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Little White Earbuds April Charts 2010

01. The Panamax Project, “Maximum Height” [Subsolo Records] (buy)
02. **K, “Phenomenon” (Cage & Aviary Dub)
[The Walls Have Ears] (buy)
03. Matthias Vogt, “Together As One”
[Polytone] (buy)
04. Ramadanman & Midland, “Your Words Matter” [Aus Music] (buy)
05. Leif ft. Donna Lea, “Priority”
[Fear of Flying] (buy)
06. KiNK, “Kiss the Sky” [Boe Recordings] (buy)
07. Mount Kimbie, “Maybes” (James Blake Remix)
[Hotflush Recordings] (buy)
08. Peter Van Hoesen, “Closing The Distance/Toy Universe” [Time to Express] (buy)
09. Billy Love, “Can’t Keep Running Away”
[Sound Signature] (buy)
10. Marino Berardi, “Best Intention”
[Room With A View] (buy)

Cage & Aviary, Beat N Path

If “Giorgio Carpenter” and “Television Train” told us anything about Cage & Aviary, it’s that Jamie Paton and Nigel Hoyle are good listeners. Heavily referential, both tracks relied on in one sense — and racked up in another — some serious musical credit, while somehow managing to skip the bill when it came time to pay the price for the goods. There’s something cool as cucumber about their synthetic style and the slow developmental arc of their tracks. They take ample time to celebrate their collective and contrasting influences (i.e. disco, Italo, post-punk, white-boy funk, indie rock, new wave, all the way up to early Chicago and acid house) without sounding derivative, predictable, or feeling the need to rush headlong into blatantly new territory.

Cage & Aviary, Television Train

Disco might have regained lost popularity in the last couple years, but more often than not, it’s still a collectors’ game. Take Cage and Aviary (Jamie Paton and Nigel Hoyle), a partnership which began on the super-vogue Dissident Distribution label. Releasing one-sided and ultra-limited edition singles, Cage and Aviary’s 200 copies per record would almost surely lose money for Dissident — if the label cared about promotion or profit. Instead, Dissident has become a means to an end, letting Cage and Aviary to, as they describe it, “win the cosmic lottery” and begin their recording careers.