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GP’s Highlights of 2009

January 6, 2010

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As tweeted by Gilles. Be warned – the list is exhaustive… nay ridiculous. I think he needs help…

most avant garde moment of the year – keith and julie tippett at ronnie scotts

best chat waiting for a gig of the year – charlie gillett at roberto fonseca gig

single of the year that never failed in the club – geeneus – ultrafunkula and grammaphonedzie – why don’t you (apologies to purists)

single of the year out of nowhere – trilogy – brother don’t cry

wine of the year at an explosive price – don’t get me started – please contact egon at now again or rainer truby at root down

wine of the year at a reasonable price – beaune cent vignes premier cru – 2003 – domaine besancenot – burgandy

dish of the year – still number 1 – sea urchin pasta (sicily)

bringing boogie back strong of the year – dam-funk

coming through fast on the inside lane – shafiq husayn

back in the fast lane and right up for the next edition of the year – sa ra

anthem of the year – jay z – empire state of mind

hip hop album of the year – mos def – the ecstatic

hip hop instrumental producer of the year – oh no

female jazz voice of the year – nailah

crossing over from future motion to something else of the year – darkstar

hip hop crossover to watch in 2010 – theophilus london

new electronic sound of the year that bumps nicely – floating points

house producers of the year – dop

gig of the year – tie: glasper + bilal at QEH / mocky at WW fest Sete

doc of the year – anvil the story of

film of the year – the white ribbon

best vinyl compilation /packagingof the decade – black to black on lo recordings – exceptional!

best old rare record I got hold of in 2009 – ndikho xaba and the Natives on trylyte feat plunky from oneness of juju ..deep one

best festival of the year programmed by me !!!! http://bit.ly/57EAHA

smallest club with good music of the year – always worth popping in there – momo’s london

best colored vinyl 12inch – Funkineven – Kleer (in clear vinyl obviously…

best bus route (not twisted long bus) of the year (london) – 76 waterloo – tottenham

best gig with violin(s) of the year – Mocky at Worldwide festival Sete

best pub that does great music night (UK) – hare and hounds Birmingham http://bit.ly/7FdYx7

best club Scotland – still – Sub Club http://bit.ly/7L3xGy

compilations label of the decade (UK) – bbe records http://bit.ly/6th1MS

driest people of the year – iphone people

deep big worded mellifluous review of a single of the year http://bit.ly/555VC3

game of the year to focus your dj hands before a big gig – wii archery

best record label of the year (US) – stones throw incorporating now again http://bit.ly/LxmHF

best record label of the decade (stateside) – ubiquity incorporating luv n haight http://bit.ly/7KAEAs

best record label of the decade UK – ninja incorporating big dada http://bit.ly/1agkQo

best turkish bath Istanbul – http://bit.ly/8cWGbV

hip hop artist who really needs to release an official cd in 2010 – http://bit.ly/6Vtnkm – come on mate….lets go…

best radio show 2009 – DJ leftoo – studio Brussels Belgium http://bit.ly/5g4wo4

best train line with best views (UK) – London – Exeter

most champagne drunk on a flight whilst sat next to gilles peterson of the year – darren emmerson (big look….)

biggest buyer of adapter plugs in airports that he keeps on losing – gilles peterson (sucker…)

biggest use of data roaming on an iphone and with ridiculous bills that I resent – gilles peterson (sucker…)

best club the world has ever seen – club Yellow Tokyo http://bit.ly/4R81R2

best soundsystem for a small room asia – Velvet Rooms – Zouk Singapore

best afro-funk track re-issued in 2009: Orchestre PolyRythmo de Cotonou http://kpr.me/00004Q

best new small club Tokyo http://bit.ly/71g6HO

best new drink of 2009 – horse milk (served cold)

best stand in DJ stateside with perfect voice who should do more of the year – jrocc http://bit.ly/7EdoOv

best men’s after shave – anything by Comme des Garcons especially this little wonder http://bit.ly/7aNVnA

most expensive car park in the middle of nowhere 2009 – http://bit.ly/6mwYWd – 25 quid???? for 2 hours of Placebo???

