Favourite Releases of the Year 2013

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That time of the year has come once again, formulating lists of favourites from the year. In truth, 2013 has been a year of many exciting new artists/releases that I haven’t got around to checking out. The following is a selection of releases that particularly impressed in my opinion and they are very worthy of your attention.

12. Oathless – Inhale / Exhale

11. Surf Dad – Unholy

10. Female – Female

9. Bearcubs – Honest

8. Odesza – My Friends Never Die

7. TMPST – Serpentine

6. Benihana – Patterns

5. Ishome – Confession

4. TWOS – Feel

3. CRISTALLIN – Eon

2. Gacha – Album

1. Winter Flags – Winter Flags

Summer’s Gone

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The eagerly anticipated debut LP from Washington-based production duo, Odesza arrived last night. Unsurprisingly the 13-track LP serves up some stellar feel-good, vibe laden electronic music. Without question, one of the year’s finest releases, Summer’s Gone can be downloaded for free here. I had a pretty tough time deciding which track to share but consider ‘Rely’ the first step into the glorious, sun-soaked journey that is, Summer’s Gone.

Odesza – Rely

Get Here

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Odesza is the collaborative project of Catacombkid and BeachesBeaches. The production duo’s debut album ‘Summer’s Gone’ will be released next month. The first flavour of the album, ‘How Did I Get Here’, was unveiled last night. Clocking in at just over the two-minute mark, this first offering delivers sun-soaked synth work coupled with superb use of pitch-shifted vocal samples. Download the track here, stream below.

Odesza – How Did I Get Here