Another year, another list and a chance to share what we though were some of the highlights of 2011. Here music and lifestyle editor Iva Vukši? a picks her five moments from a momentous year.
After getting Facebook Timeline I realized 2009 was the best year in my life so far. But 2011 will also be remembered for few things:
Apparat – Song of Los: I’m a girly girl, so this one captured my heart for no particular reason.
Metronomy – Everything goes my way: which I played a lot after the decision to leave a corporate job and start my own freelance thing.
Gil Scott Heron and Jamie XX – I’ll take care of you: my boyfriend was very proud after I stopped playing stuff like Boys Noize and Kavinsky and got into ‘more sophisticated’ tunes this year. Those are his words, not mine.
M83 – Midnight City : which will always remind me of preparing my first magazine issue for the 2011 baby fashion startup Krpa.hr, funded this February by my cousin Filip, my close friend Tena and myself.
Kink – Leko: my first time ever watching a sunset on a boat party was at Garden festival this July, where I met Strahil who knocked me of my feet with his live act.
Digitalism – I Love You Dude: I liked the second album so much that I got a Digitalism tattoo in the fall. It turned out to be a pretty optimistic statement on my wrist looking like a disco stamp.
Creative and forward thinking house productions became the mission for Croatian based DJ Pytzek when he established his own label Burek a little less than a year ago. The first Burek release – Kink‘s Leko/Yako EP – was a huge success capturing the hearts and minds of artists such as Ben Watt, Soul Clap, Erol Alkan and MCDE. Announced through the label’s Soundcloud channel Burek’s upcoming releases have already been picked up by Sascha Koesch and Philip Sherburne and of course by Electronic Beats.
Humandrone‘s self-titled 4-track EP will be out at the end of January while a third release is going to introduce a new guy called Vadagor to the label catalogue in March. Vadagor by the way seems to be the moniker of Vakula but that’s just something we’ve heard…
We were blown away the first time we saw Kim Ann Foxman’s ‘Creature’ video, and since then we’ve been salivating for more of her voice. Now the wait is ogre, as we recently learned that she’s provided vocals for a new single in collaboration with Bulgarian house-head Kink and UK producer Neville Watson, whose ‘One Four Green‘ is pure Miami sunset neon. Stream a snippet of the single below, and watch for the release toward the end of October on Hour House Is Your Rush.