Happy New Years, Best of 2012!

So that was 2012. Augmented by the Diamond Jubilee, Summer Olympics, Red Bull Stratos, Higgs boson and the Next SoundCloud, the year was also excellent for synthesizer music.

On a mission to find and archive our top moments from 2012 we pinged our favorite people for their top five tracks/songs. The result is a body of recommendations high on variety, with some new artists such as Lone, Pilotpriest, Garth Knight, Makeup and Vanity Set and Rolly Mingwald making new trends here.

We would like to thank our extended family including the people from Synthetix, Electronic Rumors, Project Friday, KFAI’s Wave Project, New Retro Wave, Future City Records, Playmaker, Roboteria, Vice Italy and many more for spreading the good word. Labels such as Valerie, Girlfriend, Aphasia, Binary, Lunar Boogie, Tonite Records, Future City Records, Telefuture: here’s a virtual handshake to you as well.

At the request of Mitch Murder I added links for every track! The last entry is an entirely ridiculous Top Lists of 2012 which recursively includes this one.

Miami Nights 1984 http://soundcloud.com/miami-nights-1984

1. DyE – Fantasy
2. The Socialites – Only This Moment (KLar&PF Mix Instrumental)
3. Lone – Crystal Caverns 1991
4. Foster The People – Helena Beat (Com Truise Remix)
5. Kristine – Modern Love (Powerglove Remix)

Mitch Murder http://soundcloud.com/daataa

1. Chairlift – Amanaemonesia
2. Ice Choir – A Vision Of Hell, 1996
3. Belbury Poly – Summer Round
4. Breakbot – Programme
5. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Man On Fire

Richard Owenhttp://rossocorsarecords.com/

1. Lazerhawk – Arrival (Mitch Murder Remix)
2. Frank Ocean – Pyramids
3. Lone – Dream Girl/Sky Surfer
4. Makeup and Vanity Set – Homecoming (featuring Jasmin Kaset)
5. Lazerhawk – King of The Streets

Rick Shithousehttp://synthetixmusic.blogspot.ca/

1. Sellorekt/LA Dreams – Perfect Summer
2. Lazerhawk – Star Hustler
3. Patrick Baker – Get 2 Know U
4. Tommy – Overdrive
5. Garth Knight – Interface

Lost Yearshttp://soundcloud.com/lostyears

1. Lazerhawk – King of The Streets
2. Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
3. Makeup and Vanity Set – The Cross
4. Garth Knight – AutoTron
5. Stratos zero – Facade

Tommyhttp://soundcloud.com/tommy-music

1. Pilotpriest – Streets Of Fire
2. Perturbator – There Is No Love Highway
3. KĿΘCKHΔUS – Damage Report
4. Garth Knight – Interface
5. Protector 101 – Back Alleys

Dynatronhttp://soundcloud.com/dynatronsynth

1. Pilot Priest – Miracle Mile
2. Thomas Barrandon – Absolute Magnitude
3. Arcade High – On The Edge Of Summer
4. Lazerhawk – So Far Away
5. Rolly Mingwald – Missed call

Sferro http://soundcloud.com/girlfriendrecords

1. Principles of Geometry – Dam Aicoab
2. Disasterpeace – Compass
3. Lone (With Machinedrum) – Cthulhu
4. Kavinsky – Protovision
5. Le Prix – Cosmonova (Original Mix)

Patrick Baker http://soundcloud.com/patrickbaker

1. Viceroy – Chase Us Around (Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver Remix)
2. Goldroom – Fifteen (ft Chela)
3. Katy Perry – Part Of Me (RAC Mix)
4. Le Cassette – Arms of mine
5. Tempogeist – Romeo (feat. Lisa Dank)

Clive Lewishttp://electronicrumors.com/

1. The Knocks & Fred Falke – Geronimo (Lenno Remix)
2. Moonlight Matters – Come For Me (feat Gustaph)
3. Mr Overtime – Punks Jump Up feat Dave1
4. STARCADIAN – Girls Of Midnight
5. Avec Sans – Heartbreak Hi

Le Matos http://soundcloud.com/lematos

Steve Moore – Ancient Shorelines II
TR_ST – Sulk (single edit)
The Shoes – Time to Dance (Extended Video Edit)
Electric Youth – The Best Thing
80s Stallone – Smoke & Mirrors

Jason ‘White Thunder’ Farrell http://rossocorsarecords.com/

Miami Nights 1984 – Saved By The Bell
Mitch Murder – Rush
Lazerhawk – Skull and Shark Teaser
Chacconne – Nexus 7
Le Matos – Sarah

Neros77http://www.youtube.com/user/neros77

1. Lazerhawk – Space Is The Place
2. Makeup and Vanity Set – A Glowing Light, A Promise
3. Miami Nights 1984 – Ocean Drive
4. Mitch Murder – Valles Marineris Pursuit
5. Rolly Mingwald – Sleepover (Up all night)
6. Dynatron & Starforce – Adrift In A Sea Of Silver

Top Song Lists of 2012

1. Rosso Corsa Records – Happy New Years, Best of 2012!
2. Synthetix – Synthetix Year End Synthstravaganza!
3. Resident Advisor – RA Poll: Top 50 tracks of 2012
4. Electronic Rumors – BEST SONG –electronic rumors’ top 20 songs of 2012
5. Phonica Records – Top 100 Singles Of 20123

Written by Richard Michael Owen

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One Response to Happy New Years, Best of 2012!

  1. Phil says:

    Fantastic! I found a slew of new tracks thanks to this list. And I’m pretty sure I’m responsible for Soundcloud’s servers crashing. :-)

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