P. Filthy's Top Tracks 2012

Here's a list of my favorite singles of 2012 in no particular order...Happy New Year and thanks for checking out my site all year.

Storm Queen "Let's Make Mistakes (Club)" (Environ)

Julio Bashmore "Au Seve" (Broadwalk)

Pachanga Boys "Time" (Hippie Dance)

Pearson Sound "Untitled" (White Label)

Maceo Plex "Stay High Baby" (Ellum Audio)

Scuba "Hardbody" (Hotflush)

Leon Vynehall "Don't Know Why" (Man Make Music)

John Talabot "Depak Ine" (Permanent Vacation)

Dark Sky "F Technology" (Black Acre)

Hydraulix "From The Bottom" (Frite Nite)

Solomun "Kackvogel" (Watergate)

French Fries "Champagne" (Clek Clek Boom)

Guy Gerber "The Mirror Game" (Visionquest)

Acid Pauli Feat. Nancy "iBang" (Katermukke)

Ben Pearce "What I Might Do" (MTA Records)

Hot Natured & Ali Love "Benediction" (Hot Creations)

Blawan "Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?" (Hinge Finger)

I:Cube "Transpiration" (Versatile)

PillowTalk "Makings Of A Lover" (W + L Black)

George FitzGerald "Child" (Aus)

Mark E "Oranges" (Spectral)

French Fries "Smoke Wine (Justin Martin's Smoke Alarm Remix)" (dirtybird)

Huxley "Let It Go" (Hypercolour)

Boddika & Joy Orbison "Swims" (Swamp81)

Kindness "Gee Up (Erol Alkan Extended Rework)" (Polydor)

Matthew Dear "Her Fantasy" (Ghostly)

How To Dress Well "& It Was U" (Acéphale / Weird World)


P. Filthy's Best Albums of 2012

20. Vessel 'Order of Noise' (Tri Angle)

Vessel gave us the gift of the perfect soundtrack to those 4AM or later (earlier?) drives home after a long night of having your ears pummeled. 'Order of Noise' will aide in crafting dreams you never thought possible, just fall asleep listening to this album if you don't believe me.

19. JuJu & Jordash 'Techno Primitivism' (Dekmantel)

It takes serious balls to craft a Techno record and put the genre in the title. This is Techno at it's purest: spacious, heavy and sleek.

18. Ricardo Villalobos 'Dependent and Happy' (Perlon)

Perlon is the reason I started to listen to micro-house and minimal. Perlon is also the reason I discovered Ricardo Villalobos. In the last 12 years or so that I've been buying Perlon and Villalobos records. The man has become one of the hottest underground DJs on the planet, playing to massive crowds with an arsenal of clicks and bass lines that would confuse the average music fan. 'Dependent and Happy' is another mind-bending addition to Villalobos mesmerizing catalogue.

17. Mala 'Mala In Cuba' (Brownswood)

As Dubstep in the US continues to evolve into the music that kills plants and rots the eardrums of teens and college kids across the country an album like 'Mala In Cuba' proves there's still hope the genre may retain respect. This record is deep, rhythmic and thick- the way Dubstep should sound.

16. Kendrick Lamar 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' (Interscope/Top Dawg)

With a plethora of Hip-Pop garbage released on a daily basis soaked in Auto-tune and hooks, an album like this warms my soul and reminds me that well crafted, soulful, intelligent Hip Hop still exists. Critics across the music world have likened the album to Hip Hop classics like Aquemini, Black On Both Sides, and, Illmatic- time will only tell but I'm feeling this one will stand up to the test.

15. Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!' (Constellation)

When a band as unconventional and epic as Godspeed You! makes their fans wait a decade for a new album, they only add to their epic and unconventional nature.

14. Actress 'R.I.P.' (Honest Jon's)

Another dose of House and Techno played through a sewer made of Aluminium. Actress produces musique concrete for the modern world.

13. Cloud Nothings 'Attack On Memory' (Carpark)

My love for 'Indie Rock' has definitely waned over the last few years, mostly due to the fact that much of the Indie music being released lacks the 'Rock' portion of the genre. 'Attack on Memory' is a visceral release and necessary listen for all those 30-somethings out there afraid that the music we grew up listening to was the end of our mosh pit days- and even though it is, we can still admire the pit from afar at shows, sipping on our IPA.

12. Beach House 'Bloom' (Sub Pop)

Gentle and swooning chorus's reach elevated levels on this album that makes 80's bands like Tears for Fears and Cocteau Twins finally get their influential credit due.

11. Holy Other 'Held' (Tri Angle)

In my musical catalogue of favorite bands of all time, quite a few share the home city of Manchester. Holy Other just happens to be the newest addition to my list of Mancunian musicians I love. This album is sensual, intimate and utterly exposes you to the depth of both Holy Other's breadth of emotions and your own.

