Trans-genre: Joey Hansom’s 2012 Mixtape


Another year ending, another mini-panic attack from the pressure of arbitrarily deciding what’s better than what. So, here’s my mixtape with a few favorites from 2012. It’s my typical transgenre approach, although more far-reaching and haphazard than I might play in a club. But you can dance to the middle half, maybe even mosh for a bit. If you prefer to remain seated while listening, that’s also fine. I think this was a good year for distortion and delay, drip-droppy aquatic sounds, sterile beats and weird vocal FX. I hope I win a Grammy for my mixtape.




Gaggle – Leave the City
Laurel Halo – Mk Ultra
Alexander Geist – What I Mean to You
Chinawoman – Pure at Heart
Cooly G – He Said I Said
Grimes – Circumambient
Mykki Blanco – Kingpinning (Ice Cold)
Hard Ton – Not Again (Snuff Crew Remix)
Scissor Sisters – Let’s Have a Kiki
Tiga – Plush (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
Death Grips – Hacker
Fake Blood – All in the Blink
Trust – Dressed for Space
Bear in Heaven – Idle Heart
Micachu and the Shapes – Slick
Kool Thing – Plan.Life.Go
Godmother – Theme Song from James Bond 23
Teengirl Fantasy – End
Gabriel Prokofiev & Peter Gregson – Float Dance

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Kool Thing play Light Games

Kool Thing play Light Games You might remember Kool Thing for their fantastic remix of Light Asylum‘s ‘Shallow Tears’, but they also make pretty damn good music themselves. The Berlin-based duo of Jon Dark and Julie Chance have recently released a new free EP, and along with it comes a brand new video. Produced and directed by Claire Kurylowski, ‘Light Games’ is a somber autumnal story of passionate red-lit sex and late-night adventures that perfectly captures the bouncing melancholic mood of the track.

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