I think this is going to be my last post for the Tracks of the Year, as these are pretty much all the top contenders. Lets get 'er started.
ARP 101 - U
I can't really tell you why I love this so much, but it just makes me feel so good inside! The bass is just so warm, and it just sounds so old school. If you like this track, I recommend picking up his Dead Leaf/Warriors Galactic release as well. I wanted to put it in this list...but it came out in 2010!
16 BIT - BOSTON CREAM
Boston Cream by 16bit
16 Bit never disappoints me. This track is on the harder side of things, but you know its a seller when Snoop Dogg puts it on his mixtape (which you can pick up here. It was okay).
KUTZ AND DJG - HELLA TIGHT
Both Kutz and DJG are some of the most underrated producers in the UK and US respectively. Together they've come together on N-Type's "Wheel and Deal" compilation and created a classic. The pads in second half of this song are just incredible. I feel like I should be listening to this track in Lechuguilla (Planet Earth heads know what I'm talking about).
SCREW UP MATTY G REMIX - SUBSCAPE
One of the biggest tunes of 2010 gets a fresh remix for 2011 from another one of my favorite producers (remember?). Its G-Funk at its finest.
SMOKE DZA - WE OUT
Again, someone I've covered before! Even though the 'hip hop is dead' conversation has been dead for the last 5 years or so, I think it's slowly coming back. Guys like Smoke DZA and ASAP Rocky (who was in the last post) just brought back authenticity, and having fun. Takin it back to the real old school.
THE WEEKND - GONE/WHAT YOU NEED
The Weeknd has hit my soft spots, perfecting the combination of R&B and Electronic music. And he's Canadian! Booya! Seriously though, both of these just send chills down my spine.
PIXELORD - CYBERNATOR (OM UNIT REMIX)
I love this tune because it reminds me of REAL electro; like Afrika Bambaataa, Newcleus, Cybotron...all that good 80's shit. If you don't like this, I don't like you! (jk, I love you all!)
DJ WANKA - PHIL COLLINS DUB/ DR. P/SKRILLEX - FROM THE LOVE SKY
These are the two best troll tracks I've ever heard, and thus they get the top of 2011. I still can't believe From the Love Sky has a quarter million views.
Thats about it folks. You probably don't agree with me at all, but thats okay! Thats why we all have our own blogs :)
Have yourselves a happy holiday season!