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Big Beat Records Celebrates A Brilliant Year With All-Star 26-Track Compilation!
December 18 2012


Big Beat Records is celebrating the conclusion of its extraordinary 2012 with a spectacular year-end compilation. âBIG BEAT YEARBOOK 2012â goes on sale today at all U.S. & Canadian digital service providers.
âBIG BEAT YEARBOOK 2012â collects a wide array of singles and remixes from all of the labelâs acclaimed artists, including such dancefloor superstars as Icona Pop, Martin Solveig, Knife Party, Rudimental, Flux Pavilion, and three-time Grammy Award-winner Skrillex (see attached tracklisting). Among the 26-track compilationâs many highlights are contemporary EDM classics like Skrillex Feat. Sirahâs RIAA gold-certified âKyoto,â Porter Robinsonâs chart-topping âLanguage,â Cedric Gervaisâ controversial âMolly,â Betatraxxâs multi-faceted âMercury,â âBulletproof,â from Doctor P Feat. Eva Simons, and a remix from young Australian talent Walden of the hit club single âIn My Mind,â performed by Ivan Gough & Feenixpaul Feat. Georgi Kay.
To announce the compilationâs final complete track listing, Big Beat has has also created an exclusive mash-up of all 26 tracks featured on âBIG BEAT YEARBOOK 2012.â The mesmerizing mix is streaming now at the labelâs official Soundcloud, located at
Founded in 1987 by 22-year-old New York DJ (and now Atlantic Chairman and CEO) Craig Kallman, Big Beat Records presciently melded the diverse sounds of dance club culture with the cityâs all-encompassing hip hop scene. Over the past 2-3 years the label has since reemerged at the forefront of the hugely popular Electronic Dance Music movement, presenting a stunning range of international artists and producers of all shapes and sizes.
2012 kicked off in triumph as OWSLA/Big Beat/Atlantic recording artist Skrillex emerged as one of EDMâs most acclaimed and popular artists. He was among the biggest winners at the 54th annual Grammy Awards, sweeping the Dance/Electronic categories: his RIAA gold-certified label debut, âSCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITESâ was named âBest Dance/Electronica Album,â with the albumâs platinum-certified title track declared the âBest Dance Recording.â Whatâs more, Skrillexâs remix of Benny Benassiâs âCinema (Skrillex Remix)â received the Grammy for âBest Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.â
As if that werenât enough, Skrillex continues to rule over the Grammyâs âDance/Electronicaâ categories, scoring three further nominations for the 55th annual awards presentation. The breakthrough âBANGARANGâ was included among the âBest Dance/Electronica Albumâ nominees, with the collectionâs gold-certified title track, âBangarang (Feat. Sirah),â also named in the âBest Dance Recordingâ category. In addition, Skrillexâs remix of Neroâs âPromises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)â received a âBest Remixed Recording, Non-Classicalâ nod.
Big Beat also dominated the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, with clips by Skrillex, Martin Solveig, and Duck Sauce earning three out of the five total nods in the newly minted âBest Electronic Dance Music Videoâ category. In addition, Skrillex received the âBest Visual Effectsâ VMA for his haunting âFirst of the Year (Equinox).â
Whatâs more, Big Beat also reaped an additional assortment of high profile awards and nominations. Neon/Axtone/Big Beatâs âIn My Mind (Axwell Remix)â â performed by Ivan Gough & Feenixpaul Feat. Georgi Kay and remixed by Axel Hedfors â was nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award in the âBest Remixed Recording, Non-Classicalâ category, while clips by three Big Beat artists â Skrillex, Martin Solveig, and Porter Robinson â received nods for MTV Clublandâs âVideo Pick of the Year.â East London-based Rudimental was among the âBest Newcomerâ candidates for the 2012 MOBO Awards, while their hugely popular âFeel The Loveâ was named âBest Music Videoâ at this yearâs LA Shorts Fest, as well as iTunes âSong of the Yearâ in the Dance genre.
