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what were everyone's favorites from this year? what do you think will place high on the RA list? FACT list? other media outlets, etc

the late great, Monday, 3 December 2012 04:51 (four years ago) Permalink

my top 5 album releases, off the top of my head

1. lone - galaxy garden
2. levon vincent - fabric mix
3. ital tek - nebula dance
4. actress - RIP
5. v/a - hemlock recordings chapter one (cheating, i know)

honestly i listened to a lot more stuff from the end of 2011 than from 2012, it feels like.

so tell me your picks.

the late great, Monday, 3 December 2012 05:03 (four years ago) Permalink

let's see:

my no. 1 has probably got to be Ellipsis, for both the track itself and what it meant for me throughout the year.

otherwise, I'll have to skim through my records, but offhand let's see:

Adam Marshall - Vamp
Linkwood - ignorance is bliss (still pissed off I fucking LOST my copy of this)
Head High - Rave (Dirt Mix)
Mark E - Use Me (Dixon Edit)
Frank Wiedemann and Ry Cuming - Howling (Ame Remix)

formerly EDB (ed.b), Monday, 3 December 2012 05:07 (four years ago) Permalink

John Talabot - fin (especially the last track whose name I forget)
Nick Hoppner's excellent Panormabar mix
Dixon's excellent Live at Robert Johnson mix

formerly EDB (ed.b), Monday, 3 December 2012 05:11 (four years ago) Permalink

if i could i would have put up the inertia: resisting routine mix from delsin, but apparently that was december 2011

some singles i liked


everything on bnr trax

stablo - 9995
burial - kindred
helix - drum track
paul woolford - special request 1 & 2
huxley - let it go
shed - the praetorian / rq-170
xxxy - everything
untold - change in a dynamic environment 1
martyn - bauplan (bok bok & l-vis 1990 mix)
the jam city / main attraktionz track
locussolus - berghain
joy orbison - ellipsis
pearson sound - untitled
joe - studio power on
das glow - concrete EP
bambounou - cobe
fit ft kassem mosse - enter the fog

the late great, Monday, 3 December 2012 05:17 (four years ago) Permalink

the one thing i think i listened to more than anything else this year was elijah and skilliam's rinse mix but that was 2011 also

the late great, Monday, 3 December 2012 05:19 (four years ago) Permalink

mp3 DJs and those playing along at home take note: sensate focus available on itunes

the late great, Monday, 3 December 2012 05:24 (four years ago) Permalink

Scuba - The Hope
probably some stuff by Bicep and Midland
Terre Thaemlitz' Soullessness
Andres - New 4 U
Blawan - Why they hide they bodies under my garage
Huxley - Let it Go
Still Going - D117
Mr. Beatnick - Sun Goddess
Floating POints - Arp 3
Todd Terje - Inspector Norse
xxxy - I know this can't be love
Alex Anwandter - Como Puedes Vivir Contigo Mismo
Julio Bashmore - Ask Yourself (Midland Remix)
Boddika - Acid Jackson

Anything Joy O was attached to, etc. etc.

formerly EDB (ed.b), Monday, 3 December 2012 05:27 (four years ago) Permalink

(Man, I had no idea how easy I had it, music following-wise, living in London this year).

formerly EDB (ed.b), Monday, 3 December 2012 05:29 (four years ago) Permalink

Top 10 albums in rough order:

Dave Aju - Heirlooms
Jam City - Classical Curves
Matthew Dear - Beams
Gudrun Gut - Wildlife
Actress - R.I.P.
Mungolian Jet Set - Mungodelics
Jimmy Edgar - Majenta
Le K - Freewheel
I: Cube - "M" Megamix
Juju & Jordash - Techno Primitivism

With another dozen or so being digested. 12"s....

Jedmond, Monday, 3 December 2012 05:34 (four years ago) Permalink

what was it you liked about jam city? i couldn't get into it. so spartan!

the late great, Monday, 3 December 2012 05:36 (four years ago) Permalink

oh man how did i forget

kw griff - bring in the katz

the late great, Monday, 3 December 2012 05:49 (four years ago) Permalink

Songs off the top of my head.

