The Ten Best EDM Singles of 2012
TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke x Lunice)
1. Higher Ground
The 16 minute TNGHT EP, a collaboration between Scottish producer Hudson Mohawke and Canada's Lunice, found a clear centerpiece in "Higher Ground," a frenetically in your face club banger culled from elements including trombones, snare beats, shouting and a relentless female vocal. Incorporating elements of bounce and trance, the track might be labeled as something like "trap rave." A more apt qualifier though is the extent to which it got everybody in proximity of the speakers moving each time it was dropped. And that was a lot. The track got major Low End Theory play, turned up in sets by DJs including the Gaslamp Killer and 12th Planet, found Kendrick Lamar rapping over it on BBC radio and even turned out Kanye, who made an appearance during a recent TNGHT set.