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Best Extended Players of 2022

Throughout 2022 we have indulged in an infinite number of outstanding releases spanning the electronic music spectrum and we would like to thank every artist, record label and publicist that have reached out to share their art with us.

Following the publication of our Best Albums of 2022, we’ve shortlisted the EP’s that have helped influence and soundtrack our year, as well as concluding with a top ten list of what we perceive to be the Best Extended Players of 2022.

Actress – Dummy Corporation
Ada – Moon Rider
Adam Pits – Cosmic Confession
Amir Alexander – Love Notes To Brooklyn
Aquarian – Mutations I: Death, Taxes & Hanger
Artefact – Rail
Atrice – Backrooms
Awo Ojiji – Solidify EP
Big Zen – Prayer Bass
Brunson – Hug Your Friends
Burial – Streetlands
C3D-E – Scattered Radiation
Claudio PRC – Challenger Deep
Cocktail Party Effect – Oscilloscope Detachments
Cypher – Appendix Files
DJ Fett Burger – Astral Solar, Edge of Galaxy, Planetary Exploration
DJ Python – Club Sentimientos Vol 2
DaiSu – Lightwork
Deepchord – Functional Extraits 1
Deepchord – Functional Extraits 2
Deetron presents Soulmate – Tribe One
Dj Plant Texture – MPC Thangs
DJ Plead – Quick EP
DJ Trystero – Null-A
Dr Mystery – Basquiat EP
Dream_E – Motherland EP
Efdemin – Mono
Eversines – New Place
Eusebia – Cosmos EP
Forest Drive West – Creeper
Forest Drive West – Recursion EP
Frank & Tony – Dream Vibration
Fraxinus – Powerplant Green
GiGi FM – Magnetite
HAL – Placid
HOMI – V​ä​litila EP
Huerco S. X Carmen Villain – Subtle Bodies
James Bangura – Wichita
Jennifer Loveless – Around The World
Jensen Interceptor x DeFeKT – Free Your Mind
KW – Jest
Konduku – Gelgit
Konsudd – Glimmer
LT – Disc Trail
Lawrence Le Doux – Insula Dulcamara
Leafar Legov – Mirror Remixes
Lennart Wiehe – Amb-Kombat
Lithe – 92 Ends
Maara – Spiral 2 The Other Side
map.ache – So Oder So
map.ache – What Does That Mean Remixes
Marli – Mood Independent
Mata Disk – Surrounder
Mesak, Nurah, Mary Yalex, Even Tuell – NDVAX02
Mike Inzinger – Mission A.D.
Minimal Violence – Phase Three
Molly – Favorite Cocktails EP
Mor Elian – Diva Test
Moritz Von Oswald Trio – Dissent Remixes
Mutant Joe – Wrong Way Out
Notte Infinita – I Lost All My Data
Novo Line – Zeit
nthng – Sub Sonar
OCB – Crocodile Tears EP
Oaken Chariot – Biznes Time
Objekt – Objekt #5
Orion – TENET
Oscean – Multirays
Otik – Psyops
Ozel AB – Ozel AB 001
Pariah – Caterpillar
Pessimist – Blue 09
Piezo – LSD Superhero
Ploy – UNIT 18 E​.​P.
Polytunnel – Bioacoustics
Priori – Your Own Power Remixes
RDS – Suite
Ryan James Ford – The Fire Keeps Burning
Shackleton – The Majestic Yes
Soreab – Perspectives
Stenny – Wipe Out / Permission
Stratton – Never Bettered Always Battered
Subtraxive – Nightmoves
Synkro – Information
Telfort – Basic Trajectory
The AM – Black Majik
Thugwidow – Archetypical
Torus – 333 Mirrors
Unknown – Sennin
WAX – WAX80008
Wheez-ie – Stolen Moments
Willis Anne – Movement EP
XI – Sued 011
Yuto Takei – MA EP
Zenker Brothers – Hidden Shelter
Zoë Mc Pherson – Abyss Elixir

10. Ocean Stirs
Another Place

Ocean Stirs Luminescent

Released in November, Berlin-based record label X-Kalay launched a new sub-label named Another Place. Primed to explore the fertile frequencies of UK rave music, Another Place entered our periphery with ‘Luminescent‘ EP – a “glorious volley of lush breakbeat ballistics” courtesy of London-based producer Ocean Stirs, featuring a luminescent remix from Tim Reaper. It’s certainly one for the heads.

