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Retrospective | 2012

We are a day late on delivering this, but we had to wait up until the 31st to pull this thing together – just in case we needed to make any last minute additions (and also because we are habitually disorganized and tardy).

After a haphazard electronic congress amongst the various selectas’ in our slightly dysfunctional family, we put together a collage of the music that moved us in MMXII.

We didn’t attempt to rank these releases–nor to affix to each of them a rating–because it is our view that this sort of enterprise is not meaningful. We assure you that we have vetted all of it. Finding high-grade jams below should be straight-forward–like shooting fish in a barrel. We invite you to trust us and to peruse with an open mind and curiosity.

With love–

Selected Releases



Pink – Four Tet [Text]

Channel Orange

Channel Orange – Frank Ocean [Def Jam]


Devotion – Jessie Ware [PMR]


Mala In Cuba [Brownswood]


Unpatterns – Simian Mobile Disco [Wichita]


Fin – John Talabot [Permanent Vacation]


R.I.P. – Actress [Honest Jon’s Records]

The Keychain Collection

The Keychain Collection – Gang Colours [Brownswood]

Until the Quiet Comes

Until the Quiet Comes – Flying Lotus [Warp]


In Our Heads – Hot Chip [Domino]


Breakthrough – The Gaslamp Killer [Ninja Tune]

Good Kid Mad City

good kid, m.A.A.d City – Kendrick Lamar [Top Dawg]

Ghettos and Gardens

Ghettos & Gardens – Justin Martin [Dirtybird]


Luxury Problems – Andy Stott [Modern Love]


Visions – Grimes [4AD]


Held – Holy Other [Tri Angle]

Don't Break My Love

Don’t Break My Love – Clown & Sunset [Clown & Sunset]


Beams – Matthew Dear [Ghostly International]


Instrumentals Mixtape 2 – Clams Casino [Self-Released]

Total Loss – How To Dress Well [Weird World]



Kingdoms – Fort Romeau [100% Silk]

Black Rainbows

Black Rainbows – Dark Sky [Black Acre]


Kindred – Burial [Hyperdub]

Truant/Rough Sleeper

Burial – Truant/Rough Sleeper [Hyperdub]

Go To The Mo

Go To The Mo – Kill Frenzy [Dirtybird]

Last Words

Last Words – Ryan Hemsworth [Wedidit]


(Self-Titled) – Jets [Leisure System]

The Ready EP

Ready – Jacques Green [3024]


Changes – LOL Boys [Friends of Friends]

Calling Me

Calling Me – Dusky [School]


(Self-Titled) – TNGHT [Warp]

The Face

Disclosure – The Face [Greco-Roman]

Ghettos and Gardens Vol 1

Ghettos & Gardens (Remixes Vol. 1) – Justin Martin (Dirtybird)

Vision of Love

Vision of Love – Bicep [Feel My Bicep]


Froth/Mercy – Boddika & Joy Orbison [SunkLo]

His He She & She

His He She & She – Blawan [Hinge]

Pyramid Lake/Black Ink

Pyramid Lake/Black Ink – Airhead [R&S]


Acquiescence – Anenon [Non Projects]


Grey – Atem [Blenheim & Celtic]


Vacation – Shlohmo [Friends of Friends]

Tracks on Heavy Rotation

Held – Holy Other [Triangle]
Au Seve – Julio Bashmore [Broadwalk]
Jasmine – Jai Paul [XL]
Prism – Jacques Green [3024]
Look Out – Homeboy Sandman [Stones Throw]

Jacques Greene

[Jacques Greene]

Control (feat. Ria Ritchie) (Joe Goddard Remix) – Disclosure [Greco-Roman]
Nova – Burial + Four Tet [Text]
Revolution – Mala [Brownswood]
Flutes – Hot Chip [Domino]
Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe – Kendrick Lamar [Top Dawg]

Joe Goddard

[Joe Goddard]

Crystal Caverns 1991 – Lone [R&S]
Higher Ground – TNGHT [Warp]
Species Out Of Control – Simian Mobile Disco [Wichita]
The Hope – Scuba [Hotflush]
So Will Be Now (feat. Pional) – John Talabot [Permanent Vacation]

John Talabot

[John Talabot]

Ye Ye – Daphni [Merge]
Bad Religion – Frank Ocean [Def Jam]
Dream To Me – Flying Lotus [Warp]
Always – Maths Time Joy [Live For The Funk]
Elegante – Squarehead [5ANDSEVEN]

Flying Lotus

[Flying Lotus]

Whatnot – Machinedrum [Innovative Leisure]
Please Forgive My Heart – Bobby Womack [XL]
Inspector Norse – Todd Terje [Olsen/Smalltown Supersound]
Lion (Jamie xx Remix) – Four Tet [Text]
Yoro Diallo (Lone Remix) – Egyptian Hip Hop [R&S]

Four Tet

[Four Tet]

The Perfect Blues (Jacques Greene Remix) – Jesse Boykins III, Melo-X [Ninja Tune]
$tripper – Bicep [Chemical]
Nissim (feat. Amir Yaghmai) – The Gaslamp Killer [Ninja Tune]
Shades – Dark Sky [50 Weapons]
Forgotton Notes – Hackman [Ramp]

The Gaslamp Killer

[The Gaslamp Killer]

