Following two much praised EPs on Pictures Music, UK producer Dauwd has a new one out on Ghostly International. Titled Heat Wave, the 4-track EP is available now on limited vinyl and digital. Get your’s directly from the label, Bleep, Boomkat or iTunes.
Happy New Year to all of my readers, I hope 2012 will be a good one. It should easily be better than last year, at least when it comes to my private life: in 2011 I was robbed and later I suffered an ear stroke, possibly as a late reaction to the robbery. But well, we’re not talking about my private life so much, let’s talk about music!
In the first year of this blog, I wrote an article on best-of lists and I still think they’re kinda ridiculous. However, I also think it can be of benefit for those who only read this blog every now and then and wonder what good music they might have missed. I tried to limit each list to 5 items, because otherwise I wouldn’t know where to stop as 2011 was another year of rich releases. So without further ado, here are my personal top releases.
Thundercat – The Golden Age of the Apocalypse
Dimlite – Grimm Reality
Zomby – Dedication
SBTRKT – SBTRKT
Hyetal – Broadcast
Floating Points – Shadows EP
Arkist – Rendezvous
Ossie – Set The Tone
Actress – Harrier ATTK
Mr Beatnick – Synthetes
Kutmah – The New Error 2
Jamie xx – Essential Mix
Jamie xx – Guestmix for Benji B
Dauwd – Clashmusic Podcast
FaltyDL – Fader/MoMA PS1 mix
Apparat – Groove Podcast
An honorable mention to Elzhi’s Elmatic, as it’s a more than worthy tribute to the classic debut album by Nas – and it was available for free throughout the year.
This one has been around for a while, but it would be a shame not to mention this. Dauwd is the latest signing to Pictures Music, who already brought us the sounds of Koreless. He released an EP on the label last May and this mix for ClashMusic came out in mid-August.
01. Synkro – Look at yourself
02. 2562 – Lost
03. Daedelus – Tailor Made (Floating Points remix)
04. TRG – Broken Heart (Martyn remix)
05. Dauwd – Could it be
06. George Fitzgerald – Reset
07. Lando Kal – Further
08. Disclosure – Just your type
09. Kavsrave & Joy Orbison – Untightled
10. Hyetal – Diamond Islands (Boddika remix)
11. Jack Sparrow – Loveless]
12. Joe – Rut
13. Dauwd – Shimme]
Get the download from Warm Agency if you missed it the first time around.