Haymaker might have been one of Dazed Digital's "Overlooked Albums of 2013," but for us, it was far more than a benchwarmer. New York producer Caleb Halter's (alias FERAL) five-track EP has been on our radar since it dropped back in November – we, like so many others, were bewitched by the debut of his new NYC/LA music collective, The Big Hurt. It was a big year all around for Halter, as everyone from Fact Mag to i-D, Brodinski to Last Japan, and Lunice to Brenmar picked up his sound: Haymaker was one of the year's most talked-about releases. For FERAL, it's all about the bass – heavy doses of low-end frequencies nourish his raw, grime-meets-dancehall sound. His edits of artists like Cassie, Jamie xx, Justin Bieber, A$AP Ferg, and Bone Squad are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
FERAL's mix takes on Evian Christ, Waka Flocka Flame, Danny Brown, Buraka Som Sistema, and Bjork, alongside his own "Rollercoaster," "Sweatlodge II," and his new remix of Kanye West's "Power."