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Optic Echo Presents - Best Vinyl of 2018

Optic Echo Presents - Best Vinyl of 2018

Playing tracks by

Dakota Suite, Dag Rosenqvist, Emanuele Errante, Grouper, Kyle Bobby Dunn, Cremation Lily, Low and more.

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global instrumental chart, 1st in the global experimental chart, 1st in the global eclectic chart and 3rd in the global ambient chart.

For the seventh year in a row, we partner up with Mike Jedlicka of Optic Echo Presents, to bring you the best of vinyl releases of the year, in one continuous (vinyl-only of course) mix. This one is nearly two hours long, so there is plenty for you to dig through, and then get ready for our Best of the Year lists which we'll begin unveiling tomorrow. So open up your hearts, and hopefully your wallets, to celebrate a year that has turned out this music, and all things considered, was not at all that bad. If somehow this is not enough, be sure to check out the last six mixes, hosted on these pages (just search). And stay tuned for another very special announcement in the life of Headphone Commute!

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Optic Echo
Optic Echo

Dakota Suite, Dag Rosenqvist, Emanuele Errante- What Matters Most b5
Grouper- Grid of Points a1
Kyle Bobby Dunn- Print / Track 04 a1
Cremation Lily- In England Now, Underwater a2
Low- Double Negative a4
Gas- Rausch b1.2
Beach House- 7 a6
Dialect- Loose Blooms b3
Hotel Neon- Means of Knowing d3
William Basinski + Lawrence English- Selva Oscura a1
Helios- Veriditas a3
Christina Vantzou- No 4 a4
The Black Dog- Black Daisy Wheel b3
Alaskan Tapes- You Were Always an Island a4
Solidarity Hymn- For a Wandering Beam of Sun c1
Nils Frahm- All Melody a2
VA (Visible Cloaks)- Field Works: Initial Sounds b1
Swamp Dog- Love, Loss and Auto-Tune a1
Aaron Martin & Tilman Robinson- Thesis 11 a1
Jan Wagner- Nummern a1
Rauelsson- Mirall a4
Tape Loop Orchestra- Lead Us Into the Light b1.3
Serengeti- Dennis 6E a2
Aaron Martin- Touch Dissolves b2
Markus Guentner- Empire c1

Steven M. Allen

Good music for a cold rainy day like today - thanks for sharing this!

Headphone Commute

Glad you enjoyed it, Steven! Mike's end of year mixes are our favorite!


Oooh this is nice!
What is the artist and title of the music around 1:09 ?

Optic Echo
Optic Echo

That is a collaboration between Dakota Suite, Dag Rosenqvist & Emanuele Errante. Last track off the album What Matters Most.

boven de grijze wolken

Thanks for this. I managed not to buy nor listen to any release this year, while I used to buy an average 5 records a month. New Passion, I guess. Your end of year lists were a constant all those years, and you may pride yourself in getting me to play some new music once again. All my love, Pieter

Headphone Commute

Thank you, Pieter, that does mean a lot! :)