12 ELECTRONIC ALBUMS & SINGLES FOR 2006 PART 1
Burnt Friedman Jaki Liebezeit Secret Rhythms 2Diesler Keepie UppiesQuantic An Announcement to AnswerGrant Phabao Remixed and RemixesAFX Hangable Auto BulbAFX Chosen LordsSenor Coconut Yellow FeverThe Juju Orchestra Kind Of Latin RhythmThe Juju Orchestra Take FourOrgatronics MoonfruitFort Knox Recordings The New Gold StandardFelix Laband Dark Days Exit
01. Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit - Secret Rhythms 2 (CD/2xLP)
02. Diesler - Keepie Uppies (CD)
03. Quantic - An Announcement to Answer (CD/LP)
04. Grant Phabao - Remixed & Remixes (CDR)
05. AFX - Hangable Auto Bulb (CD) / Chosen Lords (CD)
06. Senor Coconut - Yellow Fever (CD)
07. The Juju Orchestra - Kind Of Latin Rhythm (12") / Take Four (12")
08. Orgatronics - Moonfruit (CD)
09. Fort Knox Recordings - The New Gold Standard (CD/12")
10. Felix Laband - Dark Days Exit (CD/LP)

We've been amazed by their talent for years now so it's no surprise to find Burnt Friedman, Grant Phabao, Aphex Twin or Atom Heart (under his Señor Coconut guise) in this Top 10 once again. These guys are at the top of their game, each one creating an exceptionally unique sound and an incredibly vast discography. Seek them out. Diesler and Quantic are no real surprise either, as the Tru Thoughts label they're on was one of the best of 2005 for all connoisseurs. Breakbeat programming and fusion of groovy styles gets re-invented with the Brighton twist in there. Ask your record dealer for their albums and singles! Newcomers are also welcomed in this bi-annual "Best Of", whether they're cool and fun like the Juju Orchestra, roots and classy like Orgatronics, hip and shaky like The Fort Knox Five or dark and lovely like Felix Laband. You can start diggin'.

12 FOLK ROCK POP ALBUMS FOR 2006 PART 1
MushroomCaroleen BeattySoul SistersPhish Live at Madison Square GardenLoka Fire ShepherdsBenevento Russo Duo LiveLes Claypool Of Whales And WoeBrave Captain DistractionsBobby Previte Coalition Of The WillingKeller and The Keels GrassDisco Biscuits The Wind at Four to FlyBlues Traveler Bastardos
01. Mushroom - Really Don't Mind If You Sit This One Out (CD)
Caroleen Beatty (w/ Mushroom) - You're Only As Pretty As You Feel (CD)
Various (alias Mushroom) - Soul Sisters - The Sights & Sounds of the African-American Underground (CD)
02. Phish - Live at Madison Square Garden New Year's Eve 1995 (3xCD)
03. Loka - Fire Shepherds (CD/LP)
04. Benevento/Russo Duo - Raw Horse: The Benevento Russo Duo Live! (CD)
05. Les Claypool - Of Whales And Woe (CD/LP)
06. Brave Captain - Distractions (CD/LP)
07. Bobby Previte - The Coalition Of The Willing (CD/LP)
08. Keller & The Keels - Grass (CD/LP)
09. The Disco Biscuits - The Wind at Four to Fly (CD/LP)
10. Blues Traveler - Bastardos (CD/LP)

11 HIP HOP ALBUMS FOR 2006 PART 1
Spank Rock YoYoYoYoYoPeople Under The Stairs StepfatherCut Chemist The Audience is ListeningNew Flesh Universally DirtyMocky Navy Brown BluesFreddie Cruger presents The 3 Foot PeopleCunninLynguists A Piece Of StrangeAmmoncontact With VoicesSpeech Defect Freshcoast Gettin RowdySoul Position Things Go Better With RJ And AlRjd2 Magnificent City Instrumentals
01. Spank Rock - YoYoYoYoYo (CD/2XLP)
02. People Under The Stairs - Stepfather (CD+DVD/2xLP)
03. Cut Chemist - The Audience's Listening (CD)
04. New Flesh - Universally Dirty (CD/2xLP)
05. Mocky - Navy Brown Blues (CD)
06. Freddie Cruger presents The 3 Foot People - 3 Feet High & Rising (CD/2xLP)
07. CunninLynguists - A Piece Of Strange (CD)
08. Ammoncontact - With Voices (CD/2xLP)
09. Speech Defect - Freshcoast Gettin' Rowdy (CD/2xLP)
10. Soul Position - Things Go Better With RJ And Al (CD/2xLP)
10. Rjd2 - Magnificent City Instrumentals (CD/2xLP)