Andy Stott - Numb
Girl Unit - Club Rez
Jay Shepheard - Add Arp (Catz n Dogz remix)
Kate Simko - Go On
Nina Kravis - Aus
Oskar Offermann - Fluffer
Ornette - Crazy (Noze remix)
Pachanga Boys - Time
Ry and Frank Wiedemann - Howling (Ame remix)
Todd Terje - Inspector Norse

Moka, Monday, 3 December 2012 06:44 (four years ago) Permalink

Don't know if all of the following count as dance/electronic but these too:

Jai Paul - Jasmine
Mister Lies - Cleam
Nicolas Jaar - With Just One Glance
Storm Queen - Let’s Make Mistakes (Club)
Traxman - Footworkin on Air

Moka, Monday, 3 December 2012 06:48 (four years ago) Permalink

Regarding Jam City, because it is so spartan. I didn't crack it until a day/week of being assailed by mimsy and suddenly it sounded perfect. A corrective. And its contradictory Romantic Brutalism helped it dodge the tiredness that plagued the Blackest Ever Black end of industrial traditionalism. Same reason I loved B.D.I.'s Decoded Messages of Life and Love 12". If it sounds like a factory, it sounds like a factory filmed by James Bidgood - polished, spritzed with oil and lit with red, blue and pink gels.

Jedmond, Monday, 3 December 2012 08:32 (four years ago) Permalink

Jam City album was pretty meh other than "How We Relate to the Body" and "The Courts". A case of well-chosen singles if there ever was one.

these bitches is my sons and i make dad jokes (The Reverend), Monday, 3 December 2012 08:34 (four years ago) Permalink

i didn't get the jam city album at all.

#YOLO ONO (lex pretend), Monday, 3 December 2012 08:37 (four years ago) Permalink


the cataracs - gordo taqueria
blondes - blondes
royal-t - rinse presents: royal-t
vatican shadow - ghosts of chechnya
andy stott - luxury problems
voices from the lake - voices from the lake
john talabot - ƒin
michael mayer - mantasy
cooly g - playin' me
lindstrøm - smalhans


ikonika - i make lists ep
huxley - let it go
julio bashmore - au seve
mr beatnick - sun goddess ep
pachanga boys - time
kolombo - don't be shy/sustain
midland - placement ep
omar-s & ob ignitt - wayne county hill cops
anna lunoe & touch sensitive - real talk
miguel migs ft. meshell ndegéocello - close your eyes (deetron remix)
fatima al qadiri - desert strike ep
jessie ware - night light (joe goddard remix)
rudimental ft. mnek & syron - spoons
todd terje - inspector norse
cat power - cherokee (nicolas jaar remix)
emeralds - does it look like i'm heer? (daphni remixes)
slackk - fat city
cottam - deep deep down
storm queen - let's make mistakes
róisín murphy - simulation
hardway brothers - mania theme (toby tobias remix)

commercial mixes:

levon vincent - fabric 63
maya jane coles - dj kicks

#YOLO ONO (lex pretend), Monday, 3 December 2012 08:49 (four years ago) Permalink

Albums I've enjoyed the most so far:

Silent Servant - Negative Fascination
Claro Intelecto - Reform Club
Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
Jon Convex - Idoru
Container - LP

Albert Crampus (NickB), Monday, 3 December 2012 08:52 (four years ago) Permalink

oh yeah

alex agore - i got something
obsolete music technology - mmmmmusic
alex d££mnds - credentials

#YOLO ONO (lex pretend), Monday, 3 December 2012 08:54 (four years ago) Permalink

Releases I have known and loved this year, in rough order of appreciation:

Young Smoke - Space Zone
Blawan - His He She & She EP
John Talabot - Fin
DJ Rashad - Teklife Vol.1: Welcome TO The Chi
Black Dice - Mr. Impossible
Blondes - Blondes
Konx-Om-Pax - Regional Surrealism
Mosca - Eva Mendes EP
Mala - in Cuba
Ital - Dream On
DJ Spinn - Teklife Vol.2 - What You Need

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Monday, 3 December 2012 09:50 (four years ago) Permalink

My top albums:

Mala - Mala In Cuba
Nina Kraviz - s/t
Young Smoke - Space Zone
LOL Boys - Enter the Unknown
Silkie & Quest - Dubstep Allstars Vol. 9
Lone - Galaxy Garden
Terror Danjah - Dark Crawler
Fort Romeau - Kingdoms
Ikonika - I Make Lists
Addison Groove - Transistor Rhythm

Top tracks, mostly in relevant pairs, and probably a lot more representative of my tastes this year. The albums feel like a bit more of a regression to the mean. A bunch are just remixes or edits or whatever:

