‘Tis the season to be traditional and its traditional that we knock out a list of the finest music of 2013. And boy has there been some wonders. Longplayers wise we’ve been kept grinning by the glory of Deetron’s Music Over Matter, Stimming’s, erm, Stimming, David Bowie’s masterpiece The Next Day and the stunning Face To Face by Quenum. Compilation cuteness came in the form of Danny Howell’s Balance 024, Classic Records Severino and Honey Dijon adventures, Breach’s DJ Kicks, Subb-an’s Rebel Rave 3, Traxx – The House That Garage built on Needwant and Defected’s house action with Noir and MK. Online its all been about Lee Garrett on Mixcloud, The Boiler Room (oooh Kim Ann Foxton we love you) and Thomas Gandey’s Cloudcasts. Yep 2013 has been a right regal corker. Here’s to another 12 months of aural beauty. Happy Christmas and a very sound New Year.
Wildblood and Queenie’s Wonders of 2013
1. Adam Shelton ft. Francesca Lombardo Mirrors (Subb-an Terrace Mix) One Records
Percussion perfection as the bass insists you wiggle your finer bits. Loved.
2. Thomas Gandey Love Is Love (Original Mix) Blacksoul Music
Simply the finest strung out house record of the year.
3. DeMarzo Connect Yourself Hot Creation
Someday all 5am soundtracks will be made this way.
4. Donna Summer Sunset People (Hot Chip Dub Edit) Verve
Everything we love about Brighton expressed in one glorious re-edit.
5. Up Yours Make Love (Kris Di Angelis Remix) Up Yours
Severino, Hifi Sean and Kris combine to deliver one sexy MF.
6. Francesca Lombardo What To Do Crosstown Rebels
We adore wasting our time with our deep house crush of 2013.
7. Green Velvet Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix) Circus Recordings
Is there anything finer than this purple house strut?
8. Daft Punk feat Pharrell Williams Get Lucky Columbia Records
Perfect pop that gave summer 2013 the robotic moves it deserved.
9. Bonar Bradberry 3two5 (Mario Basanov Remix) Needwant
If you’ve not dived into Bonar yet, this is the time. A true house beauty.
10. James Welsh Craven Futureboogie
A tune that gets you deep, deep, deep inside.
11. SE-SA vs. Rudimental Waiting All My Life (Maze & Masters Tentworthy Boot)
A Wild Fruit moment that brought Brighton Pride together perfectly.
12. Steve Silk Hurley The Word Is Love (Alfred Azzetto Remix) S&S Records
The one stop loved up DSD tune that delivers goosebumps everytime.
13. PBR Streetgang feat. Danielle Moore C With No Name Futureboogie
A deep house saucepot of a tune that had us hooked from first play.
14. Lana del Rey Summertime Sadness (Asadinho Main Vocal Mix) RVS
One word. Tune!
15. Funky Fat Jealousy (Severino Remix) Hot Creation
Oh Seve, you are spoiling us with your remix perfection.
16. Shiny Objects Higher Ground (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix) Smoke N Mirrors
In the words of Mr Marshall, Maxxi you are lovely, lovely my dear.
17. Ejeca Together (Terrence Parker’s Motor City Soul Mix) Needwant
Proving life is always better with a little Italo piano.
18. Detroit Swindle The Break Up (Original Mix) Heist Recordings
Perfect disco sampling ensured this preferred brain worm status.
19. Jaymo & Andy George Remember (Original Mix) Moda Black
Hands in the air. All deeply like.
20. Marshall Jefferson & House Of Virus Lowdown (Original Mix) Skint
Well a Queen needs some filthy beats when she hits fifty don’t you know.
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