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Asian Dan Top Ten of 2011

It is that time of the year where we all round up our favorite #mp3s of the year and sum up the year of 2011 in Music. Making these lists are difficult since so much great music came out in 2011, but here are the tracks and albums that stuck with me in 2011.

I will say hands down that Metronomy’s “The English Riviera” is my favorite album of the year, an album that proved they are amazing songwriters and that they put on a great live show. Rustie destroyed 2011 with “Glass Swords” which shows that he is so FUTURE. The Stepkids, Blood Orange and the odd men out, About Group show that honest songwriting and impeccable musicianship still shines through all the hype and buzz of the modern age. I could not stop listening to Blawan “Getting Me Down”, Jim-E Stack “Lemme”, Jamie xx “Far Nearer”, and everything Julio Bashmore produced this year #seriousvibes. Cheers 2011 and here’s to 2012 and all the great music to come.

Also please checkout some of my favorite mixes that I made with the COLT+RANE team: COLT+RANE x The Blind Barber Mix C+R : #summervibes, C+R : autumnal tones 2011, and C+R : A Longtime

Asian Dan Top Ten of 2011

Top 10 Tracks of 2011

Metronomy – The Look
Fort Lean – High Definition
Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You
Das Pop – The Game
Jamie xx – Far Nearer
Blawan – Getting Me Down
Emil & Friends – Prescriptions
Jim-E Stack – Lemme
M83 – Midnight City
The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love?
Kindness – Cyan

Top 10 Albums of 2011

Metronomy – The English Riviera
Rustie – Glass Swords
The Stepkids – The Stepkids
Blood Orange – Coastal Grooves
The Rapture – In The Grace of Your Love
Bibio – Mind Bokeh
Justice – Audio, Video, Disco
Emil & Friends – Lo & Behold
About Group – About Group
Holy Ghost! – Holy Ghost!

Top 10 Remixes of 2011

Tame Impala – Why Don’t You Make Up Your Mind? (Erol Alkan Remix)
Classixx – Into the Valley (Julio Bashmore Remix)
Woodkid – Iron (Gucci Vump Remix)
Friendly Fires – Live Those Days Tonight (Lone Remix)
Theophilus London – Flying Overseas (Soul Clap EFunk Remix)
Chromeo -When the Night Falls (Breakbot Remix)
Girl Unit – Wut (Claude Vonstroke Remix) [Undressed Mix]
Lykke Li – I Follow You (Tyler, The Creator Remix)
Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend (Azari & III Remix)
SebastiAn – Embody (DJ Premier 95′ Breaks Remix)

Top 10 EPs of 2011

Fort Lean – Fort Lean
Hudson Mohawke – Satin Panther
Letherette – EP 2
Burial – Street Halo
Carte Blanche – White Man on The Moon
Woodkid – Iron EP
Marble Players – Marble Theme
A1 Bassline – Falsehood EP
Machinedrum – Sacred Frequency
Breakbot – Fantasy

Top 10 Shows of 2011

Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom – NYC
Death from Above 1979 @ SXSW – Beauty Bar (riots included) – Austin
Paul McCartney @ Yankee Stadium – NYC
Fort Lean @ Le Poisson Rouge – NYC
DJ Mehdi @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – BK
Patti Smith @ Le Poisson Rouge – NYC
The Stepkids @ SXSW – Austin
Nick Catchdubs @ SXSW in an abandoned mall in suburbia Austin
Metronomy @ Pier 54 along the Hudson River – NYC
Holy Ghost! @ Tribeca Grand – NYC

P.S. Breakbot’s Lazy Sunday Selecta mix is my favorite mix of the year because he is the only one that can make us dance down musical history lane.

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  1. Sid

    It’s funny – this year marks the comeback for so many talents, and yet at the same time, we bid farewell to great artists and groups. RIP Mehdi.

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