Australia’s dance rock powerhouses, Cut Copy, got high on DFA’s disco and Ableton Live.
Who was the worst artist of 2008?
The Ting Tings are shit apparently. But I haven't heard them.
What was the best music trend of 2008?
The return of disco and Balearic. I think everyone has gotten tired ears from the saturation of distorted electro over the last couple of years. Finally we get to dance together instead of making a mosh pit and spitting beer everywhere.
What was the worst music trend of 2008?
Blog house and indie dance... Not so much because I dislike artists labeled as such, but because we always get asked about them and I don't really know what they are supposed to mean. However, I'm sure that next year they will be replaced by new terms that I'm equally confused by.
What was the best label of 2008?
DFA… again. Just when you thought you had them pegged, they come out with a whole new crop of floor-fillers. Hercules & Love Affair, Holy Ghost!, and The Juan MacLean have been staples of our DJ sets all year.
What was the best 12" single of 2008?
The Juan MacLean "Happy House.” Piano wielding, steamy, shirtless house at its finest!
What was the best piece of music-making software released in 2008?
Ableton Live 7. Solid as a rock for mixes and for sequencing live stuff. It's still probably the most intuitive and easy to use of any of the major sequencers... not to mention powerful.
Best of 2008
Drop the Lime
Andrew Jeffrey Wright
The Death Set
Hercules and Love Affair