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]
The house renaissance has begun and Bicep is ready to take the throne. What started as a music blog turned DJ/producer group is now going record label in a fusion of Chicago house and UK garage. Andy Ferguson and Matt McGuire began posting up tracks they liked, matched with cheeky photos on their blog a few years back. Next thing you [...]
Bicep - Vision Of Love (Original Mix) [Feel My Bicep]
Bicep - Getcha Boi (Original Mix) [Feel My Bicep]
Bicep - $tripper (Original Mix) [Love Fever]
“Make Love In Public Spaces” reads the tagline on Love Fever’s small yet impressive catalog. The label, inspired by the London parties of the same name, has already churned out of one of the top tracks this year with Bicep’s $tripper, and is back for round two with a diverse collection of floor burners by local producer Citizen. The [...]
Citizen - Room Service (Original Mix) [Love Fever]
Citizen vs Jimmy Edgar - Deeper Touch (Original Mix) [Love Fever]
Citizen - You Give Me That Something (Original Mix) [Love Fever]