb, Facebook, and all those shits can't fuck with Tom and his 200,000,000 friends!
Blackberry is the only portable game player I use.
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Best Music Technology of 2007
- Trainwreck: DJ Slugo Recounts the Time He Found Himself in the Middle of a Hotel Room Brawl
- 20 Questions: FaltyDL Talks NYC Dance Crews, Tripping in Nature, and Motorcycle Gunslinging
- Record Store Week: Pearson Sound, Matias Aguayo, Leon Vynehall, and Gerd Share Their Favorite Shops
- Record Store Week: Co-Op 87
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