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December is always a slow month when it comes to music, but it’s the perfect time to bring together our favorite findings of 2014 and share them with the world.

Last year we skipped the Moovmnt Staff Pick, but I couldn’t leave you all empty handed this year. We’ve made a lot of new friends, discovered a lot of wonderful music and enjoyed so much incredible music.

It was hard to pick, but here is our ‘best of 2014’ list aka staff pick. We wish you all an amazing 2015 and keep an ear out for all the project we will be unleashing on you!

Best Album 2014
1. Taylor McFerrin – Early Riser
2. Moonchild – Please Rewind
3. Fatima – Yellow Memories
4. Swarvy – Scotch
5. Slakah the Beatchild – Soul Movement Vol. 2

Best EP 2014
1. Hiatus Kaiyote – By Fire
2. Jordan Rakei – Groove Curse
3. Abhi//Dijon EP
4. Trian Kayhatu – Suture
5. Evil Needle & Sivey – Constructive Interference

Best Song 2014
1. Nick Price – Naked Souls
2. Galimatias & Joppe – One Step Back Ft. GoldLink
3. Mr. Carmack – Something About You Baby Ft. B. Bravo & Parvizi
4. MisterMack – Let You Be
5. Avay – Fall Ft. The Hotel

Best Compilation 2014
1. Conglomerates
2. Stussy X Soulection
3. Heartbreaks & Promises Vol. 2
4. My Love Is Underground
5. Darker Than Wax 10K

Best Remix 2014
1. James Vincent McMorrow – Glacier (Atu Remix)
2. Mr Scruff – We Are Coming (Max Graef Remix)
3. May – Soul (FloFilz Remix)
4. Wayne Snow – Red Runner (Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND Remix)
5. Panes – Stills (Sivey Remix)

Best Newcomer 2014
1. Billie Black
2. Nick Price
3. Maïa
4. Kerem Akdag
5. Miki Rose

Best Collaboration 2014
1. Joanna Borromeo x Häzel – Sun Come In
2. starRo x Mr. Carmack x Teeko x Mikos Da Gawd – Catch Me Ft. JusMoni
3. Esta X Mike Gao – Katsu Curry
4. Evil Needle & Sivey – Constructive Interference
5. Maxwell – Ascension (Aywy. & Sh?m Edit)

Best Record Label 2014
1. Ninja Tune
2. Soulection
3. Darker Than Wax
4. Cosmonostro
5. Box Aus Holz


Seems like these end of the year staff picks are getting a little bit easier each year. Firstly because the amount of posts has gone down and secondly because we’ve become even more picky concerning the content of the site. A lot of you might be wondering what happened to the whole beats thing. Well, let’s just call it an evolving taste in music and let’s face it…there have only been a handful of cats that made something really worth mentioning. Credit to whomever credit is due!

Here’s our ‘best of 2012′ list and we wish you all a fantastic 2013..

Best Album 2012
1. Robert Glasper – Black Radio
2. Darryl Reeves – Mercury
3. Grooveman Spot – Paradox
4. Erimaj – Conflict of A Man
5. Bennetrhodes – Sun Ya

Best EP 2012
1. fLako – Eclosure EP
2. AD Bourke – Raw Ivy EP
3. Sweatson Klank – Elevate Me EP
4. Christoph El Truento – EP01
5. B. Bravo & Teeko – The Starship Connection EP

Best Loosies 2012
1. Andrew Ashong – Flowers
2. Seravince – U Love
3. Jean Grae – U & ME & Everyone, We Know (prod. by M-phazes)
4. Leon Ware – Orchids For The Sun Ft. Quadron
5. Jonny Sass – The Right Way (prod. by Mez)

Best Freebie 2012
Moodymann – Picture This

Best Videos 2012
1. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes (short film)
2. Karriem Riggins – Round The Outside
3. Inkswel – Tu Machito Ft. Chico Mann

Best Remixes 2012
1. Julien Dyne – Who Are You (Sauce81 Remix)
2. Jose James – It’s All Over Your Body (Oddisee Remix)
3. Monkey_sequence.19 – Pretend Ft. Mar (Kan Sano Remix)
4. Maylee Todd – Hieroglyphics (Tall Black Guy Remix)
5. Quadron – Average Fruit (IAMNOBODI Remix)

Best New Musical Talents Spotted 2012
1. Darryl Reeves
2. Hiatus Kaiyote
3. Mez

Best Collaboration 2012
1. Funkinevil
2. Gagle X Ovall
3. Funkommunity

Best Record Labels 2012
1. Jazzy Sport
2. Blue Note
3. Wonderful Noise

Most Slept On Artist 2012
Christoph El Truento

Ones to watch in 2013
1. Shafiq Husayn
2. Sauce81
3. Seravince


Dear visitors,


The time has come to moov forward. We have a lot of new ideas for the future, but without you we wouldn’t be where we are today. Not only would we like to get to know you a little better, we’d also like to gather more information about your wants and needs regarding the site. Now we rarely ask you for any favors and I think these 18 questions are not going to kill you. It will probably take 10 minutes of your time and 1 lucky person will be rewarded as well.

