Gavin Russom/Crystal Ark Top 10 Chart


Gavin Russom in two places at once.

Gavin Russom has been one of my favorite artists on DFA since the Black Leotard Front’s “Casual Friday” from 2004. I still buy DFA singles on vinyl, and I’m pretty good about taking care of records, but not Gavin Russom’s stuff–Black Leotard Front and Black Meteoric Star were played ragged. Now he’s back as Crystal Ark. I’m listening and playing out digitally mostly these days, so I don’t have to worry about destroying another fine medium of recorded sound. . .whew! Save the vinyl.

Check out the chart below along with the instrumental of his new single “The City Never Sleeps.”

Gavin Russom / Crystal Ark (DFA) – Top Ten

Mad Mike, “Base Camp Alpha 808”, UR
Diamond Vampires, “Friday Nights” (Telephones Remix), Amateur Recordings
Fania All Stars, “Congo Bongo”, Fania
Laurent Garnier, “Back To My Roots” (Afrodiziac Mix), Innervisions
Medio Mutante, “Corre Corre”, Cititrax
Angus Maclise, “Chumlum”, Counter Culture Chronicles
Levon Vincent, “Double Jointed Sex Freak”, Novel Sound
Delia Gonzalez and Gavin Russom, “El Monte”, DFA
Moon and Sun, “Hunt”, Oscillatone
Exuma, “Obeah Obeah O”, Kama Sutra

Crystal Ark-The City Never Sleeps (Instrumental)

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