So no Top 10 lists for CGNY! But here are some of the highlights of 2016.
Tracks and Gigs
2016 was the year of the female (maybe not for President!) but on the decks for sure. Stand outs this year were Volvox and Analog Soul Sounds at Boiler Room, Antenes everywhere, Jlin and Via App at Sustain-Release/Unsound party, Heidi Sabertooth at Aphotic UMFANG at Sustain-Release.
Sustain Release/Unsound where i saw Greg Zifcak for the first time. Gregs audio/visual performance was one of the best things I've seen and it was amplified a few months later at Sustain Release festival!
All the Unter x Bunker parties for bringing 36 hour techno parties to NYC
Aphotic for Edit Select, cassegrain and The Gods Planet(Claudio/Ness) and Dimi Angélis.
Mysteries of the Deep and the incredible visuals of Candace Price.
CGNY's own residency at halcyon the shop. I love putting that showcase together and bringing some great talent to the shop including the last one of 2016 with Giorgio Gigli
The party at Knockdown Center with Alessandro Cortini and Mark Verbos whose live set there was incredible!
Hans Bouffmyhre- small crowd but amazing music at Space NYC
Huerco S. at Sustain-Release
Fourth World at Meadow Street! Jake Reif opening up! Enrique inside!
Jeff Mills (last but not least!) at District 8 Dec 23rd!
CGNY's artists to look out for in 2017 and who made some great tracks in 2017
Kostia Misetskyy aka Astroneff
Mark Vaughan Kay aka Auspex
Consistent beauty from Edit Select and The Gods Planet, Reggy van Oers and cassegrain
Some sounds on repeat:
Hynotic Noize by Craft - remix by Chanski Daniele Ciocio Tim Chan
Trappist by Cassegrain and the new moniker from Huseyin Evirgen - Magna Pia
Taciturn Manner from Reggy van Oers
Slam - Machine Cut Noise
Vertigo by Phil Moffa
Rapha- Charge 2.0
Daitengu Alex Alben
Cheetah from Aphex Twin
I'm Made of Stars from Time Traveler
Ray Kajioka- Retro
Destructive Testing - Exium
Porter Ricks - Shadow Boat
Outside from Luis Fernando - probs my fave release of this year!
Best personal moments:
Everything at Sustain Release.
Opening up for Claudio, Ness. Dimi and surprise opening for Acronym at the fab Metamorph party.
Leaping around the Paper Box at 3 in the afternoon to Modest Glesman with John Rohrer at Unter
Hanging with Jeff Mills at District 8
NYC is just getting better and better for techno!
As Pat Mc has said "Less Donald Trump more techno music" - our mantra for 2017! Happy New Year everyone and see you on the dancefloor!!