May 2012: A Recap

May 2012: A Recap

5/20/12

Written by Christian Purcell

Already, yet another month has passed by in 2012, and the steady stream of new releases isn’t slowing down either. Chronicled here are 6 records/EP’s (and one Single) from May that I believe are essential listening, for any music fan. From the soaring vocals of Laurel Halo, the sounds of rave revival in Lone’s productions, to even the quick and vicious rhymes from hip-hop mainstay, El-P. It’s all here. Enjoy!

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Laurel Halo – Quarantine

– Synth Pop / Art Pop / Bass music

Key Tracks: Airsick, Carcass, and Light + Space

Recommended if you enjoy: Björk, Grimes, or Nite Jewel

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Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music

– Southern Hip-Hop / Hardcore Hip-Hop / Gangsta Rap

Key Tracks: Big Beast, Regan, and Butane

Recommended if you enjoy: Big K.R.I.T., G-Side, or UGK

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Lone – Galaxy Garden

– Hardcore Breaks / Footwork / UK Funky

Key Tracks: As A Child, Crystal Caverns 1991, and Raindance

Recommended if you enjoy: Zomby, Machinedrum, or Chris Clark

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Beach House – Bloom

– Dream Pop / Indie Pop

Key Tracks: Myth, Lazuli, and Irene

Recommended if you enjoy: Chromatics, Tennis, or Real Estate

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Girl Unit – Club Rez EP

– UK Bass / Dubstep / Electro

Key Tracks: Ensemble (Club Mix) & Double Take

Recommended if you enjoy: Jam City, Lil Silva, or Kingdom

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El-P – Cancer For Cure

– Experimental Hip-Hop / Abstract Hip-Hop / Electro

Key Tracks: The Full Retard, Drones over BKLYN, and The Jig is Up

Recommended if you enjoy: Company Flow, Aesop Rock, or Cannibal Ox

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Burial & Four Tet – Nova

– Future Garage / Ambient House / Dubstep

Recommended if you enjoy: Clubroot, Zomby, or Swarms (And, of course, Burial and Four Tet, respectively)


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~ by Musical Indulgence on May 20, 2012.

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