In our first year of existence we came across an immense amount of music. Artists were discovered who had previously been unknown and new sounds were heard for the first time. In light of the sheer quality that surfaced in the last 12 months, this list is far from exhaustive. That being said, genres and sub-genres aside, here is a collection of songs that we simply felt were the best in 2012.
Making these selections was incredibly difficult. We passed up on many excellent albums in the process and the list easily could have been much, much longer. At the same time, we felt that narrowing it down to just 10 would be a good way to showcase only the best of the best in 2012.
For the second installment of our Q&A series we flew across the Atlantic and sat down with Whitesquare at a busy café in Rome (none of that happened). All jokes aside, Whitesquare is easily one of the most consistent producers we’ve come across. The Italian beatmaker has set the bar particularly high for himself and he still pumps out jams on an astounding basis. Through remixes of such acts as Disclosure, Kendrick Lamar and Joy Orbison, he’s gotten some serious attention from numerous labels. It really comes as no surprise that after just one year he’s already coming off debut releases on Troupe Records and Noir Music. In this rapid top secret interview, Whitesquare exposes his musical preferences and a surprise dream collaboration. Read on.
Who are you?
What do you sound like?
You tell me!
The track you are most proud of?
Didn’t get to produce it yet :)
*Modesty is a virtue but this guy can make some serious music so here are our favorites:
Whitesquare - Only
Whitesquare - Bigger Than
One instrument (hardware/software) you can’t live without?
Best part of making music?
That special feeling when your track is finished
Worst part of making music?
One track you wish you had made?
Dj Rolando - Knights of the Jaguar
One track you’re glad you didn’t make?
Avicii - Levels
The track that gets you in the mood?
The Pharcyde - Runnin’
The track that can save a party?
Depends… changes every time… At the moment I’d say: Ill Blu - Tik Tok (out on Madtech Records)
We’re finally done piling through the best reworks, refixes and remixes from the past year. After much deliberation we’ve settled on ten tracks that represent the cream of the crop for 2013. The list below is comprised of remixes that we constantly kept on coming back to throughout the last twelve months. We are confident that these select few speak for themselves and also for the great year in music that was 2013. Without further ado, we present Room516’s Remixes of the Year. Enjoy.