There were many, many fine tracks that have graced my ears during 2011, but ultimately for me it comes down to those ones that stuck with me in an instant. On balance, I somehow return to these tracks again and again, and that’s a clue to what helps a track make a cut…compelling vibes, deep production, and pushing the soul sounds and beats.
The tracks are not in any particular order, so no “Top” this-or-that.
Have a listen, and please give these fine producers and labels your support by buying their music so that they can continue to be motivated so that they can usher in further greatness.
And with that, here we go…
Little People (Sascha Dive Remix) – Matthew Dear – Spectral Sound
You Lift Me Up – Mercury – Gomma
Nano Kids – Freak Seven – Rush Hour
La Dolce Vita (Fred Everything Remix) – Bran Van 3000 featuring Freddie James – Lazy Days
Close Your Eyes (Deetron + UNER Remixes) – Miguel Migs featuring Meshell Ndegeocello – Om
Basement featuring Daniel Wilde (Matthias Tanzmann Remix) – Adam Port – Moon Harbour
In My Life (featuring Geraldine Rich) – AFMB – Drumpoet Community
Animales de la Manana (Stella Edit) – Christopher Groove – Moon Harbour
Angel-A – Music in My Head (Piranhahead’s Mashup Mix) – Liberate
Satori (Jon Convex Remix) – Etienne Jaumet – Versatile
The Day – Mark E. – Spectral Sound
C Minor – Jesus Pablo – Headtunes
TJ Kong & Nuno Dos Santos – Birthday featuring Nicolette (Pitto Remix) – Compost
Guten Tinen (Luke Solomon Analogue Funk Mix) – Woody McBride – Full Flava
Dee & Deaf (Pezzner Redo – Giom Reversion) – Michelle Owen – Lost My Dog
Winter (Who’s Teach Mix) – Melon – Patio/Rush Hour
DJ Pierre – What Iz House Musik (2011 Mix) – Afro Acid Digital
Jazzanova – I Can See featuring Ben Westbeech (Dima Studitsky Remix) – Sonar Kollektiv