November Skies (feat. Nina Kinert) – Tomas Barfod [Friends of Friends]
The Narcississt (feat. Inga Copeland) – Dean Blunt [Hippos In Tanks]
Thrown – Kiasmos [Erased Tapes]
wen uuu – Shlohmo [Friends of Friends]
Truant – Burial [Hyperdub]

Tomas Barfod

[Tomas Barfod]

Her Fantasy – Matthew Dear [Ghostly International]
Grey – Atem [Blenheim & Celtic]
What’s In Your Head – Disclosure [Greco-Roman]
Running (Disclosure Remix) – Jessie Ware [PMR]
Confidence Boost (Harmonimix Remix) – Trim [R&S]

Matthew Dear

[Matthew Dear]

All Inside – Bondax [Super]
Fuck You All The Time – Jeremih [Def Jam]
Small Talk (Four Tet Remix) – Ultraista [I Am Fortified]
Rained The Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar Remix) – Shlohmo [Friends of Friends]
The Ego – Nicolas Jaar [Clown & Sunset]

Nicolas Jaar

[Nicolas Jaar]

Sleepless – Andy Stott [Modern Love]
For Sake – Aeroc [Ghostly International]
Make It Good – The White Lamp [Brownswood]
Boiling (feat. Sinead Harnett) – Disclosure [Greco-Roman]
Nothing So Great – Evy Jane [Self-Released]



Default – Atoms For Peace [XL]
Blue Skies Red Soil – NeferTT [Hotflush]
Gold Soul Theory – The Underachievers [Brainfeeder]
New For You – Andrés [La Vida]
Chum – Earl Sweatshirt [Self-Released]

[The Underachievers]

Compuphonic – Maddslinky [Broadwalk]
23 (feat. Tymer) – Shadowchild [Food]
Get Free (feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors) – Major Lazer [Mad Decent]
Child – George Fitzgerald [Aus Music]
What I Might Do (Club Edit) – Ben Pearce [MTA]

George Fitzgerald

[George Fitzgerald]

Kindred – Burial [Hyperdub]
Chained – The xx [Young Turks]
Leaf (A$AP Rocky feat. Main Attrakionz) – Clams Casino [Self-Released]
Timeaway – Darkstar [Warp]
Night Light (Joe Goddard Remix) – Jessie Ware [Universal]



So Many Details – Toro Y Moi [Carpark]
Born To Die (Gucci Vump Remix) – Lana Del Rey [Interscope]
Goin In (Boy 8-Bit Remix) – Zinc [Rinse]
Signal Loss – Pariah [R&S]
Jupiters – Four Tet [Text]

Toro Y Moi

[Toro Y Moi]

Tissues & Fivers – Gang Colours [Brownswood]
Swims – Boddika & Joy Orbison [Swamp 81]
Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage? – Blawan [Hinge Finger]
Lost In Tokyo – Koreless [Vase]
Argonaut – Floating Points [Eglo]



Video Games (Joy Orbison Remix) – Lana Del Rey [Interscope]
Blessed (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Schoolboy Q [Top Dawg]
Sleepless (feat. Jezzabell Doran) (Shlohmo Remix) – Flume [Future Classic]
Jagged Edge – Eats Everything [Pets]
Crispy Duck – Dense and Pika [Hotflush]

Eats Everything

[Eats Everything]

Forget (Shlohmo Remix) – Lianne La Havas [Self-Released]
Huron River Drive (Evenings Remix) – Shigeto [Ghostly International]
Terrorist Threats (feat. Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko) – Ab-Soul [TDE]
Lotus Bootleg – Jonwayne [Self-Released]
Avalanche – Just Friends [Clown & Sunset]


& It Was U – How To Dress Well [Weird World]
Why Don’t You – Synkro [Apollo]
Ellipsis – Joy Orbison [Hinge Finger]
Flo Jam – Dusky [Dogmatik]
Meu – Jets [Leisure System]

Joy O

[Joy Orbison]

Oblivion – Grimes [4AD]
The Black God – SpaceGhostPurp [4AD]
Femme Fatale – Justin Jay [Dirtybird]
Fools Good – Troy Junner [Mindset]
It’s True – Wih’lo [Self-Released]



No To Love (George Fitzgerald Remix) – Jessie Ware [PMR]
Move Love – Robert Glasper [Blue Note]
Gotham Mix 1 – A.CHAL [Self-Released]
Mirror Maru – Cashmere Cat [Pelican Fly]
What You Need – Flume [Future Classic]

Robert Glasper

[Robert Glasper]

L O W – L I F E

Shlohmo | The Way You Do (Airhead Remix)


The physical copies of Henry Laufer’s Vacation EP host a raft of remixes by Nicolas Jaar, Salva, Groundislava, and Airhead. The latter name, Airhead, is the brainchild of Rob McAndrews and besides his notable collaboration with James Blake in 2010, he’s released next to nothing. However, throughout the past couple months, when he’s had some spare time from providing his services as the guitarist for James Blake’s live sets, he’s crafted an EP, set to be released on R&S later this year.

His interpretation of Shlohmo‘s ‘The Way You Do’ offers a taste of what to expect from his forthcoming record. Airhead’s rendering is a meticulous and stunningly diffuse tune that turns on slow, yearning chords and ominous undertones.

Download || The Way You Do (Airhead Remix) – Shlohmo