Here’s what’s going down in my ears at the moment:
Out real soon on French Express, crusaders in the name of sublime music!
French Express are giving you this future classic for free today only! Go grab!
The Rathsman does it!
All in all a good week with a good amount of genuinely refreshing and juicy tracks! First and foremost I’d like to put some focus on a remix suite of on of my favorite releases last year: Christopher Norman & The Reverb Junkie – All The Pretty People EP. Fantacular remixes from my old heroes Rasmus and Patrik Björkman, but also from Champagne, Dublin Aunts and Chip Charlie, all delivering rock solid remixes of this stellar release. BUY!!! There’ll be an interview with the superb and tres chique magnifique Reverb Junkie here on the blog in a few days time. Stay tuned!
With no further ado: My trawlings from Soundcloud this week including FRESH new stuff from JONAS RATHSMAN, SHINDU & HAMMER, SIDECHAINS, RUSS CHIMES, FINAL DJS, DOWNTOWN PARTY NETWORK & CLAES ROSEN.
Top 25 of 2012
01 Christopher Norman & The Reverb Junkie – You Don’t Know (Alin Dimitriu remix)
This one just blew my mind completely. The vocals really shine in Alin’s heartfelt orchestration. Foreverlove!
02 Moon Boots – Sugar
Summer anthem of 2012. Brilliant hook and cunning use of the Janet factor!
03 Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
Another anthem from the Menergetic king of disco-swag Todd Terje himself!
04 Özgür Can feat. Rasmus Kellerman – The Kings
Finally the blip blop master of the Öz released his debut album! Huuuuuge track!
05 Jonas Rathsman – Since I Don’t Have You
French Express kept on dominating all through 2012. World domination imminent with this stomper!
06 Perseus – Seychelles
Yet more French Express. The head honcho himself with this Balearic track full of sun and juices!
07 Isaac Tichauer – Every Word
Isaac blew my mind with his remix for Tony Betties, but this is in a completely different league!
08 The Supermen Lovers – Say No More (Jupiter Remix)
Those frenchies know how to create energetic hooks!
09 Speech Debelle – I’m With It (Louis La Roche Remix)
Quite unique take on how to remix a hip hoppy rap track. Supremely executed by the Roche himself!
10 Jakwob – Electrify (Sega Bodega remix)
We don’t like dub-step. So it’s something rather special when a dub-step track ends up on our top of the year list!
11 Jupiter – One O Six (A.N.D.Y. Remix)
A.N.D.Y.’s really got his thing down over the course of 2012. This one marked a highpoint!
12 Van She – Jamaica (Plastic Plates Remix)
The producer of the year 2012 has got to be Plastic Plates. The way he just kept topping himself is UNCANNY!
13 Imogen Heap – Hide And Seek (End The Noise Remix)
This one was quite a find I still feel. How lucky that End The Noise let audioavalon.com have the exclusives for this before anybody else.
14 Bryan Ferry – Alphaville (Todd Terje remix)
The Terjelator at his thing again. This time he took the Ferry.
15 Drop Out Orchestra ft. Christopher Norman – In The Dark
What can I say? I Love D O O, and I love Chris! So when they team up magic happens!
16 Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Klar & PF Remix)
The most played song of 2012 in the only remix that didn’t get played nowhere near enough. Klar & PF are a duo to watch!
17 Goldroom – Fifteen
Goldroom didn’t release his remix for Alpine’s ‘Hands’. I’m still a bit cross about that. But this one’s a nice band aid on that unhealing wound.
18 Munk & Peaches – You Can’t Run From My Love (Classixx Remix)
Classixx have been favorites of mine for years. They have a great way of reinventing themselves and their sound.
19 Ben Browning – Feels Like
Sing-a-long of the year. Happy time!
20 Perseus – Love In Zanzibar
Deep and delicious chords served with a slice of lemon.
21 ColeCo – Ricky Smiley
This one was everywhere this summer. Respect!
22 Collage – Romeo Where’s Juliet? (SYE ‘Dub Like The Romans Do’ Edit)
Quite a catch in my opinion. Great great edit!
23 Nine Lives feat Jaki Graham – 1985 (Drop Out Orchestra Remix)
D O O! Do the voodoo you do!
24 Chris Malinchak – There I Was (Original Mix)
25 The Rapture – In The Grace Of Your Love (Poolside Remix)
It was way too hard to get this one here in Euroland. Still on my playlists!