► 23 days too late, I know. Sorry about that – better late than never.
► a very personal review of what has been going on in my life during the past year. All of these songs are somehow connected to 2012 in my head (not necessarily in the order as they appear in the mix, though), as they remind me of people I’ve met, places I’ve visited, parties I’ve played at. Good times.
► a way for me to say thank you. To all the amazing people I’m proud to call my friends, old and new, for sharing some of the way through this crazy little thing called life with me in the past year. To all the musicians featured in this mixtape, for their never-ending passion in the fight against mediocrity. To all fans, supporters, promoters, fellow DJs and everyone else spending their nights partying with me instead of going to bed – one day you guys will look back on your lives, and the nights you got plenty of sleep won’t be the ones you’ll remember.
This is not:
► a conventional “best of last year” mixtape showcasing my favorite releases of 2012. I did not count, but I’m pretty sure that at least half of the songs in this mix have actually been released before 2012.
► a promo mix. Neither does this mixtape reflect the style of music I play in clubs nor is its intention to show off my mixing skills. It’s sole purpose is to condense a wide variety of genres and styles into one single piece of music for myself and other people to enjoy, so danceability and technical perfection have not always been the prime goals here.
► a complete list. Far from it. This year’s mixtape is even longer than the last one, and yet there are songs coming to my mind as I’m writing this text that I forgot to include in this mixtape and will probably haunt me in my dreams forever.
Tracklist after the jump.
01. Beach House – Myth
02. Saskatchewan – Venom
03. Django Django – Waveforms
04. Sambassadeur – Memories
05. Polica – Wandering Star (Tropics Remix)
06. HVOB – Dogs
07. Blue Hawaii – In Two
08. Alex Clare – Too Close (Nacey Remix)
09. Frank Ocean – Swim Good
10. alt-J – Fitzpleasure (Betatraxx Remix)
11. Vitalic – Fade Away
12. MRTN – Slow (Fast Feet Remix)
13. John Roman – Give U My Life
14. AlunaGeorge – Your Drums, Your Love (Duke Dumont Remix)
15. A.G.Trio – Countably Infinite (feat. M. Zahradnicek)
16. TNGHT – Bugg’n
17. Ryan Hemsworth – Cold & Tempted
18. Hudson Mohawke – Fuse
19. Jamie Lidell – Little Bit Of Feel Good (NTEIBINT Remix)
20.The Kills – Cheap And Cheerful
21. Gesaffelstein – Control Movement
22. Jay-Z – Takeover
23. Mr. Nô – Onset
24. Casio Social Club – Little French Girl
25. Vails – FSK
26. Nina Simone – See Line Women (Ogris Debris Edit)
27. Rone – Parade (Dominik Eulberg Remix)
28. Kavinsky – ProvoVision (Theatre Of Delays Remix)
29. Feist – My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Remix)
30. Skip The Use – Ghost (Anthony Toga Remix)
31. Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix)
32. Bunny Lake – Follow The Sun
33. l’étranger – Skin
34. Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
35. Attaque – Blinded By The Moonlight (feat. Petite Noir)
36. Surrender! – Masque
37. Joakim – Find A Way
38. The Bianca Story – Dancing People Are Never Wrong (Jan Blomqvist Remix)
39. Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here (Disco Demons Rework)
40. Julian & Der Fux – Der Letzte Tanz
41. Reptile Youth – A Flash In The Forest
42. Sleigh Bells – Demons (Diplo Remix)
43. Jägerverb – Lady Birds
44. Azealia Banks – 212 (Plainview Remix)
45. Roquestar – Peak
46. Sharooz – The Persistence Of Time
47. Mumbai Science – Researchers
48. Aerotronic – XYZ
49. NT89 – Voices
50. Bart B More & TAI – Nobody Canna Cross It (TWR72 Remix)
51. Zoo Brazil – Single Of The Year (Zombie Nation Remix)
52. Nneka – Shining Star (Joe Goddard Remix)
53. The Glitch Mob – We Can Make The World Stop (Disco Demons Edit)
54. Kavinsky – Nightcall
Photo credits: Samuel Gottscho.