DOMINO STAFF BEST-OF 2013

Various Artists | 16/12/13

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As the end of year approaches we here at Domino HQ have been reflecting on our favourite moments of 2013. Albums, songs, gigs, moments, food, anything that took our fancy really!

Sam Flynn

(In no particular order)

Hookworms – Pearl Mystic

Drenge – Drenge

Rhye – Woman

William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?  

GTA V

Breaking Bad

The vibes/concern ‘Re: The Cans’ at Latitude

The Amazing Snakeheads @ The Great Escape

Arctic Monkeys AM/Headline slot at Glastonbury

Sainsburys Café Wandsworth (Grand Opening)

Anne Haffmans

1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds "Push The Sky Away"

2. Nick Cave playing at the Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany, November 10th 

3. Goldfrapp "Tales Of Us"

4. Goldfrapp playing at the Manchester Festival in August

5. Jon Hopkins "Immunity"

6. Darkside "Psychic"

7. Kofelgschroa "Mammut"

8. Bilderbuch "Feinste Seide" EP and video for "Maschin" and "Plansch"

9. Arctic Monkeys "AM"

10. Apparat "Krieg & Frieden" live @ Haus der Berliner Festspiele 

Stephen Newell

f*ck buttons – the red wing (track)

dj koze – amygdala (lp)

chance the rapper – acid rap (lp)

angel olsen – the waiting (track)

arctic monkeys – am (lp)

william onyeabor – atomic bomb (track)

josh ritter – hopeful (track)

oneohtrix point never – r plus seven (lp)

the sainsbury’s café (eatery)

roky erickson – the evil one / brian hyland s/t (reissue/discovery) (lps)

Donna Vergier

1)      Do I Wanna Know?

2)      Love Is The Drug (Jazz Age Version)

3)      Mercury Nominations

4)      Domino Mid-summer’s BBQ party

5)      Arctic Monkeys Club 69 Brussels Event

6)      Franz Ferdinand at Silencio in Paris

7)      The Amazing Snakeheads DJ set at Silencio

8)      Domino Night in Paris

9)      Anna Calvi – “Sing To Me” on French TV

10)    Bill Ryder Jones

Ben Hardman

Velour –Speedway http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erVIbIpY3Ew

Eastbound and Down – Season 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoUM8hlJzls

Zomby – With Love – Glass Ocean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXY5zQgSlyw

OneOhTrixPointNever – Still Life http://vimeo.com/75534042

Bioshock Infinite – Beachboys - God only knows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ6FsZClGlY

Rustie – Slasherr http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stT4VAnVfY4

Tracks - Man On Road - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK-okdwv09g

Luxury Elite - Midnight – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG1VjQw8qQ4

GTA V - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHyQI_tYHFg

Fatima Al Qadiri –Ghost Raid -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV8t0lD94q0

Assassin’s Creed Black Flag – you can get your crew to sing sea shanties - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEj7SV75D38

Bicep’s new Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R-mdKx7f-U

Lorn Debris EP - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-oSuX8Vx-o

Neill Blomkamp did a new film called Elysium - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOr6KfyhPwY

Alan Partridge did a film - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ed2pifRpc0

Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jTg-q6Drt0

Max Brudi

01. Flume - Flume

02. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

03. Daniel Avery - Drone Logic

04. Matthew E White - Big Inner

05. Bot’ox - Sans Dormir

06. Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe

07. A$ap Rocky - Live Love A$AP

08. Holy Ghost! - Dynamics

09. Tyler, The Creator - Wolf

10. Kavinsky – Outrun

Gregory Wells

1. Mood Rings ‘VPI Harmony’ album

2. Daniel Avery ‘Drone Logic’ album

3. discovering (and eating a lot of) Mussels

4. Snakehips remixes (all of them)

5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra ‘II’ album

6. F*** Buttons headline slot at the Park Stage (Glastonbury)

7. Bugles ‘fromage' flavour Crisps  (only available in France unfortunately)

8. Foxygen ‘We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic’ album

9. Fort Romeau ‘Stay True’ artwork

10. Moodoid ‘De Folie Pure’ video

Paula Williams

Getting married

Finishing my CIMA qualification

Breaking Bad (I watched the whole lot this year)

