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Collin’s Top 12 (tracks/remixes) of ’12

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

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I know I’m a little late on this, but I figure most will have already read through the throngs of other best of ’12 posts by now increasing the chances that people will actually read this. Below you will find (in no particular order because that’s impossible) 12 tasty tracks from last year that made me smile, take my pants off, dance and close my eyes whilst nodding my head incessantly.

12. U-Turn (one half of indie disco outfit Oliver) released this exceptionally catchy masterpiece as a free download early last year. It set off 2 pants off dance offs and provided the theme song to one of the best weekends I’ve ever had.

11. Cassian can do no wrong in my book. He’s both an amazing producer and DJ. His take on Snake Charmer by Bag Raiders is proof of us his uncanny ability to make it pop without going too far. This got a lot of plays during the first half the year.

10. She came through and slayed it when she played here this past summer making for one of my favorite sets from last year. I don’t know if I was more intoxicated by the tunes she played or her beautiful face and presence in the booth. Anyway, this collabo between Ms Lunoe and fellow Aussie Touch Sensitive was my summer anthem.

9. This gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it. Had it on repeat for like a week.

8.Hands down my favorite track off their stellar Flo Jam EP and one of 2 tracks from this British duo that made my list. That vocal gets me everytime.

7. 2012 saw a HUGE amount of producers utilizing vocals from 90s r&b hits as the focal point for their tracks. A formula that worked especially well in this case.

6. The French Express camp can do no wrong and anyone who’s read my posts over the past year should know how strongly I feel about that fact. Head honcho Perseus started the year off way strong with the release of this balmy beauty.

5. The original version of this track is also beautiful. It was extremely difficult for me to choose between the 2.

4. And we find ourselves back in Australia again with David Augusts take on the summer anthem “With You” by Flight Facilities. August adds a deep dark driving baseline and puts emphasis on the chorus which increases the sentiment of the original.

3. Of course the original was great as well, but I don’t think anyone can touch this remix from Swedish production duo Adriatique. Absolutely stunning. These guys made huge strides last year with some amazing releases and I expect more of the same from them this year.

2. Duke Dumont’s The Giver. Not enough good things can be said about the original. It was a festival staple and appeared on everyone’s (including my) mixtapes for about 2 months leading up to it’s release. People were starting to get over it until the remix EP was released featuring the version you will hear below from up and coming Belgian producer Locked Groove. It instilled new life in and provided a take that honestly competes with the original. I actually like it better.

1.Mexicali production duo Climbers rank among my favorite in the game right now and this is the track that cemented that fact. They started off the year with releases on LA based label Culprit, Nervous subsidiary “Nurvous” and followed them up with this amazing release on Get Physical. Lets not overlook the extensive remix duty they put in as well. I expect even bigger things from them this year.

Stay tuned!! Big things coming this year. Cheers:)

Treats For Your Tricks Mega Post

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Got a few mixtapes, a bunch of tracks and then run down of some notable events taking place this evening.

Aaaand GOOO!!!

MIXTAPES:

Karmon is a deep house producer/DJ from the Netherlands. The last year has been especially successful for him as his releases have garnered massive support accross the globe. I personally love his work and I’m really loving this set he put down for a radio station in Amsterdam.

UK badass Dusky is pretty much a household name these days and he further cemented that fact by laying down a most excellent mix for BBC Radio 1. Essential indeed.

My favorite Swedish Nu Disco/House outfit Monitor 66 recently dropped this amazingly sexy and soulful mix for British Label House Of Disco Records. Def a must listen.

Finally, I’d like to do more shameless self promotion by sharing my OctoBearTape with you all.

BEATS:

Aeroplane featured this lovely little remix from British house producer Ben Gomori on his recent mixtape. Good stuff.

Holy Ghost! is easily one of my favorite DFA outfits and one of my favorite bands in general and this is their latest (and might I say festive) masterpiece. Not a free DL so I recommend heading over to Itunes and snagging a copy.

Yep..yet another batch of brilliant freebies from Mr Malinchak. I’m firmly convinced that he can do no wrong.

A fantastic edit from sir Gigamesh.

I wasn’t really a huge fan of the original version of RAC’s first original Hollywood, but the remixes thus far have been brilliant. Cassian‘s is easily my favorite, but Treasure Finger‘s completely flipped it and I’m certainly digging his take as well.

Edwin Van Cleef blessed us with this gem a few days back…simple yet catchy and quite addicting.

This one might be a miss for some, but Paul Simon’s Graceland was a staple of my childhood and an absolutley fantastic album. This is a very simple yet effective edit of one of my favorite tracks off that album from Dutch producer The Starkiller.

Bufi‘s been rocking my world as of late. He’s one of many producers catching rec out of Mexico right now.

British producer T. Williams has taken the latest from Disclosure molded it into a four on the floor banger. I personally think it knocks the original clear out of the water. No word on a release yet.

Duke Dumont has been smashing it as of late hence the reason he’s one of my favorite producers right now. Coming on the heals of his most notable release to date “For Club Play Only” is this exclusive he released for free via Annie Mac.

EVENTS:

Please don’t forget that the 11th installment of TheHundred is popping off this evening at Beauty Bar. The headliner tonight is none other than garage/house legend Todd Edwards featuring support from locals option4, Vanish, Werq and Fun Factory. Doors are at 9 and cover won’t kick in til 9:30 so if you thurr early, it’s free. If you don’t have no fear because cover is only $6 bucks which is a STEAL when compared to the talent in the building. If you’d like a taste of what to expect, then check out this freebie he released about a month ago and this video of his fabled Boiler Room set.

SET TIMES

9-945PM ::::: option4 :::::: (Deep house set)
945-1030PM :::: Vanish ::::: (VCR)
1030-1115PM ::::: Werq ::::: (Discotheque Denver)
1115- 12AM ::::: Fun Factory ::::: (Nasty Track)
12-1230AM :::: option4 ::::: (House set)

12:30AM – CLOSE ::::: TODD EDWARDS :::::

Aaaand if you’re still feeling rambunctious post Beauty Bar then there’s an after party a few doors down at the Deer Pile featuring disco extraordinaire Black Amex out of Boulder.

Happy Halloween to you all. Cheers:)