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]
Few labels can claim to have had a better calender year than Delsin’s 2011. From Mike Dehnert to Conforce to their fantastic Inertia series, even for an imprint as venerated and revered as Delsin this sure has been a big one. While it may be impossible to identify the best techno album in what has been an exceptionally strong year for [...]
Morphosis - Too Far (Marcel Dettmann Definition 2) [Delsin]
Morphosis - Too Far (Original Mix) [Delsin]
Morphosis - Too Far (Marcel Dettmann Definition 1) [Delsin]
Finally, dub techno is becoming cool again. The much maligned genre has already seen a few rejuvenating releases this year such as Deadbeat’s Drawn & Quartered, but chomping at the bit right behind that titan you will find fabulously named Dutchman Boris Bunnik, aka Conforce. Dystopian Elements is his second EP of 2011, and his second on [...]
Conforce - Luminous (Original Mix) [Delsin]
Conforce - Lonely Run (Original Mix) [Delsin]
Conforce - Vacuum (Original Mix) [Delsin]
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