Yearly archive 2012
YMR Watch List: 2013

YMR Watch List: 2013

Well, if you thought 2011 was a big year for us all in the world of tunes, DJs, mixes and awesome artists around the globe 2012 was even bigger. At the start of each year, we list the bands and artists that we think should be on your music radar and who we predict will...
Example - Perfect Replacement (R3hab & Hard Rock Sofa Remix)

Example – Perfect Replacement (R3hab & Hard Rock Sofa Remix)

Sonic blast time from R3hab with the remix of Example’s track ‘Perfect Replacement’.  Boom! If you’re keen for it to feel like New Years Eve and not Christmas Eve, we reckon you should be getting on board this mighty tune!
Master Shortie - Nobody Taught Me

Master Shortie – Nobody Taught Me

I like this.  I like it a lot. I can’t put my finger on what kind of genre this is.  Part hip hop and part rock. Awesome though.  If Master Shortie keeps dropping audio bombs like this, we’re all in for a quality 2013.
Maximum Hedrum - Keep In Touch Feat. George Clinton (N.A.S.A. Art of Boogie Remix)

Maximum Hedrum – Keep In Touch Feat. George Clinton (N.A.S.A. Art of Boogie Remix)

I first caught this track through a feature on Rolling Stone and I can’t get this one out of my head.  Quite literally.  The N.A.S.A remix is quite awesome.
Katie Herzig - Closest I Get

Katie Herzig – Closest I Get

This track is one of the best tracks I’ve heard in 2012.  I managed to catch Katie Herzig on her tour back at the start of the year in Melbourne when she had a surprise guest of Missy Higgins on stage to help out in the audio area.
Lucas Stier & Fabien Brunner - Emotions (Original Mix)

Lucas Stier & Fabien Brunner – Emotions (Original Mix)

What a great world we live in for music talent these days when a 16 year old from São Paulo, Brazil can produce a huge progressive house track like this one and get it out there to the global masses rather than being stifled by technology. Yes…Lucas Stier is 16 years old.
Nico Vega - Easier

Nico Vega – Easier

There are a few prongs to this post.  Nico Vega have dropped an awesome new track with ‘Easier’ which is quite sensational.  Another track which is going down great guns is ‘Beast’ which has been licensed for the new Tom Cruise movie Jack Reacher.
DJ Earworm - United State of Pop 2012 (Shine Brighter)

DJ Earworm – United State of Pop 2012 (Shine Brighter)

DJ Earworm is at it again.  His end of year mashup mixes are getting as regular as Christmas!!!  To keep with tradition, another has been dropped which is the 6th of the United State of Pop mashups that we can all look forward to.
Brandy & Monica -The Boy Is Mine (Remii's Intergalactic Remix)

Brandy & Monica -The Boy Is Mine (Remii’s Intergalactic Remix)

WTF? Remii’s remix of Rihanna hits a massive 16k of plays on Soundcloud but this Intergalactic Remix of Brandy & Monica’s track ‘The Boy Is Mine’ hits a measly 79 plays. Boo! I think we need to do something about this.  Sounds like a case for YMR!
Cloud Sizzlers 8

Cloud Sizzlers 8

Here’s a Christmas dose of Cloud Sizzlers that will help keep you going through the holiday period. Once more we are bringing to you some joy to the world tunes of audio gold from Soundcloud including Kill Paris, Zedd Featuring Foxes, MNDR, RAC, Blondfire & Bumblebeez and many many more.  It’s kind of a 12 tracks of Christmas...
Black Van & Oliver Vs Goldroom - Inside Fifteen Ft. Chela (Silenx Mashup)

Black Van & Oliver Vs Goldroom – Inside Fifteen Ft. Chela (Silenx Mashup)

A mash up of beauty. Behold the Silex Mashup of Black Van & Oliver versus Goldroom featuring the silky vocal talents of Melbourne’s Chela.
The xx - Last Christmas (Live on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge)

The xx – Last Christmas (Live on BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge)

Merry Christmas from The xx.  That’s what we have here folks!!  A very merry one indeed from the BBC Radio 1 live lounge.  The xx dropped in to literally drop a Christmas parcel on us all with this audio goodness of the mighty Wham! track ‘Last Christmas’.
Black Sabbath - Planet Caravan (Poolside Rework)

Black Sabbath – Planet Caravan (Poolside Rework)

