In No Particular Order

Always avoided lists, but this year I’ve decided to feature twenty of my favourite tunes from 2011. All that’s required is that they were released this year and I found myself going to back to them again and again. It’s a strange mix, but then there’s no accounting for taste. As the title suggests, the tracks listed aren’t in any particular order, just as I remember them.

I’ll see you in the New Year x

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The Weeknd – House Of Balloons

3

Switch Ft Andre Martin – I Still Love You

4

Jane’s Addiction – Irresistible Force

5

Bart B More & Tommie Sunshine – Bodywork

6

Fatboy Slim Vs Moguai – Ya Mama (Push The Tempo)

7

Patterns – Induction

8

Cicada – The Things You Say (Mr Miyagi Remix)

9

The Whip – Secret Weapon (Alex Metric Remix)

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Breton – The Commission

12

The Joy Formidable – Whirring (Innerpartysystem Remix)

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14

120 Days – Osaka

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Marlene Shaw – California Soul (A.Skillz remix)

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Justice – Civilization

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M83.Ft Zola Jesus – Intro

 

The Cast Of Cheers – Family

The Cast of Cheers (ace name) are a four piece from Dublin, Ireland. They make the sort of math rock that brings to mind Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party and more recently Everything Everything and Foals. They gave away their first album ‘Chariots’ (which they recorded in 3 days!) for free on their bandcamp page and it hit 150k downloads and a nomination for the Choice Music Award, in Ireland. Add to this their track ‘Goose’ inclusion on Kitsune Maison 12 and you can safely say that The Cast of Cheers are ‘hot shit’.

Their debut single is ‘Family’. Have a listen below. Their real debut album will be out in 2012

 

 

 

New iO Remixes

Three new remixes from one of Squeakysneaker’s fave new producers. iO has been busy on the remix front lately and each one of these babies display his usual subtlety and deft touch.

First up is the punchy bass rework of Warrior One’s 90’s sounding jungle track ‘Fyah’, featuring dnb favourite Ayah Marar. It’s out Jan 9th on Black Butter Records

Warrior One ft Ayah Marar – Fyah (iO Remix)

Love this laid back rework of one of my tunes of the summer from Labyrinth Ear. Grab the download below.

Labyrinth Ear – Amber (iO Remix)

Space, Ladies – Medusa (iO Remix)

 iO has been collaborating with US producer Kastle and the UK’s LO:TEK , with the latter project due to drop at the start of next year. There’s also going to be a debut solo EP, so keep your ears primed.

Mustard Pimp – Catastrophe Mixtape Series Vol 10

I haven’t enjoyed a mix so much, since I used to load my i-pod with mixes by Erol Alkan, 2manydjs, Don Rimini, Chew Fu and Kissy Sell Out and spend 10 hours a day being a completely unsocial twat. Absolute class, drenched in pure acid wonderment to start before escalating into crazy bassy house. And there’s another nine in the series!

You can get Mustard Pimps new single ‘City Kids’ featuring Dirtyphonics now on Dim Mak. Have a listen

Mustard Pimp.feat Dirtyphonics – City Kids

 

Happy Birthday THaF Records!

We first featured THaF Records in October last year and tomorrow they’re celebrating their first birthday (ish). In the last year they’ve introduced us to some great electro tuneage, by the likes of JSK, Bullwack, The Hats, Footjam, Silent H!, Jackiroqs and Mike Hindle. To celebrate they’ve put together’ Movement’, a twenty two track compilation of unreleased THaF tracks.

BoЯRoBeats has put together a minimix to give a taste of what you can expect from the release and you can download it below.

Movement – One Year Anniversary Compilation minimix

Also you should have a browse at THaF Records store.There’s some top stuff on there,  spend a bit of money. Go on – ah go on…

Compilation tracklist in the comments.

No Sell Out December Mix

Another great new mix from No Sell Out for December. If you get over to his soundcloud, you can have a listen to (and download most of) his other mixes. There’s some original tracks on there as well, along with some well judged edits. Have a look.

No Sell Out Indie Dance Mix December 2011

The Cast Of Cheers – Goose
Bombay Bicycle Club – The Shuffle
Little Dragon – Ritual Union
Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Css – City Grrrl (Teeth! Remix)
The xx – Night Time (Megaman Panic City Mix, No Sell Out Re-Edit)
Polarsets – Sunshine Eyes
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (Gigamesh Remix)
House De Racket – Roman (Oliver Remix)
The Whip – Secret Weapon (Alex Metric Mix) + Zaber Riders – Two Dancers (Jon Hopkins Mix)
Strange Talk – Eskimo Boy
Gigamesh – So Intense (Fare Soldi Mix)
Testarossa – Meh Meh
Black Stobe – Me And Madonna (The Twelves)
Jacques Le Cont – Reload
Melee Beats – Chains And Whips
Scott Grooves / Daft Punk – Mothership Connection (Tristan Garner Mix)
Phoenix –If I Feel Better (Reset! Mix)
Digitalism – Circles (Eric Prydz Mix)
Busy P – Procrastinator (Hey Today! Mix) + La Roux – Quicksand (Autokratz Mix)
Yusek – Always On The Run (Peter And The Magician Mix)
Grum – Through The Night (Pegasus Mix) + Tensnake – Need Your Lovin (Tiger And Woods Mix)
Is Tropical – The Greeks
Florence And The Machine – Shake It Out
M83 – Midnight City (Man Without Country Mix)