Top Ten Tunes of 2000
by DJ Cor-e, Gene Carbonell and mayhem
Three of Atlanta's most talented DJs sifted through their year 2000 tunes to compile a list of the best and brightest of breaks, drum and bass, and progressive. Check out the lists below!
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- R Fresh and Infiniti - "Get Fresh" - Fresh Productions
The dancefloor destroyer of 2000. R Fresh and Infiniti team up to produce a track that is a pure floor mover. This track, along with a few others, signaled a real shift in musical focus for the FL scene.
- Tony Allen - "Take Me Higher" (Dave London Remix) - Yes Mate Recordings
The only record on my list that wasn't commercially available in 2000. Dave London lends his signature production style to what was already a classic breakbeat track. The result is amazing, but the only problem is restraining yourself from playing this too early.
- Sueno Latino - "Sueno Latino" (Bushwacka remixes) - Distinctive
Remixes of classic tunes can be a hit or miss affair. Every once in awhile, however, someone nails the vibe and feel of the original perfectly, while adding to the track. This is a perfect example of the latter. Bushwacka adds the perfect touch to this Balearic house classic, creating a lush and beautiful soundscape.
- Filter - "Take a Picture" (Remixes) - F-111
Hybrid and Rennie Pilgrem turn out stellar remixes of this top 40 hit.
- DJ Aerosol - "Operation Heat Rave" - white
Possibly the biggest bootleg of the year. Naughty breakbeat remixes of some top trance tracks.
- Jasp182 featuring Elizabeth Arbelo - "Falling For You" - Insomniac Records
Progressive breakbeat at its best. Jasp182 and the Insomniac camp continue to crank out intelligent tunes with the dancefloor in mind.
- Detroit Grand Pu Bahs - "Sandwiches" - Pepper Records
Although this track was something of a flash in the pan, I think I'd venture to call it "the track of summer". Almost everyone remembers where they were when they first heard "I know you wanna do it..."
- Elektronaughts - "Bumper" (Plump DJs mix) - Lacerba
The Plump DJs are definitely the hot producers right now. Innovative and crisp production signify every one of their projects, but this track is my personal favorite.
- Icey - "January" - Zone Records
One of Icey's best works to date, in my opinion. It seemed to get overlooked by a lot of breakbeat DJs, but I never got anything but an excellent reaction to it.
- Anthony Rother - "Red Light District" (Blim remix) - Distinctive
A perfect fusion of electro and nu skool. Dark, ominous, and evil.
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- Luzon - "The Baguio Track" - Yoshi Toshi
In terms of mood, this track exemplifies myself as a DJ/Remixer/Producer as well as a person. Brilliant track!!!
- Cass - "Emotion Surfer" (Hyperion Mix) - Choo Choo
This track was the influence behind the DarkDriver (myself and D. Scott) track, "Re-vision 2."
- Blue Peter - "Funky Suite" (FC Kahuna Mix) - React
THE track that forced me to fall in love with dirty/funky house.
- C & M Productions - "True House" (Hard Steppin' Dub) - Forensic
A crowd pleaser in every corner of the world.
- Bedrock - "Voices" (All Mixes) - Bedrock
I played every single mix of this track and never got tired of it. To me, that means a lot.
- Andy Ling - "Fixation" (Slacker Mix) - Hooj
To hear the "industry crowd" cheer Digweed when he dropped this at WMC can never be matched.
- Above - "A New Day Dawning" (Cass vs. Slide Mix) - 3Beat
Still in my record box, this tune has lit more floors on fire than I can ever imagine.
- Moby - "Porcelain" (Futureshock Remix) - V2
Funky, moody and energetic...all in the same record. Hard to beat!
- Freefall - "Skydive" (Mara Mix) - Renaissance
For me, this long awaited remix crosses the bridge between pop and progressive. One for the ladies :)
- Mainline - "Narcotic"/"Innerspace" and Submission "State Of Interference" on Bedrock and Sunkissed
These two tracks were my favorite warm-up tunes of the summer. They gave a superb bridge between tech-house and progressive.
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- Kemal & Rob Data - "Messiah" - Renegade Hardware
The tune of the year for me and almost anyone. Ripping basline with that
special feeling when the "aaaahhhh" comes in.
- Lil Louis - "French Kiss (Optical remix)" - Unreleased
Everytime a "head" played this chune in Atlanta...the masses went nuts. One
of my all time faves.
- Trace & Rymetyme - "Move VIP" - 1210
Nasty, nasty bassline on this one...always got the crowds moving.
- Ed Rush & Optical - "White Lightning" - Virus
Class tune that ripped up the floors on dub for the majority of the year and
continued to kill it on vinyl.
- Moving Fusion - "Atlantis" - Ram Records
Smashing roller with a bassline that I've seen blow too many speakers.
- Absolute Zero & Subphonics - "The Code (Usual Suspects remix)" - Renegade
This remix took it to the next level...one half rolling neurofunk, one half
- Future Cut - "The Specialist" - Infrared
Sick bassline & running beat made this own the floors.
- )E|B( - "Breathe" - bcrecordings
Bad Company's production with Aage's vocals made the transcontinental chune
- Kraken - "Spinal Chord" - Underfire
One of the nastiest basslines of the year...not many tunes could run that
like that one.
- Usual Suspects - "Synapse" - Renegade Hardware
Absolutely sick roller, 2001 brings the remix...what a year in d&b.