10. Matthew Dear 'Beams' (Ghostly)

Matthew Dear played one of the best live sets I was able to see throughout 2012. It also marked the 3rd time I was able to play an opening DJ set for the Techno luminary and future-wave front man. Beams continues his journey into avant-pop chugging dance floor experiments and it couldn't make me happier.

09. Kindness 'World, You Need a Change of Mind' (Polydor / Female Energy)

When Trevor Jackson said this act was one of the best live acts he had seen in a minute I had to hear the album. What I got was pure pop perfection and disco swagger. Although early in his career, I am certain as Kindness matures as a musical project the world will continue to change it's mind about the possibilities of pop music.

08. Daphni 'Jiaolong' (Jiaolong)

Dan Snaith is one of the more prolific producers around. His music is always emotive and pristinely produced. 'Jiaolong' is dance music to be enamored with.

07. Scuba 'Personality' (Hotflush Recordings)

Paul Rose is a player, plain and simple. His Hotflush imprint has taken the piss out of genre pimping the oddest experiments in this post dubstep climate and dominating in all forms 4/4. This year he released another full length to expand our minds and move our feet. This album had some of the heaviest hitting house, techno and future bass released this year.

06. Trust 'TRST' (Arts & Crafts)

All my years of doing the 'frowning toe-sweep' finally regain footing with this synth-drone opus. I opened for the band this Halloween with a set of deep house and dark disco. Then Robert took to the stage with fog machines, eye makeup and flashing lights displaying absolute control over his vision and it's effect on the swaying crowd. Trust live was as good if not better than this debut full length.

05. How To Dress Well 'Total Loss' (Acéphale / Weird World)

Another gorgeous collection of R&B dirges. Heartbreaking and breathtaking all at the same time.

04. Mykki Blanco 'Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss' (UNO)

Perhaps the most unusual artist to hit the scene in sometime. His lyrics are purposeful and poignant. His image is defined, elegant and thuggish. And his debut mix tape is a true testament to the future of hip hop and urban culture. Not to mention one of the best music videos of the year!

03. Legowelt 'The Paranormal Soul' (Clone Jack for Daze Series)

A luminary in the electronic music world, Legowelt sneaks in at the close of 2012 with this staggering selection of perfectly crafted beats. The genre range is so deep and varied on this album there's simply no defining it. This is how I want more dance floors to sound.

02. Frank Ocean 'Channel Orange' (Def Jam)

How can you not love Frank Ocean? He crafts some of the best lyrics I've heard in a very long time. He's as quirky as R. Kelly and as heartbroken as Marvin Gaye. I feel like I've listened to 'Channel Orange' more times start to finish than any album released in 2012.

01. John Talabot 'ƒin' (Permanent Vacation)

The best album of the year by far. Unlike other EDM albums, this record is so well sequenced, so well crafted, so well written; I believe it stands up to other modern classics like 'OK Computer.' No other producer in 2012 was able to release such a brilliant full length and back it up with some of the most phenomenal remixes of the year to boot. If you haven't listened to this album I implore you to.


P. Filthy's Best New Artists of 2012

I'd like to preface this list with the understanding that many if not all of these artists have released music or produced music prior to 2012. However, I am giving them an acknowledgement as coming onto my radar and others in the past year.









Citizens! "True Romance (Gildas Kitsune Club Night Remix)" (Kitsuné)

MP3: Citizens! "True Romance (Gildas Kitsune Club Night Remix)" (direct link)

Gildas Kitsuné Club Night Mix #3
Out December 3 on Kitsuné

Plastic Plates "Things I Didn’t Know I Loved" (feat. Simon Lord) (Bufi remix)
Saint Lucia "September" (Punks Jump Up Funhouse mix)
Two Door Cinema Club "Sleep Alone" (BeatauCue remix)
Citizens! "True Romance" (Gildas Kitsuné Club Night remix)
Nteibint "Time"
Christian S "The Power Of Now"
Punks Jump Up x Dubka "Future Is Now"
Logo "Give Mo Luv" (feat. eLBee BaD) (Boston Bun remix)
Hey Today! "Guru Guro"
A-Trak "Say Whoa" (Alex Gopher edit)
Alex Gopher "Hello Inc." (feat Saint Michel) (dj Falcon Parallel remix)
Fake Blood "Yes/No"
Solidisco "Hey Everybody"
Crookers "Bowser"
Dombrance "The Witch" (feat Sourya)
Two Door Cinema Club "Sun" (Gildas Kitsuné Club Night remix)
Lifelike "Don't Stop" (feat A-trak) (Gigamesh remix)
Major Lazer "Get Free" (feat Amber Coffman)

Don Froth "REflex (Anthony Shake Shakir Remix)" (UNO)

MP3: Don Froth "REflex (Anthony Shake Shakir Remix)" (direct link)

Don Froth
REflex EP
Out November 27 on UNO

Misfit Mod "Sugar C." (Stars & Letters)

MP3: Misfit Mod "Sugar C." (direct link)

Out December 4 via Stars & Letters


Jamie Lidell 'S/T' (Warp)

01. I'm Selfish
02. Big Love
03. What A Shame
04. Do Yourself a Faver
05. You Naked
06. why_ya_why
07. Blaming Something
08. You Know My Name
09. So Cold
10. Don’t You Love Me
11. In Your Mind

Warp Records will release Jamie Lidell on February 18th, 2013.

