Monday, January 03, 2011

Choice Cuts: Franklin Avenue's Favorite Tracks of 2010, Part 6



19. "Lumiere (The xx Intro Remix)" -- Blue Scholars

This Seattle-based hip-hop duo, consisting of Geologic (George Quibuyen) and Sabzi (Saba Mohajerjasbi), has made it big in the Pacific Northwest thanks in part to their socially conscious lyrics and cool beats. "Lumiere" works thanks in part to that great sample from the xx as well as the catchy lyrics, such as Blogger Kid's favorite line, "Locked in thought/like a Filipino/watchin' boxing." The clip above was created by Oakland photographer John Coyne, who liked "Lumiere" enough to produce his own video.



20. "Soldier On (Big City Love Affair Remix)" -- The Temper Trap

The Temper Trap's original tracks are great, but they also led themselves to some stellar remixes. Here's one, "Soldier On," which I think really benefits from the addition of a marching drum-style backbeat.



21. "Modern Drift" -- Efterklang

Maybe I had a thing for drums this year? Dutch band Efterklang shares a quiet force with "Modern Drift," the first track off their third studio album, "Magic Chairs."



22. "Bed Intruder Song" -- Antoine Dodson and the Gregory Brothers

Wellll.... you can't really put together a 2010 mix without some sort of catchy Gregory Brothers autotune song. "Bed Intruder Song" was in my head, and I'm sure yours, for what seemed like months.

And that's it! Happy New Year, everybody.

Previously:

Choice Cuts: Franklin Avenue's Favorite Tracks of 2010, Part 1

Choice Cuts: Franklin Avenue's Favorite Tracks of 2010, Part 2

Choice Cuts: Franklin Avenue's Favorite Tracks of 2010, Part 3

Choice Cuts: Franklin Avenue's Favorite Tracks of 2010, Part 4

Choice Cuts: Franklin Avenue's Favorite Tracks of 2010, Part 5

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