We asked to different musicians, producers, bloggers, journalists, label owners to make a short list of their best albums of this year. This is the list curated by Berlin based DJ, producer (and also known as founder of Blacksilk Records) Marc Ash.

Geodetic – Cold Lights (Instruments of Discipline)

Slow, intense with captivating rhythmic workouts. Great airy industrial masterpiece. 

Exhausted Modern – Ampér (Brokntoys)

Deep and charming electro hidden gem right out from a label that keeps surprising. Call it “new school electro” if you want, well I’m totally into it.

Course Correction – The Tunguska Event (Nein)

Nice dark electro EP that brings my memory back to the early ‘00s Gigolos golden age. But without the cheesy part.

Further Reductions – Disparate Elements (Knekelhuis)

Can you behave dirty and refined at the same time? Apparently yes.

CUB – Seeing from Above (Downwards)

I love this slower and instrospective part of Karl’s creative output, brought to surface by his longtime mate Simon Shreeve. This does continue to look like a very fruitful fellowship.