2012: sets of the year
Tough, tough running this year….including mixes that I slept on from last year.
DJ Food, Cheeba, & Moneyball – Caught In The Middle of A 3-Way Mix – a tribute to The Beastie Boys‘ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album
It is impossibly rare for a mix to be a work of art, a document of deep history, and a dance party all at the same time. This monumental re-work of Paul’s Boutique does all those and more.
Vakula – Resident Advisor Podcast # 311
I knew nothing about this Ukranian deep/house DJs work…but this mix is about as close to ultra-smooth perfection as I heard all year.
Rustie – Essential Mix, April 2012
I had a typo in the above, saying “April 20212”. If news came out that Rustie is in fact from the future, I would not be the slightest bit surprised.
Most honorable mentions to: J.E.T.S. FACT mix, Ryan Hemsworth’s amazing 16-bit FACT podcast, Z-Trip’s Beastie Boys Megamix, James Blake’s Essential Mix from September 2011, Four Tet’s Conference of the Birds from April, Art Department’s perfectly sleazy Resident Advisor podcast, and King Britt’s FACT mix as Fhloston Paradigm. All those sets are amazing, and you should check them all out.