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Best 30 Albums of 2022
Best 30 albums of 2022
1. Fred again.. – Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022)
2. WhoMadeWho – UUUU
3. Moderat – More D4ta
4. UNKLE – Rōnin II
5. Boogie Belgique – Machine
6. Real Lies – Lad Ash
7. Cannons – Fever Dream
8. Röyksopp – Profound Mysteries I-III
9. HVOB – TOO
10. The Smile – A Light For Attracting Attention
11. Thylacine – 9 Pieces
12. Fejká – Hiræth
13. Danger Mouse, Black Thought – Cheat Codes
14. Leftfield – This Is What We Do
15. Cubicolor – Sometime Not Now
16. Kae Tempest – The Line Is A Curve
17. Jon Gurd – Phoenix
18. Boy Harsher – The Runner OST
19. Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia
20. Pan Pan – Fantasmagoria 3
21. The Comet Is Coming – Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam
22. Tinlicker – In Another Lifetime
23. Beacon – Along The Lethe
24. Kavinsky – Reborn
25. LEX – Metro
26. RY X – Blood Moon
27. Import Export – Snacks
28. Jimi Jules – +
29. Sin Cos Tan – Living In Fear
30. We Plants Are Happy Plants – Empowering Hope In Dark Times
Planet Uterus – Life (aka Traumprinz)
im rausch der tiefe
the day after tomorrow
the luring of the beyond
take your time
life (beautiful (no matter what))
THEODORE – Voyage (Max Cooper Remix)
Greece-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Theodore shares a sublime Max Cooper remix of his track “Voyage” taken from his latest album The Voyage. The critically acclaimed electronica / techno music producer veteran Max Cooper brings the club-ready heat to Theodore’s ethereal soundscapes and cinematic orchestrations. Max Cooper offers up a typically classy interpretation fueled by groovy beats and, perfectly capturing Theodore’s floating energy, presents an absolutely stunning remix, a reflective and contemplative element of his own compositions.
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Bonobo – Defender
Bonobo is having a tremendous 2022 and has surprise-released a new single called “Defender” that was built for the dancefloor. The new track is out on his label OUTLIER in partnership with NinjaTune.
“Defender” features a thumb piano riff over a thumping, 4-on-the-floor beat, sprinkled with synths. Listen above.
Agents Of Time – Universo (Kompakt)
Italian duo Agents Of Time have been incredibly busy over the past few years, from releasing a string of classic singles – including their recent single for Afterlife, The Mirage, – to remixing The Weeknd’s Take My Breath. But the biggest news is here now – their second album, Universo, is ready. Elevating their trademark melodic techno with an exquisite pop-ness, Universo has found its ideal home with Kompakt, following their Music Made Paradise 2020 debut EP for the label. It’s a meeting of minds that makes perfect sense.
Andrea Di Ceglie and Luigi Tutolo, the two members of Agents Of Time, used their time during the pandemic to work on Universo, an album loosely conceptualised around their ‘personal universo’, a manifestation of the world Di Ceglie and Tutolo built both within and around their studio. This accounts for the sparkle and brightness of Universo – it’s full of personality, vim and vigour, the duo experimenting with their music, exploring its furthest corners. If you come to Universo expecting just another album of melodic techno, get ready to be pleasantly surprised – there’s a whole lot more going on here, and it’s all equally compelling.
After a typically poetic opening gesture – the swirling, synaesthetic, self-titled intro track – expectations are immediately blindsided with the two-step pop of Fallin’, sung with gentle clarity by guest Audrey Janssens, a dream of a song that harks back to the glory days of early ‘00s UK garage.
Interstellar Cowboy is a confident, lithe, disco-fied strut; the gentle minor-key piano of Liquid Fantasy spirals into a gorgeously melancholy techno-pop epic, Vicky Who?’s voice rich with yearning. Janssens also reappears on the electro-swirl of Poison; Dream Vision revisits their single The Mirage, soft with sweeping strings, loaded with drama; Part Of Life sashays into view with a schaffel-stomp.
This rich variety throws the more dancefloor-focused tracks, like Ciao, into even starker relief – they’re more decisive, streamlined, yet rich with detail, chugging, Moroder-esque bass meeting strobe-lit synths that fire melodies out into the firmament. Universo feels texturally dense, but it still breathes, its sounds so tactile you want to reach out and grab them, its tunes so seductive you can’t get them out of your head. Universo is a fiercely beautiful album, brave in its spirit, a perfectly poised meeting-point of pop melody and stylish, lush techno: Agents Of Time in excelsis.
Release Date: 14th October 2022 on Kompakt
K Bhta & Nikko Patrelakis – Diagonal Stripe
Taken from “Neapoly”, out now on Smallhouse Records / Specials Digital Athens
Orbital – Belfast (David Holmes Remix)
Orbital’s ’30 Something’ is out now on Vinyl Boxset/CD/Digital Download. Buy: https://orbital30something.lnk.to/Buy