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We’re not quite done with 2013 just yet, no siree Bob. Alan Braxe has been brave enough to wade into the end-of-year-list kerfuffle with his top tracks of 2013. As you might expect from Braxe his selections are quite wide and varied taking in a range of tempos, genres and styles from both the established and the criminally overlooked. And we have to admit there are even tracks that we’ve not heard before (I know, the shame).

So it’s with great pleasure to say: here’s 2013 soundtracked by the one and only, Alan Braxe.

Super Flu – Fibi Maybe

“A slow cerebral progression, very methodical with a moment of magic at the breakdown with that mysterious voice!!!”

Daniel Avery – Taste

“Very simple, it enters your brain in a very pleasant way, a mixture of sweetness, sensuality and determination!”

Todd Terje – Strandbar (Disko Version)

“I heard this for the first time in London, at XOYO. The DJ cut the bass until the piano came in then suddenly dropped it back with the piano and the club went mad!!! Not the hysterical type, more enthusiasm concentrated on the track itself.”

Ali Love feat. Kali – Emperor (Original Mix)

“I played it lots this year, it’s so good! The voice is excellent and the bass / drums and so effective, the kind of song that gives the impression you’ve always known it!”

Tiga – Plush (Original Mix) 

“The perfect title, the balance between the song and the instruments is amazing … production is perfect, the result is a kind of electronic poetry!”

Alan Braxe – Voices

“A little narcissism doesn’t do any harm…”

iamamiwhoami – Y (Moby Remix)

“Woaah, a perfect track… The voice is magnificent, the instruments are subtle but beautiful – the result is timeless!”

Tensnake – Need Your Lovin (Tiger & Woods Remix) 

“It is very efficient, repetitive, it builds slowly and you really feel like you want to move! As is the case with most of Tiger & Woods’ tracks.”

Lindstrom – Quiet Place To Live (Todd Rundgren Remix)

“Not from 2013 but so good!!! A kind of Psychedelic House/Progressive with chords that continue to evolve, it doesn’t correspond to any style, it’s unclassified. You have a strong sense of freedom when you listen and you feel able to overcome all the challenges of life.”

Shook – Her Eyes

“Very soft, subtle listening….perhaps holding the hand of your partner in front of the setting sunset before you get down to some…”Honk Honk” “Bounga Bounga” “wohhhaaarrrr” “bing bing bing bong”.

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.