Saturday, December 22, 2012

I've thought hard, looked through playlists and boiled down my favourite music of 2012 to the albums and tracks listed below.

Best Albums 

Nina Kraviz - Nina Kraviz (Rekids)
Chymera - Death By Misadventure (Connaisseur)
Shed - The Killer (50 Weapons)
Cooly G - Playin' Me (Hyperdub)
Orbital - Wonky
Michael Mayer - Mantasy (Kompakt)
Gary Beck - Bring A Friend (Soma)
Deepchild - Neukolln Burning (Thoughtless)
Dave Aju - Heirlooms (Circus Company)
Bass Clef - Reeling Skullways (Punch Drunk)
Deadbeat - Eight (BLKRTZ)
Shifted - Crossed Paths (Mote Evolver)
El_Txef_A - Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Scuba - Personality (Hot Flush)
Alex Under - La Maquina De Bolas (Soma)
Sendai - Geotope (Time2Express)
Purity Ring - Shrines (Last Gang)

Best Tracks (limited to one per artist)

Photek & Pinch - Acid Reign (K7)
El_Txef_A - A Place To Fall Apart
Daso - Rolling for the Mix
D. Diggler - Weed 
EQD - #10 (or 5.2) 
Henry Saiz, Marc Marzenit - Radiance
Matthew Dekay, Lee Burridge - Fur Die Liebe
Raid Over Moscow - Rush to the Capsule (Ewan Pearson remix) (Turbo)
The 2 Bears - Be Strong
Daso - Open Cage
Gill Norris - Forme (Guy J mix)
Henry Saiz - Our Discovery
Hot Chip - Flutes (Sasha mix)
Christian Smith - Carambola Green
Circulation - Turquoise (Guy J mix)
Santini, Tellez - Lost (Fairmont mix)
Jan Blomqvist - Ink
Marc Marzenit - Trozitos de Navidad (Primavera remix)
Stephen Brown - Sweet Nothing
Chymera - Aloof
Of Norway - Libertine 
Shackleton - Test Tubes
Burial - Kindred
Photek & Kuru - Fountainhead
Addison Groove - I Go Boom
Cooly G - Trouble
Infinity Ink - Infinity
Francesca Lombardo - Sofiel
Indigo - The Root
Jacques Greene - Prism
Jam City - How We Relate to the Body
Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Lapacha (Lake People's Slow-Lap remix)
Mohn - Ebertplatz 2020 (Wolfgang Voigt HardTranceAtlanticXSMix)
Other Lives/Atoms For Peace - Tamer Animals (Atoms For Peace remix)
Ry / Frank Wiedemann - Howling (Ame mix)
Shed - Phototype
Shit Robot - Teenage Bass
Duke Dumont - The Giver 
DIVA - Paris Stabbing
Deadbeat - Alamut
Tanner Ross - 4 U
Nicole Moudaber and Victor Calderone - The Journey Begins
Michael Mayer - Neue Furche
Undo - Motas de Polvo
Gary Beck - Algoreal
Deepchild - Reuterkiez Winter Lights
Dave Aju - To Be Free
Bass Clef - A Rail is a Road and a Road is a River
Untold - Motion the Dance
Casino Times - That's The Truth
NeferTT - Blue Skies Red Soil
Jimmy Edgar - Sex Drive (John Talabot's rework)
Chairman Kato - Yeah You're Right 1
Volor Flex - The conspiracy
Darling Farah - Aaangel (Live edit)
Wife - Endings
Arkist - Two Night Stand
Pangaea - Game
Jets - Mue
Benoit & Sergio - What Is Dance Music
Sigha - Faith and Labour
Shifted - Coax
Scuba - If U Want
Sendai - Terminal Silver Box
Nina Kraviz - Walking in the Air
dOP - Your Feelin'