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 Lists
08.13.12 More Things Of A Deviant Nature 07.31.12 Things Of A Deviant Nature
06.26.12 Dev's 2012 (down The Winding Road) 12.15.11 A Deviant 2011
12.01.11 Devstep - November 2011 10.31.11 Devstep - October 2011
10.05.11 Devstep - September 2011 09.14.11 Devstep: July - August 2011
07.28.11 Deviant Digs06.30.11 Devstep - June 2011
06.16.11 Deviant And Almost 6 Months Of 2011 Acc 06.01.11 Devstep - May 2011
04.23.11 Devstep - April 201104.14.11 When Deviant Points His Finger At You
03.23.11 When Deviant Tells You What To Do 03.11.11 Users' Best Of 2010: 100 - 51
02.24.11 Dev's Summer & The User Best Of 2010 12.29.10 Devstep Part II
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Dev's 2012 (down The Winding Road)
90Pelican
Ataraxia/Taraxis


I thought Xeno was going to review this...
89L-Vis 1990
Club Constructions Vol. 1


L-Vis bounces back from a dismal LP with an assortment of dirty acid beats and grimey dancefloor madness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0YbkmTI5IA
88Four Tet
Jupiters/Ocoras


Finally warming up to these tunes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hfjVOLClso
87 S.P.Y.
Love & Hate


Ring any bells? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74sdPSI-930
86Fantastic Mr Fox
San'en


The wait was worth it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXGUYowS-30
85Girl Unit
Club Rez


Night Slugs continue to conquer the world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rTwqPtRQnE
84Asa and Stumbleine
Your Secret


To be honest this collaboration sounds a bit better on paper than what it actually ended up being, but it still resulted in some breath-taking music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQDX18BtIBg
83Boddika and Joy Orbison
Froth/Mercy


Out of the 3 releases that Joy O and Boddika (one half of Instra:mental) have put out, this one takes the cake. Stupidly massive tune that has already defined 2012 for a lot of sexed-up club-goers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIpca97Af-A
82ASC
Boundary Scan


The first if 3 appearances by ASC on this list: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvZOGoYy9-Y
81Shlohmo
Vacation


Loss of time, I begin only after it ends: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHA_U8JO5VM
80Burial
Kindred


There's something out there
79ASC and Synkro
Borderline/Sacred Moments


As Synkro slowly edges his way closer to autonomic drum and bass it seems only right that he should team up with ASC for a few tunes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T52jFSKPcDA
78ASC
The Gradient Project


From drum and bass to ambient and now deep house: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h17ix7Rg5zY
77Stumbleine
Drifting Youth


Gorgeous: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za-q_LH5e2A and then: http://stumbleine.bandcamp.com/
76Disclosure
The Face


Have you ever walked past an apartment door only to hear what must be the greatest party of all time going on behind it and you've wanted only to sneak just one quick glance to satisfy your curiosity? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlIB1RUs_pU (NSFW)
75Beneath
No Symbols 002


A vital addition to the London underground: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoPtCXKOojg
74Commodo
Northern Soul


The sound of a city coming to life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTk6reBXpqI
73Noisia
Imperial


Destroys crowds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEAHi-xb35E
72Submerse
They Always Come Back


Definitely not Submerse as the top of his game, but still some of the most intelligent garage tunes out this year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjkC7xnnOno
71Gemmy
Tales Of The Deep


Massive riddims: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n8eheEcNnI
70Swindle
Do The Jazz


Swizzle's response to brostep: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fePcmU8drI
69V.I.V.E.K
Out Of Reach


Mala helping to bring back the ganja blues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-dRT7nkm7U
68Mosca
Eva Mendes


Another big house tune, sadly Eva fails to make an appearance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMlJ_C7VqsE
67XXXY
Everything


XXXY (seriously guys?) kills it with this release, big house tunes for the year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7cBL4bxTfw
66Untold
Change In A Dynamic Environment 2


A nice return to form after the slightly disappointing part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8pAhJ0AYbg
65Silversun Pickups
Neck of the Woods
64In Mourning
The Weight of Oceans
63Matthewdavid
DISK II


Murky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqIffGSlra4&feature=relmfu
62Lone
Galaxy Garden
61Icicle
Rinse: 19


The new breed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABFsYi12bO0
60Huoratron
Cryptocracy
59Actress
R.I.P
58Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Trouble


Higginbottom and Talabot battling it out in the sun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_asfZhfTBk
57Beau Navire
Lumens
56ScHoolboy Q
Habits and Contradictions
55Loma Prieta
I.V.
54DJ Food
The Search Engine


Breakbeat and Ninja Tune in 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO4g2Tf-5Bk
53Portico Quartet
Portico Quartet


Imagine what would happen if Battles were inclined to play Jazz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQH0GPL33uc
52Grimes
Visions


