2012 was a year of fusion. Genre lines were blended more than ever as the UK influence pervaded house and techno scenes. Early ’90s garage made a comeback, lo-fi became sound du jour, and bass music further challenged the notion of a traditional DJ set. Check out LessThan3’s fifteen best garage, techno, and UK-inspired sounds of 2012.
Jon Convex - Fade (Original Mix) [Convex Industries]
Burial & Four Tet - Nova (Original Mix) [Text]
Four Tet - 128 Harps (Original Mix) [Text]
Sawlin - Datamen Working (Original Mix) [Cocoon]
Bicep - $tripper (Original Mix) [Love Fever]
Citizen - You Give Me That Something (Original Mix) [Love Fever]
Jacques Greene - Dakou (Original Mix) [3024]
Disclosure feat Sam Smith - Latch (Original Mix) [PMR]
Burial - Loner (Original Mix) [Hyperdub]
Koreless - Lost In Tokyo (Jacques Greene Remix) [Vase]
Disclosure - Flow (Original Mix) [Make Mine]
Burial - Kindred (Original Mix) [Hyperdub]
Blawan - Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage? (Original Mix) [Hinge Finger]
Bicep - Vision Of Love (Original Mix) [Feel My Bicep]
Joy Orbison - Ellipsis (Original Mix) [Hinge Finger]
What makes a great remix? Do you prefer a slightly deviated take on the track in question or a completely new concept thrown in with bits of the original? I guess it depends on the remixer. In some cases, like Galimatias’ remix of All Recklessness Aside by The Walton Hoax, the vibe stays the same: sad and summery. Others, like [...]
Royal-T - Don't Call Me Baby (Original Mix) [Rinse]
The Walton Hoax - All Recklessness Aside (Original Mix) [Loodma]
Soul Clap feat Charles Levine - Lonely C (Original Mix) [!K7]
Julio Bashmore - Au Seve (Original Mix) [Broadwalk]
Blawan - Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage (Original Mix) [Hinge Finger]
We knew techno was primal, but the gripping sounds of Blawan are like a teeth-clenching whirlwind through the depths of hell. On a tear as of late, Blawan’s His He She & She is the sophomore release on Joy Orbison’s Hinge Finger label, and his biggest since last year’s monstrous Getting Me Down. Rough, obnoxious, and driving, this is [...]
Blawan - Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage? (Original Mix) [Hinge Finger]
Blawan - His Money (Original Mix) [Hinge Finger]
Blawan - And Both His Sons (Original Mix) [Hinge Finger]
Illum Sphere, Thriller and Shed are the latest bass luminaries to try their hand at remixing Radiohead’s King Of Limbs on the fourth in an extensive series of remix EPs released on the band’s own Ticker Tape imprint. Pearson Sound, Lone, Four Tet, Jacques Greene and Caribou are just some of the artists who have already thrown their hats [...]
Radiohead - Give Up the Ghost (Thriller Houseghost Remix) [Ticker Tape]
Radiohead - Codex (Illum Sphere Remix) [Ticker Tape]
Radiohead - Little by Little (Shed Remix) [Ticker Tape]
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