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Asian Dan Top 10 of 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)

Honorable Mentions:
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

Honorable Mentions:
Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
CID RIM – Micro Album
Death Grips – No Love Deep Web
Yeasayer – Fragrant World

TOP 10 REMIXES of 2012

Björk РVirus (Hudson Mohawke Peaches and Guacamol Remix)
Tame Impala – Elephant (Todd Rundgren Remix)
Shigeto – Field Day (Braille Remix)
Justice – Newlands (SebastiAn Remix)
Little Boots – Headphones (Todd Edwards Remix)
The 2 Bears vs. House of House – Take A Look Around
Metronomy – The Look (Two Inch Punch Remix)
Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix)
Koreless – Lost In Tokyo (Jacques Greene Remix)
Emil & Friends – You Can (Body Language Cover)

TOP 10 EPs of 2012

TNGHT – TNGHT EP
King Krule – King Krule EP
LOL Boys – Changes EP
Cashmere Cat -Mirror Maru
Jacques Greene – Concealer
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Onra – Deep In The Night
Fort Lean – Change Your Name EP
Lapalux – When You’re Gone EP
Blawan – Blawan – His He She & She

TOP 10 MIXES of 2012

Rustie – Essential Mix
Nick Catchdubs – Crystal Park
Justice – Annie Mac Minimix
Jackmaster – Mastermix 2012 / Tweak-A-Holic
Chromatics – Running from the Sun / Black & White A Mix For Autumn
Breakbot – October 2012 Mix
COLT+RANE – Like Water / ASS. MIX
DVNO – Moonlighting Mixtape
Prefuse 73 – A.M.N.H Mix
Asian Dan – #REAL #FEEL

TOP 10 LIVE of 2012

TNGHT – Music Hall of Williamsburg – BK
SBTRKT, Koreless, Nick Hook – Terminal 5 – NYC
The-Dream – Fader Fort, SXSW – Austin
Kindness – Le Poisson Rouge – NYC
Boiler Room SXSW – Jackmaster & Hudson Mohawke – SXSW – Austin
Rustie & Spaceghostpurrp – Santos Party House – NYC
Jamie xx – PS1 / Jacques Greene – PS1 – Queens
Todd Edwards – Santos Party House – NYC
Prefuse 73 – American Museum of Natural History – NYC
Emil & Friends, RAC – Brooklyn Bowl – BK

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