KW Griff f/ Porkchop - Bring in the Katz
Rihanna - Birthday Cake (Funkystepz Miami Bass Mix)/Usher - Climax (Funkystepz Loveshy Mix)
Girl Unit - Club Rez
Zebra Katz f/ Njena Reddd Foxxx - Ima Read (MikeQ & B. Ames Remix)/B. Ames - Vogue If Ya Nasty
Todd Edwards - This Generation
TNGHT - Higher Ground
Lotic - Lust (Norrit Remix)
DJ Q - JD & Coke/DJ Q - Brandy & Coke
Rizzla - Dick/Rizzla - Badmind Ha
Nadus - Green Man, Pt. 2 (this track is amazing and epic but doesn't seem to exist in full online or irl yet i somehow managed to con an mp3 of it)
Swindle - Do the Jazz/Swindle - Forest Funk
Nicki Minaj - Roman Holiday (Schwarz WorldWar6 Vogue Remix)/Schwarz f/ Kevin JZ Prodigy - Beez in the Ha
Brenmar & DJ Sliink - Bait/DJ Sliink - Vibrate
Evian Christ - Fuck It None of Y'all Don't Rap
B. Traits f/ Elizabeth Troy - Fever
Massacooramaan - Dead Long Time/Massacooramaan - Dead Long Time (Nguzunguzu Remix)
Total Freedom - U've Got the Bitch/Total Freedom - Surgeon Luv
Jam City - How We Relate to the Body/Jam City - The Courts
Ynfynyt Scroll - Butch Queen

these bitches is my sons and i make dad jokes (The Reverend), Monday, 3 December 2012 10:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Session Victim - The Haunted House of House
Roberto Rodriguez - Dawn
Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent and Happy
Jon Talabot - fin
Guy Gerber - Fabric 64

Singles/ whatever:
Reboot - Beautiful Parasite
Candi Stanton - Hallelujah Anyway (Larse Vocal)
Ray Okpara - Chi This Wonder Up (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)
Larse - Those of You
Balcazar & Sordo - Obsession
Mark E - Oranges
Kiki & Marco Resmann - Beggin for the Heat
Maceo Plex & Jon Dasilva - Love Somebody Else feat. Joi Cardwell
Finnebassen - Touching Me
Hunter/Game - Don't Feel the Presence
Todd Terje - It's the Arps
Kolombo - Feela (Demarzo Remix)
Maya Jane Coles - Watcher

good year

Dick Townwolves (Captain Ahab), Monday, 3 December 2012 10:21 (four years ago) Permalink

inspector norse is from 2011 isn't it?

pachanga boys - time
lauer - highdimes
bon/rau - morning funk
disclosure - lividup
george fitzgerald - child
wbeeza - billy green is dead
octo octa - i can feel you (dub)
jacob mikesh filiburt - phillip dolphia

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Monday, 3 December 2012 12:06 (four years ago) Permalink

i keep meaning to pick my favourite mixes too, i've listened to more this year than any other year i'd say. i'll have a think.

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Monday, 3 December 2012 12:07 (four years ago) Permalink

Inspector Norse was Jan 2012 I believe.

Mine are:

Spectr - Dance 4 Me (Scuba doing awesome Todd Edwards shit rather than fake Chemical Brothers nonsense)
Locussolus - Berghain // Telephone (dark basement techno // sparkly yacht disco)
Raiders of the Lost ARP - On & On (mysterious druggy disco)
Lauer - Trainman (mournful retro analogue house)
I:Cube - Lucifer En Discotheque (slightly camp krauty rock bosh)
Kolsch - Der Alte (end-of-set piano house)
Julio Bashmore - Au Seve (UK bass dude makes massive big-room house anthem)
Murphy Jax & Mike Dunn - Let's Get To It (Serge Santiago Mix) (sax-heavy 90s revivalism)
Hufschlag & Braun - Train To Cologne (Coma Remix) (friendly Kompakt-style house)
Pachanga Boys - Time (drippy Kompakt house)
Lucky Paul - Elephant Island (Midland Remix) (laid back 3pm beach bar house)
Bo Saris - She's On Fire (Maya Jane Coles Remix) (deep and druggy 3am beach bar house)
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here (Daphni Remix) (mostrous Relevee redux)
Abstraxion - Moribayasa (DJ Kaos Edit) (festival techno)
Broke One - The Empire (brightly-coloured sugar house)

And Inspector Norse but everyone's saying Inspector Norse.

