2010 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Riz

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, airing Monday, January 3rd.

photo by Laura Totten

Riz’s 2010 Top Ten Albums
i couldn’t get ‘er down from 11… so here they are in alphabetical order not so much the best rekkids but some of my favorites from 2010 from DJ Riz for all y’all

Antony and the Johnsons – Thank You For Your Love / Swanlights -Rough Trade / Antony w Fennesz ‘ Returnal’ – Editions Mego
Beach House – Teen Dream – Sub Pop
Das Rascist – Sit Down Man / Shut Up Dude – Mad Decent/Greedhead/Mishka
Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest – 4AD
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Boondigga And The Big BW – The Drop
Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics – s/t – Strut
Pezzner – The Trracks Are Alive – Freerange
School Of Seven Bells – Disconnect From Desire – Ghostly International
Syl Johnson – The Complete Mythology – Numero Uno
THEESatisfaction – Transitions – Self Release
Tjutjuna – s/t – Self Released

( ..and five songs Erykah Badu – ‘Incense’ from New Amerykah Part Two – Motown, Fang Island – ‘Davey Crockett’ from Fang Island – Sargent House, John Legend With The Roots – ‘Wholy Holy’ from Wake Up! – GOOD Music, Janelle Monae – ‘Mushrooms And Roses’ from The ArchAndroid – Bad Boy Records, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- ‘The End – Budo Remiz’ from Vs. Redux EP – Self Release )

DJ Riz is on the air Monday nights from 9PM-1AM, and is one of the hosts of Expansions, on the air Sunday nights from 9PM-midnight.

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  1. reverend dr dj riz
    Posted December 17, 2010 at 12:21 am | Permalink

    a tiny correction.. i’m on monday nights.. right after jon kertzer’s best ambience 9pm -1am.. i’d love to see you there !

  2. Janice Headley, Programming Assistant Extraordinaire
    Posted December 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    oh dag, sorry riz! i pulled yr info from this page:

    sorry ’bout that! xoxo janice

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