beaumont's top 20 tunes of 2009!!
guns n' bombs - riddle of steel
a nasty, epic, and totally banging tune. gets my blood pumping!
mayer hawthorne - your easy lovin' ain't pleasin
feel good and motown-esqe. wonderful song.
white lies - death (burns remix)
if only for the awesome 'pumping static' compression effect.
zombie nation - seas of grease
madness. glitchy, stuttering brass over what sounds like a new orleans street party put through several blenders. amazing.
the twelves - night vision (daft punk cover)
very tasteful disco remix of the classic daft punk tune.
jay-z feat. alicia keys - empire state of mind
this one snuck up on me and i grew to like it a lot.
passion pit - moths wings
epic john hughes end credit music. makes me a little teary every time.
the golden filter - solid gold
very unique and dreamy. they never topped this one in my opinion.
air - sing sang sung (black moth super rainbow remix)
beautiful analogue psych-hiphop lunacy. the bass in this is the perfect tone.
deadmau5 - ghosts & stuff (original dub version)
remember that haunted house level...
tronik youth - laugh cry live die (grum remix)
like a jagged re-imagining of 'phantom part 2' except with robot voices and rapid fire bursts of chip noise. listened to this approx 20 times in a row the first night i heard it.
metronomy - thing for me (breakbot remix)
breakbot has done a lot of good in this world, but this barry white-esqe slow-jam is perhaps the cutest remixed love song released this year.
tiga - what you need (proxy remix)
simple yet astoundingly powerful. that bass is just badass to the max. like shredding a computer.
dragonette - pick up the phone (richard x remix)
mr x has always been solid but it seems he was born to remix this song. perfect in every way.
danger - 00:01
where are you danger? come back? please? i miss you?
friendly fires feat. au revoir simone - paris (aeroplane remix)
utterly sublime down-tempo disco remix of popular song part 1
phoenix - lizstomania (classixx remix)
utterly sublime down-tempo disco remix of popular song part 2: the reckoning
royksopp - the girl and the robot
another stunning pairing. robyn's vocal lifts royksopp's already-genius production into the stratosphere. the entire remix package is first class too, which is pretty rare these days.
grum - heartbeats (extended mix)
a shimmering, neon pink assault of emotion and nostalgia. this floors me. the remix package is amazing too, especially the worship remix.
bag raiders - shootings star (kris menace remix)
the remixes took forever to appear but the wait was worth it. this tune captures everything i like about house music and electrifies it.
lady gaga - bad romance (grum remix)
shazam - pool party 2009
punx soundcheck - cassette (neo toyko remix)
boys noize - starter
hey champ - cold dust girl (only children remix)
vega - no reasons
ladyhawke - paris is burning (peaches remix)
the hungry kids of hungary - old money
fever ray - triangle walks (rex the dog remix)
jay-z feat. drake - off that