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LWE’s Top 25 Tracks of 2012 (21-25)

Hakim Murphy, Wet Analog

Immediately following the duo’s Innerspace Halflife 12″ on M>O>S, Hakim Murphy sounds more confident flying his freak flag on these four idiosyncratic solo outings.

Little White Earbuds August Charts 2012

01. Trackman Lafonte & Bonquiqui, “Pacific House”
[Long Island Electrical Systems]
02. Kevin Reynolds, “Instruction” [Love What You Feel]
03. Tony Ollivierra, “Eve Did The Smurf” [Northside District]
04. Andrew Grant & Lomez, “3rdwave” (DJ QU’s Infant Keys Remix)
[EDEC Music Outlet]
05. tobias., “Perfect Sense” [Ostgut Ton]
06. John Roberts, “Crushed Shells” [Dial]
07. Ike Release, “Phazzled” [M>O>S Recordings]
08. 808 Mate, “Untitled” [Workshop]
09. Tin Man, “Manifesto Acid” [Absurd Recordings/Acid Test]
10. Tom Demac, “Four Leaves Right” [Glass Table Music]

Innerspace Halflife, Wind/Phazzled

Innerspace Halflife, the pairing of Ike Release and Hakim Murphy, build on the success of their debut with this 10″ single for M>O>S Recordings.

Innerspace Halflife, Cosmology EP

The Cosmology EP, Innerspace Halflife’s debut for member Hakim Murphy’s Machining Dreams label, sits closer to Chicago’s house legacy than any overseas “continuum.”

xxxy & Ike Release, infra12004

Although some things have certainly changed, there’s no denying that the follow-up xxxy/Ike Release split is just as strong as the first.

XXXY/Ike Release, Infra12002

Amid the hullabaloo about new-garage, the Infrasonics label has quietly been cultivating a uniquely minimalist take on swung-drum bass music, distilling the sound to its bare essence. Infra12002, a 12″ split between XXXY and Ike Release, furthers this ideal.

Ike Release/Hot City, Ike Release vs. Hot City

I think we can pretty much all agree that when we’re talking about dubstep these days, we’re only nominally talking about dubstep. Like the theorized supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, that anemic, bass-powered sound of South London constituting dubstep in the strictest sense keeps a nearly infinite cosmic soup of highly disparate sounds in constant motion without registering much of a blip on its own. High-profile podcasts like The Village Orchestra’s “Blank Page” mix (moving from Boards of Canada to Zomby to Drexciya) and mnml ssgs’s recent SCB mix (in which Paul “Scuba” Rose finds parity between headfucker Donato Dozzy and funky drummer Roska) ostensibly rep dubstep in 2009 as much as DJ Hatcha’s “Dubstep Allstars: Vol. 01” mix comp did in 2004. It’s not uncommon in dance music for the signifier to lose its signified (see: minimal techno), but it’s perhaps rare for a genre or sub-genre to improve as its title becomes diluted to the point of possible meaninglessness. While the line between Horsepower Productions and the Hotflush roster might not be yardstick-straight, but how brilliant is it that such a line exists in the first place?