Sunday, 3 February 2013

Best of January

I read the other day that January the 21st is the most depressing day of the year, the papers love to hype how January is full of doom and gloom. Constant negative stories of how energy prices are rising, bad weather reports, and everyone being a bit skint, don't even start on the start on the state of the economy.. 

It's safe to say we're all a little bored now of negative press, January is about new beginnings and most importantly new music!

January has exceeded all expectations, a high benchmark has been set for the rest of the year. There have been teasing tasters of new E.Ps, whispering rumors and highly anticipated release dates, not to mention summer festival lineups. I can't help but get that rush of excitement and the fluttering of butterflies in my stomach. January is one of the best times of the year, here are the top 10 tracks of the past month. 

10. Oppaa - N'questia

I Instantly fell in love with 'N'questia', I find myself hypnotized by that enchanting Adele sample and gentle skipping beat, it really is a beautiful track. Will we get any more from Oppaa? your guess is as good as mine.

9. Utrecht - Like I Love You

We're all suckers for a bit of Justin Timberlake, this remix is irresistable with fun playful house vibes and that beautifully cut and shaped JT vocal sample.

8. Tristin Prettyman - My Oh My ( (PALMFooD & Stamusic. Remix)

Featuring as the current Beat of the Week this underground gem has been stuck on repeat, I think we would all love to hear some more like this from the dutch duo.

7. Lana Del Ray - Summertime Sadness (Toyboy and Robin Remix) 

Toyboy & Robin are destined for big things in 2013, they have a innovative signature style and have a talent of re-inventing tracks, look out for their Example remix which hopefully be released soon.  

6. Armeria - What You Need

In my opinion one of the most underrated producers of 2012, 'lets go somewhere' was one of my favorite tracks last year, I can't get enough of those warm feel good house vibes; hopefully in 2013 He will get the credit and publicity he deserves.

5. Cassidy ft R.Kelly - Hotel (Beluga 6am Bootleg)

Beluga one of the project names of the famous Eton Messy, this guy doesn't have an end to his talents, as well as being one of the best up and coming DJs and having a top youtube channel, he also proves to be a talented producer. 'Hotel' is pure nostalgic beauty. 

4. Disclosure - White Noise ft. AlunaGeorge 

Choo Choo! All aboard the Disclosure train. These guys are spiraling up and up in their popularity, this dream team partnership with AlunaGeorge has created another iconic Disclosure track. 

3. Applebottom - SEX, DRUGS, CASH

The Bristol based teenager has been busy of late, any one of his recent tracks could make the top ten, 'visions' and 'all nite' were both released this January. But this tracks is unique, with old school and hip hop vibes, Applebottom put's his signature house stamp the original.

2. Maribou State & Pedestrian - Mask

Right from the start I find myself spellbound, those deep house beats and enchanting sounds and are pure magic. 

1. Bodhi - Good Vibrations

A few weeks back I heard Bodhi drop this on a night in Cardiff, the place just exploded when this came on, I've never seen anything like it. Pure house heaven!

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