In 2009, Yacht’s album See Mystery Lights shone into my ears and heart – every play made me fall for the Portland duo that little bit more. Their Meredith performance that December cemented the love – a sprightly couple sent to provide a slightly alternate reality where the beats are kicking, the loyalty is strong and the friendship everlasting. Delightfully, Shangri La is the best record I heard all year. Identifying the standout track is difficult as I developed a new favourite every week. At first I was drawn to the potty-mouthed Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire), quickly jumping over to the excellently inclusive electro anthem I Walked Alone. The bass that punctuates Holy Roller stole my heart for a week or two, then the excellent manipulation that is described in One Step, then the fabulous mission statement Paradise Engineering, where Yacht announce to us all “that the world’s last unpleasant experience will be a precisely datable event” and proceed to describe the heaven they know they can create and all that’s required to allow this transcendence. I've scoffed at people falling for the charms of a cult before, but some afternoons as I sit on public transport in traffic listening to this, I know I am only ten steps away from actually running away to join them.