As 2011 is coming to a close we decided to do the near- impossible task of picking our top 20 tunes of the year. Based on the tunes we have been playing out and the tunes we have been listening to at HDD Headquarters, in no particular order, here are our top hip hop, dancehall and tropical tunes of 2011.
Schlachthofbronx – Wine & Wave (Toddla T Remix)
Darq E Freaker – Cherryade
Shal Marshall – Motorbike
Kelly Rowland feat Lil Wayne – Motivation
Tomb Crew feat Illaman, Rubi Dan & Juxci D - Watch This
Adele – Rolling in the Dub (Shepdog Mix)
Mr Vegas – Certain Law (Murlo Notting Hill Dub)
Vybz Kartel – Go Go Wine
Serocee – Oh Na Na
Walter Ego feat Coco & K Dot – Calm Down
Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover
Shy Fx – Raver (B Traits Remix)
Beyonce – Countdown
Toddla T feat Wayne Marshall & Skream – Streets So Warm
Laza Morgan feat Mavado – One by One (DJ Theory remix)
Stylo G – Call Me a Yardie
Kes The Band – Wotless
DJ Khaled feat Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross – Im on one
Jay Z and Kanye West – Niggas in Paris
Leftside & Shaggy – Jump up Around
It was extremely difficult to pick our top 20 tunes of the year, here are the tunes that came close but did not quite make the top 20.
Kendrick Lamar – ADHD
Two Bears – Bear Hug
Checan & Ross Orton – Difference
Mr Vegas – Bruk it Down
Dubbel Dutch – Racks Remix
Burgaboy feat Donaeo – Where’s My Mansdem At
Zed Bias feat Omar – Dancing
Shabba Ranks – None a Dem
Jhene Aiko - My Mine
Spice feat Missy Elliot – Fun
Flavour - Ashowa Remix feat Asem and Stone
R Kelly - Memories
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Beyonce – Best Thing I Never Had (Jr Blender Dancehall Remix) from Jr Blender on Vimeo.
Jr Blender of So Shifty and Supersonic fame has released two of his latest refixes. The first is cumbia/dancehall inspired take on Beyonce’s latest song (Best Thing I Never Had) of lost love. You can see the video for that above, please be warned Beyonce is basically half naked during the whole song. It’s fun and sure to work on the dancefloors. Download here.
Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Jr Blender Reggae Remix) from Jr Blender on Vimeo.
The second is the ska-ish refix of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep. The thing we like about this remix is that it doesn’t take away from the original’s vocal. Perfect for this little hot streak of weather we are having. Download here.