Year In Rearview


HARDLY A COMPREHENSIVE list, I’ve done my best to pluck my favorites from 2012 – excluding the artists and records I was lucky enough to work with throughout the year – and served em up below in no particular order.

As always, there was so much great music, most of which I missed out on or didn’t give proper time and attention to, while also many records I’m still playing catch up on – Gerry Read, Vessel, Lukid, Lee Gamble: I’m looking at you guys.

Up top you’ll find the lists for favorite LPs, mixtapes, hip-hop, events and the like, while down on the second half I had to list my favorite tracks – for peak time, for chill time, and for introspection…time.

Thank you to everyone that still reads the blog, we ain’t never gonna stop. Happy New Year Everyone!!


Daphni – ‘JIAOLONG’ [Jiaolong]

FAY – ‘DIN’ [Time No Place]

How To Dress Well – ‘Total Loss’ [Acéphale]

Kendrick Lamar – ‘good kid, M.A.A.D. City’ [Interscope]

Frank Ocean – ‘Channel ORANGE’ [Def Jam]

Andy Stott – ‘Luxury Problems’ [Modern Love]


Anything produced by Mike Will Made It. Doing acid and listening to 2 Chainz ft. Drake – “No Lie” – life changer

Rhianna – “Pour It Up”***Mike Will & “Get It Over With”

Juicy J – “Bandz A Make Her Dance” ***Mike Will

Chief Keef – “Love Sosa”, “Hate Bein’ Sober”, “I Don’t Like”

Lloyd “Foreign”


Jeremih – ‘Late Nights With Jeremih’

Lloyd – ‘The Playboy Diaries, Vol. 1’

Mike Will Made It – ‘Est. in 1989 Pt. 2.5’

Mix CD

Maya Jane Coles ‘DJ-Kicks’ [!K7]


L.I.E.S. Presents: American Noise


Boiler Room LA


Storm Queen – “Look Right Through (MK Don’t Talk To Me Dub)” [Defected]

Cloud 9 – “Do You Want Me Baby (Dusky Remix)” [Toolroom]

Jessie Ware – “Running (Disclosure Remix)” [PMR]

Huxley – “Let It Go” [Hypercolour]

Dead Rose Music Company – “Tonight” [Let’s Play House]

Kevin Saunderson ft. Inner City – “Future (MK AW Deep Dub)” [Defected]

Jack Dixon – “E” [Hotflush]

Move D – “Got 2 Be” [Electric Minds]

Ejeca – “Horizon” [Need Want]

Mosca – “Eva Mendes” [Hypercolour]

Recloose ft. B. Slade – “Magic” [Rush Hour]

Duke Dumont – “The Giver” [Turbo]

Scuba – “Talk Torque” [Hotflush]

West Norwood Cassette Library – “Coming On Strong” [WNCL Recordings]


Andrés – “New 4 U” [La Vida]

Anthony Naples – “Mad Disrespect” [Mr. Saturday Night]

Evy Jane – “Ohso (Max Ulis Remix)” [King Deluxe]

Ryan Hemsworth – ‘Last Words’ [Wedidit]

How To Dress Well – “&It Was U” & “How Many” [Acéphale]

INC. – “The Place” & “5 Days” [4AD]

James Welsh – “The Way” [Join The Dots]

Jeremih ft. Natasha Mosley – “Fuck U All The Time”

Kuhrye-00 – “Give In (For The Fame)” [UNO NYC]

Moodymann – “Why Do U Feel” [KDJ]

Nicolas Jaar & Theatre Roosevelt – “The Ego” [Clown & Sunset]

Usher – “Climax” [RCA]


Burial – “Kindred” [Hyperdub]

Dream Continuum – “Set It” [Planet Mu]

Mykki Blanco “Haze.Boogie.Life” [UNO NYC]

Omar S and Ob Ignitt – “Wayne County Hills Cop’s Part 2 (Omar S Mix)” [FXHE]


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