During the first week of January, almost everyone can expect the same in terms of water-cooler topics: "How was your time off?," "Have a good Christmas?," "How was your New Years Eve? Any resolutions?" And most prevalently perhaps, something along the lines of "Ugh, January. Amirite?"
There's no need for all this repetition, however, and there's certainly no need to be bummed about it being January. And thus we present the first Best New Mixes list of the new year. So stop crying into your bowl of cereal, and check out these choice sessions from a clutch of cool people, including Diplo doing the damn thing Miami style for 1xtra, Nicolas Jaar heralding in Resident Advisor's quincentenary, a 10-year reunion between Plastician and Skepta, plus a pile of dubstep records played by Om Unit at some unintended speeds.
It might be January, but there's no need for it to be dry.