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3 latest entries, all categories:
January compilation 2016 this [2016-01-31]

You have to give it a few spins, to get into the Katy B track - nothing special is going on, the simple bassline is there without any changes all through, no catchy samples. Refreshing.
Lido's EP The Passion project, well worth checking out.
Erykah's Trill friends is a strange take, repeating the same lyrics "Homeboys, and some of them we wish we never knew at all" over in a dull yet hypnotic style.
Rihanna - did she use to sing this good before?

  1. Katy B & Kaytranda Honey
  2. KING The Greatest
  3. Childish Gambino w/Christian Rich The Palisades
  4. dsvn Hallucinations
  5. Rick Ross w/Chris Brown Sorry
  6. Lido & Santell Ashley
  7. Erykah Badu Hallo
  8. Erykah Badu Trill friends (rough mix)
  9. Christian Rich w/Jack Davey Forever
  10. Future & Weeknd Low life
  11. Rayven Justice w/Keyshia Cole Hit or nah (remix)
  12. Rihanna Needed me
  13. Rihanna w/SZA Consideration
  14. ZHU, A-Trak & Keznamdi As crazy as it is
  15. Okzharp w/Manthe Dear Ribane
  16. Lido & Canblaster Superspeed
  17. Tiga Planet E

Preview: 20 seconds from each song.

Best of 2015 this [2016-01-10]

Every year the same thing - as soon as you make your best-of selection, you read someone else's list and realize you have no clue... This selection is mostly based on my monthly compilations, with a few added tracks that deserve to be here. Two Swedish artists on vocals in these songs.
Note: sometimes it's not possible to find the right remix or version for the Spotify playlists. Here's a playlist with all 29 tracks in one.

Best song

Drake or Erykah Badu - the easy choise was Hotline bling. It's never been easier to select the no 1 spot. I like the Keyshia Cole version best I think. Dego is still doing the broken beats - harder and harder to find material in this quality genre. Christian Rich - maybe the album of the year?

  1. Erykah Badu Hotline bling
  2. Dego Keep it moving right
  3. Christian Rich w/Angela McCluskey Real love
  4. Neon indian Slumlord
  5. The Weeknd Tell your friends
  6. Bryson Tiller Don't
  7. Tame impala Let it happen
  8. Jamie Woon Sharpness
  9. Banks Better
Spotify playlist

Preview: 20 seconds from each song.

Best soul or r&b

NAO - so many good songs during 2015. The Internet - a strong contender to the album of the year. The Frank Ocean track is only posted to his Tumblr and a bit difficult to find elsewhere.

  1. NAO Bad blood
  2. The Internet Girl
  3. Kehlani Runnin (Stwo remix)
  4. Frank Ocean At your best (you are love)
  5. Pete Josef The travelling song
  6. SPZRKT Blind man
Spotify playlist

Preview: 20 seconds from each song.

Best remix or cover

Sometimes a remix makes all the difference. Always liked the song American girl, here in big orchestra-like version. The C41 remix of Zero7 makes this to one of the best drum&bass tracks in a while - completely different. Erlend gets the Berlin treatment in a very mellow mix, and it just works. If you listen to the original you get why Giorgio Moroder's take is so good; a bit lightweight but his cover album is one of the years's best (with Kylie and Britney). Haim on vocals and the remix is a real boost to the Clavin Harris track.

  1. Ta-ku w/Wafia American girl
  2. Banks Drowning (Stwo remix)
  3. Zero 7 Last night (C41 bootleg)
  4. Bryson Tiller Sorry not sorry (esta remix)
  5. Erlend Øye Rainman (Barck & Comixxx remix)
  6. Giorgio Moroder w/Marlene I do this for you
  7. Calvin Harris w/HAIM Pray to God (Calvin Harris vs Mike Pickering Hacienda remix)
Spotify playlist

Preview: 20 seconds from each song.

Best dance

I wanted this to be harder and more minimal techno, but I didn't play that kind of tracks in 2015. Quite soulful drum&bass from my favs London Elektricity.

  1. London Elektricity w/Pete Simpson Impossible to say
  2. Netsky Drawing straws
  3. Leftfield Universal everything
  4. Legowelt Evaporate with me 2 infinity
  5. Christian Rich w/Jay Sean Disappear
  6. Nero Satisfy
Spotify playlist

Preview: 20 seconds from each song.

December compilation 2015 this [2016-01-08]

It's all safe - no christmas songs here.

  1. Nao Bad blood
  2. Ibeyi Exhibit Diaz
  3. Matthew Young Panama
  4. Jamie Woon Little wonder
  5. Jaga Jazzist Starfire
  6. Comixxx Broken connection
  7. R. Kelly w/Juicy J Marching band
  8. Louis Mattrs Superman
  9. Erykah Badu What's yo phone number/Telephone (Ghost of screw mix)
  10. M.I.A. Borders
  11. Bryson Tiller Sorry not sorry
  12. Banks Warm water
  13. Chet Faker & Marcus Marr Birthday card
  14. Mourah Icarus 101 (SAO remix)
  15. Kosheen Harder they fall (radio edit)

Preview: 20 seconds from each song.