Pwoah didn't December fly quick!? We are well and truly in the festive season now. Those New Year's hangovers have just about recovered and we're ready to kickstart the new year. Dig into a collection of songs that rounded out the decade for some of our writers.
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#1 – Heavy Hearted (Gerd Janson 3AM Remix) – The Jungle Giants
This song and the next have been getting a severe workout this festive season. Came across this gem when I saw Gerd Janson close Strawberry. It has been near impossible to go to any pres or day session without hearing this tune. The section where it’s just Hales’ voice and the kickdrum always transports me straight back to the packed-out Wildlands stage in the pouring rain. The Jungle Giants must be stoked with the extended reach this remix is giving them.
#2 – Work It – Soulwax Remix – Marie Davidson, Soulwax
It’s hard to think of a song that will top this as the anthem of this Summer. Everything about it is infectious. It always manages to amp you up and get you on your feet.
#3 – Luminous Spaces – Jon Hopkins, Kelly Lee Owens
The latest Jon Hopkins instalment could very well be his best. What was meant to be a remix of Luminous Beings evolved into its own song with Luminous Spaces acting as a sequel. Combined with Kelly Lee Owens’ heart-warming vocals, the British producer has again beautifully connected humanity to the greater unknown. One of those songs you could play at the end of a really good day whilst looking up at the night sky.
Check out one of our writer’s review of Luminous Spaces below.
#4 – Texas Sun – Khruangbin, Leon Bridges
A collaboration I didn’t see coming. There’s something so organic about this single as it unfurls before you. A real easy listen that gets me real giddy thinking about their upcoming EP together in February.
#5 – Gamesofluck – Parcels
I have a theory that this is the song that grabbed Daft Punk’s attention. The extended instrumental outro to this is so clean with the mixture of guitar and electronica. The Byron boys executed this perfectly at Falls as they created a rare surreal disco vibe in what is usually a mosh setting, everyone gave each other room to find their groove and lose themselves in it.