Matt DC, Monday, 3 December 2012 12:24 (four years ago) Permalink

there was another kolsch record i liked better than der alte, can't remember it though.

also i liked, in a cheesy way, the carl craig remix of slam, never heard anyone mention it but it's incredible:

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Monday, 3 December 2012 12:28 (four years ago) Permalink

The other Kolsch record I played a bit this year was Opa, almost electrohouse, massive chords, barely any space in the beat. Not sure if that's the one you mean though.

Matt DC, Monday, 3 December 2012 12:33 (four years ago) Permalink

(That list is house-techno-disco only, there's loads of other UKG interzone/funky/Redlight-style chunky bangers as well but that just sits in a different compartment in my head)

Matt DC, Monday, 3 December 2012 12:35 (four years ago) Permalink

had a google, this is the one i mean, love it:

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Monday, 3 December 2012 12:37 (four years ago) Permalink

forgot Inspector Norse came out this year. It feels like it's been around forever, like a comfortable jacket.

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Monday, 3 December 2012 12:39 (four years ago) Permalink

most of the stuff on thread leaving me a bit cold but

oh yeah

alex agore - i got something
obsolete music technology - mmmmmusic
alex d££mnds - credentials

― #YOLO ONO (lex pretend), Monday, 3 December 2012

good call on the first two here

coal, Monday, 3 December 2012 13:26 (four years ago) Permalink

albums/commercial mixes:

legowelt - the paranormal soul (i might be blinded by my current infatuation with this very new record, but this nonetheless seems deserving of top ten status)
nina kraviz - s/t (i can see why some might not think this is particularly novel but it doesn't matter, this is beautiful)
andy stott - luxury problems (how is this album not blowing the fuck up on every single eoy list so far?)
blondes - s/t (one of many obvious choices)
john talabot - fin (see above)
fort romeau - kingdoms (this album stuck with me wayyyy more than i could've ever anticipated)
tin man - neo neo acid (apparently 2012 was a good year for not particularly innovative yet gorgeous and atmospheric lonely late night comedown-house full lengths?)
v/a - panorama bar 04 mixed by nick hoppner (god damnit i need to go back to berlin)
lone - galaxy garden (classy stuff)
juju & jordasch - techno primitivism (this thing is all over the place but stays compelling at most every turn)

i'll post some trax picks later, it still seems a bit early to make any judgements

akadarbarijava (psychgawsple), Monday, 3 December 2012 13:44 (four years ago) Permalink

what has stuck with me:

shigeto, 'lineage'
ryan hemsworth, 'last words' ep
shlohmo, 'vacation' ep
dj rashad, 'teklife vol 1'
four tet, 'pink'
flying lotus, 'until the quiet comes'
jai paul, 'jasmine'
airhead, 'black ink'
fantastic mr fox, 'speak nuh'

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Monday, 3 December 2012 14:12 (four years ago) Permalink

Spectr - Dance 4 Me (Scuba doing awesome Todd Edwards shit rather than fake Chemical Brothers nonsense)

spring 2011

r|t|c, Monday, 3 December 2012 14:14 (four years ago) Permalink

Curses. There are like four other records I struck for my list for similar reasons.

Matt DC, Monday, 3 December 2012 14:15 (four years ago) Permalink

i'll never understand the fuss about bleeding 'inspector norse'

proper colin hunt music

r|t|c, Monday, 3 December 2012 14:35 (four years ago) Permalink

"Inspector Norse" is one I didn't get until I heard it out and then it all made sense

these bitches is my sons and i make dad jokes (The Reverend), Monday, 3 December 2012 14:59 (four years ago) Permalink

what's not to get? who doesn't want to hear the soundtrack to a giant robot goose stomping down the street in celebration at having thwarted an insidious space attack?

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Monday, 3 December 2012 15:02 (four years ago) Permalink

as i say

r|t|c, Monday, 3 December 2012 15:20 (four years ago) Permalink

Was there a weirder remix this year than Wolfgang Voigt having a go at Spector's 'Never Fade Away'?

Blue Collar Retail Assistant (Dwight Yorke), Monday, 3 December 2012 15:29 (four years ago) Permalink


Luke Hess - Come On
Silent Servant - Negative Fascination
Robert Hood - Motor : Nighttime World 3
Mala - Mala In Cuba
John Talabot - fin
Four Tet - Pink
Purity Ring - Shrines (Yes, I know LOL)
Lindstrom - Smallhans
I:Cube - Megamix
Shigeto - Lineage

Tracks :

Rrose - Preretinal 12", the Bob Ostertag EP
Xhin - The Realm
Blawan - Long Distance Open Water Worker EP
Blawan - Why They Hide Their Bodies....
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here (Daphni Remixes)
Todd Terje - Inspector Norse
I:Cube - Transpiration

And probably a lot of stuff I haven't thought of.

