The Best of 2011

Compiling these “Best of” posts is the most strenuous thing about the “blog game”. So basically, since I’m sick of looking at this, just reference our lists to get a general feel for how we vibed out 2011. Also, and I think I can speak for Markus on this one too, the ranking on a lot of our tracks is pretty loose.

Thanks and best of luck to you all in 2012.

Back Catalogue:
The Best of 2010
The Best of 2010: Sparkletone Edition
The Best of 2009
The Best of 2008

Kyle on 2011:
♫ – Stream (SoundCloud or YouTube)
$ – Purchase (Various)
Mp3s are 192 kbps and link directly (expired)

Top 30 Tracks:
$ | 1. Aloe Blacc – Loving You Is Killing Me (Mano Le Tough Remix)
$ | 2. Blawan – Getting Me Down
$ | 3. Jacques Greene – Another Girl
$ | 4. James Blake – Limit To Your Love
$ | 5. C.9ine feat. Kholi – Chasing Part 1 (Atjazz Remix)
$ | 6. Emili Sande – Daddy (Ifan Dafydd Remix)
$ | 7. FaltyDL – Hip Love
$ | 8. Kelis – Brave (Dark Sky Remix)
$ | 9. Marc Romby, Stephan Bodzin – Telesto (Martin Buttrich Remix)
$ | 10. Addison Groove – Bad Things
$ | 11. Girl Unit – WUT (Claude Vonstroke’s Butt Naked Mix)
$ | 12. Mercury – You Lift Me Up (Catz N’ Dogz No Hope Remix)
$ | 13. JR Seaton – Way Savvy (Gatto Fritto Remix)
$ | 14. Kingdom – Let You No
$ | 15. Mosca – Done Me Wrong
$ | 16. Rustie – Dreamzz
$ | 17. Bok Bok – Silo Pass
$ | 18. Levon Vincent – Rev/Cost
$ | 19. Justice – Civilization
$ | 20. Benoit & Sergio – Let Me Count The Ways
$ | 21. Julio Bashmore & J.Phlip – Midnight at The Aquarium
$ | 22. Author feat. Ben Glass - Green And Blue
$ | 23. The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love (Kid Color’s Saxtended Remix)
$ | 24. Supreme Cuts – Jacy
$ | 25. LOL Boys – PARTYLETITGO
$ | 26. Omar S – Look Hear Watch
$ | 27. Drums of Death – Tear The Box Apart
$ | 28. Shontelle – Impossible (Sliink Remix)
$ | 29. Cedaa – Nippon (Chaos In The CBD Remix)
$ | 30. Vlsonn – Draped Up

Random Joints:
$ | Drake – Marvins Room
$ | Yung Joc feat. Rick Ross – Ugh
$ | Jay Z & Kanye West – N*ggas in Paris
$ | ASAP Rocky – Grippin Woodgrain
$ | Young Jeezy feat. Freddie Gibbs – .38
$ | Brianna feat. Trina & Future - Hey Hoe
$ | Waka Flocka & French Montana – Dat All

Choice Mixes:
Claude Vonstroke – 3 Days Lost in Ibiza
Clouds – Kicker Sweetgums (Mix for Bizzies)
Pearson Sound – Essential Mix
LOL Boys – Lookout Mix #9
Kid Color – Mix For Gotta Dance Dirty

Really Good Shows:
James Blake (Live) (Lincoln Hall, Chicago)
Black Star (House of Blues, Chicago)
DJ Harvey, Kyle Hall, Free Magic & VDRK (Discovery, Santos, New York)
Lunice (Mad Decent Block Party, Chicago)
Wolf + Lambs vs. Soul Clap (SmartBar, Chicago)
Supreme Cuts (Live) (Empty Bottle, Chicago)

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Markus on 2011:
♫ – Stream (SoundCloud or YouTube)
$ – Purchase (Various)
Mp3s are 192 kbps and link directly (expired)

Top 20 Tracks:
$ | 1. Frank Ocean – Thinking About You
$ | 2. Boddika – Acid Jackson
$ | 3. The Weeknd – The Morning
$ | 4. Vybz Kartel – Go Go Wine
$ | 5. Soulja Boy – My City
$ | 6. West Norwood Cassette Library – Get Lifted (Karenn Remix)
$ | 7. Marina & The Diamonds – Radioactive (How To Dress Well Remake)
$ | 8. Throwing Snow – Shadower
$ | 9. Tevo Howard – Intersection
$ | 10. Martyn – We Are You In The Future
$ | 11. Scuba – Adrenalin
$ | 12. Addison Groove – This Is It
$ | 13. Sliink – Vibrate
$ | 14. DJ Ghost Pepper – #4life
$ | 15. Azari & III – Manic
$ | 16. Lana Del Rey – Video Games
$ | 17. Soulja Boy – Zan With That Lean
$ | 18. Salva feat. B.Bravo – Obsession
$ | 19. Prince Club – Love Strong
$ | 20. Dubbel Dutch – Hymn

Really Good Shows:
Jacques Greene, Salva, Shlohmo (Montreal, Canada)
Busy P, Surkin, Para One, Riton, Brodinski – Tribute Show For Mehdi (Paris, France)
Dubbel Dutch, Sinjin Hawke, LOL Boys – (Perpignan, France)
Jacques Greene & Lunice (Montreal, Canada)
Romy & Jamie XX (DJ set) (Paris, France)

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Update: We both forgot Aquarius Heaven “Universe“, but it’s an amazing tune.