Released: 25 November 2022
Best Track: Stitch

9. Inland

Inland Namsan

Released in April, Inland marked his long awaited return to his Counterchange imprint with his seventh solo extended player named ‘Namsan‘. Having spent the past two years in Berlin, finding refuge from the pandemic in his studio but restricted from the dancefloor, Inland wasted no time on reminding listeners that 138 BPM runs deep in his veins, delivering four engrossing techno workouts that shake you to the core.

Released: 29 April 2022
Best Track: Hallen

8. K Wata
‘Dot Dot Dot’

K Wata Dot Dot Dot

Released in April, American producer K Wata returned with his second solo outing via Hank Jackson’s NYC-based record label anno. Spanning five tracks, ‘Dot Dot Dot‘ consists of ultra eerie electronics, weirdo dub and hyper experimental bass mutations all beautifully packaged in anno’s signature style courtesy of Sharon Gong.

Released: 22 April 2022
Best Track: Lost My Focus

7. Rhyw
‘Honey Badger’

Rhyw Honey Badger

Released in September, Berlin-based producer Rhyw joined Blawan and Pariah’s consistently on-point label Voam. Marking the imprint’s tenth release, ‘Honey Badger‘ packs four club tracks with the lead track elevating heart rates with its staccato drum work and oscillating snare rolls. It’s a surefire banger that has been tantalising ravers throughout 2022.

Released: 23 September 2022
Best Track: Honey Badger

6. Moiré
‘Circuits Remixes’
Avenue 66

Moiré Circuits Remixes

Following his ‘Circuits‘ LP in September, London-based producer Moiré received the remix treatment from some of the best producers in the electronic music spectrum. Released through Acid Test sub-label Avenue 66, ‘Circuits Remixes‘ features four exquisite remixes courtesy of Herbert, Tolouse Low Trax and Lawrence, plus a wonderfully hypnotic deep house melter from Lowtec.

Released: 28 October 2022
Best Track: Circuit 04 – Lowtec’s Objects People Visions Remix

5. TSVI & Loraine James
AD 93

Tsvi & Loraine James 053

Released in May, TSVI & Loraine James teamed up on AD 93 to issue an exceptional five track EP exploring detuned piano work, angelic vocals, explosive breakbeat and melancholic IDM. It’s a truly remarkable extended player that is well worth your utmost attention.

Released: 13 May 2022
Best Track: Awaiting

4. Portable
‘My Light of Yesterday’
Circus Company

Portable My Light Of Yesterday

Following the release of his ‘My Sentient Shadow‘ LP in February, Portable unleashed ‘My Light Of Yesterday‘ EP in September through Circus Company. Featuring suitably strong reworks from DJ Qu and Patrice Scott it is Call Super that steals the limelight by delivering two sublime remixes of ‘Ripple Effect‘ – injecting a deeply groovy beat and psychedelic sheen that’s hard not to adore.

Released: 16 September 2022
Best Track: Ripple Effect (Call Super Remix)

3. mu tate

Mu Tate Faded

Following his debut album last year through 3XL sub-label Experiences Ltd., Latvian producer mu tate signed to London-based label Utter in December. ‘Faded‘ EP delivers 5 tracks of highly atmospheric, blissed-out sonic explorations – “enveloping the listener in a cocoon of undulating frequencies and ghostly rhythm, softly contained yet stretching out beyond into wide open space.”

Released: 9 December 2022
Best Track: F12 Dub

2. Patricia
‘Less Than 7’
Acid Test

Patricia Less Than 7

Released in September, Moog hardware maestro Max Ravitz aka Patricia stepped onto the unerring Acid Test imprint with a 4 track EP that, unsurprisingly, centres around the Roland TB-303. ‘At A Gallop’ embraces the dub hues of ‘Head Gap Width’ but also the unresolved nature of ‘Winding To The Side’ where each moment feels like it is a bridge to a new phrase, but instead it keeps pulling you into a bubbling, oily tumble. Then that brings you back to the finale ‘Coffee Computer’, that delightful sorbet that rounds off a compelling collection of tracks.

Released: 30 September 2022
Best Track: At A. Gallop

1. Luis
‘057 (Schwyn)’
AD 93

Luis 057 (schwyn)

Following an inaugural ‘Dreamt Takes‘ EP in 2016 via the now defunct label 1080p, DJ Python revived his Luis production alias in June with the release of a 5 track EP on AD 93. Fans of Boards Of Canada, Brothomstates and Khotin will immediately warm to this EP, with each track submerging listeners deep into the scuzzed and abstract sound-fields of electronica.

Released: 17 June 2022
Best Track: jack anderson

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