Josiah Alan, Monday, 3 December 2012 16:01 (four years ago) Permalink

damn, look at you rev

the late great, Monday, 3 December 2012 16:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Time for some serious shit:

Nick Hannam & Tom Garnett - You Want Me
Donkie Punch & Lorenzo - Snapbacks & Tattoos / Lil Method
Linkoban - Like This (Tom Shorterz Remix)
Ill Phil & MC Sim - Away We Go
Scotty Boy & Lorenzo - Coke Diet / No Diggity
Troublesome - Scott Garcia & Sticky (JekyllNHyde Remix)
Ill Phil & Lorenzo - Ride On Time
Ahanguera feat. J-Dub - Beats Are So Legit (Cause & Affect Remix)
Majestic - Let's Go Back (Cause & Affect Remix)
Double Trouble & Lorenzo - Drugs

The Other Tribe - Sing With Your Feet (Shadow Child Remix)
Eats Everything - Jagged Edge / Slink / Trubble
Hot Since 82 - Knee Deep In Louise
Jaymo & Andy George - How It Goes

The Wanted - I Found You (Bob Sinclar Club Mix)

Tim F, Monday, 3 December 2012 17:02 (four years ago) Permalink

The Wanted - I Found You (Bob Sinclar Club Mix)

Tim F possibly the only ILM poster who could type those words and be taken seriously.

ILM Communication (seandalai), Monday, 3 December 2012 17:04 (four years ago) Permalink

Just trying to bring the realness every day of my goddamn life.

Tim F, Monday, 3 December 2012 17:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Donkie Punch & Lorenzo - Snapbacks & Tattoos / Lil Method

it's cool that you've finally come round to fidget house ;-)

the late great, Monday, 3 December 2012 17:07 (four years ago) Permalink

a recent album i forgot

shy one - bedknobs and boomkicks

#YOLO ONO (lex pretend), Monday, 3 December 2012 17:08 (four years ago) Permalink

shy one is great, didn't know there was an album!

the late great, Monday, 3 December 2012 17:10 (four years ago) Permalink

the cataracs - gordo taqueria

one of my fav releases of the year

flopson, Monday, 3 December 2012 17:13 (four years ago) Permalink

KW Griff f/ Porkchop - Bring in the Katz

― Tome Cruise (Matt P), Saturday, December 22, 2012 12:10 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

really this is all that needs saying

Rolling "2 chainz" draadje (The Reverend), Saturday, 22 December 2012 09:32 (four years ago) Permalink

