Heat Til Burn: Robzilla Top 25 of 2013
December 31st, 2013
You really think I remember every song that hit me this year? I don’t. Too many, too quick… but that’s what music is: beautiful and temporary.
I took my first ever trip to Jamaica this year, so that influenced a lot of this list. Plus I’m just a fiend for dancehall and soca. The songwriting culture in Jamaica is absolutely nuts. Everyone is a songwriter, everyone is an artist.
2013 surprised me in a couple ways: we got tired of the Lady Gagas and the Euro-house, and opted for some dance music with real instruments… “Blurred Lines,” Bruno Mars “Treasure,” etc. Not that you’ll see those two here.
The big deal here is that you can actually listen to my Top 25 this year. In twelve minutes, I take you through all my biggest tracks of the year. Some were from my DJ sets, some were just deep iPhone listening. You hear ‘em all.
And I wrote out most of the list down here, but you’ll have to listen to the audio to get the Top 5. Yep, I did that to you.
25 Rihanna – Stay [MSR soca edit]
24 Protoje – Hail Ras Tafari
23 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – So Good at Being in Trouble
22 Dubbel Dutch – Self Help Riddim
21 Haim – Forever
20 Chronixx – Behind Curtain
19 Data/Debt – Bombay Star
18 Big Sean – Guap
17 Mavado – Weed and Hennessy
16 Daft Punk – The Game of Love
15 Dillon Francis – Without You [featuring Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs]
14 Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home [featuring Majid Jordan]
13 Kes the Band – Tuesday On the Rocks
12 Burna Boy – Yawa Dey
11 Aidonia – Fi di Jockey
10 Daft Punk – Get Lucky
09 QQ & Venomus – One Drop
08 Bunji Garlin – Differentology
07 Machel Montano – The Fog
06 Denitia and Sene – Casanova.