Liverpool Ladies winning the FAWSL

The Skints at Koko

QOTSA at Wembley

King Prawn at Koko

QOTSA - …Like Clockwork

By The Rivers – self titled debut album

Alkaline Trio – My Shame is True

Sam Williams

DJ Koze – Amygdala

Kanye West – Yeezus

Galcher Lustwerk – 100% Galcher Mixtape for Blowing Up The Workshop

Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap

Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Dean Blunt - The Redeemer

Jon Hopkins – Immunity

Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels

Ten Walls – Gotham (track)

Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven

Brendan O’Boyle

Jon Hopkins - ‘Immunity’

The Acid - ‘The Acid’ (EP)

Kit Grill - ‘Mirror Image’

Darkstar - ‘News From Nowhere’

Savages - ‘Silence Yourself’

These New Puritans – ‘Field of Reeds’

Atoms For Peace - ‘AMOK’

Bonobo - ‘Late Night Tales’ (Mixtape)

Darkside - ‘Psychic’

Moderat – ‘II’

Christophe Moracin

1- Fuck Buttons " Slow Focus "

2- Majical Cloundz  " Impersonator "

3- Factory Floor  " S/T "

4- Anna Calvi  " One Breath"

5 - Magik Markers " Surrender to the Fantasy "

6 - No Age " An Object "

7 - Yo La Tengo "  Fade "

8 - The Knife " Shaking the Habitual"

9 - My Bloody Valentine " mbv "

10- Deafheaven " Sunbather" 

Natasha Parker

Jon Hopkins – Immunity

Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus

Drenge – Drenge

Daughter – If You Leave

Bonobo – Late Night Tales

Daniel Avery – Drone Logic

Arctic Monkeys – AM

Julia Holter – Loud City Song

Mazzy Star – Seasons of Your Day

Savages –Silence Yourself

Bernie Devilly

Bill Callahan  ‘Dream River’

Autre Ne Veut ‘Anxiety’

Jon Hopkins ‘Immunity’

Phosphorescent ‘Muchacho’

MØ ‘Bikini Daze

John Grant & Conor J O’Brien performing ‘Glacier’ together at Other Voices, Wiltons Music Hall. Shivers.

Arctic Monkeys at The Roundhouse, iTunes Festival

The favourable Domino vibes/cans ratio at Latitude

The Book Of Mormon. Twice. No regrets.

The Red Rooster dining experience, Harlem, NY. Twice. No regrets.

Henry Thomas

1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, II

2. Windhand, Soma

3. Jon Hopkins, Immunity

3. QOTSA, Like Clockwork

5. Chelsea Wolfe, Pain Is Beauty

6. Mikael Cronin, MC II

7. Courtney Barnett, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas

8. Speedy Ortiz, Major Arcana

9. Boards Of Canada, Tomorrow’s Harvest

10. Midlake, Antiphon

Louis Lloyd

1) Spending January enjoying the sunshine in Argentina/Uruguay/Brazil

2) The vibes, cans, Texas and Tom Hardman at Latitude

3) Blurred Lines

4) House of Cards

5) The Glastonbury tipi

6) iTunes Festival: Katy Perry, AM, Avicii, HAIM, Tinie and hanging out with Josh at QOTSA

7) Girls Aloud reunion at The O2

8) Major Lazer album/Warehouse Project/Glasto/night in Shoreditch

9) Arcade Fire @ the Roundhouse

10) Pet Shop Boys – Electric

*Must not forget meeting Chris Martin*

Duncan Spiers

Kanye West – On Sight

Tired Pony – All Things At Once

Baby Blue – Bump

Migos – Versace (feat. Drake)

Mariah Carey – #Beautiful (feat. Miguel)

Kitty – No Offense

Drake – 5AM In Toronto

Lorde – Team

Daft Punk – Touch (feat. Paul Williams)

Kanye West – Bound 2

Helen Kennedy

In no particular order!

Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Jon Hopkins – Immunity

Drake – Nothing Was the Same

Kendrick Lamar - Hammersmith Apollo

Parquet Courts & a Kevin Bacon– Sebright Arms

Arctic Monkeys – Glastonbury Headline

Kanye West - Yeezus

Todd Terje – Strandbar (Disko Version)

Savages – Silence Yourself

Free Planet Organic coffee every day for the month of November  

Tom Hardman

Top Single Track - Thefft - Ethos

Top Event - (The vibes at) Latitude 2013 

Top Albums

Daniel Avery - Drone Logic

Zomby - With Love

Drenge - Drenge

Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven

Arcade Fire - Reflektor

James Holden - The Inheritors

Haim - Days are Gone

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Ghostpoet – Some Say So I Say Light

Mark Austin

Phosphorescent – Muchacho

Bill Callahan – Dream River

Riding 500 Miles in 5 Days across 3 Countries

Julia Holter – Loud City Song

Nadine Shah – Love your Dum and Mad

Hearing Mingus’ “Better Git in Your Soul” for the first time and all the Jazz it led to!

