Top 10 mixes/sets of 2010
If you know me (or follow SS), you are well aware of my 2010 obsession with turntables/electronic music. Probably one of the coolest aspect of modern electro is the idea of a sequence of tracks meshed into one continues mix. The ones and twos have seriously invaded my iTunes(life) whether they’re spinning /scratching house, electro, dubstep, disco, hip hop or funk. So without further delay, here are my top 10 mixes/sets of 2010:
10. Vi Vi Diamond – Arcade Fridays at the Mod Club
If your friends enjoy upbeat electronic party music of any sorts, I dare you to put this mix on before (or after) a night out. Heavy hitting from start to finish, ViVi knows how to get everyone from the hardcore house head to the casual top 40 go’er up and moving. You can check her out at the C-Lounge every Monday, and you can follow her on twitter here.
9. Flipout – Soular System
I first witnessed DJ Flipout kill it at the Redbull 3 Style earlier this year. This man lights up a room with skill and personality. Soular System is all about peace, love and (you guessed it) throwback SOUL music. Follow Flipout of twitter here.
8. Annie Mac Presents Sunshine Players 2010
Annie Mac is the unrivaled queen of electronic dance music. Her genre smashing tendencies combat others who stick to one type of music for the whole 2 hour set. You can hear her radio show every Friday at 2pm on the BBC here and follow her on twitter here. Annie Mac, I love you.
7. Bag Raiders – Triple J (Week Three)
While taking a spot on my 10 albums that matter from ’10, this Australian duo keep it going with this amazing nu-disco mix for the Triple J radio show.
6. Dirty South – Mysteryland 28.08.2010
I was never really a huge Dirty South fan until I heard the last half of this set. He spins a couple INCREDIBLE mixes including “Sweet Disposition” which is up for a Grammy. The last 30 minutes of this is a MUST here.
5. Treasure Fingers – Live at District Ignition Snatch Rewired
Disco may be dead, but its bastard child lives strong in this guy’s electro house. Being one of my favorite DJs/Producers since his smash hit “Across the Dance Floor”, TF knows how to spin uplifting remixes and originals. You can check him out at the Social on January 8th (that’s a Saturday night people, you better be coming with) and you can follow him on twitter here.
4. Deadmau5 – Unhooked 2010
2010 was a defining year for House in the main stream spotlight. You couldn’t go anywhere without hearing Deadmau5’s “Ghosts n Stuff”, which is why I think it was the track that finally brought the Euro club scene to North America. His unhooked tour was fresh because it was the man without his LED mau5-lid and mau5cub3, which allowed him to play outside his regular rotation. For me, this guy personifies “Love the art, not the artist..”
3. Keys N Krates – Almost 39 Minutes
One of my more refreshing live experiences of 2010 was seeing these guys for the first time. Originality is the name of the game for KnK as they turn up the BPMs for this dancefloor pleaser. With the drums, keyboards and tables working together, they’ve manage to create their own distinct sound and feel that’s appropriate for any occasion. I’ve yet to meet one person that doesn’t find this set extremely addicting
2. Wolfgang Gartner – Essential Mix
Wolfgang Gartner is the new king of electro house and he throws down a gauntlet in the form of the hardest tracks from the past and present on his first ever essential mix appearance. Being North America’s biggest up and coming dj/producer, expect to be seeing him more and more in the mainstream
1.Nero – Essential Mix
This may be the best essential mix I’ve EVER heard. For those of you who are familiar with the radio show, you realize how bold that statement is. Nero’s sound single handedly changed the way I felt about dubstep, and I hope this mix will do the same for you.
FYI – That’s almost 16 hours worth of music in one post #justsayin’