soul 223 - hand in hand
glenn astro, imyrmind - kdim

Tome Cruise (Matt P), Friday, 28 December 2012 05:10 (four years ago) Permalink

nb: deep house

Tome Cruise (Matt P), Friday, 28 December 2012 05:15 (four years ago) Permalink

lots of nice stuff in this list of tracks from tim sweeney

Other songs I loved in 2012 and wanted to include in this show:
The Backwoods - Cloud 9 (The Stallions Remix) - Ene/ESP
Mandog - Guitar Pop (Gonno Remix) - Room Full Of Records
The Time And Space Machine - Good Morning (Coyote Balearic Mix) - Tirk
John Talabot - When The Past Was Present (Pachanga Boys Purple Remix) - Permanent Vacation
Bot'Ox - Basement Love (Pachanga Boys Remix) - I'm A Cliche
Barnt - Geffen - Cómeme
DJ Kaos - Kosmische Ruckenwind (Quiet Village Remix) - Clone Loft
Kasper Bjørke - Bohemian Soul feat Laid Back (Still Going Remix) - Hfn
TV Baby - NY Is All Right (Dr Dunks Mix) - Rong
The Mole - If I Had A Nickel - Maybe Tomorrow
Hauschka - Radar (Michael Mayer Remix) - Fatcat
Magic Mountain High - Workshop xx - Workshop
Todd Terje - It's The Arps - Olsen/Smalltown Supersound
Joakim - Nothing Gold (Todd Terje Mix) - Tigersushi
Prins Thomas Orkester - Snake Music - Full Pupp
Rune Lindbæk feat Kurt Maloo - Wonder (Rune Lindbæk & Øyvind Blikstad Mix) - Drum Island
Aeroplane - Caramellas (Joakim Remix) - Eskimo
Saschienne - Unknown - Kompakt
Jai Paul - Jasmine (Demo) - XL
Nick Nikolov - Come Down - Liebe Detail
Jimmy Edgar - This One's For The Children - Hotflush
WhoMadeWho - Never Had The Time - Kompakt
Zombie Zombie - Rocket Number 9 - Versatile
Ultraista - Small Talk - Temporary Residence Limited
Daniel Avery - Need Electric - Phantasy Sound
Mark E - We Could Love - Needwant
Orthy - Emily (Baio Remix)
Lauer - 70000ac - Running Back
Hundred In The Hands - Keep It Low (A JD Twitch Optimo mix) - Warp
AM/TM - Back To Acid - Hector Works
Fanatico - Tessio (KiNK's Raw Dub) - Ware
Young Marco - Darwin In Bahia - ESP
Marcus Mixx - Special Creme - Unknown To The Unknown
Recloose - Don't Get Me Wrong - Delusions Of Grandeur
TNT Subhead - Ecstasy & Release - Groovement
Trackman LaFonte & Bonquiqui - Pacific House - L.I.E.S.
Mock & Toof - My Head - Tiny Sticks
B.D.I. - Paper Tears - Running Back
Sinkane - Runnin' (Daphni Mix) - Phonica Records
Roisin Murphy - Simulation (Mano Le Tough Remix) - Permanent Vacation
Los Amigos Invisibles & Dimitri From Paris - Glad To Know You (Ray Mang's Flying Dub) - Gomma
Phreek Plus One - La Spirale (J's Loveboat Mix) - Internasjonal
JV - EditChannel XXX - EditChannel
Steve Reich - Nagoya Marimba (HNNY Edit) - No Rights Reserved
Al Kent - Open Up Your Mind - Kojak
J.T.C. - Beats In Space - Shaddock

Tome Cruise (Matt P), Saturday, 29 December 2012 00:38 (four years ago) Permalink

Posted that on the general 2012 list, I love Tim and his approach.

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Saturday, 29 December 2012 01:47 (four years ago) Permalink

why does anyone prefer the mano le tough remix of simulation to the original, can anyone explain?

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Saturday, 29 December 2012 03:43 (four years ago) Permalink

i mean, i generally really like mano le tough, but the remix of simulation just seems so bleh compared to the heavy, thick disco-funk of the original

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Saturday, 29 December 2012 03:46 (four years ago) Permalink

neither are really as amazing as i first thought they were, but i do prefer the og

the candi staton/larse and maxxi soundsystem/herbert remixes i gleaned from this thread are just ruling my life right now


lex pretend, Saturday, 29 December 2012 14:49 (four years ago) Permalink

Yousef - Beg (Hot Since 82 Future Mix)

^^this is great too

lex pretend, Saturday, 29 December 2012 14:57 (four years ago) Permalink

There is SO MUCH great stuff on that Tim Sweeney list.

Matt DC, Saturday, 29 December 2012 14:57 (four years ago) Permalink

Posted that on the general 2012 list, I love Tim and his approach.

― Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Friday, December 28, 2012 5:47 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

reposted it right after i saw yours. thanks!

Tome Cruise (Matt P), Sunday, 30 December 2012 23:11 (four years ago) Permalink

c+p'd from yours that is. should have mentioned it before, durr.

this is so gorgeous:

DJ Kaos - Kosmischer Ruckenwind (Quiet Village Remix) - Clone Loft

Tome Cruise (Matt P), Sunday, 30 December 2012 23:17 (four years ago) Permalink

Doran, Monday, 31 December 2012 15:12 (four years ago) Permalink

I remember seeing a video of some people dancing in front of a garage on ILX and I remember loving it but nothing else about it. Can anyone help I.D. it?

Doran, Monday, 31 December 2012 15:13 (four years ago) Permalink

Doran, Monday, 31 December 2012 15:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Doran, Monday, 31 December 2012 15:44 (four years ago) Permalink

The Quietus is asking the same question on twitter today. Must be a great video.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 31 December 2012 20:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Best DJ/live act you saw last year anyone?

Live - Shackleton, who is absolutely immense live EVERY TIME

DJ - Probably Omar-S. Carl Craig and Kode9 were also amazing

paolo, Tuesday, 1 January 2013 18:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Zip, Lawrence, Marc Schneider

suare, Tuesday, 1 January 2013 18:49 (four years ago) Permalink

best djs - jubilee, carl craig, mikeq, total freedom, jacques greene, spf-666, gavin russom

Rolling "2 chainz" draadje (The Reverend), Tuesday, 1 January 2013 21:27 (four years ago) Permalink

I know it's an idiotic request. Nearly every trap/bass/whatever video ever is either shot just in front of a garage or in a kitchen. All I remember is that someone was wearing a gas mask. Not much to go on...

