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Best tracks of 2012 so far: individual contributors’ lists

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    28 Jul 2012
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TOM LEA

1. Nas – ‘No Introduction’ (Def Jam)
2. A$AP Rocky – ‘Celebrate’ (self-released)
3. Slackk – ‘Blue Sleet’ (Local Action)
4. Maybach Music Group feat. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Power Circle’ (Def Jam)
5. Andres – ‘New for U’ (La Vida)
6. Amber London – ‘Low MF Key’ (self-released)
7. Project Pat & Nasty Mane feat. 2 Chainz – ‘Money Mane’ remix (self-released)
8. Beneath – ‘Still Hurts’ (No Symbols)
9. I:Cube – ‘Transparent Sea Creatures’ (Versatile)
10. Girl Unit – ‘Ensemble (Club Mix)’ (Night Slugs)


KIRAN SANDE

1. Madonna – ‘Turn Up The Radio’ (Album Version) (Interscope)
2. Huerco S. – Live At 285 Kent 1-20-12 (track beginning around 35:00) (Soundcloud)
3. The Tobacconists – ‘Ocean Drama’ (Economy Of Language)
4. Moin – ‘Elsie’ (Confessions)
5. Grass Widow – ‘Goldilocks Zone’ (HLR)
6. Heroin In Tahiti – ‘Ex Giants On Dope’ (Boring Machines)
7. Black Tambourine – ‘I Want You Around’ (Slumberland)
8. Luke Fowler & Richard Youngs – ‘Energy Pond’ (Fourth Dimension)
9. King Britt presents Fhloston Paradigm – ‘Chasing Rainbows’ / ‘The Chase’ (Hyperdub)
10. Six Six Seconds – ‘Tearing Down Heaven’ (Downwards)


JOSEPH MORPURGO

1. Bloom – ‘Quartz’ (Gobstopper)
2. Francis Bebey – ‘Sahel’ (Born Bad Records)
3. Keith Fullerton Whitman – ‘Issue Generator’ (Editions Mego)
4. Actress – ‘N.E.W.’ (Honest Jon’s)
5. DVA – ‘Eye Know’ (Hyperdub)
6. Triad God – ‘Sun Hing J’ (Hippos in Tanks)
7. Inga Copeland & Dean Blunt – ’9′ (Hyperdub)
8. Darq E. Freaker & Danny Brown – ‘Blueberry (Pills & Cocaine)’
9. Band Shell – ‘Dust March’ (Hessle Audio)
10. Tessela – ‘D Jane’ (Punch Drunk)


ANTONY HILL

1. Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure remix) (PMR)
2. Dusky – Flo Jam (Dogmatik)
3. Burial vs Four Tet – Nova (Text)
4. Disclosure – What’s In Your Head (Greco Roman)
5. Falty DL – Hardcourage (Ninja Tune)
6. Julio Bashmore – Au Seve (Broadwalk)
7. The Sun God – Maum (Bio Rhythm)
8. Bookworms – African Rhythms (L.I.E.S.)
9. Claro Intelecto – Second Blood (Delsin)
10. Lord Of The Isles – A2B (Unthank)


ALEX MACPHERSON

1. Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me Maybe’ (School Boy / Interscope)
2. Nicki Minaj feat. Beenie Man – ‘Gun Shot’ (Cash Money / Universal Republic)
3. D’Banj – ‘Oliver Twist’ (Universal) (Universal)
4. Cheryl Cole – ‘Call My Name’ (Royal-T Back To ’99 Remix) (Polydor)
5. Kalenna – ‘Matte Black Truck’ (Self-released)
6. Dawn Richard – ‘Black Lipstick’ (Our Dawn Entertainment / Chartbreaker)
7. Justin Bieber – ‘Boyfriend’ (Island Def Jam)
8. Angel Haze – ‘Werkin’ Girls’ (Self-released)
9. Huxley – ‘Let It Go’ (Hypercolour)
10. Lea-Anna – ‘Clear Di Way’ (Self-released)


ANGUS FINLAYSON

1. Evy Jane – ‘Sayso’ (King Deluxe)
2. Andres – ‘New For U’ (La Vida)
3. Nite Jewel – ‘One Second Of Love’ (Secretly Canadian)
4. Dean Blunt ft. Inga Copeland – ‘The Narcissist’ (self-released)
5. Laurel Halo – ‘Wow’ (Hyperdub)
6. Elgato – ‘Zone’ (Hessle Audio)
7. Levon Vincent – ‘Fear’ (Fabric)
8. Frank Ocean – ‘Pyramids’ (Island Def Jam)
9. Dead Fader feat. Sensational – ‘Fishsh’ (Robot Elephant)
10. October – ‘Planet Of Minds’ (TANSTAAFL)


STEVE SHAW

1. Actress – ‘IWAAD’ (Honest Jon’s)
2. Butch – ‘No Worries’ (Rushmore’s Runway Remix) (Not On Label)
3. Lee Gamble – ‘Nowhen Hooks’ (Edit) (forthcoming PAN)
4. Actress – ‘Shocktherapy101′ (Not On Label)
5. Max D – ‘Slick’ (Future Times)
6. Actress – ‘Marble Plexus’ (Honest Jon’s)
7. Teengirl Fantasy – ‘Motif’ (Actress Remix) (R&S)
8. Samoyed – ‘When You Are Engulfed In Flames’ (Not On Label)
9. Kuedo – ‘Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space’ (Laurel Halo Remix) (Planet Mu)
10. d’Eon – ‘Transparency Pt. III’ (Electronic Voice)


