excellent LPs from SHIGETO (“no better time than now”) + KROMESTAR (“tears of joy”) are the most glaring omissions we’ve noticed, so far, from our “best of 2013” radio show. the former was such a program staple during the year, that each co-host must have assumed one of the others would include the talented michigan percussionist-turned-producer’s third full length from ghostly international.
the latter is not really our fault, as KROMESTAR dropped his mini-album right before the new year. highly personal works are unusual in dance music–even more so in the macho realm of UK bass music–making KROMESTAR’s cathartic journey through his infant son’s death a compelling listen. you can listen to the full “tears of joy” LP here.