Forward/Slash March Chart

Frankie Grimes February Chart


1) Frankie Grimes – Gemini (Original Mix) [CDR]

2)  Miles Dyson & Aaren San – Zooloo (Pleasurekraft remix) [Suicide Robot]

3) SBTRKT – Living Like I Do (Original Mix) [Young Turks]

4) Benoit & Sergio  – Walk & Talk (Original Mix) [Visionquest]

5) Jamie Woon – Lady Luck (Hudson Mohawke’s Schmink-Wolf Re-Fix) [Candent]

6) Hardrive – Deep Inside (Pearson Sound Refix) [Night Slugs]

7) Efdemin – There Will Be Singing (DJ Koze Remix) [Dial Records]

8) Sinden & SBTRKT – Seekwal (Original Mix) [Grizzly]

9) Instra:mental – When I Dip (Original Mix) [Nonplus+]

10) EarlWolf – Orange Juice [CDR]


Forward/Slash February 2011 Chart

Frankie Grimes February Chart

1) Rampa & Re.You – Work [Keinemusik]

2) Frankie Grimes – Get Up High (Original Mix) [CDR]

3) Sebbo – Elephanze Ce Danze [Souvenir Plus]

4) Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Jamie XX Shuffle Remix) [XL Recordings]

5) Unknown – Sicko Cell [Swamp 81]

6) Arado & Marco Faraone – Don’t Touch My Stereo [Dame Music]

7) DJ Koze – The Geklöppel Continues [Kompakt]

8) Hobo – Berlin Booty [M_nus]

9) Ramadanman & Appleblim – Void 23 (Carl Craig Re-Edit) [Aus Music]

10) Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You [PMR Records]



Beatport Best of 2010

Most Charted 2010

Beatport Top 100s are generally a pretty awful reflection on dance music, usually filled with mainstream commercial tripe and releases being repeatedly bought by bots. However, the Top 100 Charted Tracks of 2010 list was a bit more interesting. Of course it had its fair share of commercial tripe, (how Swedish House Mafia – One got to number 5 is beyond me) but there was also some good stuff to be found in it, and reminded me of a few great tracks from this year that I’d forgotten about. You can find the first 10 here.

DJ Koze – Blume Der Nacht

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RA Top 50 Tracks of 2010

Top tracks of 2010Resident Advisor’s Top 50 Tracks of 2010 hits fairly close to the mark in my opinion, a list packed with quality tracks. It stays in the same vein as the 2009 list, prompting the realisation that things haven’t quite changed as much as we thought this year, the new sounds that were established in the last years merely getting more attention this year. Seeing as this blog is only coming to the end of its 4th month, I definitely missed out on posting a few essential 2010 tracks, so here’s a few choice picks from the RA list.

Space Dimension Controller – Journey To The Core Of The Unknown Sphere

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Official Erol Alkan Forum Top 20 Tracks of 2010

Below is the official result of the Erol Alkan Forum Top 20 Tracks of 2010 poll. This poll had two stages, and received votes from over 250 people. The first stage was for nominations, which I then whittled down to the 57 tracks with the most votes, which I then put into a multiple-choice poll, which resulted in the below list. You’ll notice that there are some EPs listed, not solely single tracks. This is because some releases, like the Siriusmo EP, had votes spread across the different tracks, so I grouped them as one, as otherwise the single tracks would not have enough votes to make this list, which I didn’t feel was representative.

4) Erol Alkan and Boys Noize – Lemonade / Avalanche
5) Tiga – You Gonna Want Me (Hey Today! Remix)
6) Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours EP
7) James Blake – CMYK
8) Caribou – Sun
9) Duck Sauce – Barbara Streisand
10) Screendeath – Packback EP
11) Aeroplane – We Can’t Fly
12) Clouds – Liquid
13) Siriusmo – The Plasterer of Love EP
14) Round Table Knights – Calypso
15) Chilly Gonzales – Never Stop (Erol Alkan Rework)
16) Girl Unit – Wut
17) The Chemical Brothers – Swoon (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix)
18) Carte Blanche – Gard Du Nord
19) Chilly Gonzales – I Am Europe (Djedjotronic Remix)
20) Azari & III – Reckless With Your Love (Tensnake Remix)
Tracks that didn’t make the top 20, but deserve an honorable mention:
Jan Driver – Tellyfoam
LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening (album)
Paul Chambers – Yeah, Techno! EP

Feel free to leave a comment with any tracks you think should have been in the top 20!

Vote for your top 5 tracks of 2010

Following the success of the Top 20 DJs of 2010 Poll, I thought it was only right to do a Forward/Slash poll of the top 20 tracks of 2010.


1) Name your favourite 5 tracks released during 2010

2) Only vote once. Duh.

3) No joke answers, it just makes my job harder, and if I’m not sure if you’re taking the piss they’ll be taken as real answers and skew the results.

4) In case it needs to be said, this is dance music orientated.

So, take your time, go back through any charts you’ve done during the year, and mixes etc, and decide what your 5 favourites were. Double check they were released during 2010, and then:


Forward/Slash December 2010 Chart

Frankie Grimes November Chart

1) Jacques Greene – (Baby I Don’t Know) What You Want [Nightslugs]

2) Mark Broom & Brothers Vibe – Mind / Feeling (youANDme Hirsch Edit) [Platzhirsch Schallplatten]

3) Munchi – Sandungueo [Mucho Gusto]

4) Trap.Avoid – Elevator [Dither Down Records]

5) Aphex Twin – Windowlicker (Renaissance Man Bootcut) [CDR]

6) Radiohead – Everything In Its Right Place (Gigamesh Discotech Remix) [CDR]

7) Black Van – Yearning [DFA Records]

8) Drop The Lime – Hot As Hell (Canblaster Remix) [Trouble and Bass]

9) Traffic Signs – The Big Fake (Homework Remix) [CDR]

10) Outlander – The Vamp (Frankie Grimes Reconstruction) [CDR]

11) The Glass – Four Four Letter (Black Van Instrumental) [Plant Music]

12) Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (DJ Agent ’86 Remix) [Lightspeed Recordings]

13) James Curd – Got To Have (Flight Facilities Remix) [Greenskeepers Music]

14) DJ Deeon – The Freaks [Dance Mania]

15) Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane (Them Jeans Remix) [CDR]

16) Herr Styler – Snow In Paris [CDR]

17) DJ Rashad – Drop Juke Out [Juke Trax Online]

18) Jamie Woon – Night Air [Candent Songs]

19) Social Disco Club – Daft Funk [Hands Of Time]

20) Kasper Bjorke – Heaven (Muzzle Flash Remix) [HFN Music]