Lets start with the obvious, two tracks on this list would hardly be considered electronic but they won my heart this year and have been included on this list (Telekinesis — Dirty Thing & Graffiti6 — Stare Into The Sun). Also note that one track, Bloodgroup — My Arms, was released in 2009 but I somehow missed this hidden gem, so it’s included in this list as well. Without further delay, let’s get onto the music.
25. The Count & Sinden — After Dark (ft. Mystery Jets)
This track just has that 80’s Culture Club vibe on it that I dug all year.
24. Drop and Solo — Never Saw It Coming
Self indulgent, yes. DO I CARE? No. So let me illuminate the situation. I am one half of Drop and Solo — me being the “Solo” part and was quite proud of this demo, so it makes the list. It features Will Curry on vocals and has a chilled house vibe to it. So please enjoy and share!
23. FM Belfast – I Can Feel Love
Ahh, it’s been said one too many times, but yes i’ll say it again, FM Belfast is a modern day Human League, but from Iceland. This track is taken from 2010 full length release, ” How To Make Friends”.
22. Teddybears — Chrystal Meth Christian (ft. Flaming Lips)
Rocking as only the Teddybears can is a loud and ruckus track with a fun hook. Did I mention it has one of those Disneyland electrical parade type sounds in the chorus? Yeah, one of those and it rocks.
21. Monarchy — The Phoenix Alive
Smooth and cool with warm vocals is the sound of Monarchy. Their entire 2010 release is solid from start to finish and shouldn’t be missed if you are a fan of Maroon 5 type vocals married with electronic elements.
20. Conner Youngblood — Monsters
One of the best presents I received in my inbox for 2010. The majority of tracks I receive never make it on my blog because of one simple rule: Would I listen to this on my iPod? If the answer is “No”, then I delete-delete the email and carry on. This one however was one of the rare exceptions that actually got me to say hell “Yeah” I would listen to this and I want to tell the whole world they should check this one out.
Conner blends electronic pop with a banjo and a driving dubstep bassline with such ease it’s hard to believe it hasn’t been done before.
19. Whitey — Dinosaur
Yes, it’s my dear Whitey at 19. I hope 2011 gets Whitey more exposure and airplay. This guy just has “it”. You can hear the love and devotion he puts into his music. This isn’t by means a “slap it together” and see what happens production. Whitey delivers sharp, cunning lyrics and marries them to something fresh and unique. He is not one to stand around and wait for the world to catch up. So be forward thinking and give this track it’s proper due.
18. Storm Queen — Look Right Through (ft. Damon C. Scott)
Oh my, I just love the hell out of this track. I have a soft spot for vocal house that leans on the more minimal deeper side of things and Storm Queen delivers on this track. “Storm Queen” is the moniker of one Morgan Geist. Damon’s voice just sets off the track and word has it that he meet Morgan while he was busking in a NYC subway.