2010 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Rhythma

When it comes to albums released in 2010, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who’s pored over them more intensely than a KEXP DJ. So, what were their favorites? Which CDs did they reach for the most, or, uh, “click on” the most in their iTunes players? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2010 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Voting ends on Monday, December 20th, so let us know your favorites now.

photo by Tyson Lynn

DJ Rhythma’s 2010 Top Ten Albums

rank album artist label country
1 Contra Mundum Pop Dell’Arte Presente Portugal
3 Analog Drift Chico Man Wax Poetics USA
2 Funky Tumbao Setenta Hot Casa France
4 ORA WAI Jayrem Records Australia
5 Afrobeast Yaaba Funk Yaabaphone UK
6 Mulatu Steps Ahead Mulatu Astatke Strut Etheopia
8 Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat Charanjit Singh Bombay Connection India
7 Polska Rootz (Beats, Dubs and Future Folk) Various Eastblok Poland
9 Secret Agent Tony Allen Nonesuch Nigeria
10 Expo The Shanghai Restoration Project Undercover Culture Music China

DJ Rhythma is an occasional fill-in host for Wo’ Pop, airing Tuesday nights from 6-9PM, and the host for Mo’Glo on WNYE Sunday nights, 12-1AM EST.

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