MR. BEATNICK

1. Lukid – ‘Lonely At The Top’ (forthcoming Werk Discs)
2. Vessel – ‘Order Of Noise’ (forthcoming Tri Angle)
3. Girl Unit – ‘Ensemble’ (Club Mix) (Night Slugs)
4. Trevino – ‘Discovery ‘ (Revolv:ER)
5. LV feat. Okmalumkoolkat – ‘Diamonds’ (Hyperdub)
6. Actress – ‘R.I.P’ (Honest Jon’s)
7. Various – Spargel Trax Vol. 1 (Spargel Trax)
8. Evian Christ – Kings And Them (Tri Angle mixtape)
9. Bullion – ‘Love Me Oh Please Love Me’ (Deek Records)
10. Samoyed – ‘Her Honey Dripping Behind’ (Glum)


JOHN CALVERT

1. Here We Go Magic – ‘How Do I Know?’ (Secretly Canadian)
2. Frank Ocean – ‘Pilot Jones’ (Island Def Jam)
3. Action Bronson Feat. Riff Raff – ‘Bird On A Wire’ (Dirty Version)
4. Death Grips – ‘Hacker’ (Self-Released)
5. Traxman – ‘Lifeeeee Is For Ever’ (Planet Mu)
6. Zebra Katz feat. Njena Reddd Foxxx – ‘Ima Read’ (Jeffree’s / Mad Decent)
7. Whistla – ‘CoConut Udder’ (L2S Recordings)
8. Stay + – ‘Dandelion Seed’ (RAMP)
9. Liars – ‘Brats’ (Mute)
10. Angel Haze – ‘New York’ (Self-released)


TIM PURDOM

1. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – ‘Baby’ (4AD)
2. Go-Kart Mozart – ‘As Long As You Come Home Tonight’ (West Midlands Records)
3. Tropa Macaca – ‘Balada Dos Que Ja Nascem Mortes’ (forthcoming Software)
4. Human Teenager – ‘Fourth Reich’ (Spectrum Spools)
5. H-Fusion feat. Marcellus Pittmann – ‘Wicked Witch Bitch’ (Fit)
6. Jam City feat. Main Attrakionz – ‘The Nite Life’ (Night Slugs)
7. Endian – ‘Birdhouse’ (Nonplus+)
8. Christian Vogel – ‘Snakes In The Grass’ (Shitkatapult)
9. Annelies Monsere – ‘The Light’ (MORC)
10. Alden Tyrell feat. Mike Dunn – ‘Touch The Sky’ (Clone Jack For Daze)


RYAN A. DIDUCK

1. Shackleton – ‘Touched’ (Woe To The Septic Heart!)
2. Actress – ‘Serpent’ (Honest Jon’s)
3. Anthone – ‘Destabilize’ (The Weevil Neighbourhood)
4. Vatican Shadow – ‘September Cell (The Storm)’ (Bed of Nails}
5. Old Apparatus – ‘Dealow’ (Sullen Tone)
6. Alex Coulton – ‘Bounce’ (Livity Sound)
7. Burial – ‘Ashtray Wasp’ (Hyperdub)
8. Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland – ’10′ (Hyperdub)
9. Oneohtrix Point Never – ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’ (Self-released)
10. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Baby (4AD)


ROBIN JAHDI

1. Fang Island – ‘Make Me’ (Sargent House)
2. Hanne Hukkelberg – ‘Noah’ (Propeller)
3. Sleigh Bells – ‘You Lost Me’ (Mom + Pop)
4. Enabler – ‘All Hail the Void’ (Halo Of Flies / Creator Destructor)
5. Grimes – ‘Genesis’ (4AD)
6. Black Breath – ‘The Flame’ (Southern Lord)
7. Torche – ‘Solitary Traveler’ (Volcom)
8. Baroness – ‘Board Up The House’ (Relapse)
9. Lonely Drifter Karen – ‘Eyes Of A Wolf’ (Crammed Discs)
10. Lit – ‘You Tonight’ (Megaforce)


CHRIS KELLY

1. Usher – ‘Climax’ (RCA)
2. Zebra Katz feat. Njena Reddd Foxxx – ‘Ima Read’ (Jeffree’s / Mad Decent)
3. A$AP Rocky – ‘Goldie’ (self-released)
4. M.I.A. – ‘Bad Girls’ (Interscope)
5. Frank Ocean – ‘Pyramids’ (Island Def Jam)
6. Girl Unit – ‘Ensemble (Club Mix)’ (Night Slugs)
7. AlunaGeorge – ‘You Know You Like It’ (Tri Angle)
8. Evian Christ – ‘Fuck It None Of Ya’ll Don’t Rap’ (Tri Angle)
9. Nina Sky – ‘Day Dreaming’ (self-released)
10. Evy Jane – ‘Sayso’ (King Deluxe)

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