Instead of following the usual Best-of talk at the end of each year, I sent some questions to some of the musicians I like. In the second part of my survey, I asked about the expectations for the new year.
Question: What do you look out for most in 2009?
“The Phlash and Friends LP “Deep Electronic Sounds” on Archive will be amazing. Also Star Wars the T.V series should come out. And Transfomers 2 – The Revenge Of The Fallen and GI JOE – The Rise Of Cobra! For the child inside you! (urgh!)”
Domu (TrebleO, Archive)
“donaeo, fuzzy logik, phlash & friends, jodi milliner, jose carretas, that damned eska album (just stop making us wait now!), d’angelo(?) (same thing!) erykah’s part two, supposedly a new kodwo eshun book called ‘hat and beard’, nutriot.com, kenny dope @ soul heaven fingers crossed, the return of broken beat but not as we know it…”
Bopstar (Restless Soul)
“Creativity, Progression and Change”
Mark de Clive-Lowe (Antipodean)
“In 2009, simply look out for what you don’t already know! We will see more genres becoming interwoven next year and I reckon it’s going to be a very good year for new music.”
Jonny Miller (Phuture Lounge, Jus’Listen)
“I look forward to putting out my first solo lp. It’s been quite a process making it and I cant wait to let people hear what I’ve been doing. I also look forward to building my wealth and making my marriage stronger. These days people are getting divorced left and right so this year I plan on doing things that will keep the wife and kids as happy as I can make them.”
Probe DMS (Spymusic)
“The continual emergence of The DEEP and Rhythmically spiritual.”
Just in case you missed it: here is the link to part one, taking a look back at 2008.