We now continue with the countdown at 17:
17. Miami Horror — Holidays
Hard edits and a funky house beat go a long way with a brilliant vocalist. For some reason this track has a early Micheal Jackson feel to it. Perhaps it’s that driving kick and snare ala Billie Jean. Whatever the case, I get lost in the groove of this track.
16. Bloodgroup — My Arms
Its funny how a finding a track can change my whole day. It’s like falling in love at first sight. You feel a glow radiate from the center-out and can’t contain the excitement of it all. Such was the case of finding the beautiful heart wrenching track from Bloodgroup. Now technically, this was released in late 2009, but your’s truly didn’t stumble upon it till late 2010, hence the inclusion on this list.
If you like melancholy vocals, minimal electronic elements, and a heartbeat beat, then you are in luck.
15. Chew Lips – Play Together
Releasing a rather well produce album is Chew Lips at the 15 spot on the list. Up front vocals and fx treated synths lay in store on this track. Semi-rock, semi-pop, but very much melodic electronic pop.
14. Graffiti6 — Stare Into The Sun
The sweet sound of northern soul married with rock pop sensibility is a win-win in my book. Graffiti6 is a collaboration of music producer Tommy D and singer songwriter Jamie Scott.
13. Vampire Weekend – White Sky
After gushing over Discovery last year (Discovery is the side project of Vampire Weekend’s keyboardist/arranger/producer, Rostam Batmanglij, and Ra Ra Riot frontman Wes Miles) it should come as no surprise that I would have a soft spot of this track. On this track Vampire Weekend expands their palette to include more synths and electronic textures, and I just adore Ezra’s vocals. So this is a slam dunk in my book.
12. Yadi — Guillotin (Demo)
What a beautiful and striking voice and well crafted song to boot. The melody on the chorus is just so damn good. If you like Marina & The Diamonds, then is something you don’t want to sleep on. This is just one of three demo’s that make my best of list this year!
11. Telekinesis — Dirty Thing
Yes, I know I label this list as “Top 25 Electronic Pop Singles of 2010” but this indie pop track couldn’t be denied. Every element is placed in perfect concert in the track. Love the bass and tambourines with the organ stabs, just so delightful. Telekinesis is a Seattle based band and this track was taken from their latest ep on Morr Music called, “Dirty Thing”.