Class of 2012 update: With SXSW announcing most of the artists performing this year, I’m pleased to say that 7 of the 10 artists on my Class of 2012 list will be there. So will I. Expect updates from their performances. That includes Charli XCX, who teamed up with Alex Metric on the song “End of the World”, two remixes of which you can download below. Also in the Class of 2012 is Azealia Banks, and as of now she will not be at SXSW 2012. She is giving away a new song though, which again you can download below. And though they’re not part of my Class of 2012, I want to make mention that there’s a new song from The Dirty Three available in this set, and they’ve got a new record called “Off Toward the Low Sun” coming out on February 28th. Other tracks I’ll recommend today come from Beat Culture, Julianna Barwick, and Sick Figures. In the Soundcloud section, be sure to stream a new song from Great Lake Swimmers. Oh, and one last mention of the Class of 2012: Lana Del Rey’s SNL performance? Brutal.

Alex Metric & Charli XCX – End of the World (HeavyWeight Remix)
Alex Metric & Charli XCX – End of the World (Amtrac Remix)

Azealia Banks – NEEDSUMLUV

Beat Culture – Memory (Cassettes)

Contrakids – All the Way Back

Dirty Or The Sound – Modern Times (Instrumental)

The Dirty Three – Rising Below

Halina Larsson – Fires & French Horns

Julianna Barwick – Never Change

Pepe Deluxe – A Night and A Day (A R K Remix)

Picture Book – Sunshine

Rene Lopez – Shing-A-Ling Is What I Bring

Sick Figures – Mad

Typhoon – How We Start Over (DoublePlusGood Remix)

YACHT – I Walked Alone (Get A Room! Remix)


Atlas Genius – Trojans

Brooklyn Horseman – Walking Out That Door

Echö – Day Dream

Great Lake Swimmers – Easy Come Easy Go

Low-Fi – Something

Saturday Night Gym Club – How To Build A Life Raft