Top 10 of 2010: Atari Teenage Riot\'s Nic Endo

Top 10 of 2010: Atari Teenage Riot's Nic Endo

Nic Endo's been a busy lady this year, what with Atari Teenage Riot re-"activating." The opinionated music maker/music fan took the time to put a list together for us of her ten picks from 2010. Take a peek!

posted December 17, 2010

  1. Rat Eyes - Dickheads Guide to Assholeland
    I look at a decade full of personal top ten lists and wonder if things are really getting worse every year?
    Stopped reading those lists in magazines a long time ago.
    When I heard this seven inch it felt like watching a beach full of spring break zombies and someone drops a bomb with ice water on them.
    Wake up, world. Rat Eyes defines the new era of hardcore.
  2. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
    Didn't catch one of their shows as I was on tour pretty much the whole year. Great to have them back.
  3. Salem - Asia
    Nothing that new but it's awesome music after all. Good name, that's half the rent right there I guess.
    I wish they were staying more underground and the hipsters would have NOT discovered them. But who cares.
  4. Merzbow & Balazs Pandi - live 12"
    Balazs gave me this vinyl. Fucking amazing stuff. Balazs is a drummer who played with Venetian Snares and many others.
    Merzbow is god anyway. So bring both together and you have a rare piece of brutal energy on black wax.
  5. Gatekeeper - Giza EP
    I am really into synth music - who would have guessed. This is very good because these guys (I assume these are guys) know their machines.
    If you do 80s synth stuff, do it well.
  6. Steve Aoki - Brrrat (Polydor Remix)
    Saw the guy DJ in Tokyo the first time, great energy. This is refreshing when you are based in Berlin like me and have to listen to that minimal Hawtin rubbish all the time.
  7. IAMX - Terrified (Alec Empire remix)
    I liked the original, so I was surprised when Alec played me the remix he did of the song. I like remixes that change the song completely.
  8. The Knife - Tomorrow, in a Year
    This is as mainstream as I get.
  9. CX Kidtronik - Let's Go Crazy (Stones Throw)
    The new guy in Atari Teenage Riot. What an insane trip this whole year
    has been for us. A year ago Alec and him wrote this track, CX wanted me
    to lay some vocals on here, like riot grrl style.
    It took some time to come out, as it was one of the first tracks from
    his album he was recording.
    There are two sides to hip hop these days, the commercial horrible stuff that gets played at Glastonbury festival or something, then the very very underground stuff which is more imaginary than anything else out there. Watch out...
  10. Sleigh Bells - Infinity Guitars
    I kind of like this band. I hope they're still around after the 2011 backlash.
    Sometimes I imagine I found a 7 inch vinyl of this in some small indie record store in Newcastle or something.