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]
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