[PLAYLIST] The Best SONGS of 2011 – Part 1 (Jan-June)

The best of the best… so far. My list ordering is always fast and loose so don’t sweat the numbers too much. For more on any of these artists use the tags links at the bottom of the post. Read on and rock out!

25 – ♫ Baby Monster – Mr. Success / These guys snuck in with a jam that just kept getting better with each listen. Oooooh ooooo ooooo!

24 – ♫ The Weeknd – House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls / Dark, dirty, and not for public consumption. But damn if I can’t get enough.

23 – ♫ Motopony – King of Diamonds / Should be higher up on the list but with another Motopony track below I am basically sneaking this track in. An amazing song.

22 – ♫ Vacationer – Trip / A love song written by Read more


[MIX] SPRING, MY BELLE! /// A TBE Mix For Exploding Into Springtime

After months of gazing out the window and cursing the wintery grey sky we have finally been blessed with the warmth that thaws the bones in a most electric way. This is a mix for celebrating that moment that you open your front door and are slammed with the blinding sunshine that sparks your insides and makes you want to skip all the way to wherever you are going. I’ve kept in lean and mean at under an hour so add your own tracks as needed. Enjoy with reckless abandon. Read more

Things I never Told You

[MP3] THINGS I NEVER TOLD YOU bring me immense HAPPINESS and i’m sure they will bring the same to you and your NEIGHBOUR

believing is better, believing is tough, but not when i’m in between your legs

♫ Things I Never Told You – Happiness

Ummm.. so this is like the best thing I’ve heard in a loong time. Things I’ve Never Told You are an East London trio who started out making music together by soundtracking the gay porn series Indie Boyz. After being asked to tone down their jams a bit “so people could concentrate on the fucking” they formed the band as an outlet for the real stuff. Now we get to concentrate on the dancing! And it’s going to be hard not to. First single “Happiness” is instant groove-juice, slipping around my limbs and pulling them in a variety of funky ways. Can we get this on a karaoke machine soon? Aside from a total party starter, that chorus is epic sing-along material. A true love song.

♫ Things I Never Told You – Neighbour (Started Loving James)

“Neighbor” is the best unrequited gay love story set to elastic dance music I’ve heard in ages. Instant finger snapping and head bobbing ensue every time I hear it. If you have a neighbor named James I highly recommend you play this song at high volume.

Aside from opening for Kele last year, Things I Never Told You are quite unknown and still toiling away in the London scene. I hear their live show is something to behold so catch that if you can. With tracks like this in their sets I’d be really surprised if they don’t start filling up bigger venues soon.

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