The Best of 2002...


Akufen - My Way (Force Inc.)
Black Dog – Bytes (Warp)
Casino vs. Japan - Whole Numbers Play The Basics (Carpark)
Clipse – Lord Willin’ (Star Trak)
Common - Electric Circus
Dabrye - One Three (Ghostly International)
DJ Jazzy Jeff - The Magnificent (BBE/Rapster)
Dron - Homeworld (Mikrolux)
Dwele - Dwelogy (Unreleased Bootleg)
Figurine - Transportation + Communication = Love (Blackbean & Placenta)
Isan - Lucky Cat (Morr)
Jaguar Wright - Denials Delusions and Decisions
Kaah - Beats, Melodier & Baby Kaah
Machine Funk Specialists (Rotters Golf Club)
Mark Rae - Rae Road (Grand Central)
Miguel Migs - Colorful You (Naked Music)
Murcof – Martes (Leaf)
Peven Everett - Studio Confessions (Abb Soul)
Polar - Out of the Blue (Certificate 18)
Populous - Quipo (morr)
Quantic - 5th Exotic (Tru Thoughts)
Raphael Saadiq - Instant Vintage
RJD2 - Dead Ringer (Def Jux)
Royksopp, Melody AM (Wall of Sound)
Shy FX & T Power - Set It Off (FFRR)
Soundbombing III (Rawkus)
Stereotyp - My Sound (G-Stone)
Sumo – Workout (Seasons)


This was the year Soulful Drum & Bass (Liquid Funk) really started to explode, so I was buying any and everything by Marcus Intalex, High Contrast, Calibre, Marky & XRS Land, Influx Datum - basically... the labels Hospital, SOUL:r and Defunked.

* This list is in no way complete or accurate and may or may not reflect what I really liked in 2K2... That being said... GO BUY 'EM!