12 January 2011

So I think it's time for us to have a post...

ok, here it is. 115+ tracks of pure, mashed-up 2010 dance bangers, from ~100 bpm all the way up to ~95, in just under 80 minutes.

download it here (it's just one long track, though if you want it broken up for some reason i might get around to doing that at some point...) or you can stream it below. tracklist is down there too, but don't read ahead if you want to be surprised...

it's time to cut a rug:

0. Cornelius / 2010
1. Four Tet / Angel Echoes
2. Kanye West / Runaway
3. Houses / Soak It Up
4. LCD Soundsystem / Dance Yrself Clean
5. Javelin / Vibrationz
6. The Books / The Story of Hip Hop
7. Big Boi / Shutterbug
8. RJD2 / Let There Be Horns
9. D'eon / Recession Proof ($40 Paycheque)
10. Gil Scott-Heron /New York Is Killing Me
11. Aloe Blacc / I Need a Dollar
12. Mayer Hawthorne / No Strings
13. Rihanna ft. D.R.A.K.E. / What's My Name?
14. Nicki Minaj / Your Love
15. YG / Toot It And Boot It
16. Los Rakas / Abrazame [Uproot Andy Remix]
17. Gyptian / Hold Yuh
18. Holy Fuck / Latin America
19. Liz Phair / Bollywood
20. Escort / Cocaine Blues
21. The Black Keys / Tighten Up
22. B.o.B ft. Bruno Mars / Nothin' On You // Nothin' On You [Villains remix]
23. Matthew Dear / You Put A Smell On Me
24. Sia / The Fight
25. Alphabeat / The Spell
26. Eli "Paperboy" Reed and the True Loves / Name Calling
27. Azari and III / Reckless With Your Love [Tensnake Remix]
28. Lindstrom and Christabelle / Baby Can't Stop
29. Marina and the Diamonds / Shampain
30. Copy / Real Scared
31. M.I.A. ft. Jay-Z / XXXO [Fulton Yard/Waltboogie Remix]
32. Daft Punk / Derezzed
33. Diskjøkke / Big Flash
34. The Arcade Fire / Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
35. The Books / I Didn't Know That
36. Taio Cruz / Dynamite
37. Caribou / Bowls
38. Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce / Telephone
39. Gorillaz / Stylo [Alex Metric Remix]
40. Ratatat / Drugs
41. Nas and Damian Marley / As We Enter
42. Tensnake / Coma Cat
43. Ke$ha / Tik Tok
44. VV Brown / Everybody
45. Bjørn Torske / Bergensere
46. Clive Tanaka Y Su Orquesta / Neu Chicago
47. the cast of "Glee" / Teenage Dream
48. Storm Queen / Look Right Through // [dub version]
49. The Roots / How I Got Over
50. Delorean / Real Love
51. Tanlines / Real Life
52. The Chemical Brothers / Swoon
53. Soulja Boy / Pretty Boy Swag
54. School of Seven Bells / Heart Is Strange
55. Robyn / Don't Fucking Tell Me What To Do
56. Sky Ferreira / One
57. Yeasayer / O.N.E.
58. Swedish House Mafia / One
59. Katy Perry / California Gurls
60. Far East Movement ft. Cataracs / Like a G6
61. Hot Chip / Hand Me Down Your Love
62. Hot Chip / I Feel Better
63. LCD Soundsystem / Pow Pow
64. Robyn / Dancing On My Own [Fred Falke Mix] // [Chew Fu Extended Remix] // [J-Wow/Buraka Som Sistema Smoked Summer Remix]
65. Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP / We No Speak Americano
66. R2Bees ft. Wande Coal / Kiss Your Hand
67. Shakira / Waka Waka (Esto Es África)
68. Jusa Dementor / African Air Horn Dance
69. ceo / Come With Me
70. Cee-Lo / Fuck You
71. Duck Sauce / Barbara Streisand
72. Kylie Minogue / Put Your Hands Up
72. Wiley and Chew Fu / Take That
73. The Russian Futurists / Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds
74. Kingdom / Bust Broke
75. Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris / Baby
76. Joe / Claptrap
77. Malachai / Snowflake
78. Sleigh Bells / A/B Machines
79. Dominique Young Unique / Show My Ass
80. DJ Zinc Ft. Ms. Dynamite / Wile Out
81. Ramadanman / Work Them
82. Vampire Weekend / Giving Up The Gun
83. An Horse / Camp Out [R.A.C. Mix]
84. Katy B / Katy On A Mission
85. Kingdom ft. Shyvonne / Mind Reader
86. Rick Ross / B.M.F.
87. Girl Unit / Wut
88. Ludacris / How Low?
89. Major Lazer vs. La Roux ft. Candy Redd / Independent Kill
90. Jonsí / Boy Lilikoi
91. Yelawolf / Good To Go
92. Belle & Sebastian / I Want The World To Stop
93. Die Antwoord / Enter The Ninja
94. Janelle Monae / Cold War
95. The Gregory Brothers and Antoine Dodson / Bed Intruder Song
96. Kanye West / POWER
97. Sleigh Bells / Rill Rill
98. Drake / Over
99. The National / Bloodbuzz Ohio
100. Willow Smith / Whip My Hair
101. Wiz Khalifa / Black and Yellow
102. Taylor Swift / Mean
103. Nicki Minaj / Did It On 'Em
104. Grovesnor / Turn Your Radio Up
105. The New Pornographers / Moves
106. Rihanna / Rude Boy
107. Scissor Sisters / Whole New Way
108. Bonobo / Kiara
109. Sade / Soldier of Love
110. The Knife with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock / The Colouring of Pigeons
111. Iyaz / Replay
112. Free Energy / Bang Pop
113. Liz Phair / Bang! Bang!
114. Mark Ronson ft MNDR & Q-Tip / Bang Bang Bang
115. Gold Panda / You
116. Javelin / Intervales Theme
"I like your beard" - Ke$ha

