Category Archives: songs

saw u – Tactual Patterns

It takes you fifteen minutes to get to school, work or university and you do not know how to make use of this time? Here comes a ready solution – put on your best headphones and let Tactual Patterns change the commute nightmare into exciting journey to the land of techno.

The author of this captivating composition is Ross Dekker, an American artist who – besides publishing music under the moniker saw u – is also engaged in creating sound background for audiovisual projects. It is due to this latter activity that he moved to Berlin in 2013 as he was invited there by the temporary video art gallery Black Janice for the two-month residency. The musician lives in the capital of Germany until this day although initially he did not intend to stay there any longer. And who knows – maybe Ross Dekker would not be able to create such monumental raw techno track if it was not for the inspiration coming from the vibrant Berlin techno scene?

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Top 100 tracks of 2014

It’s high time for our annual list of the best tracks of the year. There are two remixes, two new versions of previously released tracks and one cover among those 100 hits. A bit more artists than usually are featured more than once but none of them has three songs on the list (like Orbital had two years ago). If you want to check out the previous charts, just click ‘the best of osom’ above.

Happy 2015.

100. BANKS – Beggin’ For Thread

99. DAMON ALBARN – Heavy Seas Of Love

98. QT – Hey QT

97. PHARRELL – Hunter

96. ANJA SCHNEIDER – Can You Feel It (feat. Parsifal Marin)

95. DIAMOND VERSION – Were You There (feat. Neil Tennant)

94. LÜTHIAN – Soon

93. SINCE YOU – Lela Bells (feat. Ava Trilling)

92. JOE GODDARD – Endless Love (feat. Betsy)

91. 18+ – Crow

90. CHET FAKER – 1998

89. MIKROBIT – Berlin

88.  PAUL KALKBRENNER – Kruppzeug (Fritz Kalkbrenner Remix)

87. GHOST CAPSULES – Nocturn

86. CLEAN BANDIT – Mozart’s House (feat. Love Ssega)

85. GOLDEN FEATURES – Tell Me (feat. Nicole Millar)

84. CARIBOU – Can’t Do Without You

83.  HELFER – Now That You Came

82. MAS YSA – Why

81. BONAPARTE – Into The Wild

80. HTRK – Love Is Distraction

79. POLO & PAN – Coeur d’artichaut

78. KLYPP – Be

77. HUGH – Look Back In Laughter

76. MANNEQUINS ON 7TH STREET – Out Of Sight

The Knife – För alla namn vi inte får använda

It turns out that The Knife‘s contribution to the antinational cabaret called Europa Europa resulted in the release of the regular track and by saying ‘regular’ I mean it possesses all of the following elements – vocal parts, characteristic for this Swedish duo sound and acceptable running time. In few words – it does not resemble Old Dreams Waiting To Be Realized at all. But there are things that have not changed since Shaking The HabitualFör alla namn vi inte får använda is heavily influenced by politics and it features yet another crazy dance that we are supposed to learn to fully enjoy the music. Well, good luck with that!

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Lüthian – Soon

Lüthian is a rising artist from Vancouver who has been publishing tracks since last month only and the brand new one called Soon, which is his third song ever, is a real killer. Its beginning is based on the same style that previously released ambient- and chillwave-oriented compositions presented. We can also hear a female voice which is characteristic for this Canadian musician. But then the vocal becomes chopped in a way that it reminds me very much of the ending of Crystal Castles’ Violent Dreams and is also backed by a powerful and straightforward dubstep beat.

Lüthian is definitely the one to watch!

A small update: it turns out that an artist hiding behind the moniker Lüthian is a… girl. So yes, female voice is obviously a characteristic feature in her music as she takes care of both producing and singing. But this is just another reason that makes her music particularly valuable.

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Zamilska – Duel 35

Last time I called her the princess of this genre but with a new song Zamilska proves that she is ready to become a queen and rule the empire of techno. Duel 35, a second single from her highly-anticipated upcoming debut album Untune, is once again a magnificent dark techno track heavily enriched with bass and accompanied by disturbing visuals set together by the artist herself.

The album will be released on the 26th of May and you can pre order it here or here.

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