Anna Calvi – One Breath

Stage 18 of the tour, the double ascent of Alpe D’huez

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away

The last ever Brute Chorus gig

Jacob Nicholson

Graeme Obree’s speed record attempt

Anna Calvi- One Breath                

Brad Cromer turning pro

King Krule- 6 Feet Beneath The Moon

Marianne Vos’ world title defence

Blood Orange- Cupid Deluxe

Eleventh Hour by Jacob Harris

DJ Koze- Amygdala         

LLSB campaign

Mount Kimbie- Cold Spring Fault Less Youth       

Jason Reed

Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury 2013

Mutya Keisha Siobhan at Scala, London (August 2013)

Sophie - Bipp (single)

Janelle Monáe - Dance Apocalyptic (single)

Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back (album)

Stromae - racine carrée (album)

Villagers at Heaven, London (November 2013)

Glass Candy - Warm in the Winter (from After Dark 2)

Greco-Roman - We Make Colourful Music Because We Dance in the Dark (compilation)

Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory - Elements of Light (album)

Lisa Goodall

Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Neon Neon at Latitude Festival

Running the Royal Parks Half Marathon

The beer I drank after running the half marathon

The architecture of Copenhagen

The Great Beauty (film)

Vintage shops of Stockholm

Sean Lock at The Hammersmith Apollo

Jordaan district of Amsterdam

Arctic Monkeys headlining the iTunes festival

Ben Morris

Mount Kimbie - Break Well (song)

The Duran Duran episode of Derek (TV)

Breaking Bad (TV)

Karaoke

Fruitvale Station (film)

Mission Chinese - NYC (food)

Son Of A Gun - L.A. (food)

Tottingham Hotspurs (sports)

Disclosure - When A Fire Starts To Burn (song)

Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know? (song)

ikeaordeath.com (internet)

Kris Gillespie

1.              The Knife - Shaking The Habitual  (Mute/Brille)

2.              Tall Tales & The Silver Lining - s/t  (Rocketship Records)

3.              Disclosure - Settle  (Universal)

4.              William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor?  (Luaka Bop)

5.              Y(our) Fri(end) - Jekyll/Hyde  (801 Litterbox Studios)

6.              Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold  (What's Your Rupture?)

7.              The Clash - Sound System  (Sony)

8.              Hookworms - Pearl Mystic  (Gringo/Weird World)

9.              Mount Kimbie - "Break Well"  (Warp)

10.           Paul McCartney - NEW  (Concord)

Jack Wade

Charles Bradley – Victim of Love

Darkside – Psychic

Pional – Invisible Amenaza EP

Tripwires – Spacehopper

Quasimoto – Yessir Whatever

Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold

Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II

Ducktails – The Flower Lane

Connan Mockasin – Caramel

Tara Miller

My Bloody Valentine – MBV

Son Lux – Lanterns

Four Tet – Beautiful Rewind

Splashh – Comfort

Fuzz – Fuzz

Hookworms – Pearl Mystic

Ty Segall – Sleeper

Parquet Courts – Tally All The Things That You Broke

Skinny Friedman – Chobani & Adderall Vol. 2 Romper Season

Best Internet Video: Ketchup Bot (apparently this came out in 2011, but I only saw it this year, so I’m counting it.)

Pat Riley

1) Parquet Courts "Light Up Gold"

2) Big Business "Battlefields Forever''

3) Snowboarding on Red Mountain, British Columbia, Canada 

4) Inc. "No World"

5) Adam Marnie "Phantom Limb" at Derek Eller Gallery 

6) Gap Dream "Gap Dream"

7) Disclosure "Settle"

8) Quasi "Mole City"

9) King Krule "6 Feet Beneath the Moon"

10) Arctic Monkeys "AM"

Morgan Lebus

1. Parquet Courts, "Stoned & Starving"

2. Vampire Weekend, "Ya Hey"

3. Arctic Monkeys, "R U Mine?"

4. Phosphorecent, "Song For Zula"

5. Trentmoeller ft Jana Hunter, "Gravity"

6. Jon Hopkins, "We Disappear"

7. Darkside, "First 11 Mns"

8. Cass McCombs, "There Can Be Only One"

9. Laura Marling, "Once"

10. Haim, "Don't Save Me"

Ryan McCann

Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld 'Still Smiling'

