Favourite Releases of the Year 2013


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


2. Gacha – Album

1. Winter Flags – Winter Flags

Summer’s Gone


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


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