Top 5 Genre-Bending Electronic Albums of 2012
James Ferraro - Sushi
I wasn't enamored with the ringtone sheen of last year's Far Side Virtual, but Ferraro's newest is an expansion on the high-fructose, high-definition R&B of his side monikers Bodyguard and Bebetunes. Sushi is a slightly less kitschy, more warped take on commercial radio hit formulas.
Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
For someone who only recently uncovered an appreciation for dance music, Luxury Problems proved to be a swell gateway for me to enter the expanding worlds of outsider house and noise-inflected dance floor jams.