Podcast 178: Oneman

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2010 has been another solid year for music, and perhaps an even stronger year for the XLR8R podcast series. Don't believe us? Check out our Top 10 podcasts of 2010. That said, it's almost a shame that we posted the list last week, because our final podcast of 2010 comes courtesy of the UK's Oneman (a.k.a. Steve Bishop), and it's a scorcher. The celebrated Rinse FM jock had a busy 2010 himself, most notably launching his own 502 Recordings label. This Sunday, he'll be playing at the FWD>> Boxing Day massive that's going down at Fabric, where he'll be joined by literally every single Rinse FM DJ. While most of us here on this side of the Atlantic probably (and sadly) won't be able to make the trek, this podcast, XLR8R's last of 2010, is more than adequate consolation. Per usual, Oneman pulls from nearly every branch of the hardcore continuum, expertly weaving together disparate sounds and balancing new and unreleased cuts with select gems from his vault. He's been called a DJ's DJ, but that's not really fair, as Oneman is a true expert of the craft, someone whose influence extends well beyond the so-called "heads." This mix includes plenty of tunes that helped define the sound of 2010, but chances are that when we listen again a few months down the road, it will have also provided a snapshot of what's to come in 2011.

01 Bad Autopsy "Callback" (Ramp)
02 Instra:mental "Talkin' Mono" (NonPlus+)
03 Joy Orbison "GR Etiquette"
04 SBTRKT "2020" (Brainmath)
05 Unknown "Sicko Cell"
06 Boddika "When I Dip" (NonPlus+)
07 El-B & Juiceman "Buck & Bury" (Ghost)
08 Unknown "Mellotroid"
09 FaltyDL "Doo Wop"
10 Pearson Sound "Blanked" (Hessle Audio)
11 Girl Unit "IRL" (Night Slugs)
12 Amerie "One Thing" (French Fries Remix)"
13 Ill Blu "Pull It (Instrumental)" (It's Funky)
14 The Touch "Bodies Waiting (French Fries Remix)"
15 Redlight "MDMA" (Polydor)
16 SX vs. Ramadanman "Woooo Glut"
17 Desto & Jimi Tenor "Doorlock Riddim"
18 Shortstuff & Mickey Pearce "Tripped Up (Ramadanman Re-edit)" (Ramp)
19 Jay Weed "The Naos" (502)
20 Benga "Skank" (Big Apple)
21 Toasty "Skinny" (Destructive)
22 Mala "City Cycle" (Tectonic)

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