Atom TM 'HD'

Moin 'Moin EP'

Kingdom 'Vertical XL'

DJ Koze 'Amygdala'

DJ Rashad 'Double Cup'

Carol Kleyn 'Return of Silkie' (Reissue)

Hailu and His Classical Instrument (Reissue)

Oneohtrix Point Never 'R Plus 7'

Tropic of Cancer 'Restless Idylls'

Paul Briggs

1. Classic Album Sundays

2. Lucky Cloud Soundsystem

3. Arctic Monkeys "AM"

4. Julia Holter "Loud City Song"

5. Blood Orange "Chamakay"

6. Tom falling down a manhole (obviously this is only a highlight because he wasn't seriously injured)

7. Garrard 401

8. B&W DM3

9. Sugden A21

10. Ripasso Valipolicella

Helena Gee

1. AM

2. Breaking Bad

3. The Returned/Game Of Thrones

4. Conan Mockasin - Caramel

5. Julia Holter - Loud City Song

6.  These New Puritans - Field Of Reeds

7. Ty Segall - Sleeper

8. Yeesus / Low

9. Cass McCombs - Big Wheel & Others

10. iPlayer documentaries

Jules Gilchrist

1. Arrested Development s.4

2. Beef & Chianti Ragu, M&S

3. Berghain, Berlin

4. Brazil travels

5. Dan Deacon, Village Underground

6. Francobollo, Halloween house gig

7. Franz Ferdinand

8. The Ragamuffins impromptu reunion @TGE

9. Warehouse Project, Manchester

10. Wild Beasts, Oxford

Cyrus Lubin

(In no particular order)

1. Fuzz: s/t (In The Red)

2. King Krule: 6 Feet Beneath The Moon (True Panther)

3. Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label (Numero Group)

4. Kurt Vile: Walkin On A Pretty Daze (Matador)

5. The Snails: Worth The Wait (Friends Records)

6. Thee Oh Sees: Floating Coffin (Castle Face)

7. Cass McCombs: Big Wheel And Others (Domino)

8. Deerhunter: Monomania (4AD)

9. King Tuff: Was Dead reissue (Burger Records)

10. Darlings: Perfect Trip (Self Released)

Johanna McManus

Diane Coffee - "Hymn"

Bishop Nehru - "Elder Blossoms"

Laura Marling - "I Was an Eagle"

Disclosure - "Latch"

Lucius - "Tempest"

Vampire Weekend - "Ya Hey"

Blood Orange - "Chosen"

War on Drugs - "Red Eyes"

Painted Palms - "Spinning Signs"

James Blake - "Retrograde"

Susan Busch

Hookworms-Away/Towards

White Lung-Blow It South

Joanna Gruesome-Secret Surprise

Eagulls-Nerve Endings

Jon Hopkins-Open Eye Signal

Chelsea Wolfe-We Hit A Wall

Courtney Barnett-Avant Gardener

Merchandise-Anxiety's Door

Julia Holter-This Is a True Heart

Ski Lodge-I Can't Tell

Matthieu Bourrit

Majical Cloudz "Impersonator"

The Flaming Lips "The Terror"

Low "The Invisible Way"

No Age "An Object"

Julia Holter "Loud City Song"

The Knife "Shaking The Habitual"

Jon Hopkins "Immunity"

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds "Push The Sky Away"

Magik Markers "Surrender The Fantasy"

Bill Callahan "Dream River"

Gillian Fleet

1. Wraps

2. C.H.A.M.P.S. at The Servant Jazz Quarters

3. The David Bowie impersonator at Latitude

4. Domino half marathon

5. 'Dream Cave' - Cloud Control

6. Jon Hopkins at Koko

7. Optimus Primavera

8. The Franz Ferdinand conga

9. 'Down Like Gold' - C.H.A.M.P.S.

10. This


Matthew Cooper

1. Shark cage diving with Great White Sharks, Port Lincoln, South Australia

2. Black Pus live at The Dome

3. Roddy Frame at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane

4. These New Puritans at Heaven

5. Franz Ferdinand at The Victoria

6. Bill Orcutt at Cafe Oto

7. Finally catching up (almost) with Breaking Bad

Family favourites:

8. Harry Potter Studio Tour

9. Arctic Monkeys - AM. The cause of much all-ages excitement around ours.

10. Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red (album) - esp. "List of Impossible Things" & "Billy"