In 2011, the electronic music community stretched its legs. It was the year of pounding bass and eclectic subgenres that found niche audiences and blossomed into underground sensations. Fractured and in a bit of disarray, EDM proved it was back and here to stay, but had the attitude of les enfant terrible
. 2012 will be the year that we grow up, reach out, and get along. Who is the cousin we can sit with at the adult table and snicker while sneaking sips of wine? Indie music. As evidenced by The Polish Ambassador
's wildly popular Bon Iver remix, producers are infatuated with the reverb-laden swells of today's indie scene and the accompanying derision of mainstream trends. In that same spirit, Derek VanScoten brings forth "Belongings," a rehashing of Bear Hands' hit from 2010's Burning Bush Supper Club
on Cantora Records. Cantora, as you may know, is the home of MGMT, Gordon Voidwell, Savoir Adore, and a handful of other scientists running loose in the wilds in Brooklyn. Pairing up with D.V.S*
, who released one of the best albums of 2011, Coming Up for Air
, is just the beginning.