We’re giving away 1 Moovmnt t-shirt (available in sizes S-XXL), a couple of Moovmnt stickers and 1 record/CD of choice (max value 25 euro) from the Rush Hour shop. The main reason why we’re doing this survey is because we are finally going to launch a new site soon and we’re thinking about offering some extra services too. By the way this survey/contest ends on March 30th.

EDIT: Thank you all so much. Results are in and now we just have to process the data. A winner was picked randomly (congrats no. 114) and was just contacted. We’d love to see a picture of you in your Moovmnt tee, holding your prize 🙂


Another year has passed us by again. For the thrird time we’re gonna end the year with our very own ‘Best of 2011’. Together with Nevill and Deluge, I’ve picked out some of the finest music that was released this year. Many thanks to all our visitors and of course the artists out there making music that matters. We wish you a blessed 2012 with loads of great music and make sure you go out with a blast!!

Now on to the Best of 2011..

Best Album 2011
1. Thundercat – The Golden Age of Apocalypse
2. Amalia – Art Slave
3. Brandon Coleman – Self-Taught
4. Elzhi – Elmatic
5. Osunlade – Pyrography
6. Evil Needle – Cirrostratus
7. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Renegades
8. Teeko – Light Up The Darkness
9.  Phonte – Charity Starts At Home
10. Kan Sano – Fantastic Farewell

Best EP 2011
1. KING – The Story EP
2. Dirg Gerner – Preface EP
3. Terrace Martin – The Sex EP
4. fLako – Carving Away The Clay EP
5. Hazel – Playground EP

Best Compilation 2011
1. Soulection
2. The Heart Vol. 2
3. Starship 27 Vol. 2: Take Off

4. LA♥JPN♥LA Vol. 2
5. Label Love Pt.3

Best Videos 2011
1. Erykah Badu – Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long
2. J*DaVeY – Raincheck
3. Jay Electronica Dimethyltryptamine
4. Overdoz – Pasadena
5. Amalia – Freeze That!

Best Remixes 2011
1. Daedelus – Tailor Made with Milosh (Floating Points Remix)
2. Salva – Wake Ups (B. Bravo Remix)
3. Meemee Nelzy – Comme Un Lotus (Buscrates 16​-​bit Remix)
4. Leon King – More Than A Crush (Opolopo Remix)
5. Architeq – Into The Cosmos (Mr Beatnick Dub)

Best Documentaries
1. Real Scenes: Detroit
2. Still Shining
3. Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation

Best New Musical Talents Spotted 2011
1. ERIMAJ – Conflict Of A Man
2. Brandon Coleman – Self Taught
3. Ayanna – Truthfully
4. Greg Spero – Acoustic
5. Manuals – MPG

Best Collaboration 2011
1. Martyn Slott – Pointing Fingers
2. Zebrahim – In My Heart I Am
3. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Thuggin EP
4. Onrazel – Two for the P (Bonus)
5. Bun B & 14KT – The Life

Best Record Labels 2011
1. Tokyo Dawn
2. Tru Thoughts
3. Plug Research

Most Slept On Artist 2011
Christoph El Truento

Ones to watch in 2012
1. Dirg Gerner
2. Union
3. Derrick Hodge
5. East Liberty Quarters

It Was Your Time To Go 2011 (R.I.P.)
1. J-1
2. Fonce Mizell
3. Sylvia Robinson


Again we wanted to end the year on the right note, so here is our ‘Best of 2010’ so to speak. We kept it short and simple and would like to thanks each and everyone for staying loyal to the movement called Moovmnt. The new website has been put out for too long and we will update early 2011 (bet you heard that one before, but for real).

Now on to the Best of 2010…

The Best Albums of 2010
1. Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part 2
2. Jose James – Black Magic
3. Onra – Long Distance
4. Nottz – You Need This Music
5. Benny Tones – Chrysalis
6. Slum Village -Villa Manifesto
7. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
8. Alton Miller – Light Years Away
9. Maddslinky – Make a Change
10. Lewis McCallum – Syntheology

Best Internet Released Freebies 2010
1. Robert Glasper – Dilla*Shine
2. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson & Suite for Ma Dukes Orchestra – Untitled/Fantastic
3. Terrace Martin – Here My Dear
4. Chris Turner – Liquid  Love
5. Taylor McFerrin – Awake To You

Best Internet Released Free Albums 2010
1. RBMA – Various Assets 2010 London
Duke Hugh – St. Louis To Madrid (Olivier DaySoul Remixed)
3. Label Love Pt.1
4. B. Lewis – Mercury Backburner
5. Astronote – Astronomix

Best Remixes 2010
1. Onra Ft. T3 – The One (Another Waajeed Remix)
2. Olivier DaySoul – In The Now (Duke Hugh Bossatronic Remix)
3. DVA & Fatima – Just Vybe (Soul: Power Mix)
4. Shigeto – And We Gonna (Samiyam Remix)
5. D’Angelo – Left & Right (Sam Champ Remix)

