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
Richard Owen – http://rossocorsarecords.com/
Rick Shithouse – http://synthetixmusic.blogspot.ca/
Lost Years – http://soundcloud.com/lostyears
Dynatron – http://soundcloud.com/dynatronsynth
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 Lewis – http://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
Jason ‘White Thunder’ Farrell http://rossocorsarecords.com/
Neros77 – http://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