best label putting out obscure and fascinating world music for beatheads – soundway http://bit.ly/4qRzUL

series that totally lost it in 2009 of the year – entourage

worst film I saw on a plane and then thought was ok of the year – the hangover

best jazz compilation of the year (old school) – spiritual swingers/nicola conte http://bit.ly/4Fofdo

best article about simon cowell of the year- miranda sawyer http://bit.ly/5EW9uA

best pub grub on a tuesday of the year – http://bit.ly/KA32

best book pt 2 that needs a reprint and hard back – from jazz funk and fusion to acid jazz (marc snowboy cotgrove)

best cricket commentator of the year – david ‘bumble’ lloyd

best food at a festival in 2009 – Sunset live Fukuoka

best session of the year at maida vale – elmore judd

best radio show on digital – kevin beadle solar radio

best message board of the year still – brownswood http://bit.ly/7k1V8i

I wish he commentated in the South of England of the year – Stuart ‘bard’ Hall

best biscuits – tough one this year – going for handfuls of Ottolenghi Granola instead…

most heat in a studio in june – egrem havana

most stressful day of the year – qtip at the roundhouse – great gig though!

best and most enjoyable interview I did last year – fink at maida vale

best commentator for tennis with better job than mine of the year – jonathan overend http://bit.ly/5Q7Gz7

jazz radio show of the year – jez nelson bbc radio 3 http://bit.ly/6wxq6u – original pirate of course!

best large scale party of the year – Compost 15th birthday – Munich Muffathalle October 10 2009

best hat shop of the year – Ca41a Hoxton http://bit.ly/7sA7ro

best news correspondent of the year award who must be into Cecil Taylor records – Nick Robinson http://bit.ly/vZMXn

most annoyingly trendy area of the year award – stoke newington high street

best park of the year (north london) for snow sledging – springfield park

best hangover cure of the year award – brown rice, miso soup, natto sticky beans, pickles and a glass of asahi super dry

best and quickest escape out of london award http://bit.ly/57ucoH

football knowledge of the year – mike ingham

best voice on the radio since steve lamacq of the year – huw stevens – super mellow!

best small club of the year (Tokyo) – the room Shibuya (again!) http://bit.ly/8c4zDr

best travel book of the year – david byrne – bicycle diaries

book of the year – Patrick Neate – Jerusalem

best book of the year (pictures) http://bit.ly/8yVz56 – obviously!

best sunset venue to do a gig of the year – La Sassa – Tour de Nonza – Corsica

best jazz on tv channel of the year – Mezzo – http://bit.ly/8FTBxS

Dj’s Dj of the year – Ross Allen

funniest dj of the year award – tie between Moodyman and Fulgeance

worst london airport of the year – Luton

best london airport of the year – heathrow terminal 5

services to jazz award 2009 – carlos nino

label of the year – Hyperdub

best sports journalist of the year – james lawton (the independent)

loudest headphones of the year that continually smash my ears to smithereens – sony mdr-v700′s – will one day sue them!

gonna miss you enormously and I never thought I’d ever say this talkshow host of the year – Simon Mayo BBC five live

most improved late night talk radio host of the year – dotun adebayo – BBC five live

best Carribean restaurant of the year (London) – Juniors (still the best for ackee and saltfish http://bit.ly/6KmDum

best Soba (freshly made) restaurant Europe of the year – Yen Paris http://bit.ly/6wE9iw

best new jazz/impro venue of the year London – cafe Otto http://bit.ly/5ZcoBY

best free downloads of the year by a DJ/producer – Seiji http://bit.ly/JLOdP

best jeans of the year – neighbourhood Japan (still…)

best coffee of the year – piccolo espresso – anywhere in Australia or here in london http://bit.ly/11a6T2

you chose the wrong career you should have been a DJ of the year – Tiger Woods!

