Fuck, they all have warned me and I have not listened. Selecting top 20 tracks from a sea of wonderful music released in 2009 is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE. To curb the space and while bearing in mind your html-generation attention span I decided to simply post a list of 28 tracks which I (and my car's Sound System) really enjoyed in 2009 out of hundreds that should be listed here. Why 28? I simply could not remove any more tunes from my ranking, though I probably still forgot about dozens of them and deliberately omitted stuff produced by Rustie, Joker, Starkey, FlyLo, HudMo and similar 'well-known' artists as they tracks will pop up anyway on the best lists across the blogosphere.
DOKTOR KRANK'S BEST TRACKS OF 2009
And the Winner is .......
1. ROBOT KOCH - HARD TO FIND. Best tune from the best album of 2009. We are waiting for the future, Robot Koch is already there! Great mix of future sound and vintage mood! I should have listed at least 3 tracks from this release in my Top 20.
Robot Koch video
2. NOSAJ THING - FOG Transcendental experience. I have tears in my eyes listening to this track …
3. EPROM - HUMANOID* coming very soon on Rwina records. Lazer synths in head-on clash with heavy bassline and stepping beats. Party tune of the year!
4. FEVER RAY - SEVEN (MARTYN REMIX) Uber-quality future garage from Martyn!
5. PANTyRAiD - ENTER THE MACHINE. The best track of top-5 album of the year. Read my review on glitch.fm
6. SUKH KNIGHT - UP IN SMOKE The best heavy wobble dubstep tune of 2009. Six million ways to die choose one
7. LANDO KAL - KITES (DUB, feat. SPOEK) Crunky electro killer.
8. FULGEANCE - ANN ARBOR French electro par excellence.
9. THE XX – BASIC SPACE (JAMIE'S SPACE BASS REMIX) And I thought Lunice remix was the best … Deep bass to accompany your trips to the forest at full-moon night. I got shivers listening to it.
10. Robot Koch vs Cerebral Vortex - Vortex Cookies (Lazer Sword White Chocolate Chip Rmx) Super duo remixed by another super duo = uper joint!
11. CLUBROOT - EMBRYO Beautiful sonic journey to the deepest excesses of your mind.
12. DEM FRANCHIZE BOYS – I THINK THEY LIKE ME (MOCHIPET REMIX) Master Mochipet hitting you with full force. This boy releases ONLY quality stuff.
13. LAZER SWORD - GUCCI SWEATSHIRT (LAZER SWORD ’09 ELECTRO MIX) Cult myspace anthem of 2007 finally on vinyl in a new mix.
14. WOLF INTERVALS - ALL UP UNDER THE COVERS DAY Crazy and uber funny remix of SNL’s hit (feat. Justin Timberlake).
15. LORN - HOLLOW MAN Shhhhh... listen.
16. BEN SAMPLES - BLAKKA Pure fire from Denver!
17. NASTYNASTY – THE REEF (SLUGABED REMIX) NastyNasty and Slugabed - you better memorize these names. 2010 willl be their year!
18. DNAEBEATS – RAZOR KUT (160kbps) Street bass distorted beats. ME LIKES!
19. MOCHIPET - GODZILLA NEW YEAR (DAVID STARFIRE REMIX feat. iCATCHING) iCatching and David Starfire super tight, raw and powerful remix!
20. MIMOSA - SIRIUS Oh boy, Mimosa is on the rise. Just listen to the bassline in this track!
21. NEIL LANDSTRUMM – COCONUT KESTREL Crazy, free-style electronica from the fantastic release of Baambata Eats His Breakfast.
22. CLP – I’M SO THRILL (feat. SPOEK - SWEAT X vs FS GREEN REMIX) The best tool for drilling holes in you mind with burning heavy bass.
23. SCHLACHTHOFBRONX - GOOD TO GO Air-horn steppers from Munich in top form.
24. BASSNECTAR - COZZA FRENZY (BASSNECTAR MEGA BASS REMIX). Huge, heavy, bwampy dubstep anthem of 2009!!
25. BIL BLESS – DRUNK O' WALLACE One of the best releases in mid-tempo department this year!
26. RQM – BARELY EVIL (original mix) Great Polish-born Emcee, currently residing in Berlin, with tons of collaborations with beatmakers across the world (Robot Koch, Jahcoozi, CLP to mention a few), released a very good EP, with a few great remixes, but the original is what I like the best!
27. FAUNA - EL ZOMBIE (DISQUEDJ REMIX). Best nueva cumbia tune of 2009!
28. KITIMAT – AMSDN Ultra heavy, infectious bass in the best track of Motion Sickness compilation (Run Riot Records).