2022 best electronic LP

Here is the second part of our end-of-years lists for 2022. In this part we’re summing up what the best full-length electronic releases of the year have been. A bit of an odd format for dance music – e.g. the RLGN record only exists digitally or as a 12″ gathering the 4 best tracks. A few have been released on cd only, and some on cassette. It’s sad to see Chicago Research go, but at least they go out with a bang with Conjunto Primitivo. Dame Area did another fine LP, but didn’t quite reach the top this year.

This year we’ve also combined compilations with solo releases, simply because some of the various artists releases have reached such a high standard this year. And let’s not forget all the amazing benefit compilations to raise funds for Ukraine.

Top 15 releases

  1. DJ Valentimes – Seasons of Misery (Magdalena’s Apathy)
  2. Dame Area – Toda la mentira sobre Dame Area (B.F.E.)
  3. Filmmaker – Fictional Portrayals (Veyl)
  4. Autumns –  Your Words, Slow Release (Body Musick)
  5. V/A – Chrono Bleeder (Magdalena’s Apathy)
  6. La Punta Bianca – Disquiet (Detriti)
  7. RLGN – Drunken Master (Don’t)
  8. Conjunto Primitivo – Morir y renacer (Chicago Research)
  9. Nite Fleit – Day Fleit Nite Fleit (Steel City Dance Discs)
  10. V/A – Anatomy Vol. 3 (Body Musick)
  11. D. Tiffany & Roza Terenzi – Edge of Innocence (Delicate)
  12. Rue Oberkampf – Liebe (Young and Cold)
  13. V/A – Crime Violente Vol. 5 (Up North)
  14. Emma DJ – Melon siesto (L.I.E.S.)
  15. Soft Crash – Your Last Everything (Bite)

Notable reissues

Oksana Linde – Aquatic and Other Worlds (Buh)
Patrick Cowley – Malebox (Dark Entries)
The Actor – Exploded View + Demos 1981​-​1984 (Mannequin)
Influenza Prods. – Mémoire (Left Ear)
Drexciya – Neptune’s Lair & Harnessed the Storm (Tresor)

Best Swedish release

Dip Shim – Enter the Maragrillo (Gated)

If you still want more, we have compiled a playlist with what we could find available on streaming services, including both singles, EPs and LPs, in a ‘best of electronic music 2022’ list of 100 tracks.

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