Tracking: 2012′s Best Songs #7

Tracking
Need more awesome? Listen to our FAVORITE SONGS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

This week on Tracking, a weekly series in which we discuss our favorite songs of the year, you can listen to additions from Major Lazer, Death Grips, Nicki Minaj, Alabama Shakes, Lotus Plaza and Screaming Females. (Click on the arrows to navigate through the songs.)

Tracking: 2012s Best Songs #7
Major Lazer – “Get Free” f/ Amber of Dirty Projectors (1 of 6)
“Get Free” is likely Diplo and co.’s most slow-burning track to date, but that doesn’t mean their famously crazy beats have gone anywhere – in fact, thoughtful Major Lazer might have yielded one of their best offerings so far. On “Get Free,” an classic reggae bass pulse gets buried underwater and under cutting synth planes, arpeggiating keyboard riffs, and, most strikingly, Dirty Projector Amber Coffman’s cut up, layered, sometimes distorted, always sublime wail. Lazer and Amber are meant to work together – their mutual tastes for complex rhythms yield a really amazing, seamless collaboration.

Tracking: 2012s Best Songs #7 Tracking: 2012s Best Songs #7

What did you think?
 74  23  7  11
artworks-000085917223-yql0o4-t500x500
Remixes

Hear the ten-minute-long reimagining of the Mala cut

READ MORE
avatars-000089002206-mf7s3x-t500x5001
Remixes

Hear the Seattle-based producer’s take on Ware’s latest single

READ MORE
Chrome Sparks
Feature

Having released one of the more enjoyable EPs of the year, Chrome Sparks knows a…

READ MORE
SBTRKT Wonder Where We Land
News

Check out a star-studded tracklist and teaser video.

READ MORE
d00f4549
News

The film, which also stars Dakota Fanning, is in theaters on July 25th

READ MORE
artworks-000085158666-l0uhht-t500x500
Music

Hear the latest single from the electronic music producer

READ MORE
tops picture you staring
Music

Hear our first taste of the Montreal band’s upcoming second album, Picture You Staring.

READ MORE
Tame Impala Live Versions
Music

Stream the band’s Record Store Day contribution.

READ MORE
bloc party keel
Music

His first since 2010′s The Boxer.

READ MORE