Dec 31, 2012
2012 ushered in some amazing new music that is just the beginning of this musical shift that will come to full fruition in 2013. Here’s to music with substance that honors the craft of music making and the grand history of music while still moving hearts, minds and feet. Here are the tracks that kept me moving and stuck with me all this year. Happy New Year.
TOP 10 SONGS of 2012
Jai Paul – Jasmine
Kindness – House
Duke Dumont – The Giver
Frank Ocean – Sweet Life
Toro Y Moi – So Many Details
TNGHT – Gooo
Emil & Friends – Royal Oats
French Fries – What To Do
King Krule – Rock Bottom
Kanye West – Mercy
Breakbot – Another Dawn (featuring Irfane)
Letherette – Warstones
A$AP Rocky – Goldie
Para One – Lean on Me
Poolside – Slow Down
TOP 10 ALBUMS of 2012
Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
Kindness – World, You Need A Change Of Mind
Para One – Passion
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
Jeremih – Late Nights with Jeremih
Clark – Iradelphic
Chairlift – Something
Breakbot – By Your Side
Hot Chip – In Our Heads
Dec 26, 2012
We live in an age where being #relevant and conveying #real #feels often do not intersect but then again there are a rare few in this world that can do both. Meet mister Jacques Greene who enjoys to hangout at the corner of #relevant and #feels. When Jacques is not busy remixing Radiohead, buying the finest pieces of #menswear, DJing the Warm Up at Moma PS 1, or even starting his own label, VASE – he is on the quest to find the realest of #feels in all the world. Here are the #feeliest of the #feels that touched Jacques Greene in 2012.
Asian Dan’s Guest List : Jacques Greene “Top 10 #FEELIEST of the #FEELS of #2012″
2. Playing some shows with the XX, a lot of FEELS
3. Late Nights with Jeremih
4. Meeting Le MEME in NYC this summer
5. Every Future single
6. Shane Dog (RIP, I will never forget you)
7. McAfee living his life
9. Ikea Monkey and all the photoshops. Finally a meme we can all get behind.
10. The thought of staying at home and having avatars tour for me when I saw the #TupacHologram
Dec 24, 2012
The mysterious Dubka has been up to a lot in 2012 from producing, remixing Emil & Friends’ “Royal Oats” and collaborating with Punks Jump Up. Listen to all things Dubka hereand look out for more music in 2013. Here is quite a #relevant snapshot of a list of the music landscape in 2012 courtesy of Dubka including the toe tapper of a jam “Inspector Norse” by Todd Terje, the ego inflating party tune “Goldie” by A$AP Rocky and “Oblivion” by the 2012 mp3 blog golden child, Grimes.
Asian Dan’s Guest List : Dubka Top 10 of 2012
A$AP Rocky – Goldie
Swiss Lips – U Got The Power
Flight Facilities – With You
Death Grips – Bitch Please
Zebra Katz Ft. Njena Reddd Foxxx – Ima Read
Pussy Riot – Putin Lights Up The Fires
Grimes – Oblivion
John Talabot – Destiny feat. Pional
Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
Jai Paul – Jasmine
Dec 20, 2012
2012 has been a busy and successful year for the man from down under brought to us via Stones Throw, Jonti. But this is no surprise, he was destined for success ever since he worked with Mark Ronson on his band Danimals a few years ago. This year finds Jonti on an extensive tour including opening up for Gotye on his North American tour. Jonti offers up his favorite tracks of 2012 along with some candid stories that each song soundtracked in his Life in 2012.
Asian Dan’s Guest List : Jonti Top 10 of 2012
Earl Sweatshirt – Chum
Everything bout this track is great. There is a truth and confusion of his surrounding’s that hits you over the head. I’ve listened to this nearly everyday since it’s release.
BRKFST Club – The Fellowship
Frikin love this track. From the Grizzly bear sample to every stellar verse, interaction and self shot playful video shot for the song.
Flying Lotus – Getting There feat. Niki Randa
Until The Quiet Come’s was instantly my favorite Flying Lotus release of his career so far and thats saying something! Something about the tranquility and focus of it mixed with the bangers was something special to me. Im sure when everyones mind flipped when they heard this for the first time on the short film and saw the now famous accompanying dance.
Dec 18, 2012
The BODY HIGH posse graces the web with an early Xmas present, a 7-track free compilation of Exclusives from their roster of artists including Jim-E Stack, Jerome LOL, and Samo Sound Boy. Download, enjoy and share.
