Bump 'n' Grind 2009: A Look Back at This Year's Club Bangers
Another year in the books. It is just us or did 2009 seemed to rush by like it was in overdrive? Still, 2009 was another stellar year for clubland, music and all. The economic recession didn't prove to be the wet blanket many had predicted it would be. The nightclubs are still here and people are still partying.
So while we wait in anticipation for 2010, let's look back at our favorite club tracks that provided the soundtrack to our many drunk nights:
10. Simian Mobile Disco
"Audacity of Huge"
With a beat that harkens back to the electroclash era, British duo Simian Mobile Disco shunned their electrohouse past for a more simpler approach to dance music. And dammit, it was great! With references to Mama Cass, Bill Murray, Peter Tosh and Damien Hirst, how could it not be?
"Songs Remind Me of You"
Annie is what Lady Gaga aspires to be: Unique and quirky, while retaining all her pop sensibilities. Problem is Annie doesn't try to speak for her music or make it seem like she's exploring uncharted territories -- even though she is. It's Annie humble nature that makes her that much more appealing. Take note Gaga: Annie will be making music long after you've becoming queen of the tabloids and are rushed off to rehab.
"I'll Get You"
What happens when you pair LA duo Classixx with former Junior Senior vocalist Jeppe? Nu disco gold! Repetitive lyrics over a hypnotic beat makes for great drunk dancing music. Trust us, we've been there.
7. The Golden Filter
Proof that 2009 was the year of nu disco. Nobody encapsulated the movement better than New York's Golden Filter, whose '70s sound is mixed with modern elements. You can compare them to Goldfrapp all you like, but we think this duo is a bit more craftier than their British counterparts.
6. Miike Snow
"Animal (Treasure Fingers Remix)"
(Universal Republic Records)
Who knew the guys behind some of the biggest hits of the decade -- including Britney Spears' "Toxic" and "Piece of Me" -- could produce such an amazing piece of indie electronica. While the stand alone track is great in its own right, Treasure Fingers made it dancefloor ready with choppy vocals and chirpy beats.
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