Pussy rings
51John Talabot
Fin


Fun
50Voices From The Lake
Voices From The Lake


And lets talk about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooxO0VaZt9M
49Pallbearer
Sorrow And Extinction


Dem riffs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqLQlL-sSJ0
48Demdike Stare
Elemental


Echo and space
47Mouse On Mars
Parastrophics


Because lets talk about electronic music in 2012 and not mention MoM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCYEkvmk2Mw
46Jonwayne
Oodles Of Doodles


WEDIDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNJxqcco1Co
45Commix
Dusted (Selected Works 2003 - 2008)


RIP (?) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgKjvIEVCBg
44Every Time I Die
Ex Lives
43Nina Kraviz
Nina Kraviz


Oh Nina, let me count the ways that I love you
42Desolate
Celestial Light Beings


Doesn't come close to his debut but the future looks bright (bleak?) for this young artist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqu-N-3pMYI
41Monolake
Ghosts
40Black Swan
Aeterna


Shame about the new one
39Meshuggah
Koloss


I hear this one's organic
38XXYYXX
XXYYXX


James Blake meet SBTRKT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG5aSZBAuPs
37Shifted
Crossed Paths


Dust and shadow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4-bCs27Rz0&feature=related
36BADBADNOTGOOD
BBNG2
35High On Fire
De Vermis Mysteriis
34LHF
Keepers Of The Light


Where to start? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnwvGccYzFo
33Inga Copeland and Dean Blunt
Black Is Beautiful


Hyperdub's renaissance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4EbV59ETbc
32Clubroot
III - MMXII
31Claro Intelecto
Reform Club
30Lazer Sword
Memory


Bladerunner nightclub: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ula6lbWLG0
29Helios
Moiety


Love at the end of the world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TsNUkVk9q4
28Shackleton
Music For The Quiet Hour


Tribal anarchy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b92UZgbdqRg
27Ghost Mice
All We Got Is Each Other
26Digital Soundboy Soundsystem
FabricLive.63


Badman tunes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uAN3deWsig
25Santigold
Master of My Make-Believe


A summer of white marble and sky castles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIMMZQJ1H6E&feature=branded
24Distal
Civilization


Robots and 808's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4IDw9Ewhz8&feature=related
23Last Step
Sleep


A Venetian Snares production: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO_sZO1H4Gg
22Killer Mike
R.A.P. Music


Blame Sobhi (again)
21Amon Tobin
Amon Tobin


YOU'RE A FOOL IF YOU DON'T WON THIS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-6717oo_OA
20Phon.o
Black Boulder


A lesson in how to crossover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7xmcHvxRvE
19El-P
Cancer 4 Cure


Sobhi told me too
18Volor Flex
My Story


Volor Flex as Burial providing narration for My Story, as told by Burial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXxhLNrxiJk and then: http://store.darkclover.ro/album/my-story
17Laurel Halo
Quarantine


Infections
16Jam City
Classical Curves


From ghetto to glam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78dEKZE0m3g
15Simian Mobile Disco
Unpatterns


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNrRd4Zy_lw
14Nocow And Hmot
Lost In Taiga


Drowning in bass and avoiding Burial comparisons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sm5jmbL45c
13Herve
Pick Me Up, Sort Me Out, Calm Me Down


Ghetto house that's taken far too long to come out: http://songs.to/#!pl=c625e3b7eb41d3196acf68f7a483a4b7279fb030
12Ryat
Totem


Brainfeeder goodness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0zHrIkzTeM
11Be'lakor
Of Breath And Bone


I guess I think it's their best album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOHdA7KCDHo
10Oh No
Ohnomite


They're falling to their knees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6fPwrPpT5U&feature=relmfu
9Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil
8iamamiwhoami
Kin


Synth pop featuring Bjork stuck in the 80s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa2rzj-6uGc
7Future Of The Left
The Plot Against Common Sense


IT'S A FUCKING PENGUIN YOU CUNT
6The Tallest Man On Earth
There's No Leaving Now


Happy to stay
5Prose
Salty Sea (Polaroid Evening)


I disappeared just for a day, and I woke up in another world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5tTsH3Ed8k and then: http://analoguelightrecords.bandcamp.com/album/salty-sea-polaroid-evening
4Concord Dawn
Air Chrysalis


Barring the godawful collab with Savage this is Concord Dawn continuing to fire on all cylinders: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwBvd1RGpxo
3Gojira
L'Enfant Sauvage


A different beast all together
2Nymfo
Characters


While Hospital Records has decided to reinvent itself in 2012 as a home for cheap and commercial drum & bass, Klute's Commercial Suicide continues to redefine itself with every release; Nymfo's debut does not disappoint: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaxxOokHfS0
1Cooly G
Playin Me


Dubstep's first lady delivers with her debut LP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4_d4Gz_8Lg
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