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Asian Dan’s Guest List : Jacques Greene “Top 10 #FEELIEST of the #FEELS of #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″

1. ??????
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
8. #Meggings
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

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Asian Dan’s Guest List : Dubka Top 10 of 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

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Asian Dan’s Guest List : Jonti Top 10 of 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.
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Asian Dan’s Guest List : DVNO Top 10 Best Joints to Skateboard or Cruise to (At Night) in 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

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Asian Dan’s Guest List : Sinjin Hawke Top 10 of 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)

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Asian Dan’s Guest List : Tahiti Boy Top 10 of 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
3. www.lememe.com
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)

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Asian Dan’s Guest List : Cloud Boat Top 10 of 2011

Cloud Boat may have only released two tracks but they are two fantastic tracks (Lions on the Beach/Bastion) that I have been listening to all year. Tom and Sam were kind enough to put together a list of their favorite albums of the year, a very eclectic list of releases that highlight Cloud Boat’s taste and define their unique and intoxicating sound.

Asian Dan’s Guest List : Cloud Boat Top 10 of 2011

Bon Iver – Bon Iver
David Lynch – Crazy Clown Time
Grouper – AIA : Alien Observer / Dream Loss
James Blake – James Blake
Klaus – Tusk EP
Kuedo – Severant 
La Dispute – Wildfire
Mastodon – The Hunter
Radiohead – The King of Limbs
Roly Porter – Aftertime

Asian Dan Q&A : Cloud Boat

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Asian Dan’s Guest List: Penguin Prison’s Top 10 of 2010

The Pop maven, Penguin Prison aka Chris Glover compiled his favorite tracks of 2010 for the blog giving us some insight into what he looks for in good music. Enjoy!

Asian Dan’s Guest List: Penguin Prison’s Top 10 of 2010

1. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

I love Kanye. He can be annoying definitely but he is making great music and is the most interesting pop star around right now don’t you think?

2. Twin Shadow – Forget

This album is great. I can listen to the whole thing all the way through and listen to it again right away. The production is very sophisticated and tasteful.

3. Midnight Magic – Beam Me Up (Jacques Renault Remix)

Maybe the best remix of the year. If I were at a dance club and wanted to dance and someone asked me what song I would like to dance to I would say this song.

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4. Holy Ghost! – Static on the Wire

I helped make a few of the songs on this so I am biased but I think it would still be one of my favorites even if I weren’t involved.

5. Lykke Li – Get Some

I am sure her new album will be amazing but this is the only song out yet. I think its my favorite song she has ever done. She is going in a good direction.

6. Vampire Weekend – Giving up the Gun

I like the whole album but this song is my favorite. One of the best songs of the year in my opinion.

7. Active Child – When Your Love is Safe (Classixx Remix)

The best 90’s slow jam of 2010.

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8. LCD Soundsystem – Home

This is my favorite song on their new album. It makes me feel happy and sad at the same time. That’s a good quality in a song.

9. Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours

I heard this song and I was wondering whether it was from the 80’s or something and I just never knew about it. No it’s new and it’s very amazing.

10. Sade – Soldier of Love

Amazing. Great production and her voice is one of a kind. The video is fantastic as well.

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Asian Dan’s Guest List: Antoine Hilaire of Jamaica’s Top 10 of 2010

As you all know Jamaica is no stranger to this blog/twitter since I have supported them and their music in numerous ways. Antoine was kind enough to compile a list of his Top 10 of 2010 that surpasses just any tracks that he listened to throughout the year. Twenty-Ten was just the beginning for Jamaica – watch out 2011!

Checkout this Jamaica Unplugged set we played for mtviggy.com

ANTOINE HILAIRE OF JAMAICA: TOP 10 OF 2010

1. Releasing an album we are proud of, made with friends
2. Being a blog darling for a few weeks thanks to the “I Think I Like U 2″ video
3. Jamaica + Japan = amour
4. Touring the USA for the first time
5. Finding my inner Sonia
6. The Internet, lememe.com and discodelicious.com
7. New friends in Germany, The USA, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and even France
8. “Belle Epine” by Rebecca Zlotowski
9. Listening to the Arcade Fire, Best Coast, Azari and III, Carte Blanche, Darwin Deez and Led Zeppelin songs
10. Leaving Paris on December 27th for the summer in Australia

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Jamaica – Short & Entertaining (Acoustic on Virgin Mobile Live)

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Asian Dan’s Guest List: Matt Van Schie’s Top 10 of 2010

Matt Van Schie released a solo EP this year entitled “Balmy Nights”, a collection of songs that take a nod to some of the great smooth Yacht Rock sounds of the late 70s and 80s with a touch of New Wave as well as some Aussie warmth. So don’t be surprised when you find some 80s gems that topping his 2010 list. Do yourself a favor and give Michael Sembello’s Cowboy a listen – we need more hooks like this in music in 2011.

Matt Van Schie’s Top 10 of 2010:

1. Bob Welch – Lose Your Heart
2. Alessi Brothers – Sad Songs
3. Caribou – Odessa
4. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round And Round
5. CEO – illuminata
6. Kanye West – Runaway
7. Jamaica – I think I like U 2
8. Michael Sembello – Cowboy
9. Catcall – Swimming Pool
10. Mario Basanov – Do You Remember (Arithmatix! Remix)

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Alessi Brothers – Sad Songs

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round And Round

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