Best of 2019 – Songs

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Best of 2019 – Songs

I decided to do things a little differently this year and split up my top songs from the past year into ten separate categories, each covering a distinct style, genre, or energy level. You can listen to each list on Spotify. Enjoy!


An assortment of ambient, drone, and experimental beatless music

  • Caterina Barbieri – “Fantas”
  • David August – “Florence (Rafael Anton Irisarri Deconstruction)”
  • Four Tet – “Breath”
  • Freedom Engine – “A Sunrise On The Front”
  • James Holden – “Self-Playing Schmaltz”
  • K. Leimer – “Corrosive Ardor”
  • Max Cooper – “Let There Be”
  • Nils Frahm – “Amirador”
  • Tim Hecker – “That World”
  • William Basinski – “4(E+D)4(ER=EPR)”

“Downtempo beats designed to warm up the dance floor”

  • Axel Boman- “Slave To The Vibe”
  • Caribou – “Home”
  • Flying Lotus – “Post Requisite”
  • Four Tet – “Teenage Birdsong”
  • HNNY – “Dolores Park”
  • Klein Zage – “Womanhood (DJ Python Remix)”
  • Midland – “Frequency FM”
  • O’Flynn – “Aeolian”
  • Teebs Ft. Thomas Stankiewicz – “Atoms Song”
  • Yu Su Ft. Michelle Helene Mackenzie – “Little Birds, Moonbath”

“Early-set tunes with slow-building dynamism”

  • Benedikt Frey – “Interlinked”
  • Bufi – “La Cumbia De Las Frecuencias”
  • Codek – “Tam Tam (Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi Remix A)”
  • Coil – “Theme From The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex”
  • Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï – “Nana”
  • Davis – “Ordinary Sleep”
  • Gamma Intel – “Without Reason”
  • Lost Scripts – “Giske”
  • Maahrt – “Davardage”
  • Zillas On Acid – “She Takes NRG”

“Subdued dance cuts that build momentum through rolling basslines and undulating melodies”

  • Bufiman – “Blow Your Head”
  • C.A.R. – “Pressure Drop (Suzanne Kraft Remix)”
  • Curses – “Fire In The Smoke Of A Changing Life”
  • Kuniyuki – “Middle Eye”
  • Morderna & Theus Mago – “Pesos Not Besos”
  • Rambal Cochet – “Cerebral Plumbing”
  • Theus Mago – “Bum Bum Bum”
  • Thomass Jackson – “Volcanico (Mytron & Ofofo Remix)”
  • Zakmina – “Pakistan”
  • Zillas On Acid – “Black Cat”

“High energy dancefloor weapons for the real phreaks”

  • Autarkic – “Gewalt”
  • Daphni Ft. Paradise – “Sizzling”
  • DJ Rocca & Kiwi – “I Got A Toy”
  • FaltyDL – “New Lover”
  • HAAi – “It’s Something We Can All Learn From”
  • Marco Lazovic – “Eklektic Disko (Olsvangèr Remix)”
  • Nathan Micay – “Ecstasy Is On Maple Mountain”
  • Red Axes – “Kookoo Papa”
  • Redrago – “Shalom Alanation (Club Version)”
  • Vyvyan – “Coat Bra Pants”

“Avantgarde and experimental cuts pushing the boundaries of electronic music in exciting new directions”

  • Barker – “Paradise Engineering”
  • Bjarki – “ANa5”
  • Boreal Massif – “Weather In August”
  • Floating Points – “Anasickmodular”
  • Gacha Bakradze – “Toulouse”
  • Leafcutter John – “Stepper Motor”
  • Lone – “Boketto”
  • Lorn – “Through The Fire”
  • Max Cooper – “Penrose Tiling”
  • Thom Yorke – “Not The News”

“Low-end stonkers: Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Garage, & more!”

  • AceMoMa – “Lucky Number 12”
  • Alex Falconer Ft. Harry Wills – “Cab Sauve (Harry Wills Sour Grapes Dub)”
  • Anunaku – “Temples”
  • Bakground & Sangram – “90s Living”
  • Calibre – “Break That”
  • Es.tereo – “Temple Of Ra”
  • Ghost Culture – “Meltwater”
  • Instinct – “Pistolwhip”
  • Joy Orbison – “Yl She’s Away”
  • Martyn – “Frozen Bread Snaps”

“Ethereal house and techno from the deep end”

  • Desert Sound Colony – “Taking It Out For A Rip”
  • Jeigo – “An Ode To Midnight”
  • Karima F – “Random Loop From Doepfer Site”
  • Lawrence – “Black Cats”
  • Lone – “Melted (Out Of Body Experience)”
  • Marquis Hawkes – “Dreamy”
  • Que Sakamoto – “Uchuu Hikoshi”
  • S.A.M. – “Fury’s Laughter”
  • Youandewan – “Cauliflower Wing”
  • Youandewan & Huerta – “Who R U?”

“Acid, Electro, House, and Techno best fit for the Warehouse Afters”

  • DAWL – “Let’s Go”
  • Dean Grenier – “Hurrikan”
  • Ital & Halal – “Tower B”
  • Jeals – “Crash”
  • Kelly Lee Owens – “Let It Go”
  • Local Group – “Inside Out”
  • Reptant – “Ectoplastic”
  • SHMИ – “Shoorapadma”
  • Skee Mask – “Slow Music”
  • Wata Igarashi – “Gravity”

“Future Jazz, Pop, Psych, Indie, & World Music… Everything else!”

  • Anatolian Weapons & Seirios Savvaidis – “Ofiodaimon”
  • Bibio – “Before”
  • C.Y.M. – “Super Cannes”
  • The Comet Is Coming – “The Universe Wakes Up”
  • Dave Harrington Group – “Then I Woke Up”
  • Elite Beat – “Sports Radio”
  • Jay Som – “Tenderness”
  • Jenny Hval Ft. Vivian Wang & Felicia Atkinson – “Ordinary”
  • Jessica Pratt – “As The World Turns”
  • Kokoroko – “Ti-de”