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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

Published December 19, 2012. Words by Joey Hansom.