Top Tens of 2015. (I could only narrow it down to 15 though)

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  1. tyranny

    tyranny Well-Known Member

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    Samurai and Cylon had a massive year, Rupture had a massive year, 31 had a massive year. Loads of killer deep dubby tribal atmospheric things and a bumper crop of gritty drum oriented bangers. Some of the best tunes of the year though were in that kind of space between minimal halftime sounding tunes and the more breaky Jungley stuff. One of the highlights of the year was seeing Digital and Spirit properly reassert themselves, those guys are on the absolute top of their game again and 2016 is going to be a big year

    Here is a quick stab at 15 great tunes in no particular order.

    Ruffhouse UVB 76
    Falling Skies - Land of the Lost
    Moresounds - Etho
    Sully - Flock
    Seba - Jungle Music
    Overlook - Gumshoe
    Loxy & Resound - Howl
    DJ Monita - Luv Ta Luv U (Fracture Edit)
    Fixate - Throwback Therapy
    Mecca & Code - In Cold Blood
    Paradox - Rockdown
    Digital & Spirit - Heaven
    Double O - Straight 98
    Theory - Amazon
    Spirit - Dial VIP
     
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  2. Hurricos

    Hurricos Active Member

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    Halogenix - Beyond the Bounds
    Ivy Lab - Twenty Questions
    Alix Perez - Revolve-Her
    Stray - Dizzy
    Halogenix - Paper Sword
    DJ Marky - Getaway (feat Adrienne Richards & Random Movement)
    Halogenix - Shores
    Alix Perez - Never Left
    SpectraSoul - I Don't Mind
    Bachelors of Science - Before You Go (feat Dylan Germick & Audio Angel)
    Enei - Moment of Now (feat Frank Carter III)
    Eastcolors, Noel & Traffic - Dreams (feat Messy MC)
    Etherwood - Souvenirs (feat Zara Kershaw)
    Stray - Queen
    Anile - City of Injustice (feat DRS)
    Artificial Intelligence - Justify (feat Terri Walker)
    Break - Hope (feat Celestine)
    Ivy Lab - Slipped
    Mark System - So Soon
    Lurch - Waves VIP

    There's my top 20. The first 10 are in order more or less, the rest are just tunes I've had on repeat at some point over the year. Halogenix smashed it this year. His All Blue EP is easily my favourite release of 2015. In terms of my favourite label, I can't go past Exit. Loved almost every release. Metalheadz had a great year, too.
     
  3. elspectro29

    elspectro29 Taking applications for European green card wife

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    Agreed, hard to narrow it down to just 10 so here's 19, with an open space for a 20th because there's still quite a bit I haven't listened to. Just bought AI's album, Skeptical's new EP, etc. LSB, Halogenix and Calibre all smashed it this year. Hard to choose between the All Blue EP and the About Tonight EP for best release

    Calibre - Bogeyman B.S.
    Calibre - The Sweet
    Culture Shock - Rush Connection
    Insert Dawn Wall tune here
    DRS feat. LSB & Tyler Daley - The View
    Enei feat. Charli Brix - Just One Look
    Halogenix - All Blue
    Klute - Just What You're Feeling
    Klute - You Won't Like It
    Lenzman feat. Martyna Baker - Paper Faces (Ivy Lab Remix)
    London Electricity - Telefunken Lizard Filter
    LSB - About Tonight
    LSB - Walking Blues
    Nymfo - Planetarium
    Rene LaVice - Hotblooded
    Seba - Nichoho
    Seba, Paradox & Manos - Because
    Spectrasoul - Always
    Tokyo Prose - Intimacy
     
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  4. Anth

    Anth Active Member

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    to narrow it down i think

