Delarge artists collective (check delarge.co.uk)
· best albums
- Sole : Selling Live Water
- Viktor Vaughn : Vaudeville Villain
- Hymies Basement : Hymies Basement
- Non-Prophets : Hope
· albums we listened to
- Cannibal Ox : The Cold Vein
- Atmosphere : Seven's Travels
- Viktor Vaughn : Vaudeville Villain
- fog : ether teeth
- The Flaming Lips : Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
- Boards Of Canada : Geogaddi
- Alias : Muted
- Buck 65 : Square
- Buck 65 : Talkin' Honkey Blues
- DJ Shadow : The Private Press
· best songs
- Sage Francis : Broken Wings
- RJD2 : The Horror
- why? : Early Whitey EP
· best beats
- Mr Dibbs
- Boom Bip
· best producers
- RJD2
- Alias
- Sixtoo
- El-P
· best emcee / lyrics
- Sole : Sebago
"ask god what happens when I die. / no answer. sadness strikes me dead in my bellowing state, / remembering some girl I'd never love. so far detached from the world I can't know and the faces I can't see"
- and of course Aesop Rock
· favorite artwork
- album wise: Aesop Rock "Bazooka Tooth" was a real standout
- general artwork: Fatoe
· favorite labels
Lex
· biggest surprise
the lack of surprises this year
· biggest disappointment
a broken fader
· books we read
- H.G. Wells : War Of The Worlds
- Alan Moore : V For Vendetta
- Will Self : Great Apes
- Naomi Klein : No Logo
- Noreena Hertz : The Silent Takeover
- Noami Klein : Fences And Windows
- Michael Moore : Dude, Where's My Country?
· movies we saw
- Ichi The Killer
- Happiness
- Donnie Darko
- Lord Of The Rings
- Secretary
- Adaptation
· websites we visited
- pixelsurgeon.com
- threadless.com
- featured.nu
- anticon.com
- lexrecords.com
- pitchforkmedia.com
- surfstation.lu
- non-prophets.com
too many...
· foods we ate
lots of garlic, mushrooms, artichokes, thai curry & chewing gum
· things that made us smile
- scratching
- the live shows we went to
- beer
- Bo Selecta
· things that made us go hmm
hearing DJ Tiger Styles on John Peel - Radio 1, UK - a human moving at lightspeed is possible
· things that made me cringe
- 50 Cent
- "Love Actually"
· best moment(s) of 2003
the Lex Records show in London, October 2003
· worst moment(s) of 2003
George Bush serving a fake turkey
· what we'd like to see in 2004
some decent scratching on more records
· what we don't want to see in 2004
- G Unit
- Ja Rule
- MTV Cribs
· hip hop in 2004 will be...
surprising
· our new years resolutions
buy more records