My 20 Picks For 2012

2012 was an interesting year for Holly and me. We learned we’d become parents, due date late January 2013. Our son’s name is Cove, he now is the proud owner of years of collecting music, and a few choice instruments. My first album came out under Nomadic Firs, which had so many weird, and exciting moments. With those two big items I give you this random list, which is a collection of Artists I heard getting played over and over again in our house. These are some of the folks that took me out of my own creations, and allowed me to just be a fan of music again. Something I honestly misplaced, and the reason I do this site. So cheers to all of you for making this last year fun for us, we appreciate it.

Mountain Range

Mountain Range

Tours

Tours

Brandon Locher

Brandon Locher

BeachesBeaches

beachesbeaches

Noble Robot

Noble Robot

Ohsowhy

Ohsowhy

 

Delano Taylor

Delano Taylor

Jaaska (FKA Nite Moves)

Jaaska

Tea Leigh

Tea Leigh

A Tree For Climbing 

A Tree For Climbing

BlakeAndrew

BlakeAndrew

ChromadaData

ChromadaData

Jonas K.P.

Jonas K.P.

The Through and Through

The Through and Through

Phantom Power

Phantom Power

Forrest James

Forrest James

Heart Island

Heart Island

Headaches

Headaches

Tiiiza

Tiiiza

Julsy

Julsy

Tours Beach Supreme

Tours aka Dylan Sieh, out of Philadelphia releases “Deuxiéme” which is a remix of Memory Houses “Lately.”  Like most of Tours work the production and cadence are pure synth glitch pop that would melt the face of any waver on the beach. I stumbled upon this beat wizards page and was hooked for life. I was actually surprised I hadn’t crossed paths with Dylan’s music before, mainly cause his work is that good, figured I should of had an email from one of my dudes with subject line “you have to check this out.” On the new tune there’s the great vocal sample which evokes a butterfly riding the ridges of a flower, through the meadows after a storm or during early rain fall. Yeah, something real colorful and cheesy like that. Tours delivers in a big way and the decisions on this remix come from someone hitting a real “next level” of sorts. The beat is sick, and there’s no accidents here, just a grand wizard controlling the ecosystem while whittling his pipe, and occasionally checking to make sure the levels are in balance. Tours knows exactly where he’s going, and he’s on the fast track to something big big big. There’s some FREE goodies on Soundcloud and a couple of choice albums on bandcamp.

~ Ryan Boos