Best of 2012
What are some of your favorite tracks of the year? Could you pick one?
photo by Vincent Fournier
The sun is shining here in the final days of a gorgeous Seattle summer, and that means Decibel Festival is almost here! I'm starting to get pretty excited about hitting up a bunch of this year's shows. As a lifelong Orbital fan, I couldn't miss their upcoming set on Sept. 27th at the Paramount--I was lucky enough to catch them at a major British outdoor festival almost a decade ago, and they blew me away. As for more recent acts, I'm also looking forward to checking out Keyboard Kid, Star Slinger, Mimosa, and Baths. If you're in Seattle this week, don't miss this incredible lineup!
- DJ Shadow DJ Set
- Bonobo DJ Set
- Star Slinger
- Matthew Dear
There are certainly more that are worth checking out but these would be the nine that I would really be interested in seeing.
The track is a remix of Gossip's song "Move in the Right Direction." As always Classixx give it a remix treatment that makes it arguably better than the original. Check it out. The next track is from Sydney's Debonair (aka Conor Bevan). "Ocean Drive" is from his latest release Rhodes to Nowhere. The final track is an oldie but a goodie by the Seattle production, rapping duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. One of my favorite Seattle hip hop tracks. Have a great weekend everyone!
I can't get enough of this fully insane new video for "Thrift Shop" from Seattle's own Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. It's crazy good! With these lyrics, it's like he's channeling vintage Mix-a-Lot--another Seattle hip-hop legend. It doesn't hurt that the video itself is fantastic, too. Don't miss it.
Ahhh, it's been a while! To jump back into things here at Analog Giant, I thought I'd catch up with what the italo-funk partymasters at Reset! have been up to. Doing the good work, it seems, even as they transition to international clubbin' stardom. And make no mistake--this is still 100% grade-A clubbage coming from Reset!--but I find it a nice change of pace from the mopey and introspective electronic music that's crept onto my Spotify rotation. So, hey, crank it up.