2013 in Review: Editors’ Picks


At the end of every Year In Review series we do (three years running) the founding team shares its thoughts on what our favorite songs from the past 365 days were. This is when a MMIBTY reader can see how much diversity there is among the group, because even though the four of us have a common ground, it’s evident our favorite selections vary from one another.

Check out what each founder/editor has to say about the year that was 2013.

2013 was a year that saw my tastes gravitate toward the more underground side of Dance Music. While my tastes, in general, stayed the same, I dived further into the world of Deep House more than I ever had, as evidenced by my trip to Chicago for the Wavefront Music Festival. While I often preferred Electro-House, I decided that not everything I listened to had to be pure red-lining bangers. Not only was 2013 a year during which I became more interested in the underground, it was also a year when I became more infatuated by masters of Progressive House and especially the artists in the Pryda Friends camp. Eric Prydz unleashed his 2013 Essential Mix and to this very day I still listen to it as often as I can – it was also wisely chosen as Essential Mix of the year by BBC Radio 1. Guys like Fehrplay and Jeremy Olander continue to get better and better and I made sure to take a particular interest in their music this year.

Check out my selections for best songs of 2013 as well as some personal anecdotes about the year.

Best show of the year: Mark Knight, Bijou Boston, June 28 
Best festival of the year: Ultra Music Festival (weekend two)
Favorite Artists of 2013: Will Sparks, Fehrplay, TJR, Hot Since 82, Dusky
Artists to Watch in 2014: Jeremy Olander, Amine Edge, Oliver Heldens


Favorite essential mix of 2013: Skrillex
Best festival of the year: Wavefront Music Festival
Best new genre: UK Garage
Most excitement I plan to have in 2014: Holy Ship. NEXT WEEK.


Best show of the year: HARD Red Rocks
Best festival of the year: Snowball
Favorite Artists of 2013: Amtrac, Disclosure, MartyParty, Diplo.
Artists to Watch in 2014: Thomas Jack, Amine Edge, Dusky, Kaytranada.


Favorite Mixtape Series: Solé Fixtape Series
Festival of the Year: Wavefront Music Festival
Emergence of Alter Ego: Curses
One Wish for 2014: Skream and Skrillex collaboration