As 2019 comes to an end the Torture the Artist team sat down together to compile the end of the year chart that represents, of course, a personal preferences and what the site and its members musically stand for. So here’s the top50 of 2019 heavilly discussed and carefully chosen.
Stakes is High is Torture the Artist’s monthly Spotify playlist with music appreciated, favored or causing some buzz in and around world wide dance floors at the moment.
Having released two EPs on maeve, the Irish quality label founded by The Drifter, Mano Le Tough and Baikal, Berliner-by-choice Kev Sheridan will release his third strike shortly.
Neither Raynor de Groot nor Emiel van den Dungen grew up in the Netherlands listening to Brazilian samba or Afro-jazz, but one did love percussion and the other infatuated with synths.
Kieran Apter’s EP ‘The Mirror’ was released on Chapter 24 in February this year and was already his second contribution to the label after last year’s ‘All I Want’.
When Keinemusik’s &ME spewed his striking rendition of Joris Voorn’s ‘Homeland,’ it was hard to imagine that the track could get even better.
The Keinemusik super-trio, Rampa, Adam Port and &ME, are back, and this time with a 10-track, almost 1-hour album that contains many different sounding tracks but with an audible cohesion between them.
The Berlin-based collective of like-minded free-spirits, and part-time crusaders for self-expression, Keinemusik, are not ones to try and fit into a mold. With diverse musical influences and a complacent presence in the electronic music community, quite influential especially in their home-base, Berlin.