Timeless masterpiece that never left my ipodYa'll should know this...
Lynn Collins - Think
The tune I listened to most in 2012
Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes - Wake up Everybody (Psychemagik Edit)
Prettiest little thing of the yearPrior to 2012 The XX hadn't really been on my radar. I'd heard their stuff but for some reason I just hadn't bothered to look up who it was (despite liking it, so slack I know...). The Coexist album though got my attention and most of all this.
The xx - Angels
Video of the yearOK, I am totally cheating here. This isn't from 2012 and it isn't even an official video. Meh, whatever. It was 2012 when i got to see it and I think it's just such a clever idea. It's also beautiful. Plus the track is fucking amazing. Gotta love Aeroplane.
Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Remix) ft. Au Revoir Simone
THE BIG WINNER!
2012's Funked Up Tune Of The YearI'm big in to Featurecast's work, but this one in particular really did it for me. Featurecast does what he always does best with magical beats of magicalness and Greg Blackman lays down some sublime vocals. Funky soulful and just the proper good shit.
Featurecast (featuring Greg Blackman) - Get Lovely
Honourable mentions...Doctor Hooka is a mixing machine of such immensely prolific proportions that I can barely keep up. Seriously bloke, I dunno how the fuck you do it. Thanks for tunes mate.
Here's almost 3 hours of electroswing he delivered recently.
Hookz & Swings
Chrispop brought us a ghettofunk classic that deserves a special mention :)
Digga Digga Doo
Also want to give a shout to Nolan Brown who introduced me to Daisuke Tanabe and sent me off on in new directions of musical discovery. ;)
Daisuke Tanabe - Artificial Sweetener