after three days confined (for the most part) to my bed, I feel well (un-lazy) enough to relocate to the dining room table. I remain too lazy to do anything too productive beyond studying high school french, refreshing my instagram feed and getting frustrated at all (yes, all, I do have that much time) the superfluous listings on ebay. I just realised I wrote something coherent on this blog, for once. Well, in the spirit of things (http://www.inthemix.com.au/features/57058/The_100_Best_Tracks_of_2013?page=10), I’ve decided to curate my own little list of songs that I enjoyed immensely throughout this year (namely within the last semester, I seem to live life on a semesterly basis and everything which happens in the semester prior to the most recent becomes a bit hazy). I’m sure plenty of tracks missed the list because I listened to them too much (get lucky, anyone?). I feel like primary school me again, making lists. Perhaps that was high school me. Maybe that’s just me. A human tendency to organise one’s opinion in some structure and then brandish it at the world saying ‘listen to me!’ Ah.
Thinkin Bout You (why does it look so dumb when I type it) – Frank Ocean (Ryan Hemsworth bootleg)
I wanted to link the soundcloud file but it’s not even on his soundcloud ?_? utterly uninspiring start. and yes, many of the tracks in this list were probably released/mastered prior to 2013.
So this was one of the first tracks that got me into this kind of music – lord, don’t make me put a label on it, you try do it! It’s just sort of ….. chill ….. step …. wait …..
Embrace – Goldroom
so fucking gold when I first heard it (sounds messy to me now), may have had something to do with their little profile picture icon thingumbob. it’s just fucking golden sunsets and gold-basked beaches and golden sand and golden gaytimes.
by now I’ve realised I could be fighting global poverty or making better use of my time but mum’s still grocery shopping and my surgical wound renders me unable to help her with carrying the goods even if she arrives home right now. Cheers, mama.
Clarity – Zedd (Andrew Rayel remix)
okay, so I cheated, but how can I bear to miss the (tentatively) most played big room edm track of this year? The remix allowed me to play it again and again at work. Without being mainstream.
The day when asot comes to Australia.
bloody hell I can’t even rank the rest of these.
frankly, it’s a bit of a poo to even rank this list in the first place. you can’t reaaaally compare progressive trance and trap, it just doesn’t happen on the same stage/ compare in the same list. but then again, this is my list so reason, shut your trap.
Perfect Form – Cyril Hahn
yes he’s performing at falls (yeah not allowed) but have you seen the field day lineup, similarly smackin’ http://fielddaynyd.com.au/artists.html (oh the overlap)
I don’t know who the fucking artist is too many remixes what
Me and You – Cassie remix of Ryan Leslie (Phazz remix)
As long as you’re coooool (dat lush haus https://soundcloud.com/henry-krinkle/le-youth-c-o-o-l-henry-krinkle)
yes sneakied in henry krinkle do I get space brownie points
Higher – Just Blaze, Baauer, Jay-Z
I really need to link you the music video.
okay the lindt ad just really sold it for me
the surrounding stores (aesop) are probably sick to death of the various people at my work playing this track. three of us were obsessed.
anyway how can those men be so fit but have such big bellies
life is full of mysteries
it seems that I am getting tired as my sentences are becoming shorter and more staggered. I’m probably just hungry. where is mum ):
(yes, I do live by myself most of the time.)
Girls – The 1975 (The Knocks remix)
this track makes me happy like no other. that’s about it. (gets a bit repetitive, but don’t all joys)
somewhere they said this was the best trap track of the year. won’t question it.
High You Are – What So Not (Branchez remix)
pi squared times better than the original and we’re talking what so not here. and I got into it as I got into tea leaves. if you catch my drift.
(did you know the ancient Taoists experimented with psychedelic herbs? Well I’m sure they weren’t very ancient. Classical, perhaps.)
oh fucking hell no words to describe this.
Strangers – Seven Lions with Myon & Shane 54
(speaking of Tove Lo, her vocals are featured on another nifty track https://soundcloud.com/hippiesabotage/stay-high-hippie-sabotage-tove)
run the traaaaaaappppppppp
okay, look, I’m not a traphead or anything. I don’t know very many trap artists, I didn’t see any of the trap artists at stereo, but okay yeah I really like this shit.
it has a nice beat.
YOU KNOW IT’S ABOUT THE DROP
U > THEM – LIZ (Peking Duk & CRNKN remix)
If you got through all that, cheers for putting up with my self-absorption. Keep vibin’.