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Maveen - Top 10 Picks Of The Year

Founder of Glasgow's Shakara imprint, Maveen delves through his top dance selects of the year

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1. Joy Orbison - 2M3 2U

Joy Orbison - 2M3 2U

Wobbler, is the word I would choose to describe this tune. It was a toss up between this and Joy O's other release Pinky ring, but 2M3 2U has been my weapon of choice

Buy & Listen here: BandCamp

2. DJ Plead - Quick E.P

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Livity Sound has been the staple record label for forward thinking and percussive club music and this release is exactly that. Similar to his other release with Anunaku a while back, Plead continues the same infectious and melodic middle eastern rhythms he's well known for

Favourite Track - Louca & EI Es

Buy & Listen here: BandCamp

3. DBBD x Miss Bashful - Slut Bopz Vol. I

DBBD x Miss Bashful - Slut Bopz Vol. I

If Peaches and Miss Kitten & the Hacker ever got together and made an album this would be the outcome

Favourite Track - Muschi Muschi, Mini Skirts on Men or Island Hopin'

Buy & Listen here: BandCamp

4. Pouch Envy - VIP CLUB EDITS VOL. 2

Pouch Envy - VIP CLUB EDITS VOL. 2

Playful and packed with club friendly edits that unite the dance-floor

Favourite Track - Die Another Day, No Men, Twerkulator

Buy & Listen here: BandCamp

5. Skin on Skin - Burn Dem Bridges

Skin on Skin - Burn Dem Bridges

Highly anticipated Grime inspired Techno release from Skin On Skin that really took over this year

Buy & Listen here: BandCamp

6. Akash91 - Akash 91 Edits

Akash91 - Akash 91 Edits

From Breaks, Bass, Jungle and everything in-between, this EP has you covered and flew under the radar for most.

Buy & Listen here: BandCamp

7. Pj Bridger - Pj Dubs 03

Pj Bridger - Pj Dubs 03

Another gem, PJ Bridger took four classics and gave them a new lease of life

Buy & Listen here: BandCamp

8. Raiders - Vol. 1 Remixed

Raiders - Vol. 1 Remixed

Can't fault this remix album from Berlin collective Raiders - Nothing but Bangers

Buy & Listen here: BandCamp

9. Miss Kitten & The Hacker - Third

Miss Kitten & The Hacker - Third

Undeniably for me this is the best dance release of the year!

Buy & Listen here: BandCamp

10. Ahadadream - Homecoming

Ahadadream - Homecoming

What a release this was! Percussive heavy and UK-Funky infused - everything I need and more

Favourite Track - Piano Skank, Peak

Buy & Listen here: BandCamp