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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
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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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Erol Alkan : Bugged Out / Bugged In Selection + Connan Mockasin ‘Forever Dolphin Love’ (Extended Rework Version 2)

Erol Alkan returns with another musical seminar aka a second round of a Bugged Out / Bugged In Mix. It shall be another musical journey that will move the mind and feet. Out September 7th on K7. Checkout this unreleased deep psychedlic re-work of Connan Mockasin’s “Forever Dolphin Love” that closes out the Bugged Out Mix.

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Kindness – Live @ Le Poisson Rouge – 3.17.2012

I caught Kindness down at the Fader Fort down at SXSW back in March and was very excited to see the live rendition of Adam Bainbridge’s project. Kindness did not come with their A-game at SXSW, granted it was their third show as a band and they did not have a proper soundcheck, I was mildly disappointed. I am a forgiving person and decided to give them a second chance and caught them live last night at Le Poisson Rouge at Josh & Dave P’s Fixed party. My experience was far from what I heard and saw down at SXSW, for they put on one of the most fun and entertaning shows I have been to in a while.
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TWO INCH PUNCH

Lovestep? Hmm don’t think I will get behind that name but I will get behind UK producer Two Inch Punch. A producer who describes himself as “a frustrated Soul / RnB singer, inspired heavily by Beatles short love-songs, Sam Cooke’s heartfelt melodies and Donny Hathaway’s incredible vocal tones”. I hear proper lo-fi sexy boogie, one part Dam-Funk, Hudson Mohawke, and Jai Paul with samples that are more echoes of 90s RnB hits than samples. Either way I am all about this POST-DUBSTEP/POST-CHILLWAVE/POST-GENREBLURRING MUSIC. Groove on bruva.

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Asian Dan’s Top 10 of 2010

In no specific order I present you with my Top 10 of 2010. I listened to Jai Paul and James Blake way too much this year and cannot wait for what they have in store for 2011. Yeasayer’s “Ambling Alp” and “Penguin Prison’s “Golden Train” are perfect Pop songs that I wish I wrote. Flying Lotus “Do The Astral Plane” is the perfect sunny summer jam. Chromeo’s duet I Could Be Wrong (Feat. Ezra Koenig) is what happens when the Doobie Brother’s “Minute By Minute” is mashed up with Philip Bailey & Phil Collin’s “Easy Lover”. Jamie Lidell never made 90s RnB sound so cool and futuristic with “Completely Exposed”. LCD Soundsystem’s “I Can Change” is quite a sad dance tune. Late of the Pier’s “Blueberry” and “Best in Class” IS what the Future sounds like. Jamaica’s “Short & Entertaining” is my favorite song in 5/8 of 2010.

2010 was quite an exciting blog year for Asian Dan, especially what occurred IRL because of the blog. Thank you all for reading and listening, only bigger and better things will happen in 2011. Happy New Year!

Top 10 Tracks of 2010

Jai Paul – BTSTU
Yeasayer – Ambling Alp
Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane
Penguin Prison – Golden Train
Late of the Pier – Best In Class/Blueberry
Jamaica – Short & Entertaining
James Blake – CMYK
LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change
Jamie Lidell – Completely Exposed
Chromeo – I Could Be Wrong (Feat. Ezra Koenig)

Jai Paul – BTSTU
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Chromeo – I Could Be Wrong (Feat. Ezra Koenig)
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Emil & Friends – Cheap Imitations

Emil poses a question, “What makes Pop music Pop?” with his productions and songwriting. With this latest track “Cheap Imitations” he proves that it is not glossy production and perfect playing and that it all comes down to melody. How all it takes is an infectious melody to dig deep into your skull. He proves that not understanding a single word in a song is OK and even better in creating a mystery and need to listen to a track over and over again to figure it out further burrowing those hooks into your mind. Jai Paul and Mr. Emil are on their way to paving a new way into a Freak-Pop genre that deconstructs Pop music and distilling it into something fresh, fun and exciting.

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Emil & Friends – Cheap Imitations

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2 Many DJ’s Takeover Rob Da Bank

Only the Dewaele Brothers could craft such an epic and awesome mix such as this. 420 Intros in 60 mins. Wow. Somehow they take such an absurd concept and turn it into something actually listenable and quite enjoyable. This is the thinking man’s Girl Talk. INTROVERSEY! Also check out the 2nd hour which includes a fantastic disco mix. 🙂 GENIUS!!

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Introversy – 420 intros in 60 minutes…..

Amazing tracklist after the jump….

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