    1 Ruffouse - Straight 9's
    2 Shiken Hanzo - Shoto
    3 Seba & Paradox - Future Now
    4 Source Direct - Black Rose Blawan Remix
    5 Paradox - Blade 9
    6 Paradox - Rockdown
    7 Ahmad - Artemis feat Loxy
    8 Digital & Spirit - Heaven
    9 Break - Late Exclusive
    10 Seba - Jungle Music

    and if i stretch it to 20

    11 Digital & Spirit - The Wolf
    12 Loxy & Overlook - Harbour
    13 Emile - A2
    14 Digital - New Breed
    15 Dead Mans Chest - Cut Throat Hardcore
    16 The Invaderz - Waterworld
    17 Gerra & Stone - Plates
    18 Mako - Forbenji
    19 Martianman - Keep Your Dread
    20 Mako - The Narrator

    notable emissions because I struggled with 20

    Om Unit - The Lake, Thing - Want U, Klute - Just What You're Feeling, Scar - Caged, Hydro & Sam KDC - Voyage Nocturne, SB81 - Negatives,
    DB1 - A1, Kid Drama & Skeptical - Versus #1, DLR - Human Error, Digital & Response - Silver Lining
     
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  5. OneSeventy

    OneSeventy Mohican Sun

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    Skeptical - Square Breathing
    Skeptical - Imperial
    Skeptical - Playground Chat Back
    Skeptical - Instant Reflex
    Skeptical - Delusions of Grandeur
    Skeptical - Loophole
    Skeptical - Parallax
    Skeptical - Between the Lines
    Skeptical - Just One Kiss
    DRS & Skeptical - No Answers

    Nah just fucking with you, I'll do a serious one sometime.

    But Skeptical is the man.
     
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    WhoSayReload? Well-Known Member

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    This thread will never work will it? I can give you a top 300..

    Here's my top 20 :teeth:

    Skeptical - Imperial
    Fixate - Throwback Therapy
    Ivy Lab - Twenty Questions
    Halogenix - Shores
    Mark System - Optix
    DRS & LSB - The View
    DJ Marky - Silly
    Ivy Lab - Sunday Crunk (Mefjus remix)
    Alix Perez - Losing You
    Break - Confidential
    Inside Info & Mefjus - Leibniz
    Fre4knc - Fender Bender
    DLR - Human Error
    Pennygiles & Sevin - I'm Sorry
    Freek - Cobalt 60
    Mark System - Pursuit
    Phace & Mefjus - Bang Bang
    Alix Perez - Recall & Reflect
    Chimpo & Fracture - From Early
    FD - Change Please
     
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    Surprised no one's said Die & Break - 40 Hurts, is a persy
     
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    WhoSayReload? Well-Known Member

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    3 EP's from Calibre this year! and the level of consistency and originality is still ridiculous man. I think Halogenix, is hot property right now too, well on the rise.
     
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    elspectro29 Taking applications for European green card wife

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    Yep, plus Calibre has Shelflife 4 coming in the near future. Dude's a machine. Really, really looking forward to what Halogenix is doing next...his album is going to be a monster
     
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    No Hoxton? You mad?! :teeth:

    Mine though is..
    Skeptical - Imperial
    Tokyo Prose - Tell me
    Tokyo Prose - windtalkers
    Dead man's chest - liquid 94
    Lsb and DRS - the view
    Fixate - throwback therapy
    Mark System - waiting for a meaningful title
    Total science - whoonga (chroma remix)
    Ed rush and Optical - the host
    And on a slightly dnb related note...
    Source direct - black rose (blawan remix)
     
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  11. Akuratyde

    Akuratyde Between oceans and mountains

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    Top 10 D&B/170 tunes, in no particular order:

    Kid Drama - Auto State Of Mind
    Anile - Stay With Me
    Seba, Paradox, and Robert Manos - Because
    Keeno & Whiney - Dignity Found
    Mobility - Sunrays Through Rain
    Royalston - I Saw The Face Of The Person
    Ruffhouse - Straight 9's
    RQ - Cherry
    Synkro - Changes
    Rhyming In Fives - Light Leaks

    Top 10 Non-D&B:

    George Fitzgerald - About Time (Feat. Boxed In)
    GUNSHIP - Revel in Your Time (Miami Nights 1984 Remix)
    Boom Boom Satellites - Back In Black
    Angels & Airwaves - Home
    Chvrches - Leave A Trace
    No Devotion - Night Drive
    Purity Ring - Bodyache
    Ta-ku - American Girl
    Panama Wedding - Into Focus
    The Black Queen - The End Where We Start
     
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    sierra88 well fuck eh

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    Darude - Sandstorm
     
  13. beknoxx

    beknoxx 7/11 7/11

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    I haven't heard this tune on a single mix I have listened to this year besides mine ha ha....big tune tho.
     
