It's been a tough year and I have not kept as up to date with the wider spectrum of industrial and electronic music as I would have liked to in order to call this a true 'Best of' list.
However these are my personal favourite and best from 2020, many of them related to the work I have done with the bands throughout the year, and some of them I just enjoyed amongst all the rest and didn't get round to writing about.
So here's my short set of lists with no explanations to get in the way. Enjoy!
1. ESA: Electronic Substance Abuse - Burial 10
2. Hatari - Neyslutrans
3. Seraphim System - Mutant Mthrfkr
4. Auger - Insurgence
5. Witch of the Vale - Commemorate
6. Corlyx - Together apart
Review HERE 7. Black Angel - Kiss of death
Review HERE 8. Jameson Nathan Jones - Signals
Review HERE 9. MENSCHDEFEKT - Empty World
Review HERE 10. MORIS BLAK - Irregular Revisions vol.1
Best Singles / EP
1. Aesthetic Perfection (For X-RL7) - Digital Deities
Read about X-RL7 HERE
2. Biomechanimal featuring Nysrok Infernalien - End you life
3. Blutengel / Massive Ego - Nothing but a void
4. Analogue Blood - Kill those beats
5. Faderhead Featuring Solar Fake - I did not know
Top 3 music videos
1. ESA - THE SCORN
2. Hatari - Engin Miskunn
3. Pretty Addicted - 'Tones and Whiskey
Top 3 Cyber EVM acts
1. Iszoloscope - Cyber EVM 2.0
2. ESA - Cyber EVM 2.0
3. Corlyx - Cyber EVM
Best unexpected pleasure
The Weeknd - 'Blinding lights' This has brought synthwave in to the main stream and I think we can all agree that it's incredible!
We were able to bring you events like Cyber EVM due to some incredible bands, thank you to all of those involved.
Especially a huge thank you to Scott of iVardensphere and Jasyn of God Module for being our first headline acts; putting your trust in a brand new online event! Also a big thank you to Iszoloscope, ESA, and Memmaker for headlining EVM 2.
Most important thanks go to the Karkasaurus duo Mark and Peter, and Matt of Biomechanimal for all of your hard work and help this year in putting together so many streams to keep people entertained.
Thank you to both bands for going out of their way to make rare industrial specific shows for us especially back when lockdown began as some small replacement for Elektro Vox (live) Festival having to be postponed.
A huge thank you to everyone who donated to Cyber EVM to help Slimelight and of course to the late, and great legend Mayuan Mak for everything he has done for our community.
Thank you to everyone who has a listing on the Alternative Diectory, I hope to really push that next year!
Finally thank you to everyone who has listened, supported, read, donated, submitted music, emails, and commissions to us etc, etc; And thank you to my friends and loved ones, I couldn't do any of this without you! <3
- Canis DJ Elekto Vox
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