Mixtape – Best of 2013

Mixtape – Best of 2013

2013 was a good year, musically and otherwise. While the yield this year of 462 tracks collected came no where near 2012’s 729 tracks,  it’s quality over quantity right? Out of those 462, I’ve selected 32 tracks that stood out from the rest; a best of 2013. All of the tracks below went above and beyond the call of duty — but before we get to them:

There are a couple of things I want to highlight this year — music that blew my mind when I heard it.

1. Malev Da Shinobi

First and foremost is an artist that goes by Malev Da Shinobi. I stumbled across one of his tracks on Soundcloud and I heard my mind actually involuntarily say “F#$% Yeah.” I scoured the net trying to find a place where I could buy these tracks and found nothing. Then I saw that he was giving the tracks away to anyone who wanted them! Give the track below a listen, and if your mind is shouting “F#$% Yeah” to that smooth-as-hell Boom Bap sound, go to Malev’s Soundcloud profile and show this talent some love.

2. Jazzy Puzzle

Second highlight (which, I should mention, is also free) is the Good Netlabels – Jazzy Puzzle Album. I’m not sure how I came across this album, but it’s pretty amazing. I’m especially fond of the tracks Ahmadone by Suhov and Kot by Thallus.

And finally (as always) — remember to support these artists, and buy their music… Unless their giving it away for free — in that case, show them some love.

Click here for track listing

Music Evolution – Buckshot LeFonque
Choukoun –Carlton Rara
El puma – Afternoons In Stereo
Make You Feel That Way – Blackalicious
Washington Square (feat. Bionic Man Sound) – Chinese Man
Milk Lizard – The Dillinger Escape Plan
Bonkers – Dizzee Rascal
I’m Good (feat. Abdominal) – DJ Format
Simply Bootieful – Ex-Friendly
M4 Part II – Faunts
Tezalegn Yetentu – Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Guests
New York Is Killing Me – Gil Scott-Heron
Heart’s a Mess – Gotye
The Mercy Seat – Johnny Cash
King of the Village Fete – Lazarus and The Plane Crash
Move Out of the Way – Los Chicarrons
Boogity Boogity Boogity – Los massieras
Head On – Man Man
Comin’ Home Baby – Mel Torme
This Is Not a Love Song – Nouvelle Vague
Noude Ma Gnin Tche De Me – Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou
Million Fans – RDGLDGRN
Slow Man – Sage Francis
Jackie – Scott Walker
Big Green and Yeller – Seasick Steve
Nike Town – Son of Dave
Walk Away – Tom Waits
For Real – Tricky
Everywhere Is My Home (Feat. The Gift Of Gab From Blackalicious) – Trouble Makers
Sense of Inner Joy – Esbe
Gangsta Bitch – Apache
Turns Me On (feat. Sleepy Brown & Joi) – Big Boi

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