February 1st, 2012 1:00am


This month marks the 10th anniversary of Fluxblog. I will be doing a few things to celebrate the occasion over the course of the year, but the main thing is that I will be putting together survey mixes for each year the site has existed. The mixes will be released on the first weekday of each month this year, culminating in revised/expanded versions of the 2010 and 2011 mixes and this year’s survey at the start of December.

2002 was an interesting year, with a lot of major stuff bubbling up as the identity of the decade was starting to take hold. Things really came into bloom in the following year – check back on March 1st for what will almost certainly be the most mind-blowing survey in the series – but the year is big on bold creative statements and high quality dance, hip-hop and rock music. It’s very much the year of the mash-up, both in terms of actual mash-up remixes and artists across the board building new tunes out of old tracks and gleefully bending and blending genres. There’s a little bit of post-9/11 angst in the mix, but for the most part, the music of 2002 was optimistic, adventurous and focused on delivering escapist pleasure.

You can also stream this set on Spotify, courtesy of Sarah Peters.

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Missy Elliot “Work It” / Sugababes “Freak Like Me” / Ce’Cile “Rude Bwoy Thug Life” / Kylie Minogue “Love At First Sight” / United State of Electronica “Emerald City” / Max Tundra “Lysine” / Cam’Ron “Hey Ma” / Scarface “On My Block” / Beck “Paper Tiger” / Interpol “Obstacle 1″ / Wire “I Don’t Understand” / Clinic “Walking With Thee” / McLusky “To Hell With Good Intentions” / Sonic Youth “Karenology” / The Kills “Wait” / The Walkmen “We’ve Been Had” / Yo La Tengo “How Some Jellyfish Are Born”

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Wilco “I’m the Man Who Loves You” / Dressy Bessy “I Saw Cinnamon” / Spoon “The Way We Get By” / 2 Many DJs “No Fun/Push It” / Eminem “Without Me” / Nelly “Hot In Herre” / Christina Aguilera featuring Redman “Dirrty” / Liars “Mr. You’re On Fire Mr.” / The Libertines “Up the Bracket” / Moby “We Are All Made of Stars” / Alcazar “Crying at the Discotheque” / The Roots “Thought @ Work” / Dntel featuring Ben Gibbard “(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan (Superpitcher Mix)” / Gus Gus “David” / The Breeders “London Song” / Ugly Cassanova “Things I Don’t Remember” / …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead “Source Tags and Codes”

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LCD Soundsystem “Losing My Edge” / The Rapture “House of Jealous Lovers” / The Streets “Let’s Push Things Forward” / Ms. Dynamite “Dy-Na-Mi-Tee” / Q Tip vs Michael Jackson “Don’t Stop to Breathe” / Eve “Satisfaction” / Quarks “I Walk” / RJD2 “Ghostwriter” / Angie Stone “Wish I Didn’t Miss You” / Devin the Dude “I-Hi” / Cee-Lo Green “Closet Freak” / Go Home Productions “Christmas on the Block” / MC Paul Barman “Old Paul” / Tweet featuring Missy Elliot “Oops (Oh My)” / Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings “What Have You Done For Me Lately?” / Phantom Planet “California” / David Bowie “Cactus” / Belle and Sebastian “I Don’t Want to Play Football”

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Coldplay “Clocks” / Freelance Hellraiser “A Stroke of Genius” / Ashanti “Foolish” / Justin Timberlake “Cry Me A River” / Truth Hurts featuring Rakim “Addictive” / Ludacris featuring Sleepy Brown “Saturday (Oooh! Ooooh!)” / R. Kelly and Jay-Z featuring Lil Kim “Shake Ya Body” / N.O.R.E. “Nothin'” / Jimmy Eat World “The Middle” / Conway “Lisa’s Got Hives” / S Club Juniors “Automatic High” / St. Etienne “Action” / Chemical Brothers “Star Guitar” / Underworld “Two Months Off” / Luomo “The Present Lover” / Shakedown “At Night”

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Gold Chains “Rock the Parti” / Monster Island Czars “MIC Line” / Clipse “Grindin'” / Nas “Made You Look” / Scissor Sisters “Electrobix” / Golden Boy with Miss Kittin “Rippin Kittin” / Robyn “Don’t Stop the Music” / Tatu “All the Things She Said” / Boards of Canada “Julie and Candy” / Azure Ray “Trees Keep Growing” / Bright Eyes “Lover I Don’t Have to Love” / The Decemberists “July, July!” / Neko Case “Stinging Velvet” / Nickel Creek “Spit On A Stranger” / Shimmer Kids Underpop Association “Tones In Orbit” / Banjo V “Experimental Fashion” / Liam Lynch “United States of Whatever” / Iron and Wine “Bird Stealing Bread” / Doves “There Goes the Fear”

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Andrew W.K. “She Is Beautiful” / Cornershop “Lessons Learned From Rocky I to Rocky III” / Guided By Voices “Back to the Lake” / Weezer “Keep Fishin'” / Ladytron “Seventeen” / Rilo Kiley “With Arms Outstretched” / Mekons “This Way Through the Fire” / Dixie Chicks “Long Time Gone” / Norah Jones “Don’t Know Why” / The Mountain Goats “No Children” / Avril Lavigne “Complicated” / Imperial Teen “Our Time” / Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Our Time” / Kurtis Rush “George Gets His Freak On” / X-Press 2 featuring David Byrne “Lazy” / Sascha Funke “When Will I Be Famous” / Chicks on Speed “Fashion Rules!” / Elvis Costello “Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s A Doll Revolution)” / The Polyphonic Spree “Light & Day/Reach For the Sun”

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Foo Fighters “All My Life” / Queens of the Stone Age “No One Knows” / Crossover “Extensive Care” / Trina “Hustling” / Khia “My Neck, My Back” / N.E.R.D. “Brain” / Space Cowboy “I Would Die 4 U” / Out Hud “Dad, There’s A Little Phrase Called ‘Too Much Information'” / The Juan Maclean “By the Time I Get to Venus” / Elephant Man “Bad Man A Bad Man” / Busta Rhymes “It Ain’t Safe No More” / Styles P “Good Times” / Tanya Stephens “Need You Tonight” / Jay-Z and Beyoncé “’03 Bonnie and Clyde” / Lambchop “I Can Hardly Spell My Name” / Sigur Ros “Sigur 4 (Untitled)” / Songs: Ohia “Blue Chicago Moon”

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Osymyso “Intro-Inspection” / The Flaming Lips “Do You Realize??” / Enon “Natural Disasters” / Destroyer “Hey, Snow White” / Sleater-Kinney “Sympathy” / Pearl Jam “Can’t Keep” / Pastor Troy “Are We Cuttin'” / Sticky featuring Lady Stush “Dollar Sign” / Girls Aloud “Sound of the Underground” / Röyksopp “Remind Me (Someone Else’s Radio Remix)” / El-P “Stepfather Factory” / DJ Shadow “Fixed Income” / Trick Daddy featuring Big Boi and Cee-Lo “In Da Wind” / The Secret Machines “What Used to Be French” / Aimee Mann “High on Sunday 51″ / Bruce Springsteen “Lonesome Day” / Solomon Burke “Don’t Give Up On Me”

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