Kevin Martin live for me. The Bug at a pre-Notting Hill Carnival bass party was one of the heaviest things I've seen all year with new MC Miss Red to add to Daddy Freddy and Flowdan. And then King Midas Sound at Corsica, probably even better.

Doran, Tuesday, 1 January 2013 23:02 (four years ago) Permalink

ron trent's raw footage is pretty solid.

Tome Cruise (Matt P), Tuesday, 1 January 2013 23:28 (four years ago) Permalink

two antipodal live sets of 2012: funkystepz max firepower garage w/ mutant rihanna mash-ups+toasting and todd terje playing the likes of tommy seebach enducing supremely relaxed dancefloor benevolence

ogmor, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 01:04 (four years ago) Permalink

so haunting and trippy i love it

Old Boy In Network (Michael B), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 17:15 (four years ago) Permalink

I remember seeing a video of some people dancing in front of a garage on ILX

i'm gonna shoot a video on ILX, good idea. nice white backdrops.

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 17:17 (four years ago) Permalink

why zing 'quietus' when you can zing misplaced modifiers.

Tome Cruise (Matt P), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 17:21 (four years ago) Permalink

; )

Tome Cruise (Matt P), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 17:22 (four years ago) Permalink

just gonna camp out on this thread for the next month or so

i love chymera - trapped in amber (king britt remix) - gorgeous vocals

curly moe shempsen (donna rouge), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 17:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Reading the Dope Jams rundown of the year reminded me of the talk about the Andres track up thread.

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 18:21 (four years ago) Permalink

they're right about most of those records but jeez dope jams schtick is irritating - those are some easy targets, everyone knows carl craig went to shit years ago, just pointless

suare, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 18:59 (four years ago) Permalink

i kinda like the joe claussell but then i got no problem with elevator music

suare, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 19:00 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah i dig me some elevator music, that rundown is positively pipecockian minus the drexciya shrug, or maybe plus the drexciya shrug, the math is a little complicated.

Tome Cruise (Matt P), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 19:12 (four years ago) Permalink

idg what is good techno if drexciya isn't

the memoirs of gaydrian (clouds), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 19:17 (four years ago) Permalink

as far as carl craig goes, people get old i guess? the 'use me again' remix is kind of nuts imo.

i imagine the staff at dope jams is also aging.

Tome Cruise (Matt P), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 19:21 (four years ago) Permalink

one time when i went there the only staffperson in the place was napping on the couch, so

curly moe shempsen (donna rouge), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 19:28 (four years ago) Permalink

I was going to defend that Earth Beats remix but then I remembered it's the Magazine remix I really like.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 19:31 (four years ago) Permalink

and it's only just come out but maya jane coles' easier to hide ep might be my favourite thing she's done since "what they say"

― lex pretend, Saturday, 22 December 2012 09:29 (2 weeks ago) Bookmark

listening to this now, really nice

is this something of a change in direction or am i uninformed

r|t|c, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 22:55 (four years ago) Permalink

Another big favourite of mine from last year that appeared nowhere in EOY lists, and, in fact, I never heard about once outside of ILM, is this piece of synthpop perfection:

formerly EDB (ed.b), Thursday, 10 January 2013 03:03 (four years ago) Permalink

xp more singing, mostly

lex pretend, Thursday, 10 January 2013 08:27 (four years ago) Permalink

I noticed a lot of folk digging Silent Servant's Negative Fascination. One of the leanest techno albums of the year, great album.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Thursday, 10 January 2013 09:11 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah it's cool. was listening to that and Morphosis on Spotify yesterday.

earlier this week Dope Jams sent out an email announcing they are closing, btw. (they will still keep an online store going apparently but the brooklyn brick and mortar shop is closing)

dmr, Thursday, 10 January 2013 17:11 (four years ago) Permalink

I made a mix of my 2012 favorites. There are some non-dance things in there but as it is well over 50% house music I figured I'll post it here