In addition to his many aforementioned nominations, superstar DJ/producer ¬-Martin Solveig had his most brilliant year to date, with the full-length âSMASHâ confirming his place as a leading light in 21st century electronic dance music. The album features a string of global dancefloor and pop hits, including âThe Night Out and the multi-platinum global phenomenon, âHello.â A massive popular live DJ, Solveig also served as special guest on Madonnaâs blockbuster 2012 World Tour following his role as one of the primary producers of her chart-topping âMDNA.â
Among the yearâs countless other high water marks, Porter Robinsonâs âLanguageâ debuted at #1 on Beatportâs influential âElectro Houseâ ranking before reaching the top position on the overall chart. In addition, âLanguageâ was also name the â#1 House Track of 2012â by the tastemaker dance blog, Less Than 3.
Knife Party made waves when âBonfireâ â included on the Australian dubstep duoâs âRAGE VALLEYâ EP â was featured in AMCâs Emmy Award-winning series, Breaking Bad. Rolling Stone took note, pointing out that âdubstep's vertiginous drops, gleeful lizard-brain button-punching and clattering discordant aggression, as exemplified in âBonfireâ by Knife Party, make it a weirdly perfect accompaniment to Waltâs mad-science misadventures.â
As ever, Big Beat is also developing a stunning range of rising EDM stars, including the Swedish electropop duo, Icona Pop. Hailed by Pitchfork as âtextbook pop perfection,â the exuberant duo scored a worldwide hit with âI Love It (Feat. Charli XCX),â featured on their âICONICâ EP, as well as their self-titled debut album, which is currently slated for an early 2013 release.
Big Beat has also struck a fruitful relationship with the founding artists of infamous UK dubstep label, Circus Records, Flux Pavilion and Doctor P. A new slate of groundbreaking releases â including an all-new Flux Pavilion EP â are due next year.
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On Sale December 18th At All DSPs
Complete Tracklisting

1. Porter Robinson â Language (Original Mix)
2. Knife Party â Bonfire (Original Mix)
3. Flux Pavilion Feat. Example â Daydreamer (Dillon Francis Remix)
4. Skrillex Feat. Sirah â Kyoto
5. Martin Solveig - The Night Out (Madeon Remix)
6. Jack Back Feat. David Guetta, Nicky Romero & Sia - Wild One Two (Original Mix)
7. Chuckie & Promise Land Feat. Amanda Wilson - Breaking Up (Original Club Mix)
8. John Dahlback & Greg Cerrone Feat. Janice Robinson - Every Breath (Lucky Date Remix)
9. Avicii vs. Lenny Kravitz â Superlove (Original Mix)
10. Deniz Koyu Feat. Wynter Gordon - Follow You (Original Mix)
11. Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl Feat. Georgi Kay - In My Mind (Walden Remix)
12. Cedric Gervais â Molly (Original Mix)
13. Betatraxx â Mercury
14. Promise Land â Emotions (Miami 305 Vocal Mix)
15. Icona Pop Feat. Charli XCX - I Love It (Sick Individuals Remix)
16. Walden â Brightness
17. John Dahlback â Life (Original Mix)
18. Bingo Players - Cry (Just A Little) (Reset! 2012 Remix)
19. Doctor P Feat. Eva Simons â Bulletproof (EP Version)
20. Rudimental - Feel The Love (Cutline Remix)
21. Coucheron â Outrageous (Original Mix)
22. Ken Loi - Play Me (Original Mix)
23. Spencer & Hill Feat. Main Girl - I Spy (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
24. Manufactured Superstars & Jeziel Quintela Feat. Christian Burns - Silver Splits The Blue (Radio Edit)
25. Laidback Luke Ft. Wynter Gordon - Speak Up (Original Mix)
26. Fabio Lendrum - Out The Water (Original Mix)
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