Download: BODY HIGH : Exclusives 2012
1. Myrryrs – Vapors
2. DJ Sliink – Put Cha Back In It (The Rhythm Method Mix)
3. Samo Sound Boy & Floyd Campbell – 12 Min
4. Jerome LOL – House Track 4 Sam
5. DJ Sliink – Emergency (Delivery Remix)
6. Kirko Bangz – Drank In My Cup (Jim-E Stack Remix)
7. Pipes – No Tea
Dec 14, 2012
DVNO, four capital letters – a sight and name we all know and should get used to seeing more often in 2013. Mr. Mehdi Pinson aka DVNO has been busy in 2012 DJing non-stop, releasing mixtapes, working on remixes for the likes of Para One and Emil & Friends as well working on original music that will hopefully be unleashed in soon. Check out his Top 10 jams to shred gnar to in 2012 including the massive Cashmere Cat remix of Feadz & Kito, Schoolboy Q’s Menomena sampling “There He Go”, and the absurd Action Bronson & Riff Raff.
Asian Dan’s Guest List : DVNO Top 10 Best Joints to Skateboard or Cruise to (At Night) in 2012
Wettex (Cashmere Cat Remix) / Feadz and Kito
Fuck U All The Time (Shlohmo Remix) / Jeremih
Bird On A Wire (Feat. Riff Raff) / Action Bronson
Depravity / Gesaffelstein
When The Night (DVNO Remix) / Para One
There He Go / Schoolboy Q
Housecall / Boston Bun
I Be (vocal) / Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team
Quincy / Mattias Zimmerman
Swimming Pools (Black Hippy Remix) / Kendrick Lamar
Dec 13, 2012
Sinjin Hawke has been making moves in 2012. He already proved to us all in 2011 that he can drop some proper and massive productions with his great Bootleg edits of The-Dream and Beyonce and his The Lights EP. 2012 found Sinjin Hawke trekking across North America DJing and debuting an impressive live set that he brought to LA’s Boiler Room and NYC’s Warm UP at MoMA PS1. We have much to look forward to from Sinjin Hawke in 2013 including a collaboration with Riton as well as new original music.
Sinjin Hawke names his Top 10 of 2012 which includes the fantastic EP from Cashmere Cat “Mirror Maru” and Miami’s own leader of the Raider Klan, SpaceGhostPurrp who will hopefully return from retirement from the rap game in 2013.
Asian Dan’s Guest List : Sinjin Hawke Top 10 of 2012
Richelle | Rick Owens SS13 Mens (Pelican Fly)
Young Smoke | Space Zone LP (Planet Mu)
MikeQ | Let It All Out EP (Fade To Mind)
Darq E Freaker ft. Danny Brown | Blueberry (Southern Hospitality)
Traxman | Return Of The Weststide Boogie EP (Booty Call)
Pink Dollaz | Pink Drugs Hosted by DJ Goonie & DJ Charisma
Cashmere Cat | Mirror Maru EP (Pelican Fly)
SpaceGhostPurrp | Mysterious Phonk LP (4AD)
DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn / RP Boo | Meet Tshetsha Boys / Meets Shangaan Electro Honest Jon’s
The Basedgod | Choices & Flowers (BasedWorld)
Dec 13, 2012
Tahiti Boy has been very busy in 2012, from collaborating with Mr. Oizo on his soundtrack for his film “Wrong” to producing new artist to prepping new music from his band, Tahiti Boy & the Palmtree Family – he is all over the place. Check out their latest music video for “The Park ” on nowness.com off the Fireman EP which is out now. Be on the lookout for a full length album in 2013.
Tahiti Boy delivers a lolzy but honest Top 10 of 2012. So let him know if he is a troll or lol via twitter, @PalmtreeFamily
Tahiti Boy Top 10 of 2012
1. Same as number 10. (HELL YEAH)
2. Frank Ocean / Chanel Orange
4. Chateau Marmont live at La Boule Noire (the band from Paris, not the hotel)
5. This top 10
6. Steve Nash playing for the Lakers (it looked good when it happened)
7. LCD Soundsystem’s film “Shut Up And Play The Hits” (I told you Sundance was great)
8. Sundance fest. 2012 (I spent 6 days in heaven)
9. Obama – round 2
10. My band (HELL YEAH)
Dec 12, 2012
Join un[be]known for their debut party at Cameo Gallery this Saturday December 15, 2012 as they dive into dark vibes care of Young Turks’ Illum Sphere and NYC’ Octo Octa. Listen to a mix by un[be]known’s curator Sheepshead who will be setting the vibe all night on Saturday.
More info + tix here.