David Buivid

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2008

This disc that you hold marks the 10th edition of my annual year-end compilation.

Like always, I try to showcase music that has been a part of my life over the previous twelve months while maintaining high “production value” (Always a daunting task). This past year I have been living in Brooklyn and have taken advantage of the many musical and cultural activities that are afforded here. Free outdoor concerts in the summer, endless days at the beach, outdoor fun with the barbecue, new friends. . . living live to the fullest.

I spent the first half of the year working with Foundations Aritst Management, and for the past seven months have had the great pleasure of working for a great boutique media company, MindSmack.TV.

In 2009, AKUDAMA, the band I manage, will begin to reach their full potential, while much of the framework was developed over the past year. I believe in the power of music. While the industry may falter, and America embarks upon tremendous change, you can always take a trip to another place by listening to the sounds provided on this plastic disc.

Until next year, please turn up your stereo or headphones and get lost in the sound. This is for you!



Tracks:
01. Ready For The Floor – HOT CHIP
02. I Gotta Fire – SPIRITUALIZED
03. Modern Guilt – BECK
04. Mykanos – FLEET FOXES
05. Lights & Music – CUT COPY
06. Developing Active People – VIA AUDIO
07. Where D'You Go? – JAMIE LIDELL
08. Crying – TV ON THE RADIO
09. Cake Parade – GEORGIE JAMES
10. The Ark – DR. DOG
11. Gravity – THE NOTWIST
12. Dreams – FLEETWOOD MAC
13. Victor Jara’s Hands – CALEXICO
14. Weightless – NADA SURF
15. Mr. Carter – LIL WAYNE
16. Kim & Jessie – M83
17. Technicolor – NURSES
18. Credit River – CONSTANTINES
19. Indicator, Indicator – FACES ON FILM

01. Ready For The Floor – HOT CHIP

Hot Chip continue to grow their deservingly fanatic fanbase. This song sounds great in virtually any listening environment; I encourage you to turn it up.

02. I Gotta Fire – SPIRITUALIZED

I used to dismiss Spiritualized off hand. I had a preconception that they were some sort of dance/electronica group. I was wrong… The new record is awesome.

03. Modern Guilt – BECK

Many critics deemed this Beck album unworthy compared to his past catalogue. I disagree. Danger Mouse grabbed some great tones, and Beck masters his craft.

04. Mykanos – FLEET FOXES

Without a doubt, Fleet Foxes was my favorite new band this year. I can only hope that the future of music sounds this good. Unbelievable that this track was not included on their first LP, Fleet Foxes, which is also incredible.

05. Lights & Music – CUT COPY

This is a track that is from my most played summer album. It is really best heard in the context of the record, which I recommend. Wacky New Zelanders.

06. Developing Active People – VIA AUDIO

Via Audio are from Brooklyn, and are certainly one of the most impressive new acts that I have seen in the past few years. Keep an ear out for these guys.

07. Where D'You Go? – JAMIE LIDELL

When I saw Jamie Lidell at Bowery Ballroom this fall he knocked my socks off! This guy can perform, and may even sound better live.

08. Crying – TV ON THE RADIO

TVOR was the hottest Brooklyn band in 2006, and even hotter today. The new record, Dear Science, took a few listens, but it may be my favorite yet.

09. Cake Parade – GEORGIE JAMES

I usually like to show new music to my mom, but this is one band that she thankfully showed to me. Though not featured in this song, the other singer who is featured on 50% of the record is from Q And Not U.

10. The Ark – DR. DOG

Foundations Artist Management’s roster included Dr. Dog who are just awesome. On the mix once again this year, they kill it on stage too.

11. Gravity – THE NOTWIST

Definitely headphone music. Very nice, lush sonic texture.

12. Dreams – FLEETWOOD MAC

My most played track of the year is from 1977, go figure.

13. Victor Jara’s Hands – CALEXICO

The music takes you away, a fresh sound knocking from the underground.

14. Weightless – NADA SURF

Nada Surf is back on track with their 2008 release, Lucky. W’burg residents.

15. Mr. Carter – LIL WAYNE

4th year in a row with a Jay-Z guest verse. Passing the torch to Hip Hop’s most truly bizarre personality. I cannot believe that Wayne was up for 8 Grammys in 08.

16. Kim & Jessie – M83

Space Electronic Dance Pop. Need I say more?

17. Technicolor – NURSES

Calvin from AKUDAMA turned me on to this Portland, OR band, I hope to hear a lot more from them in the years to come.

18. Credit River – CONSTANTINES

The lyrics are quite fitting in light of recent news. Constantines bring it hard.

19. Indicator, Indicator – FACES ON FILM

Mike Fiore is a friend of mine from Boston. His new album is heartbreaking and beautiful. If you can, check out the music at an intimate show.