i've been making these year-end megamixes for five years now, and i really think this is the best i've ever done. it's probably the most consistently danceable; it's nicely varied and pretty well-balanced stylewise [with a fun and unanticipated abundance of clapping songs]; it's relatively technically smooth [my latest mixmethod – recording each track "live" in traktor separately and then importing the results into garageband for editing – adopted for the first time here mostly out of necessity – worked out really nicely and was surprisingly quick and easy, not that that stopped me from obsessively tweaking and fussing with things after the fact] and, in particular, it has a lot of extended blends that i really enjoy (many of which suggest mashy titles that make we want to break this down into individual tracks, like Coma Ke$ha, Swoon Swag, and my hands-down favorite, Snow My Ass, Babyflake.) even if it does get pretty out of control in the last ten-fifteen minutes, as i tried to cram in probably way too many of the still unused tracks on my must-use list.

i also like how it reflects certain extra-musical aspects of 2010, such as the continued ravages of the recession [tracks 9-11], the african world cup/vuvuzelathon [tracks 66-68], the ascendancy of glee [trk 47], and the [relative] absence of lil wayne.

i could probably go on about this mix for quite a while, but ultimately i think it probably more or less speaks for itself. i do, though, want to quickly acknowledge a couple of my sources for finding all these amazing songs... most of these inclusions were already favorites well before i started mixing, but part of the fun of putting these things together is also poking around and trying to find some things i might have missed. this year the resident advisor top 50 tracks list was particularly helpful and intriguing... tipped me off to "work them" and "claptrap," both of which i have been enjoying tremendously both in the context of this mix and outside. (i really should figure out a way to follow these things better...) the singles jukebox, a regular haunt of mine, was where i initially discovered plenty of these, most notably "take that" and "wile out," which have been solid faves all year, as well as "katy on a mission" and "toot it and boot it" (h/t to bedbugs for reminding me of the latter.) lastly, gregzinho, by special request, clued me in to "kiss your hand" and "abrazame (uproot andy rmx)" and also put in a good word for "we no speak americano," which probably wouldn't have made it otherwise. so, thanks guys! (and thanks jeff for getting me to shoehorn in "dynamite." wouldn't be the same without it.)


rabi said...

I'm leaving you this out of the blue comment to tell you that I still listen to & love the yearly megamixes (06 probably my favorite) -- most often while on cross-country runs or long bike rides (actually a very dancey activitiy when not involving traffic)!


music-type-writer. said...

aw, rabi...this makes me really happy. thanks for letting me know!

06 is probably my favorite too, though i really love 07. i actually made a chunk of this year's mix very near to you (if you're still in the same place that is..) at a friend's apartment down the street from the brooklyn museum.

also, i dance on my bike more than is probably prudent.