athlete of the year – Jessica Enis

jazz shop on a deep trip of the year http://bit.ly/7ZhSID – it is in Tokyo though

record dealer (rare soul and stuff) – jazzman gerald http://bit.ly/6xy7YE

record shop of the year (vatious styles) – soul jazz soho (8th year running) needs to invest in coffee machine tho http://bit.ly/8oc6P8

best new continents for new music of the year – australasia/oceana – great stuff from Oz and Nz in 2009

still doing it good and proper (stateside) of the year – king britt, bobito, rich medina, francois k, dj spinna, jeff brown, louie vega…

best german DJ of the year – alexander barck

most improved brass band of the year – hypnotic brass ensemble

best cover of a sun ra track of the year – los ondas marteles – love in outer space

most over expensive over paid under achieving team of the year (again) – tottenham hotspurs!!!

worst and most annoying manager of the year and best mate of alex ferguson that pisses me off – sam alardyce

worst football team of the year (technical) – blackburn Rovers

soul reborn of the year – Lee Fields and Majer Hawthorne

biggest caners outside of UK and Ireland of the year – Lithuania!

Album of the Decade: MIDLAKE: The Trials of Van Occupanther. (followed by Beck: Sea Change & D’Angelo: Voodoo

Gig of the decade: MIDLAKE at 93 Feet East on their first UK tour.

Software of the decade: Ableton Live.

still doing it after all these years of the year – dj zinc nuff respek!

artist who seriously deserves wider recognition of the year – raphael saddiq

world music album of the year – oumou sangare – seya (world circuit)

world music doing credible hip hop of the year – knaan

world music made by a DJ of the year – quantic and the combo barbaro

world music collab of the year – Mulatu and the Heliocentrics

year of the year – 1997 – roni size won a mercury, I won a sony and the queen gave me an mbe!

motorway of the year – A5 France

best radio station in the world (still) – radio nova Paris (check the new comps – the original inspiration to all that I do…)

best football commentary team of the year – still martin tyler and andy gray ( incredible consistency over the years…)

best sound system in a UK (small) club of the year – plastic people (but Ade needs to come back and fix up soon before it falls apart…)

best cheese of the year – tete de moine

best looking podium dancers in an Ibiza club of the year – Space – we love…

always delivers a killer set whether it be Roots , Rock n Roll or Reggae of the year – Andrew weatherall

presenter of the year with depth and knowledge crossing over – Nihal

worst airport of the year with longest walks – Dubai international

best service to DJs whilst flying between cities of the year – Singapore Airlines

boxer shorts of the year – undercover (tokyo)

doing modal jazz better than anyone with a harp of the year – Matthew Halsall

the new Photek of the year coming from dubstep/future motion – untold

dubstep/future motion track of the year – Joy Orbison – hyph Mango

should have said no to a nobel peace prize of the year – Barrack ( let me do a job and then give it to me…) Obama

newspaper of the year – can’t say although the Guardian came through big yesterday with they’re Iran Peter Moore story…

comedy of the year by a country mile – the thick of it

tweeter of the year – 0800dark and omas sa ra

always have faith in what looks like a lost cause of the year – alexander song (arsenal)

single of the year that never failed in the club – geeneus – ultrafunkula and grammaphonedzie – why don’t you (apologies to purists)

single of the year out of nowhere – trilogy – brother don’t cry

wine of the year at an explosive price – don’t get me started – please contact egon at now again or rainer truby at root down

wine of the year at a reasonable price – beaune cent vignes premier cru – 2003 – domaine besancenot – burgandy

dish of the year – still number 1 – sea urchin pasta (sicily)

bringing boogie back strong of the year – dam-funk

coming through fast on the inside lane – shafiq husayn

back in the fast lane and right up for the next edition of the year – sa ra

anthem of the year – jay z – empire state of mind

hip hop album of the year – mos def – the ecstatic

hip hop instrumental producer of the year – oh no

female jazz voice of the year – nailah

crossing over from future motion to something else of the year – darkstar

hip hop crossover to watch in 2010 – theophilus london

new electronic sound of the year that bumps nicely – floating points

house producers of the year – dop

gig of the year – tie: glasper + bilal at QEH / mocky at WW fest Sete

doc of the year – anvil the story of

film of the year – the white ribbon

Told you.