Happy New Year everyone! Hope you made some terrible decisions last night. Today, I’ll be recapping the top bass music of 2013. If you haven’t been following the series, here’s a great place to catch up… Already a weekly reader? No problem. Reminisce in some of 2013’s stand out tunes, and catch a couple gems you may have forgotten by now.
Let’s kick it off shall we? I’ll keep the text to a minimum here, as I’ve already rambled on about most of these throughout the year. Enjoy!
#10 Rusko ft. Claes Rosen – Starlight
#9 Brillz ft. Teddy Tuxedo – Buckwild (Bro Safari & UFO! Remix)
#8 Feed Me – Death By Robot
#7 Jack Beats ft. Chiddy Bang & OV – About to Get Fresh (Brillz Remix)
#6 Apashe – Black Gold
#5 Riva Starr ft. Rssll – Kill Me (Smalltown DJs Remix)
#4 Brookes Brothers ft. Chrom3 – Carry Me On (Stinkahbell Remix)
#3 Zeds Dead & Greta Svabo Bech – Shut Up & Sing V2.0
Zeds Dead continued to dominate the world in 2013, rising to unquestioned headliner status no matter the continent in question. They had all sorts of big releases over the year, but none hit me as hard as this collaboration with respected songstress Greta Svabo Bech. A back and forth of deep powerful vocals and healthy doses of that Zeds Dead bass we all know and love, Shut Up And Sing V2.0 has already been on this list for a good while.
#2 Dillon Francis ft. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Without You
As Dillon Francis explained, he was having relationship problems at the time of producing this track, and TEED ended up catering the vocals to his situation. The emotions really pour out through the chord structure of Without You, and the vocals suit the flow oh-so-well. I can’t think of a better breakup song.
#1 The M Machine ft. Blake Hazard – The Palace
I gave Metropolis part 2 a silver medal in my all around best of 2013 list (beaten out by Daft Punk), and it’s only fitting I hand the #1 bass track to these guys. Although the album (along with Metropolis part 1) works best as a collective story, The Palace was a stand out for me, and is an unpredictable adventure of it’s own. The amount of respect I have for The M Machine is through the roof after yet another year of consistent A+ releases, and I’d bet my life we’ll hear more of the same down the road.
*Late Night Special *
Mat Zo – Lucid Dreams (The M Machine Remix)
Topping the bass chart, and snagging the late night special of the year, I guess you could say The M Machine made a big impact on the scene in 2013. From the first touchdown of those beautiful piano chords, I slink into that delightful otherworldly music coma only a handful of artists can pull off. Hats off.