Thursday, December 21, 2006

TAPE Awards 2006 - Voting Closes Soon!

So it's reached that point in the year again - time for the end of year lists to come out. Seeing as it's the end of TAPE's first year in the blogosphere, I thought that we'd do our own little awards type thing to honour the great DJs, acts, and releases of 2006. The categories are listed below, and you can vote in the comments section of this very post. Also, to make things a bit more interesting, I thought I'd tie in a little competition. Everyone who gets the correct answer will get their name put into a hat, and the winner will get a fresh new double 12" copy of a TAPE favourite, Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani's self-titled Metro Area LP. By the way, due to the nature of the question, people who know us personally aren't allowed to enter. So there.

The categories for the awards are:

12" Single Of The Year

LP Of The Year

Compilation Of The Year

DJ Of The Year

MixTAPE Of The Year


Richard Carnage - After Hours
Richard Carnage - Don't Techno For An Answer
Richard Carnage - Mutant Disco
Richard Carnage - This Is Mutant Pop
Richard Carnage - Tape Me Out (Part 1)
Richard Carnage - Tape Me Out (Part 2)
Puffin Jack - May '06 Mix
Puffin Jack - Doodledub
Gareth Watkins - This Is Mutant Pop
Mike Bull - Champagne Tastes On A Beer Budget
Mike Bull & Gareth Watkins - Triple Drop and Lose Your Shoes
Mike Bull & Gareth Watkins - Death to Warped Vinyl
October - May 2006 Mix
Nightmoves - Guest TAPErs Mix
Matt Waites - September '05 Mix
Arveene - Guest TAPErs Mix
Sean Johnston - Autumn Machine Music
DJ Heartbeat - September Mixtape
Eddy Current & KSPR.SPKR - Miraculeusement: Un Mixage Collant

Competition question: If you add up all the ages of the TAPE members (that's Mr Soft, Puffin
Jack, and me - Richard Carnage), what number do you get?

As I said earlier, get your votes and competition answer in the comments box. If you do know us, don't worry, you can still make your votes count in the poll. If you're leaving an anonymous comment, then leave your name to prevent multiple votes and to make sure that we know who's won the competition. So what are you waiting for - get voting!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

answer: 71 i think-.

it'd be helpful if the nominations we're divided by categories. Do we have to vote for these nominees or can we suggest our own?

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12 Inch - Dump Truck Ep/Cobblestone Jazz
LP - Return To Cookie Mountain/TV on the Radio
Compilation - Warp Works & Twentieth Century Masters/London Sinfonietta
DJ - James Holden/Prins Thomas
Mixtape - Mutant Disco

Honorary Mentions - Sly Mongoose, Tiny Sticks, See Mi Yah remixes, Doobledub.

I reckon the combined age of Tape must be 70. Can't split Holden and Prins so sorry about that.

Thanks for that, kept me busy during the lunch break.

2:39 AM  
Blogger Blackest said...

moka - the nominations provided are just for the 'mixTAPE of the year' category, that is the best homegrown mixtape posted on the blog. If you haven't heard any of 'em, get downloading, or feel free to leave that category out of your submission.

As regards 12", LP, compilation and DJ - just one answer required for each. For example,

12": Luciano & Salif Keita - Yamore (Remix)
LP: Holden - The Idiots Are Winning
Compilation: Alex Smoke - SciFiHiFi Mix
DJ: Erol Alkan

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

competition answer: 74

12":My My -Kinesi Workshop, Circus Company
LP: Soul Phiction- State of Euphoria, Sonar Kollektiv
Compilation: Superlongevity 4, Perlon
DJ: DJ Spun of rong music

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12" Revelee _ Delia & Gavin. C'mon the CC remix knocked everyones socks off and the the dfa remix slips in under the radar for pure summer bliss.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Puffin Jack said...

12" - 'Qawali' by Pinch, probably the most played 12" at Tape's Bristol offices in the '06
LP - 'Donuts' by JDilla, stunning!
DJ - off the top of my head i'll say Optimo, but I might change my mind!

need to have a bit more of a think on the other categories...

7:38 PM  
Blogger Alex Egan said...

our guest chart isn't in there? cheeky ;)

i suppose we're not allowed to enter either eh!

