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2013 Tracks of the Year

Songs can do so much. They can evoke, evolve, emerge when you least expect it. Bury themselves. Make you shimmy, make you shake. Make you write. Create. Be still. Be wild. Allow you to connect to something real without knowing what it is that you connect to. Songs to sing and make the world go round. Here’s some stonkers from 2013. They are in no particular order and they don’t feature on any of my albums or eps of the year which you can check out here.

Best Tracks of 2013


 Sam Smith – Nirvana (Two Inch Punch Promised Land Remix)


Elephant – Skyscraper


Jerusalem in My Heart – 3andalib Al-Furat


Illum Sphere – ‘Sleeprunner’ (Illum Sphere’s Re-run)


Koreless – Last Remnants


How To Dress Well – Teenage Spaceship


Sampha – Too Much


Parquet Courts – You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now


Major Lazer feat. Ezra Koenig – Jessica


Nudy Bronque – Allsorts


R. Seiliog – The Peroxide (Islet remix)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – So Good at Being In Trouble feat Killer Mike (Black Noi$e Remix)


Ofei – Tomorrow


John Grant – Black Belt


Earl Sweatshirt – Chum


MVSCLES – Somethin’


James Blake and Chance the Rapper – Life Round Here

Omar Souleyman – Ya Yumma


Beta Blocker and the Body Click – Trudy Part 2


Youth Lagoon – Dropla


Thee Oh Sees – Toe Cutter – thumb Buster


Vessels – Blue Clouds


The National – Don’t Swallow The Cap


Blood Orange – Clipped On


Best Albums of 2013

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