12 SOUL JAZZ FUNK ALBUMS & SINGLES FOR 2006 PART 1
The Bamboos - Step It UpGeorge Clinton U Aint Runnin Shit Grant Phabao SkankDarondo Let My People GoThe Broken Keys GravityThe Cheebacabra Exile In The WoodsCampbell Brothers Can You Feel ItThe Wood Brothers Ways Not To LoseThe Wood Brothers Live At Tonic EPChristian McBride Live At TonicNostalgia 77 Octet 7s and 8s Live At The Jazz CafeCharlie Hunter Bobby Previte Dj Logic LongitudeCharlie Hunter Copperopolis
01. The Bamboos - Step It Up (CD/LP)
02. George Clinton - U Ain't Runnin Shit (Grant Phabao Skank)
03. Darondo - Let My People Go (CD/LP)
04. The Broken Keys - Gravity (CD/LP)
05. The Cheebacabra - Exile In The Woods (CD)
06. Campbell Brothers - Can You Feel It? (CD)
07. The Wood Brothers - Ways Not To Lose (CD)
The Wood Brothers - Live At Tonic EP (CD)
08. Christian McBride - Live At Tonic (3xCD)
09.Nostalgia 77 Octet - 7's & 8's - Live At The Jazz Café (CD)
10. Charlie Hunter & Bobby Previte as Groundhunter + Dj Logic - Longitude (CD)
Charlie Hunter - Copperopolis (CD)

12 REGGAE DUB WORLD ALBUMS & SINGLES FOR 2006 PART 1
Tropicalia Brasilian Revolution In SoundAntibalas Family AffairThe Budos BandNomo New TonesNomo NomoStudio One DJs 2Studio One Soul 2The Daktaris Soul ExplosionSound Dimension Jamaica Soul ShakeFire Tongue and Chief Cook Wayo Bring WarGroundation Dub Wars
01. Various - Tropicália : A Brasilian Revolution In Sound (CD/2xLP)
02. Antibalas & Doctor L - Family Affair (7")
03. The Budos Band - The Budos Band (CD/LP)
04. Various - The Brazilian Funk Experience (CD)
05. Nomo - New Tones (CD/LP)
Nomo - Nomo (CD)
06. Various - Studio One DJs 2 (CD/2xLP)
Various - Studio One Soul 2 (CD/2xLP)
07. The Daktaris - Soul Explosion (CD/LP reissue)
08. Sound Dimension - Jamaica Soul Shake (CD/2xLP)
09. Fire Tongue and Chief Cook - Wayo Bring War (CD)
10. Groundation - Dub Wars (CD/2xLP)

10 COMPILATIONS FOR 2006 PART 1
Panama Latin Calypso and Funk on the IsthmusQuantic presents The World Rarest Funk 45sBoozoo Bajou Juke Joint IIStay On The Groove 20 Modern Funk AnthemsShapes CompilationBay Area Funk 2Let Rhythm ProvideBiggabush Sound SensationTrap Door An International Psychedelic Mystery Mix
01. Various - Panama! - Latin Calypso and Funk on the Isthmus 1965-75 (CD/2xLP)
02. Quantic - Presents The World Rarest Funk 45s (CD)
03. Boozoo Bajou - Juke Joint II (CD/12")
04. Various - Stay On The Groove: 20 Modern Funk Anthems (CD)
05. Various - Shapes Compilation (CD)
06. Various - Bay Area Funk 2 (CD/2xLP)
07. Various - Let Rhythm Provide (CD)
08. Biggabush - Sound Sensation (CD)
09. Various - Trap Door - An International Psychedelic Mystery Mix (CD/LP)
10. Various - Fallin' Off The Reel: Truth & Soul Single Collection Vol.1 (CD)