11:58 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Hey Alex - hope you had a good time on Thursday. Shame that we were busy playing as we definitely would've hooked up with you otherwise. Erm... regarding the guest chart, you didn't do us a mix so you don't get in there! Of course you're allowed to enter though - the Skull Juice massive's opinion is always valued!

3:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12": heartz4 - intimacy girl (hello?repeat)
lp: ryoji ikeda - dataplex (raster noton)
comp: superlongevity 4 (perlon)
dj: luciano
mixTAPE: after hours
competition: 76


10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm, Tricky one this. (Just Take my Top answers if you like)

12" Audion - Mouth to Mouth
Dump Truck - Cobblestone Jazz
Gabriel Ananda - Doppelwhipper (Live)

LP Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra of Bubbles
Hot Chip - The Warning

Comp - Interkontinental 5 (Traum Schalplatten)

DJ - JD Twitch (Optimo)

mixTape - After Hours

Age 82

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AGE= 76
12"= Relevee (Carl Craig/DFA remixes)-Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom (DFA Records)
LP = It's a feedelity affair - Lindstrom (Feedelity)
Compilation= Âme...Mixing (Sonar Kollektiv)
DJ = Rub N' Tug
Mixtape =
Richard Carnage - This Is Mutant Pop

This could change any moment :)

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12": Minilogue- The Girl from Botany Bay

LP: The Eraser-Thom Yorke

Compilation: Sci:FI:Hi:Fi-Alex Smoke

DJs: Alex Smoke & Trentemoller

MixTAPE: Champagne tastes on a beer budget-Mike Bull (although I didnt hear all of them)

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DJ of the year: Optimo

Mix of the year: optimo's BBC essential mix. If you didn't hear it get it here:

6:13 PM  
Blogger Puffin Jack said...

comp- 'North by Northwest' Paul Morley's look at punl/post-punk in Liverpool and Manchester. 3 cd's of top notch gear!

Come on people get entering the competition! we have this lovely Metro Area LP on offer, but if you already have this, or if you don't collect records and prefer CD's i'm sure we can find you something equally decent! So get those votes in...

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12": L&PT's Boney M Down, have to love the build-up
LP: Bettey Botox'G4 Faggot, eclectic bliss
Dj:Morgan Geist, pity that nobody really digs his sound on the dancefloor
Mixtape: Quiet Village's halloween special on Beats in Space, hilarious audiotracks of horrorclassics, beware of Deep Red

Keep up the work,

Belgian reader

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12" Single Of The Year
Cornerstone Jazz - Dumptruck

LP Of The Year
The Knife - Silent Shout

Compilation Of The Year
Tom Moulton - A Tom Moulton Mix (Soul Jazz)

DJ Of The Year

MixTAPE Of The Year
Richard Carnage - Mutant Disco (howsabout volume II?)

Collective tape age: 67

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12": Delia + Gavin's Relevee/ Shit Robot's Wrong Galaxy/ Audion's Mouth to Mouth...can't decide

LP: J. Dilla's Donuts

Compilation: Soul Jazz's Tropicalia

DJ: Erol Alkan

DJ Adult Contemporary

4:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12" Cobblestone Jazz - Dump Truck

LP - Beauty Came to Us In Stone - Mungolian Jetset

Compilation - Confuzed Disco on Mantra Vibes

Mixtape; Carnage Mutant Disco (although my own was ok!)

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12": Prins Thomas - Fehrara
LP: Mudd - Claremont 56
Comp.: A Tom Moulton Mix
Mixtape: Sean Johnston - Autumn Music machine

12:54 PM  
Blogger Blackest said...

tough call, but:

12": shit robot - wrong galaxy
(followed closely by 'relevee (mixes)', 'girl from botany bay', 'seeing through shadows', sleeparchive's mix of 'dem never know', 'hamas rule' and 'full clip')

lp: my my - songs for the gentle
(followed closely by 'orchestra of bubbles', and on an indie tip, camera obscura's effervescent 'let's get out of this country')

comp: michael mayer - immer 2

mixTAPE: heartbeat's mix
(followed closely by johnston's autumn machine music and carnage's after hours)

combined tape age: 7890 (that's right, bitches, I'm immortal. Not as good as it sounds.)

also, look out for my TAPE Review of the Year, which I've been slaving over for weeks now, and which will be unveiled before xmas appears - intended, apart from anything, to compensate for my relative blogging quietness, it will include my top 50 singles of the year, and a more narrative look at the top producers, productions, moments, djs, nights, trends and general bollocks that 2006 has given us. To think i spent the first half of the year moaning about the lack of good tunes....

