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2016 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of 2016 Mixtape

Considering 2016 ends in less than a week, there is not much time for a preamble or song by song analysis for this year’s top tracks of 2016. As part of my debt, I’ll offer and additional 10 songs to you, for a grand total of 70 of my favorite songs of the year. As […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 11-14-16 ft Marshmello, Bad Suns, The xx, Run the Jewels & more

Back at it again with a mixtape stuffed with the latest in indie rock, pop, dance, electronic, and even a bit of hip-hop. I don’t have much of a preamble this week as I’m still nursing my wounds from national and Metro Detroit political failures. I’ll only say that I hope this time of frustration […]

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Kaytranada: Reva DeVito’ “The Move” + New Remixes

Montreal-based producer Kaytranada was already having one helluva 2016 after the highly anticipated release of 99.9%, the Canadian producer’s first official album. The album already received acclaim for its expert melding of funk, soul, and dance music with strong features from Vic Mensa, AlunaGeorge, and more. Further praise came via the 2016 Polaris Music prize […]

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2014 Dance Electronic Folk Hip-Hop Indie Indie Pop Lists R&B Rap Rock

2014 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #30-21

We’re now approaching the second half of my favorite 60 tracks of 2014. #30-21 are below and see the rest of the list at these links: #40-31 #50-41 #60-51 30. Kendrick Lamar – i Considering the dark, gritty street narratives of good kidd, Madd city, I don’t think anyone would have predicted Kendrick would chose […]

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2014 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #50-41

We’re just getting started with the top 60 tracks of 2014 and here comes #50-14. 50. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft Bruno Mars Here’s the history of my love for “Uptown Funk”. Saw Mark Ronson was dropping a song with Bruno Mars and an appearance on SNL was booked before the world even heard […]

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Dance Electronic R&B

Mary J. Blige – Follow (produced by Disclosure)

I’ve been loving Mary J. Blige‘s recent turn as a dance music diva, especially with Disclosure involved. Blige isn’t a stranger to making people move considering she gladly had people dancing with past hits like “Family Affair” and “Dance With Me”. However, the garage and house influences of her upcoming project The London Sessions seem […]

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Childish Gambino – Sober (rough) + Candler Road

I can’t lie, I was mostly disappointed with Childish Gambino‘s second official album, Because The Internet. There were a lot of great ideas and I love artists that experiment, but aside from “3005”, “Telegraph Ave” and a few other tracks, I was pining for more Camp-like tracks. Donald recently announced a Gangsta Grillz release called […]