best of 2013

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The top 10 albums of 2013

01 A Love SurrealBilal – A Love Surreal [Purpose Music Group]

Bilal is my favorite living male vocalist, bar none! His songwriting is unparalleled.

02 Double Cup DJ Rashad – Double Cup [Hyperdub]

A musical masterpiece, pushing footwork/juke beyond classification.


03 Long Live the Jazz Swindle – Long Live The Jazz [Deep Medi Musik]

Bridging dubstep with funk and jazz. It doesn’t get any better than this. Swindle is a musician!


04 The Pancake Zombie Soundtrack! Electric Otto’s Funk Factory – The Pancake Zombie Soundtrack! [Electric Otto’s Funk Factory]

Man, that bass! They don’t play like this no more. You feel it.


05 Vapor City Machinedrum – Vapor City [Ninja Tune]

I ♥ Machinedrum! My listeners should know that by now.


06 Settle Disclosure – Settle [Interscope Records]

These brothers know how to craft dance music that makes you move!


07 The Electric Lady Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady [Bad Boy Records]

A very strong follow up.


08 She Alice Smith – She [Rainwater / Thirty Tigers]

My favorite living female vocalist. Nice to have both my favorite vocalists in the same year.


09 Herbivore Jacob 2-2 – Herbivore [King Deluxe]


10 R Plus Seven Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven [Warp]


11 Overgrown James Blake – Overgrown [Polydor]
An amazing vocalist… Heavenly



Best Song of 2013 – Numi – Doctor Jeep [Hot Mom USA]
Sphinx
This one I didn’t even have to think about for a millisecond. I could NOT stop playing this song all year. It is by far the song of the year.



Best EP of 2013 – Doctor Jeep – Sphinx [Hot Mom USA]
Sphinx
I didn’t have to think about this at all. It was crystal clear.



Best Label of 2013 [Hyperdub]
Double Cup
Hyperdub for releasing DJ Rashad’s Double Cup


Best Remix of 2013 – Polyethers (Jimmy Edgar Remix) by Py [Omnibeats]
Jimmy Edgar at his best, channeling Prince;)



Best Artist of 2013 – Swindle
Long Live the Jazz


Best Remixer of 2013 – Full Crate
Hands down! There is no competition.


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