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12": Shackleton - Skull Disco 3
LP: Convextion 2xLP (finally...)
DJ: Ricardo Villalobos
compilation: Tropicalia

competiton: 70 years old..

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that LP is my electronic LP of the year, btw. doubt it'd top an overall chart... I'd go for 'Donuts' or one of Andrew Chalk's numerous offerings there

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12"= Todd Terje - Eurodans (might be 2005, but the perfect electro-sensuality of that track just made my heart melt)

LP = tough one. Can't think of anything. Je passe

DJ = Francois K. His deepspace gig is a must see before dying folks!

Compilation = the innervsions compilation. Best label of the year by far.

Best mixTAPE = will I have the balls to be that french arrogant prick and vote for myself?...hmmm no. Johnston's gets my vote. But anyways, thanks 100 times for the compliment, soft !

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12": Carl Craig mix of Delia and Gonzales
lp: Ghost Face Killer - Fish Scales
comp: Johannes heil LP
MIXTAPE: Arveene

Richard M Schwartz

3:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgot to vote for a DJ ; Luciano for me.

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12" Lindstrom / The Contemporary Fix
LP Booka Shade / Movements (and please let me have 'The Warning' too)
Compilation DJ Kaos & Sal P Collectors
Remix Erol Alkan's rework of Scissor Sisters
Mixtape Nightmoves
DJ Erol Alkan of course...
Young Talnet Award DJ Richard Carnage
Competition age 65

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12" - pier bucci, familia remix ep1
LP - booka shade, movements
comp - kiki, boogy bytes vol.1
DJ - philip sherburne
mixTape - richard carnage, don't techno for an answer

competition - 70

7:30 PM  
Blogger Puffin Jack said...

keep those votes coming!

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gotta give a couple for each:

12" - Dump Truck or Relevee (CC)
LP - Lindstrom or Fujiya & Miyagi
DJ - Optimo or Prins Thomas

Thanks for a great year.


8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean Johnston - Autumn Machine Music

Gets my vote for mix of 2006.

One of a couple of heavily rinsed mixes from Sean - good stuff.


1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12'': Loco Dice - Harrisa
LP: Quenum & Lee Van Dowski - As Told on the Eve of....
Compilation - I'll get back to you on this one
DJ - Magda (She will play in Bristol soon I'll make sure of it!!)

5:36 PM  
Blogger Puffin Jack said...

nice one mike, i didn't even know there was a quenum album, i really should keep up!

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harrisa 12 inch of the year? Bloody hell not sure about that one.

3:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12": Cobblestone Jazz - Dump Truck
LP: Jeff Samuel - Step
MixTAPE: Richard Carnage - Don't Techno For An Answer
Age: 75

other than dump truck the new superdub of kiki - trust me is pretty unreal

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

errrrrrr i dunno how old is who??????????????? really fucking old is my guess.what do i win?never win nothing.just here to cast my vote on some Sean Johnston - Autumn Machine Music...which is obviously best of the mixes
(not heard theothers though hahahahahahahahahahahhaha)
does that still count?

1:51 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Your vote stands, Miss Forsberg, but please thing of at least trying to vote for something else, even if it's bloody Razorlight for the best album! If you like Sean's mixes then you're bound to have an ear for a good tune. Anyway... less of this bickering and on with more voting!

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

books on tape? i find them very good
so..... can i vote for pd james 'murder of the doorhandle on the first floor'?no? i shall say no more from before mr johnston denies any knowledge of our friendship.ok were second cousins.not friends.i dont bicker.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Loco Dice EP is brilliant, in my opinion of course. Four quality pieces of music that I can't stop listening to. Admitidly it has only just been release and may be a bit soon to be calling my favourite EP of the year..... Anyway, it stays as my favourite EP of the year closely followed by Seph's Wooden EP, Martin Buttrich's - Full Clip EP (his one on Poker Flat is wicked too) and the EP on Clever Music that has the Gurtz Remix of Magda Has a Little Troll.

I can't think of favourite compilation bbut my favourite mix is Butane - Live @ The Works in Detroit. Classy afterhours madness.

