The new year is a time when people are naturally inclined to look toward the future, so it's fitting that our first podcast of 2012 comes from an artist we're expecting to hear a lot from in the months ahead. In all honesty, Throwing Snow is a name that already popped up on XLR8R quite a bit in 2011, particularly following the release of his stellar "Shadower" b/w "Sanctum" single. The UK producer wrapped up last year with the adventurous Too Polite EP on Local Action, and now, he's assembled this exclusive mix for XLR8R. Throwing Snow's tunes have always had a sort of melodically moody air about them, a characteristic that's also evident on the various house, bass, and even hip-hop-flavored tracks he's weaved together here. But there's more to this mix than club tunes, as the up-and-coming artist also showcases an affinity for more ambient and experimental soundscapes by periodically shifting gears away from the dancefloor and delving into spacey pieces of drumless production. It's an interesting tactic, and one that Throwing Snow employs without messing up the overall vibe of the listening experience. There's a real sense of exploration at work, and we're happy to come along for the ride.
01 Myown "You Can Stop Everytime" (Left_Blank)
02 Floating Points "ARP3" (Eglo)
03 Mario & Vidis "Ryyk" (Best Kept Secret)
04 Gold Panda "You Gone Do Something (Live Take)"
05 Laurel Halo "Metal Confection (Oneohtrix Point Never Edit)" (Hippos in Tanks)
06 Throwing Snow "Clamor"
07 Raffertie "Courage Boy" (Ninja Tune)
08 Murder He Wrote "Your Code" (Altitude)
09 DJ PM "O Ultimo Grito" (Mental Groove)
10 Kuedo "Take Off (Remix)" (Planet Mu)
11 Dam Mantle "Her Woes" (Growing)
12 Jon Hopkins "Unknown"
13 Throwing Snow "Too Polite" (Local Action)
14 ?nknown Sh?pes "The World Keeps Turning"
15 Kaba Blon "Moribayassa" (Sahelsounds)
16 Kuhn "Slime Beach (Phillip D Kick Remix)" (Civil)
17 Askella "Dark Child"
18 Vessel "Blowback" (A Future Without)
19 Ratatat "Bilar" (XL)
20 Lady G "Popin (Super Turnt Up)"
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