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In No Particular Order

Always avoided lists, but this year I’ve decided to feature twenty of my favourite tunes from 2011. All that’s required is that they were released this year and I found myself going to back to them again and again. It’s a strange mix, but then there’s no accounting for taste. As the title suggests, the tracks listed aren’t in any particular order, just as I remember them.

I’ll see you in the New Year x



The Weeknd – House Of Balloons


Switch Ft Andre Martin – I Still Love You


Jane’s Addiction – Irresistible Force


Bart B More & Tommie Sunshine – Bodywork


Fatboy Slim Vs Moguai – Ya Mama (Push The Tempo)


Patterns – Induction


Cicada – The Things You Say (Mr Miyagi Remix)


The Whip – Secret Weapon (Alex Metric Remix)



Breton – The Commission


The Joy Formidable – Whirring (Innerpartysystem Remix)



120 Days – Osaka



Marlene Shaw – California Soul (A.Skillz remix)



Justice – Civilization



M83.Ft Zola Jesus – Intro



Photo by Rick Marland

I’ve mixed feelings about autumn. On one hand it’s the most atmospheric season, calm (once the violent winds have abated) and colourful, trees taking on fiery hues, before dumping their load everywhere. It’s also a  sad time. Death is sad. Everything that can is either flying away to warmer climes or finding a big warm hole to bury itself into, while all around everything is shrivelling up, dropping off, or curling up. In one final burst of colour, we’re left to contemplate the dark and cold of winter, wrapped up, pale and ill looking, watching the birds migrating, shaking an angry, futile fist and cursing any lack of proper summer and impending Christmas to come…

M83 – Intro. feat Zola Jesus

Picture Book – Sunshine

Blu – Jesus

The Japanese Popstars. feat Robert Smith – Take Forever

Folks – Avalanche

Jackson 5  – ABC (A Skillz Remix)

Battlekat – Into The Forest (DREAMTRAK Remix)

Marlena Shaw – California Soul (A Skillz Remix)

Finally one of the tracks of the year has been released! Ever since I heard this remix of  Marlena Shaw’s ‘California Soul’ by A Skillz, I’ve wanted a copy. The one minute of so rip on Soundcloud wasn’t cutting it and I’d resorted to hassling A Skillz himself and I really don’t tend to hassle anyone about anything, as a rule.

Anyway, looks like a lot of other people were doing the same thing and the man has relented, giving away the remix for FREE. Download quickly, before it reaches the limit. You need this tune in your life!

Marlena Shaw – California Soul (A Skillz Remix)