Puffin - Have you got the internet installed in your gentlemans lounge now? You seem to be on the net rather a lot these days.

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12" - Cobblestone Jazz 'India In Me' Wagon Repair AND My My 'Butterflies & Zebras' Aus Music (I can't choose one and you can't make me!)
LP - Camille 'Le Fil'
Compilation - Cassy 'Panorama Bar 01' on Ostgut
DJ - Craig Richards
Mixtape - afterhours

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to change my DJ vote from Ricardo V to Luciano + Craig Richards. the combination of them together. two best nights out of the year, hands down.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

totally forgot about that full clip ep, thanks for the reminder mr bull

11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12" Single Of The Year - Martin Buttrich - Full Clip

LP Of The Year - My My - Songs for the Gentle

Compilation Of The Year - James Holden -At the Controls

DJ Of The Year -Carl Craig

MixTAPE Of The Year - sorry, i missed these

Competition q: i have no idea - but I'll guess 75

Kiran, I can't believe you compile 100 singles. such dedication!

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shit, i meant 65

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, i didn't. 75. my maths is crap.

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12": The Knife - Silent Shout
Chromatics - Nite/Glass Slipper
Booka Shade - In White Rooms
Lindstrom - Another Station (Todd Terje Remix)
Antena - Camino del Sol (Joakim/Todd Terje Remixes)

LP: The Knife - Silent Shout
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
Girl Talk - Night Ripper
Spank Rock - Yoyoyoyoyoyo

DJ: Optimo
Tim Sweeney
Erol Alkan

Compilation: Kompakt 7

Mixtape: Richard Carnage - Mutant Disco

Age: 67

-DJ Cockblock

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck, Larry Heard ft Mr White -- The Sun Can't Compare is a serious late contender for 12 of the year. anyone who was there for Luciano at Fabric and stayed it out to the end will know exactly what I mean.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

The sun definitely can't compaare with how hard it is to get a copy of that tune. An mp3 to would be much appreciated. Any ideas for LP. DJ or complation?


3:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I already voted further up. is the 12 that hard to track down? digitally I only have it as a cut out from a Luciano set, shoddy sound quality, but better than nothing.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Chantilly Bass said...

I'm a bit late, sorry.

12": Buttrich- Full Clip (No Contest)
LP: Alex Smoke- Paradolia
Comp: Superlongevity 4

Happy Holidays guys!

6:05 PM  
Blogger Chantilly Bass said...

Oh wait, I didn't finish...

DJ of the year: Virarobos!

MIxTape: Carnage's Mutant Pop

Now I'm sorted. :)

6:20 PM  
Blogger Chantilly Bass said...

But wait, what about remix of the year????

6:24 PM  
Blogger Chantilly Bass said...

Oh shit, I totally forgot! Can I change my comp vote to Total 7? Completely spaced that one out. I'll stop now. This is getting ridiculous.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Cameron said...

LP Of The Year - Alex Smoke "Paradolia"

12" oty - Martin Buttrich "Full Clip"

Compilation Of The Year - Jena Paradies "Latest Bits"

DJ Of The Year - Damian Lazarus

MixTAPE Of The Year - Carnage "Mutant Pop"

Pick that I haven't seen on lists - Marek Bois "You Got Good Ash (Gabriel Ananda Remix)"

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LP - LCD Sound System 45:33

12" - Abe Duque - When The Fever Breaks

Comp - Credit to the Edit - Greg Wilson

DJ - Magda

MixTAPE - Sean Johnston - Autumn Machine Music

11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Xmas everybody :D .

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12"_ sly mongoose 'snakes & ladders (rub'n'tug remix)'

lp_ hot chip 'the warning'

comp_ sal p & kaos 'danse, gravite zero'

dj_ optimo

mixtape_ puffin jack doodledub

8:33 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

12" - Minilogue - The Girl From Botany Bay
LP - The Knife - Silent Shout
Compilation - Kaos & Sal P - Danse, Gravité Zéro
DJ - JD Twitch (Optimo) (with Luciano a close second)
Mixtape - Puffin Jack/Doodlebug - Doodledub

2:54 PM  
Anonymous porn said...

Honorary Mentions - Sly Mongoose, Tiny Sticks, See Mi Yah remixes, Doobledub.

9:39 PM  
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6:38 AM  

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