What were the 80 most important musical recordings, artists, trends, events, and performances of 2008? What were the eight things this year that broke our hearts—or, at least, our ears? We’re happy to announce 80 ’08 (and Heartbreak), Idolator’s year-end overview. The list is below the jump.
German techno’s a dime a dozen, right? Even partisans were saying so this year. But nobody told Stefan Kozalla, International Pony member and solo artist as Adolf Noise and (especially) DJ Koze, who went ahead, as usual, and made some of the slinkiest, least predictable, most ear-grabbing records of anyone in any category in 2008.
Kompakt, the German techno label currently riding high on Matias Aguayo’s instant-classic “Minimal” (particularly the DJ Koze remix, available in edited form here), is set to issue a new 12-inch by British artist Sam Taylor-Wood, who’s covering the Passions’ post-punk classic “I’m in Love with a… More »