My favorite tracks/remixes 2013


It’s that time of year again. Below is a list of some of my favorite tracks and remixes from the past year (listed somewhat randomly.) Oh, and above is a picture of the lovely Sabi (No. 9 on “My Favorite Tracks” list.)


1. Jay Z feat. Beyoncé – “Part II (On The Run)”

In my opinion, one of the best rap/sung collabos ever.

2. Sam Smith – “Nirvana”

One of the most amazing voices I’ve ever heard. There’s nothing like it. Sam Smith’s debut album, In The Lonely Hour, is dropping in May 2014. Dude is about to blow up.

3. SAFIA – “Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues”

Another amazing voice. Look out for this Australian trio to go worldwide in 2014.

4. Drake – “Started From The Bottom”

Drizzy on some straight up hip-hop ish, and the video is mad funny too. Oh my Bosh!

5. Juicy J feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – “Bandz A Make Her Dance”

Not my most politically correct choice, but I can listen to those haunting synths and that chorus all day long.

6. Justin Timberlake – “Tunnel Vision”

There are plenty of great songs on The 20/20 Experience, but this is classic Timbo at his best. Hard-hitting drums, soulful melodies. Timeless.

7. Disclosure feat. Sam Smith – “Latch”

It’s been an amazing year for Disclosure, and deservedly so. Plus this one gives me a chance to include another Sam Smith song.

8. Ryan McDermott feat. Hit-Boy – “Joy”

I’m a big fan of Los Angeles native Ryan McDermott (G.O.O.D. Music) and this is such a feel-good song.

9. Sabi – “Love Sounds”

Here’s another Los Angeles native, and this is the title track from her recently released mixtape, 0 to 60: Love Sounds. Her boo, Ryan McDermott, produced the track.

10. Yancey Boys feat. Common & Dezi Paige – “Quicksand”

I still need my dose of good, ole ’90s hip-hop every now and then.

Honorable mentions: Ben Pearce – “What I Might Do”, Drake – “5 AM in Toronto”, Migos feat. Drake – “Versace”


1. Sam Smith – “Nirvana” (TIP’s Promised Land Remix)

2. Jim James – “Know Til Now” (Pixelated Remix)

3. Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z – “Suit & Tie” (Nehzuil Remix)

4. Newtimers – “She’s A Gun” (Christopher Norman Remix)

5. Johnny Stimson – “Daddy’s Money” (Follow Me Remix)

6. Miguel – “Adorn” (Oliver Nelson Remix)

7. Miguel – “Do You…” (Cashmere Cat Remix)

8. Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith – “La La La” (Komi and JL Remix)

9. AlunaGeorge – “Best Be Believing” (Ta-ku Remix)

10. Migos feat. Drake – “Versace” (Cosmo Trap Remix)