With the month of June coming to an end, DZI: The Voice is taking a look back at the songs, mixtapes, new bands, films, and moments that have accented the world of music so far this year.
Up first are the 5 singles that consumed MP3 players, music streaming sites, dance floors, and twitter feeds over the past six months. Electronic Dance Music, Hip Hop, R&B, and Indie Rock are all properly represented by two masked musical geniuses, a rising London crooner, a veteran VA rapper, a Caribbean diva, and a trio of alternative rockers.
Check out DZI: The Voice‘s “Standout Singles”, and be sure to return all week for the rest of the Best Music of 2013 (So Far).
Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell Williams)
EDM’s resident superheros tapped Hip Hop’s stylish superproducer to help craft the disco-esque lead single from the French duo’s fourth studio album Random Access Memories.
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Singer-songwriter/producer James Blake brought his R&B influenced electronica over from England to the States with this sultry tune about love surviving all off his sophomore LP Overgrown.
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“Numbers On The Boards”
Pusha T of the Virginia rap group Clipse will soon release his debut solo album My Name Is My Name, but before he shares his full length project the G.O.O.D. Music rapper dropped a Kanye West-produced Hip Hop anthem.
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Rihanna (featuring Mikky Ekko)
Rihanna is mostly known for her pop hits and Hip Hop influenced jams, but for her single from Unapologetic the Bajan beauty decided to focus on a piano-based track that highlights her pain-filled voice and lyrics addressing emotional turmoil.
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs
New York City’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs made waves with their fourth album Mosquito’s first single. The attention grabbing religious references were only upstaged by the Memento like reverse chronological storyline of the song’s video.
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Next: Best Music of 2013 (So Far) Part 2 will be published on Tuesday, June 25th
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