Thursday, 16 December 2010

UD Presents... Guests give us their top 5 songs of the year!

We asked some of previous guests from this year's round of live shows to provide us with their top 5 songs of the year. Here's what they said...

Wild Palms

Caribou- Jamelia

Along with 'Odessa', this is one of Caribou's finest tracks and an excellent example of how Caribou's music has now developed into something ultimately more accessible whilst retaining the distinctly experimental touches he's known for

Warpaint - Shadows

Whistful, ethereal vocals run over the top of a haunting, threatening track.

Lil' Wayne - I'm Single

Lyrically brilliant

Tristram - Dust Disturbed

Londoner's Tristram might be ones to watch this year. Their track 'Dust Disturbed' has an incredibly creepy video to go along with it...

Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal

Oneohtrix Point Never, aka Brooklyn-based musician Daniel Lopatin, creates "Drone Heavy Psychedelia" according to the chaps over at Pitchfork. They also gave his album, of the same name, a healthy 8.2!

Visions of Trees

Nicki Minaj - Did It On 'Em

Filthy, dirty but catchy as fuck

Becoming Real - Showdown In Chinatown

(Becoming Real joins us to headline our show on February 24th- Don't Miss!)

oOoOO - Burnout Eyess

oOoOO are a pretty exceptional talent to emerge this year.
You can hear more of them here...

or listen to Visions of Trees own remix here...

Girl Unit - Wut

Hugely prominent track in a year that has seen the Night Slugs label really take off

Lil B - The World's Ending

Experimenting in genre and with spoken word, Lil B is a rapper that consistently tries to shake off labels and truly broaden people's horizons

Run Toto Run

One of my favourite acts, they'll be joining us again on March 10th for a super special show at The Harley. In the meantime you can watch their official video for the new single 'This Is A Lull' here and check out their preferred tracks of the year below...

Blue Hawaii - Blue Gowns

Infectious vocals and ethereal pop that sounds like it was made under water. Lovely...


Jai Paul - BTSTU

I'm so very glad Run Toto Run agree with me that this was one of the best songs to come out of 2010. One of the BBC's Sounds of 2011, so watch out for this chap

Tanlines - Real Life

New Yorker's Tanlines have really got noticed this year, thanks in no small part to this excellent track and an accompanying remix by the genius that is Memory Tapes.

Caribou - Odessa

Infectious stuff

Neon Indian - Terminally Chill

Blissful Summery vibes

Plus you can download Run Toto Run's latest single here for absolutely nothing. Just right click & save as on the link below...

Age Of Consent

Cassius - I Love You So

Cassius of Ed.Banger records fame released this charming, sumptuous piece of blissful electro earlier this year with an insanely cool video to go along with it...

White Ring - LXC999

Gothic, dark and dirty

HEALTH - Die Slow

A top year for Health saw them support Crystal Castles amongst other great things. Awesome song. They seem to be the new DFA 1979 for the moment

Yeasayer - Madder Red

Few artists can boast the success that Yeasayer had this year after the release of 'Odd Blood' in February that included the rather smashing single 'O.N.E' and this gem too...

Diana Vickers - My Wicked Heart

Despite looking like a total cretin in the video, it's actually a pretty decent track.

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