HBF's Best of 2011

Published On December 15, 2011 | By Andrew Rafter | Music, Streams
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Compared to last year 2011 has been a good year for electronic music, we wouldn’t go as far as saying its been vintage, but its been far from a dud.

Globally electronic music seems to be growing which is a good thing, sure there are those who are looking to make a quick buck by jumping onto the dubstep bandwagon, but for us one of the biggest winners has been the continued success of nu-disco.

It’s seen further growth worldwide, and for us, ultimately, has shown the world that organic music can still compete with synthetic wobbles of the current buzz genres.

This is our list of the what we think have been the best albums, singles, remixes and, for the first time, blogs in 2012. You’re not going to see 10 albums of pretentious deep house or artsy indie that we’ve never mentioned. Our list mirrors what we’ve been listening to and have been featuring on HBF.

There’s no running order for any of the lists, because, to be honest, it would be a waste of time and an exercise in futility. The albums, singles, remixes and blogs are all amazing and are all of equal quality. So there. If you think we’re wildly off, or have missed something do let us know. But we’ve trawled through every page of HBF and across the lists and mixtapes we feel we covered every artist or act that deserves to be recognised in 2011.

We’d like to the say a quick thanks to all the artists, readers, friends, fellow bloggers, PR’s, labels, and our internet and design teams who have all helped to make 2011 our most successful year. Without you we wouldn’t be where we are today.

We’re not perfect, but, nor is the world – we do this for the love of music and are very much looking forward to the musical delights of 2012. We’ll be taking a proper break over Christmas, because, we need some time off. The 800 + posts we’ve done over the last 12 months has taken its toll both physically and mentally. So this will probably be the last post of the year. But we’ll be back the first week of January to start this wild ride all over again.

Have a lovely Christmas and New Year and we’ll see you on the other side.

The HBF Team.

Best Albums of 2011:
Siriusmo – Mosaik
Yuksek – Living Life On The Edge of Time
Justice – Audio, Video Disco
SebastiAn – Total
Rafale – Obsessions
Bodi Bill – What!
Monarchy – Around The Sun
DigiKid 84 – Timelapse
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
The Supermen Lovers – Between The Ages

Best Songs of 2011:
Breakbot – Fantasy Feat Ruckazoid
Monsieur Adi – Fire Fire Fire
Yuksek – On A Train
M83 – Midnight City
SebastiAn – Embody
Siriusmo – Feronominkon
Shook – The Rise And Fall
Flight Facilities – Foreign Language
Peter & The Magician – Twist
Tyson – Fight

Best Remixes of 2011:
Sneaky Soundsystem – Big (Oliver Remix)
Monarchy – You Don’t Want To Dance With Me (Moonlight Matters Remix)
The Whip – Secret Weapon (Alex Metric Remix)
Christa V – Your Heart (Show Your Shoe Remix)
Fenech Soler – Demons (Yuksek Remix)
The Penelopes – Now Now Now (The C90’s Remix)
Lana Del Ray – Blue Jeans (Club Clique)
Sawgood – Not So Funny (Decide Remix)
Shindu – Happy House (Herr Styler Remix)
Chromeo – When The Night Fall (Breakbot Remix)

Best Blogs of 2011:
Electronic Rumors
La.Ga.Sta
Nashville Nights
Sloth Boogie
Too Many SebastiAn’s
Stoney Roads
The Music Ninja
Remix86
Slutty Fringe
Loose Lips

HBF’s Best Of 2011 by Mr HBF

Download here.

Show Your Shoe – Pandi
Noah & The Whale – Life Is Life (Yuskek Remix)
Aeroplane – Superstar (Krays Remix)
Hercules & Love Affair – Painted Eye’s (Moonlight Matters Remix)
RipTide – Sophie
Yuksek – Always On The Run (Peter & The Magician Remix)
Peter & The Magician – Twist
Yuksek – On A Train (Magician Remix)
Mustang – Shooting Love (Fat Club Remix)
Beni – Someone Just Like You (Villa Remix)
Gesaffalstein – Control Movement
Rafale – Everglades (Commuter Remix)
Mumbai Science – Researchers

Best of 2011 Alternate by Mr HBF

Download here.

SebastiAn – Love In Motion
Leno Lovecraft – Cybernetic
Shook – Though The Fire
Noah & The Whale – Life Is Life (Yuksek Remix)
Aeroplane – Superstar (The Krays Remix)
Hercules & Love Affair – Painted Eyes (Moonlight Matters Remix)
RipTide – Sophie
Yuksek – Always On The Run (The Magician Remix)
Peter & The Magician – Love In Rimini
Yuksek – On A Train (The Magician Remix)
Mustang – Shooting Love (Fat Club Remix)
Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)
Kylie Minogue – If You Feel The Love (Monsieur Adi Remix)
Yuksek – Out Of Control
Justice – Horsepower

About The Author

is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster. You'll usually find him wandering the streets of Manchester attending gigs, interviewing artists and trying to persuade techno enthusiasts about the merits of melody.
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    An excellent list, although the download links don’t work anymore :(