Selecting a few notable new tracks is one thing, but finding the overlooked or underappreciated creations out there to complete the set is where the spirit of exploration comes in – that’s the proper spirit to have when greeting the New Year, I might add, so it’s the reigning spirit of this NYE 2012 session.
In addition to a new Solange song & JBoogie's moombahsoul rmx of Adorn, I've gone exploring for more unexpected tunes that share the same wavelength, finding plenty to intrigue & inspire you ... One I love in particular is Parov Stelar's “Psychedelic Jazz” from 2004; a Four Tet remix of “Cosi ti amo” by The Dining Rooms is now a favorite, too. Both impress me with their exploratory risk-taking spirit.
The Les Reprouves track seems timeless & full of mad energy ... it’s balanced by the spacious surge of chillwave from Bonobo, Kuba & SinQ. There’s exploratory energy upwelling all over the place ... not simply danceable, but it's at least that: Let it move you.