Our XXX team shares their top five music-related experiences from 2011.
- Samiyam Live at XXX, 2012 NYE Future Dancehall at XXX
These parties popped off…
- Zomby “Dedication” EP
Solid solid collection.. pretty much a tour de force of modern dub.
- Yao hipping me to Kendrick Lamar and ASAP Rocky
I’m embarrassed it took me so long. New rappers coming out of Compton and Harlem.
- Gil Scot-Heron’s return to the spotlight
Been a big fan for many years, and it was special seeing him getting some love from Kanye, Drake, JamieXX. R.I.P.
- Girl Unit / Kingdom / Lunice / Mosca
The sound these guys been putting out is just exactly what I wanted lately… Nightslugs FTW. Honorable Mention: Coming back to Stevie Wonder
- Track: Purity Ring – Belispeak
- Track: James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream
- Album: The Black Keys – El Camino
- Thing: Thom Yorke dances in Radiohead – Lotus Flower
- Hong Kong music: Chochukmo
RIP Amy Winehouse
- Rolling In The Deep by Adele
- DP CD Release Party at XXX — a memorable experience
- Delhi Belly song by Bhag DK Bose — very thrilling song, must listen
- Gaddi Te Likha Lee Mera Naa Mitra (Roshan Prince remix) –very good peppy Bhangra number
- Anna Hajare’s hunger strike for Lokpal Bill — an anti-corruption movement in India
- Kendrick Lamar
Everything from this new emcee was like a breath of fresh air (especially this year’s Section.80 and 2010’s OD)
- “Love What Happened Here” – James Blake
chuuuuuuuuch / “Thinking About You”– Frank Ocean / “Body Works”- The Dream
- SBTRKT LP – SBTRKT
- Ghost People LP – Martyn
- Yukimi Nagano (singer of Little Dragon)
My new music crush, she has so much swagger, style and sass ( + Little Dragon’s Ritual Union was a great album)
Honorable Mention: The Weeknd- House of Balloons
- Munni Badnaam
- Tere Liye
- Tera Hone Laga Hoon
Here’s to a bigger 2012!!!