Yes. You read it correctly.  This is a YMR post about a song by Black Sabbath.  The tricky difference here though is that it is really a post about the awesome remix talents of Poolside and their chilled rework of ‘Planet Caravan’.
The Presets - Promises (Remixes)

The Presets – Promises (Remixes)

I might be biased when it comes to The Presets and their track ‘Promises’ which is an absolute sonic boom of a track.  However, the one thing I cannot separate no matter how hard I try is which remix of ‘Promises’ is the best.
All Things Chela

All Things Chela

Well this is exciting isn’t it.  Having a few tracks from Melbourne’s Chela dropped into your electronic lap and then digging around to find that not only did Chela feature on Clubfeet’s track ‘Heartbreak’ but she also was the silky songstress on Goldroom’s track ‘Fifteen’.
Isley Brothers - Voyage To Atlantis (Black Van Remix)

Isley Brothers – Voyage To Atlantis (Black Van Remix)

Kris Menace & koweSix drop an audio disco time bomb on us all with their Black Van Remix of The Isley Brothers track ‘Voyage To Atlantis’.  Black Ban have only recently popped up on our radar but we’re loving all things Black Van at the moment.
Skylar Grey - C'Mon Let Me Ride Ft. Eminem (Video)

Skylar Grey – C’Mon Let Me Ride Ft. Eminem (Video)

Yep. This track is damn catchy. The video is catchy. It’s all catchy.  4 million views in 5 days says it all really.  I wasn’t sure if it was going to be up my alley at all but it definitely steps into Gwen Stefani’s shoes territory.
Lilt - Can't Hear

Lilt – Can’t Hear

We’ve been checking out Perth band Lilt and their new ‘Swim’ EP and there’s definitely some standout tracks of eargold on this EP.  The main track in question that we are bringing to your attention is ‘Can’t Hear’ which is definitely what you should be hearing.
Frank Ocean - Lost (Wet Paint Remix)

Frank Ocean – Lost (Wet Paint Remix)

This remix of Frank Ocean’s track ‘Lost’ is so good, we felt we had to give it a separate post to the other remixes by Wet Paint.  With Frank Ocean’s track dropping as a new single right now, this one fits just right.
The Black Keys - She's Long Gone Ft. Notorious B.I.G. (Wet Paint Remix)

The Black Keys – She’s Long Gone Ft. Notorious B.I.G. (Wet Paint Remix)

Now this is a remix with balls!!! The Black Keys have been given some dirty electro funk remix treatment by Canada’s Wet Paint.
Dido - Let Us Move On (Ft. Kendrick Lamar)

Dido – Let Us Move On (Ft. Kendrick Lamar)

An unlikely collaboration between Dido and Kendrick Lamar on her new single ‘Let Us Move On’ looks like it has fired up an appetite online for a bit of Dido audio action.
Monarchy - Disintegration Feat. Dita Von Teese (Mighty Mouse Remix)

Monarchy – Disintegration Feat. Dita Von Teese (Mighty Mouse Remix)

Another quality remix from Mighty Mouse with Monarchy’s track ‘Disintegration’ featuring Dita Von Teese.  If Nu Disco floats your boat then this one is going to give you those vibes of joy.
Patrick Hagenaar Feat. Marky Hartley - You Got Me (Glowing In The Dark) (Piano Radio Edit)

Patrick Hagenaar Feat. Marky Hartley – You Got Me (Glowing In The Dark) (Piano Radio Edit)

Top tune time from Patrick Hagenaar with ‘You Got Me (Glowing In The Dark)’.  We’re loving this edit big time!  Patrick Hagenaar puts the PH into progressive house with this one from Hed Kandi.
The Rolling Stones @Yahoo Music Live Stream (Saturday 15th Dec)

The Rolling Stones @Yahoo Music Live Stream (Saturday 15th Dec)

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the Rolling Stones will play a sold out show from Newark, New Jersey, available for pay-per-view from Yahoo and WWE.  Tickets are $39.95 which is damn reasonable in comparison to their ticket prices.
Bastille Feat. Ella - No Angels (The Xx Vs TLC)

Bastille Feat. Ella – No Angels (The Xx Vs TLC)

Now this is a track!  Quite blown away actually with how good this track is from Bastille featuring Ella.  A genius working of TLC’s ‘No Scrub’s over The XX track ‘Angels’ with some mighty tinkering.