20 Best DJ Mixes of 2013

James Murphy, Atoms for Peace, Four Tet and more of the year's most transcendent sets

Nicolas Jaar, 'Live at Boiler Room NYC: RBMA Takeover'
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9. Nicolas Jaar, 'Live at Boiler Room NYC: RBMA Takeover'

This year, electronic music phenom Nicolas Jaar focused on developing his brooding post-rock band, Darkside, but his webcasted appearance on Boiler Room proves that his solo endeavors haven't suffered. The camera showed Jaar composing beats from scratch, and each element he uses bears a hallmark of his unmistakable sound: He rolls out buxom beats peppered with slice-and-diced rap and R&B vocals, and bass-heavy grooves so thick listeners can sink into them like perfect pillows.

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