* A very subjective musical review of the past year, composed of various tracks that I have loved over the course of 2011: Songs that immediately stuck in my head and stayed there for weeks, tunes that I’ve been playing up and down in my DJ sets or just songs that will be forever connected with good memories after this amazing year.
* My humble approach to condensing all these songs into a single piece of music – not only for myself to enjoy but also to share with others. A lot of these songs have been somehow linked with each other in my head, so here’s the result of me putting all these pieces together.
This is not:
* One of those annual best-of DJ charts that keep popping up everywhere as soon as the end of the year comes in sight. I didn’t count, but I’m pretty sure that the greater part of all songs included was actually released before 2011.
* A complete list. As I’m writing this text, there are a hundred and four songs playing in my head that I couldn’t (or simply forgot to) include and therefore will haunt me in my dreams forever.
* A typical DJ mix that is running on 127 BPM from the first beat to the last one. As I’ve been rushing through a wide variety of genres and styles here, diversity has always been the key issue – not technical perfection.
Thanks for an incredibly amazing year!
[tracklist after the jump]
1. Fever Ray – Keep The Streets Empty For Me
2. Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Endlos
3. The Chemical Brothers – The Pills Won’t Help You Now (feat. Midlake)
4. Bon Iver – Skinny Love (Das Kapital Re-Rub)
5. Adele – Rolling In The Deep
6. Cassette Culture – We Once Had An Empire (Jungle Fiction Remix)
7. Elbow – Grounds For Divorce
8. Metric – Gold Guns Girls (Mikezilla Remix)
9. Gil Scott Heron – New York Is Killing Me
10. How To Destroy Angels – A Drowning
11. Sébastien Tellier – Fantino
12. Dominik Eulberg – H2O
13. Jürgen Paape – So Weit Wie Noch Nie
14. Round Table Knights – Paparussi
15. Laid Back – Bakerman (Soul Clap Remix)
16. Amadou & Mariam – Sabali (Vitalic Remix)
17. Gorillaz – Style (feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack) (Alex Metric Remix)
18. Justice – Newlands
19. DJ Mehdi – Signatune (Thomas Bangalter Remix)
20. Just Kiddin – Return To Tropicana
21. The Subs – The Face Of The Planet
22. Mumbai Science – Lotus
23. Autoerotique – Turn Up The Volume
24. Crookers, Savage Skulls & Lazy Ants – Bust ‘Em Up (Na Ciphra) (Fatboy Slim Re-Edit)
25. Felix Cartal – The Riddler
26. Gesaffelstein – Viol (S-File Edit)
27. Screendeath – Terminals
28. Attaque – Light Falls
29. Mustard Pimp – ZHM (Dada Life Remix)
30. Dead C∆T Bounce & You Killing Me – Justice (A.G.Trio Remix)
31. My Bloody Valentine – Sometimes
32. Iron & Wine – Upward Over The Mountain