The Top 15 Garage & Techno Tracks Of 2012
Dec 16 2012
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.
Every cloud has a silver lining. The cloud in this case is the breakup of one of the most unique drum’n’bass duos of the last decade, as Instra:mental finally announce what many with their ears to the ground had already surmised by their conspicuous absence over the last year. The silver lining? Not only are both Al Green and Damon [...]
After solo outings on Nonplus, , and 3024 last year, expectations are understandably pretty high for any new Jon Convex material, especially when you factor in the monumental Instra:mental LP with partner in crime Boddika. It’s fortunate then that Jon kicks off his new Convex Industries imprint with Bump & Grind and Closer, a pair of [...]
Damon Kirkham aka Jon Convex is reunited with Al Green aka Boddika for the first time since they released Resolution 653, their debut album together as Instra:mental. Throughout the haze of aliases and collaborations, what is becoming abundantly clear is that this duo have to rank among the very best producers on the planet at the [...]
Another stellar release from the Instra:mental camp, Damon Kirkham drops his second 12” as Jon Convex, and the two tracks on offer here demonstrate why these boys are turning British bass music on its head. Released on Nonplus Records rather than Martyn’s 3024 imprint which housed his only previous release, Radar and Vacuum States are [...]
Aside from a single FACT mix earlier this year, Convexations is the first we have heard from Jon Convex without partner in crime Boddika. Their work together as Instra:Mental has elevated the duo to the upper echelons of the drum’n’bass world, so naturally Jon’s first solo EP was always going to receive a lot of attention from the press. [...]