GDD™ 2011 Wrap Up, Part Two: NuDisco + Indie-Electro

Not much else to say…our beloved Mr. Jonah Berry summed up in the last post what an amazing year it was AND what all our readers mean to us. THANK YOU ALL. That being said, to wrap up the wrap up for this banner year in dance music, here is the NuDisco + Indie-Electro world in 2011 according to aRod + Tropicool…HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Top 30 Songs of 2011: (in no particular order)
• Niki & the Dove – Gentle Roar (Mylo Remix)
• Adele – Set Fire to the Rain (Plastic Plates Remix)
• Niki & the Dove – Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix)
• The Rapture – How Deep is Your Love
• Jeremy Glenn – New Life (Perseus Remix)
• The Magician – Twist
• Peter & The Magician – Always on the Run (The Magician Remix)
• M83 – Midnight City
• Poolside – Do You Believe
• Poolside – Harvest Moon
• Sneaky Sound System – Big (Oliver Remix)
• Drop Out Orchestra – Ego
• Edwin Van Cleef – Lisztomania (ft. Jane Hanley)
• Gigamesh – When You’re Dancing
• Tensnake – Something About You
• Jonas Rathsman – Tobago
• Miami Horror – Summersun (Cadillac Remix)
• Noah & The Whale – Life is Life (Yuksek Remix)
• Beni – Someone Just Like You (VillA Remix)
• Breakbot – Fantasy (feat. Ruckazoid)
• Chris Malinchak – No Secrets (featuring Damon C. Scott)
• ColeCo – Can’t Stop
• Friendly Fires – Hurting (Tensnake Remix)
• Human League – Never Let Me Go (Aeroplane Remix)
• Bag Raiders – Sunlight
• Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)
• Moon Boots – Off My Mind
• Perseus – Running Back To You
• Katy B – Lights On (Gigamesh Remix)
• The Whip – Secret Weapon (Alex Metric Remix)

Top 10 Artists:
1.  The Magician
2.  Gigamesh
3.  Plastic Plates
4.  Madeon
5.  Goldroom
6.  Oliver
7.  Perseus
8.  Aeroplane
9.  Poolside
10a. Tensnake
10b. Edwin Van Cleef

Honorable Mentions:
– Tiger & Woods
– Tyson
– Beni
– Cadillac
– Cherokee
– Amtrac
– Moullinex
– Drop Out Orchestra
– Viceroy
– Chris Malinchak

Top 15 Albums:
Aeroplane – In Flight Entertainment
Justice – Audio, Video, Disco
Fred Falke – Part IV
Beni – House of Beni
Sebastian – Total
The Weeknd – House of Balloons
Holy Ghost! – Holy Ghost!
Yuksek – Living on the Edge of Time
Theophilus London – Timez Are Weird These Days
Tiger & Woods – Through the Green
m83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Washed Out – Within and Without
Metronomy – The English Riviera
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Pompeya – Tropical

Best Live Performances:
Fred Falke at Pacific Festival
The Presets at Coachella
Holy Ghost! at HARD Summer
The Twelves at Pacific Festival
The Magician at HARD Summer
Royksopp at the Music Box

Best Festivals: (we attended)
Coachella (CA)
Hard Summer (LA)
Blow Up Forever (SF)
Pacific Festival (OC)

Top 5 Labels of the Year:
French Express
Future Classic

Top 5 Mixtapes of the Year:
Goldroom’s Otono Mix
Art Department Essential Mix
Magic Tape 13
Gigamesh – Night Swim
Drop out Orchestra – September Mix Session

Exploding in 2012:
Jonas Rathsman
Moonlight Matters
Jacques Renault
Late Nite Tuff Guy
Edit Murphy
Falcon Punch

Lookout for in 2012:
Classixx album
Poolside album
2 Bears album

aRod + Tropicool




4 Responses to GDD™ 2011 Wrap Up, Part Two: NuDisco + Indie-Electro

  1. Patrick K Weir says:

    No track pack??? I was really looking forward to this… 

  2. Anonymous says:

    definitely agree with presets at coachella being one of the best shows of the year. too much fun. 

    good lists dudes. 

  3. Zameerhassim says:

    Not to be “that guy” but I think you mean The Magician @ Hard Haunted not Summer. Don’t worry, I was rolling really fucking hard too!

  4. aRod says:

    HAHA, you know it!  Thanks for lookin’ out :]

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