Photos selected by Tim Boddy, Mixtape/Words by Ben Blackburn

There's no denying it, we're now back into the full burgeoning blossom of new music and this month's mix has been one of the hardest yet to scale down to 10 ten tracks.

Kicking us off is the latest track from Why?'s latest release, a more marked melancholic tone than the impassioned sensation of 'Sod in the Seed', which rolls smoothly into the equally as emotional but more guitar enriched stylings of Crushed Beaks with their new single 'Breakdown'. Fear of Men, a band rightly loved by the blogsophere and beyond, return with another stunning track, and Chvrches new track proves that buzz bands are still able to outlast their initial wave of buzz with a good dollop of quality.

It wouldn't be a 405 mix without a remix, and Lissvik's work on Chad Valley's new tune is a cracking remix indeed, before 405 favourite Blackbird Blackbird weighs in with his new effort, matching the high standard we have come to expect from him. Arguably one of my favourite new artists of 2012, Halls debut album is bound to make a great number of end of year lists, and 'White Chalk' is a stand out track for me. Prior to that Manchester stalwarts Egyptian Hip Hop are set to return to the furor with a new record out on R&S records, and if this track is anything to go by then it's going to be a stunning return to form. Frank Ocean is an artist that hardly needs an introduction, especially one from myself, so I'll finish my spiel with a brief mention to SOHN, an Austrian by way of London producer who has sped into the limelight with his minimalist yet ultimately beautiful electronic beats.

  • Why? - Strawberries
  • Crushed Breaks - Breakdown
  • Fear of Men - Yourside
  • Chvrches - The Mother We Share
  • Chad Valley - Fall 4 U (Lissvik Remix)
  • Blackbird Blackbird - All
  • Egyptian Hip Hop - Yoro Diallo
  • Frank Ocean - Blue Whale
  • Halls - White Chalk
  • SOHN - The Wheel

In Photos Special: September 2012

Happy Patterns

Deer Tick

Emeli Sande


The xx


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Outside Lands

Outside Lands 2012

Outside Lands 2012

Patti Smith


A Place To Bury Strangers




Ben Gibbard

Ben Gibbard

Film Corner

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