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Most Played Songs of 2010

2010 was the first year I scrobbled all the way through using last.fm. So I though it would be interesting to post what my most played songs were last year.

I’m into electronic, hip-hop, dubstep, alternative and ambient, including:
Lone, Flying Lotus, Daft Punk, TOKiMONSTA, Akala, Take, Mr Beatnick, Mark Ronson & The Business Intl, Dam-Funk, Röyksopp, Calvin Harris, Magnetic Man, Mylo, Wu-Tang Clan, Luke Vibert, Toddla T, Lukid, Q-Tip, Acid Washed, Chase & Status, Simian Mobile Disco, Groove Armada, Friendly Fires, Michael Jackson, Teebs, Burial, Katy B, 4hero, Wagon Christ, Jurassic 5, Telonius, Prodigy, Plan B, SBTRKT, Gorillaz, Lowkey, J Dilla, Caribou, Chromeo, Pariah, M.I.A., Andreya Triana, Jamie Woon, Radiohead, Robyn, The Books, Quantic, Beck, Boards of Canada, deadmau5.

Check out my music taste: http://www.last.fm/user/sonicaab

20 – Akala – Yours And My Children

Alaka is definitely one of my favourite artists at the moment. His intellectual lyrics break from current mass commercialisation of hip-hop, creating thought provoking tunes, which challenge the status quo and give power to the people.

19 – The Streets – Trust Me

The streets new album comes out in February 2011, but Tust Me was released late last year. Great beat, clever lyrics, good music.

18 – Burial – Shell of Light

Burial is a musical genius, hands down. His style of dub-step has pushed the bounds of the genre and has inspired up and coming artists such as Jamie Woon and Pariah.

Burial – shell of light by Marika kartozia

17 – Jamie Woon – Wayfaring Stranger (Burial mix)

Jamie Woon finally gained commercial fame in 2010 with his song Night Air. But I’ve been listening to the Burial remix of Wayfaring Stranger for well over a year now, still one of my favourite tracks.

Jamie woon-wayfaring stranger burial mix by pempenki

16 – Katy B (featuring Ms Dynamite) – Lights On

Katy B is my favourite female vocalist at the moment. Granted she doesn’t have the best voice in the world, however she is just so damn cool.

She has stuck to her roots, coming from south london and growing with underground london sounds such as funky, dubstep and dnb, her collaborations with some of the best in the business are making her one to watch for 2011.

Lights on also features Ms Dynamite, whom I also have big respect for. After her early rise to commercial stardom, she took a break from music. But now she is “back with vengeance” in a big way, teaming up with Dj Zinc, Redlight, Magnetic Man, and Katy B. She is another one to watch for 2011.

15 – Robyn feat. Ryksopp – None of Dem

Now I have to say, Robyn is an artist that confuses me. Some of her tracks sound like really commercial pop, but others sound like great dance tracks. Her collaborations with Ryksopp however are always great, so it’s no surprise None of Dem was one of my most listened to songs.

Robyn – None Of Dem by billpham

14 – Lukid – Veto

Ah Lukid. 2010 continued my passion for that fresh new sound of instrumental electronic hip-hop, or future jazz, or whatever it’s called now. Pioneers such as Flying Lotus have paved the way for this exciting new sound. Still not well known outside the underground music scene, I think big things might be coming in 2011 for these artists.

13 – Tensnake – Congolal

The retro disco sound of Tensnake was a great summer hit of the underground electro scene in 2010. Chilled out, sweet vibes, great on a summer’s day on the beach or in the park.

12 – Boards of Canada – Olson

Boards of Canada, master’s of chillout released this song ages ago. But it caught my attention in 2010 and was a great song to just chill out and relax after a hard days work.

11 – Daft Punk – Derezzed

After a decade away, Daft Punk made a come back to produce the soundtrack to the Disney movie Tron Legacy. Because of this, a lot of the songs are more “background” tracks rather than propper club classics from which we’re used to from the duo. However Derezzed is a short, fast track that gets your heart racing and in the mood for some action!

10 – Uffie feat Pharrell Williams – ADD SUV (Armand Van Helden remix)

Now this was one of my favourite club bangers in 2010. Straight up good party music.

9 – Dark Sky – Something To Lose

Now this track fuses some really cool genre’s together. Starts off with some old sckool garage, then mixes into jungle/dnb. Quality track.

8 – Lone – Fly Fire Rainbow

Lone’s trippy, uplifting vibes make his tracks great chillout music. This track is the quintessential essence of his style.

7 – Mr. Flash – Champions (TV Track)

I was hooked to this instrumental hip-hop track throughout 2010. It just gets you pumped up for anything. A night out, a night in, a trip to the co-op, lol.

6 – The Count & Sinden feat. Bashy – Addicted To You (Lone Remix)

This track is sickkkkkkk!!!! Count & Sinden released a brand new album in 2010, and Lone gave Addicted to you a touch of his magic to make a brilliant club track.

5 – Flying Lotus – Do the Astral Plane

Ah, the main man himself Flying Lotus. This guy is a genius, genre inventing, game changing artist. His sound is pathing forth the future generation of hip-hop and those in the industry know it. Lil Wayne has been spittin on some of his instrumnetals and it’s just a matter of time untill one of his tracks becomes a hit.

His third studio album features the tack Do the Astral Plane, which just shows off the diversity of his sound.

4 – Daedelus – Fates Say

This song was like crack to me during the latter half of 2010. Mesmerising beat, with a slight ethnic twinge.

3 – Andreya Triana – Lost Where I Belong (Flying Lotus Remix)

Andreya Triana is damn sexy.
I could listen to her voice all day.
Soulful, cultured, beautiful, she has a lot going for her. The flying lotus remix of her song Lost Where I belong just goes to show she has the right connection in the music business. I hope she does well in 2011.

2 – Acid Washed – Acid Washed (Jungle Fiction Remix)

Now this group called Acid Washed released just 1 self named track. But the number of remixes this song has is astounding. The Jungle Fiction Remix was my favourite and was found on my playlist all too frequently in 2010.

1 – Telonius – Disco-Tec (Moulinex Remix)

2010 was the year I fell in love with electro.
Of all the other genre’s of music I love, I never really gave enough time or attention to electro. Last year that changes, and one of my favourite tracks was the remix of Disco-Tec by Moulinex.

Enjoy and happy 2011!!

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