The National Electronic Top 20 of 2019

The National Electronic Top 20 of 2019

Top 200 | Electronic | Folk/Roots/Blues | Hip Hop | International | Jazz | Loud
1  Flying Lotus Flying Lotus
Flamagra - (Warp)
http://www.flying-lotus.com/ Band Website @FlyingLotus |

Nearly half-a-decade after his brilliant 2014 release, You’re Dead! …Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison) has released his sixth studio album, Flamagra; an afro-futurist masterpiece of miniatures.

Flamagra’s 27 tracks take the listener on a free-wheeling 67-minute voyage through the jazz-funk universe. The album’s theme seems to be the workings of the creative process, and its central metaphor was developed around the concept of “an eternal flame sitting on a hill” that FlyLo imagined once. The innovative L.A. producer brings this elemental “fire-spirit” to life in the album’s first single, a spoken-word track titled Fire Is Coming, featuring filmmaker David Lynch. 

One of FlyLo’s talents is his ability to attract other exceptional artists to collaborate on his projects. He created Flamagra with the support of producer Thundercat, who co-wrote many of the songs on this album. He also worked with Anderson .Paak, Solange, Denzel Curry, Little Dragon, Herbie Hancock, George Clinton, Shabazz Palaces, Toro y Moi, and David Lynch.


By Catherine Fisher

2  Doomsquad Doomsquad Can Con
Let Yourself Be Seen - (Royal Mountain)
https://doomsquad.bandcamp.com/ Band Website @elDoomSquad
3  Lal Lal Can Con
Dark Beings - (Coax)
http://cargocollective.com/lal Band Website @lalforest
4  Royal Canoe Royal Canoe Can Con
Waver - (Paper Bag)
http://www.royalcanoe.com/ Band Website @royalcanoe

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5  Wangled Teb Wangled Teb Can Con
Seasonal Depression - (TwoFifteen Records)
https://wangledteb.bandcamp.com/ Band Website @WangledTeb
6  Blue Hawaii Blue Hawaii Can Con
Open Reduction Internal Fixation - (Arbutus)
http://trubluhawaii.com/ Band Website @trubluhawaii
7  Toro Y Moi Toro Y Moi
Outer Peace - (Carpark)
http://www.toroymoi.com/ Band Website @ToroyMoi
8 Jacques Greene Jacques Greene Can Con
Dawn Chorus - (Arts & Crafts)
http://soundcloud.com/jacquesgreene Band Website @jacquesgreene
9  Saxsyndrum Saxsyndrum Can Con
Second Nature - (so sorry records)
https://saxsyndrum.com/ Band Website @Saxsyndrum
10 Jean-Michel Blais Jean-Michel Blais Can Con
Dans ma main (remixes) - (Arts & Crafts)
https://jeanmichelblais.com/ Band Website @jeanmichelblais
11  M83 M83
Digital Shades Vol. 2 - (Mute)
http://ilovem83.com/ Band Website @M83
12  TR/ST TR/ST Can Con
The Destroyer - 1 - (Royal Mountain)
https://www.facebook.com/dressedforspace/ Band Website @TR_ST
13  Ivory Towers Ivory Towers Can Con
Queller - (Self-Released)
https://ivorytowersss.bandcamp.com/ Band Website @IvoryTowersss
14  Joni Void Joni Void Can Con
Mise En Abyme - (Constellation)
https://jonivoid.bandcamp.com/ Band Website @joni_void
15  Jayda G Jayda G Can Con
Significant Changes - (Ninja Tune)
https://www.facebook.com/jaydagmusic/ Band Website
16 Lydia Ainsworth Lydia Ainsworth Can Con
Phantom Forest - (Self-Released)
@lydiaainsworth
17  Light Conductor Light Conductor Can Con
Sequence One - (Constellation)
https://lightconductor.bandcamp.com/ Band Website @_lightconductor
18  Foreign Diplomats Foreign Diplomats Can Con
Monami - (Indica)
http://foreigndiplomats.bandcamp.com/ Band Website @FDiplomats
19 Amon Tobin Amon Tobin
Fear In A Handful Of Dust - (Nomark)
http://www.amontobin.com/ Band Website @AmonTobinHQ
20  Hollowlove Hollowlove Can Con
Hollowlove - (Self-Released)
https://www.hollowlove.com/ Band Website @hollowlovemusic