Best Videos 2010
1. Flying Lotus – Zodiac Shit
2. Hudson Mohawke – Joy Fantastic Ft. OliverDaySoul
3. Nottz – Cars

Best Record Labels 2010
1. Plug Research
2. Tru Thoughts
3. Tokyo Dawn

Ones to watch in 2011
1. Floating Points Ensemble
2. Chris Turner
3. 1-O.A.K.
4. AAries
5. Seinabo Sey

Most Slept On Album 2010
Skymark – The Sound of Silence



This past Saturday we went to Plastic People and witnessed a classic Theo Parrish set from beginning to end. The night was even more special because it could be the last time Theo played at Plastic People. In case you haven’t heard it yet, the club is being threatened with closure by the city and police of London. If you’ve never been to Plastic People before you might wonder what all the fuzz is about. Plastic People is a place like none other, besides from being one of the birthplaces of several styles such as broken beat & dubstep, it’s a unique space in itself. The space is small and the dancefloor has no added lights other than those necessary such as those at the bar. This means you practically have a dark dancefloor where you can dance and enjoy the music the way you choose to. Plastic People also has a unique soundsystem that vibrates through the whole space. Theo Parrish said it’s probably the best sound installation in a small venue. To make a long story short, we need to unite to keep Plastic People from being closed. At the end of his set Theo gave a classic speech of which we were able to record a part, listening to this should give you an idea of the vibe of the night. If you haven’t already, sign the petition and help save Plastic People!

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To end the year properly, we came up with the idea to sum up 2009 and let ya’ll know what we thought was epic and who ya’ll slept on. We would like to thank you all for staying loyal to the movement called Moovmnt and 2010 has a lot of newness in store for you. Our brand new website will launch early Januari, the Moovmnt Sampler releases will be dropping like hotcakes and Moovmnt TV is coming up.

Our Belgian homeboy Azer did a 2009 mix and it goes hard as you might guess. It’s a selection of some of his favorite tracks released in 2009. It was broadcasted on December 30, 2009 in the Laid Back Show on FM Brussel. Happy new year and see you on the flipside.

Azer – Some Favorites From 2009

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Now on to the Best of 2009…

The Best Albums of 2009
1. Shafiq Husayn – En’ A-Free-Ka
2. Robert Glasper – Double Booked
3. Dam-Funk – Toeachizown
4. SA-Ra – Nuclear Evolution
5. Fashawn – Boy Meets World

Best Internet Released (Free) Album 2009
1. Freddie Joachim – Getaway
2. Zo! – …Just Visiting Too
3. Dom Kennedy – FutureStreet/DrugSounds

Best Remix 2009
1. Boom Clap Bachelors – Tiden Flyver (AFTA-1 Remix)
2. Shafiq Husayn – Cheeba Feat Bilal (Nottz Remix)
3. Computer Jay – Maintain (Mike Slott ReWerk)

Most Likely to Blow Up In 2010
1. Fatima
2. Master Blazter (Dam-Funk, Computer Jay & J1)
3. TiRon

Best Record Label 2009
1. Plug Research
2. Stones Throw
3. Hyperdub

Best B-side
Shafiq – Jam 101 & SA-RA Creative Partners – Love Czars II (draw)

Best Newcomer 2009
Floating Points

Best Video 2009
Ethan Goldhammer – In the Pocket (Rhodes & Moog Light Paint)

Best Summer Jam 2009
Frank Nitt – Love

Most Slept On Album 2009
Tony Ozier – Aural Penetration

Best Movement 2009
GAS’D – ▲❍▼❏

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You might have noticed that Moovmnt was nowhere to be found or looked like shit the past week. Unfortunately we were attacked by malware which has caused some serious downtime for the site. Thanks to our brother Tetsuo from Nutriot, we’re back in business! Sad to say we’ve lost our uploads folder which results in a massive number of posts that aren’t working properly now. The next couple of weeks we’ll be working day and night to get everything up and running like it was and rest assure we’ll be picking up exactly where we left off. Thanks everybody for showing love and support. We’ve had countless messages from people who said they were praying for us.


We’d like to let everybody know that Moovmnt is currently undergoing some changes. We are moving to a new, better, bigger server just so we can offer even more dope music, fresh mixtapes and much more. Downloads will probably not be working for the next couple of days.Please bare with us and come back in a couple of days. Everything should be working fine!


2008 is begonnen, en in 2008 begint the movement on some real shit. We hadden even een week rust met de feestdagen. Maar nu is 2008 komen we hard met de nieuwe site.Wij hopen dat we nog meer support krijgen van de mensen die de site bekijken.Ken je mensen die kunnen helpen met design, posts, of iets anders. Hook us up.In 2008 gaan we door met waar we mee bezig waren, alleen dan beter.Wij verwachten weer veel good music, events en al die shit. Flying Lotus – LTWX!Flying Lotus – Goodbye ReasonErykah Badu & Ta’raach