Direct download link


1. Dillon - Abrupt Clarity (Catz 'N Dogz Remix) (from 12" on BPitch)
2. Mungolian Jetset vs. Unni Wilehlmsen - Revolving Door (from "Mungodelics" CD on Smalltown Supersound)
3. Fort Romeau - Theo (from "Kingdoms" MP3 on 100% Silk) *
4. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Garden (from "Trouble" CD on Casablanca) *
5. Girl Unit - Ensemble (Club Mix) (from "Club Rez EP" 12" on Night Slugs)
6. Slagsmålsklubben - Yrsel (from "The Garage" LP on Goldenbest) *
7. Ricardo Villalobos - I'm Counting (from "Dependent And Happy - 1" 2x12" on Perlon)
8. Actress - The Lord's Graffiti (from "R.I.P" CD on Honest Jon's)
9. Silent Servant - The Strange Attractor (from "Negative Fascination" CD on Hospital Productions)
10. Andy Stott - Leaving (from "Luxury Problems" CD on Modern Love)
11. A Place To Bury Strangers - Why Can't I Cry Anymore (from "Worship" CD on Dead Oceans) *
12. Professor Genius - Time Of The Assassins (Steve Moore Remix) (from "Hassan" 2x12" on L.I.E.S.)
13. Ben Browning - Feels Like (from "Lover Motion" MP3 on Cutters)
14. The 2 Bears - Warm & Easy (Leo Zero Remix) (from "Warm & Easy" MP3 on DFA)
15. John Talabot - Last Land (from "ƒIN" CD on Permanent Vacation) *
16. Session Victim - Alpine Glow (from "The Haunted House Of House" CD on Delusions Of Grandeur) *
17. Lindstrøm - Rà-àkõ-st (from "Smalhans" CD on Smalltown Supersound) *
18. Jimmy Edgar - This One Is For The Children (from "Majenta" CD on Hotflush)
19. Benoit & Sergio - Not in Your Nature (from "New Ships EP" 12" on Visionquest)
20. Dave Aju - Away, Away (from "Heirlooms" CD on Circus Company)
21. Phil Kieran & White Noise Sound - Never Believed (from MP3 on Phil Kieran Recordings)
22. No Regular Play - Card Game (from "Endangered Species" CD on Wolf + Lamb)
23. Blondes - Business (John Robers Remix) (from "Blondes" CD on Rvng Intl.)
24. Francis Harris - Leland (from "Leland" MP3 on Scissor And Thread) *
25. Terranova - Take My Hand (feat. Khan) (from "Hotel Amour" CD on Kompakt)
26. Susumu Yokota - Animation Of The Airy (from "Dreamer" CD on Lo) *
27. Mohn - Ebertplatz 2020 (from "Mohn" CD on Kompakt) *
28. Josephine Foster - Child Of God (from "Blood Rushing" CD on Fire) *

Some of the tracks are stand-ins for albums. For example I like "Destiny" more than "Last Land" but that fit in the mix better and maybe fewer people have heard.

Francis Harris's "Leland" is probably my favorite house album after "fin" and woefully overlooked. And Susumu Yokota's album sunk without a trace. It wasn't even on Discogs.

DigitalDjigit, Thursday, 24 January 2013 15:43 (four years ago) Permalink

i like the francis harris album, totally forgot about it until you just mentioned it. great morning music.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 24 January 2013 16:30 (four years ago) Permalink

oh, i remember why i forgot about it now. vocals get too cloying.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 24 January 2013 16:35 (four years ago) Permalink

True the vocals aren't very good. I skip those tracks. But the rest makes up for it. I'm generally finding that anything involving Greg Paulus (one half of No Regular Play) is well worth checking out.

DigitalDjigit, Thursday, 24 January 2013 18:11 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

GODFUCKINGDAMMIT howwww have i been missing out on this for so long

had no one else heard this either or are you all literally insane

r|t|c, Friday, 15 February 2013 18:42 (four years ago) Permalink

Not heard it before, and yes, wow.

Tim F, Friday, 15 February 2013 20:54 (four years ago) Permalink

From my POV its really rare to hear such a distinctive vocal w/that track, although my lazy ears just pick up her sound not what she says.

Like how it stops with a couple of mins left too.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 16 February 2013 11:07 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah very striking isnt it, real proper marrow made flesh in a fraidy-cat zone where it's so often measly implied

if you dare check the original it's like some truly ghastly strictly for wankers inverted-commas tina turner thunderdome thing - this genius mix rightfully coronates her to spacequeen and creates a dark palace to prowl and skulk and brood in

r|t|c, Saturday, 16 February 2013 12:49 (four years ago) Permalink

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