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    How do you guys manage to pin it down to 20, let alone 10???

    Break - Simpler Times
    Calibre - Believe It
    Crypticz - Bubblegum
    Enei - Ten Stripes
    Digital & Spirit - Mosquito
    Digital & Spirit - Square One
    Fixate - Throwback Therapy
    Ghost Warrior - Fracture EP (might be my fav EP this year)
    Hidden Turn - Nothing (tune of the year)
    Mako & Fields - The Gap
    Moresounds - Pure Niceness
    Nether - Sunset Dub
    Overlook - Empires
    Quadrant, Kid Hops & Iris feat. Cease - Wirecutter
    Ruffhouse - UVB 76
    Seba - Jungle Music
    Seba & Paradox feat. Robert Manos - Lie To Me

    Honorable mentions:

    Ahmad, Kobra & Mental Forces - Kingston Sound
    Amoss - Hold Back
    ASC - Lose Control
    Bungle - Arcadia
    Calibre - Dream Of You
    Digital & Horrific James - Too Much
    Digital & Response - Light Years
    Eveson - Solaris
    Gerra & Stone - Unbreakable (feat. Lucy Kitchen & Stephen McCleery)
    Klute - Be Good (To The Ones You Love)
    Jaydrop - True Sound
    Mako - Do You Feel The Same?
    Marso & Gala - Promise
    Mikal - Where They At
    Nucleus & Paradox - Ease Back
    Quadrant, Kid Hops & Iris - Obsolete VIP
    Random Movement - Sleazy Bitch / Stayed Around
    Riya feat. Enei - You Or Me
    SB81 - Sculptures EP
    Seba - Inside Yourself / Berbarian Sound
    Seba & Paradox - Delusions / Future Now
    Theory - Breadline (freebie)
    Zero T - Everything Must Change

    left out some obvious LPs and singles as well as go-to artists (Illustrations, Kid Drama, Module Eight, Mako, Seba, Paradox, Nucleus, Digital, Spirit, Ruffhouse), as well as December releases like DBR UK LP. Also left out a lot of 160 stuff from Om Unit, Fracture, Sam Binga, Danny Scrilla, + stuff like Hyroglifics - No Drama and Ivy Lab.
     
  15. tyranny

    tyranny Well-Known Member

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    HOLY SHIT only hearing this now for the first time, sick tune. Did it get a vinyl release?
     
  16. Vydx

    Vydx Asian Info Alliance

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    digi only afaik

    about 15:00 in this


    Binga remix has been drawn for by DJs quite a bit
     
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    OneSeventy Mohican Sun

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    To be honest I didn't like 40 Hurts much. I normally love that kind of shit but 40 Hurts just seemed like too much going on at once.
     
  18. beknoxx

    beknoxx 7/11 7/11

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    nice one.......here is mine if you are interested in what i did with it....like 31 minutes in. Pretty good.

     
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    beknoxx 7/11 7/11

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    has anybody checked out any of Qbig and Zenith B's traks this year? Got some big tunes that came out this year and still have these 2 dropping next Monday.



     
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    Zero T - Lowball
    Quadrant, Kid Hops & Iris - 206
    LSB feat. Tokyo Prose - It Finds You
    Dom & Roland - U Do Voodoo (Hive Remix)
    Noisia - Incessant
    Amy Steele - The Wolves (Lenzman Remix)
    Hive - Repentance
    Fierce & Zero T - See Through
    Spectrasoul - Always
    Response - Affected