Literally in my top 10 artists on the planet.


Wild International 'Creeks' (S/R)

Fit for fans of Animal Collective to say the least.

Wild International
Lake Tones
Out December 18th 2012

Emos Teg
Young Wayfarer

Lusine 'Another Tomorrow' (Ghostly International)

The Waiting Room
Out February 19th on Ghostly International

Get the Message
On Telegraph
Another Tomorrow
Without a Plan
First Call
By This Sound

The Lions 'This Generation' (Stones Throw)

Taking me back to my high school days. Nearly everything I listened to sounded like this. RUDE BOY! Dusted Reggae Soul, coming February 2013 from Stones Throw.

Tomas Barfod 'November Skies (Sepalcure Remix)' (Friends of Friends)

Tomas Barfod
'November Skies' EP
(Friends of Friends)
Out November 26
1. November Skies ft. Nina Kinert (Original)
2. November Skies (Nite Jewel Remix)
3. November Skies (Sepalcure Remix)
4. November Skies (Jerome LOL Remix)
5. November Skies (Touchy Mob Dub Remix)
6. November Skies (Sekuoia Remix)


Kid Smpl 'But I Don't' (Hush Hush)

MP3: Kid Smpl 'But I Don't' (direct link)

Kid Smpl
Out November 12 via Hush Hush Records
But I Don't
Escape Pod
I Think It's Gone
Star Ocean
It Changed
We Fled
Left There

Groundislava 'Suicide Mission ft. Baths' (Video) (Friends of Friends)

Oct. 27 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall w/ ESKMO + Slugabed
Nov. 2- Claremont, CA - Pitzer College
Nov. 8 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Globos w/ Grenier + Mount Kimbie
Nov. 9 - Middleton, CT - Wesleyan College
Nov. 10 - Brooklyn, NY - FoF Showcase at Brooklyn Electronic Music Fest w/ Shlohmo + Salva + Lazy Brow @ Public Assembly
Dec. 4 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex w/ How To Dress Well + Born Gold

John Talabot 'ƒin Remixes Vol. 1' (Permanent Vacation)

12" Vinyl
A When The Past Was Present - Pachanga Boys Purple Remix
B1 When The Past Was Present - Pachanga Boys Red Remix
B2 When The Past Was Present - Pachanga Boys Blue Remix

10" Vinyl
A. Last Land - Kenton Slash Demon Remix
B. Destiny feat. Pional - Bullion Version


Young Adults

Young Adults Recordings label heads Lazy Brow and Deep Body share an exclusive mix for Juno along with their Boiler Room set, below. The DJ duo will perform with Tomas Barfod and Suzanne Kraft October 19 in Los Angeles.


01. Mario Basanov - Closer
02. Suzanne Kraft - No Worries
03. Soft War - This Time Around
04. Fantastic Man - It's Essential
05. Trujillo - Acapulco Gold (Ron Basejam Remix)
06. Roisin Murphy - Simulation (Mano Le Tough Remix)
07. Dublin Aunts - Near Me Now
08. Lauer - Tentatious (Runaway Remix)
09. Chamboche - Smoke Screen
10. Ben Sun - Love Hotel feat. Slow Hands
11. Haku - Rugo

Cars & Trains "Between Parentheses" (Fake Four Inc.)


DNTEL "Breakwater" (dublab)

Light From Los Angeles: DNTEL from dublab on Vimeo.

Various Artists
'dublab Presents: Light From Los Angeles'
Out October 23

What a fantastic and silly group of artists on one compilation.

Side A:
1. Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Freguson - Mezame
2.Yuk. & Teebs - Estara
3. Suzanne Kraft & Brogan Bentley - Coasts
4. Farmer Dave Scher - Beautiful Venice Day

Side B:
1. ESP - 627
2. Dntel - Breakwater
3. Nite Jewel & Julia Holter - What We See

Side C:
1. Ras G - Bus Ride
2. Butchy Fuego - Giant Slice
3. Onkyovizion - Eye Light
4. Sun Araw - Evening Meditations

Side D:
1. Languis - In Search of Summer
2. Lucky Dragons - KCRW Supporters
3. Sweatson Klank - All This Time
4. The Long Lost - Your Own Backyard


The Crystal Ark 'Morir Soñando' (DFA)

Gavin Russom and Viva Ruiz are The Crystal Ark. Their debut, self-titled album will be released Oct. 30th on DFA.

1. Ascension
2. We Came To
3. Morir Soñando
4. Crossing
5. Paradise
6. Rhodes
7. Rain
8. Silver Cord