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 individuals can claim to have been of such crucial importance to 21st century music as William Bevan, better known as the inimitable and enigmatic Burial. His sophomore album Untrue was named Album of the Decade by multiple publications, and earned the producer a Mercury Prize nomination despite his remaining anonymous until months [...]
Burial - Kindred (Original Mix) [Hyperdub]
Burial - Loner (Original Mix) [Hyperdub]
Burial - Ashtray Wasp (Original Mix) [Hyperdub]