A dozen years in and the Music Like Dirt end of year ‘best of’ gets later and later but hopefully the music remains ever fabulous. Here’s part one (numbers 151-200) with the rest to follow later in the week.

Enjoy and let me know what I missed…


Listen to the top 200 at your own leisure with playlists on most of the major streaming sites (it should be noted that they’re all missing tracks so the only way to hear everything is to scroll and play on the blog itself).

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MORE: TOP 200 TRACKS OF 2016 (26-50) (51-100) (101-150) (151-200)

151. Childish Gambino – Redbone

Childish Gambino making fine use of Bootsy’s Rubber Band’s classic ‘I’d Rather Be With You’.

As I’m late in publishing please allow me to crowbar in this brand new Migos x Childish Gambino mix from Akira The Don.
Rain drop
Childish Gambino x Migos = Hot Hot

152. Baltra – Fade Away (Vocal)

153. Carla Dal Forno – Fast Moving Cars

154. Ghetto Vanessa – Yuh Live Nice

More from the Equiknoxx Music imprint:
Ghetto Vanessa: “Songs like ‘Live You Nice’ evoke sensations of riding a dolphin on the Caribbean Sea, drinking straight from a coconut under blue skies.”

155. Nocando – El Camino

Nocando: “This song is inspired by the book the wretched of the earth. The song was originally supposed to be called “wretched”
It was also inspired by the riots that ruined my city when I was a child. It was inspired by my unexplainable ambivalence toward the black lives matter hashtag. Colin Kaepernick’s sweet gesture, the growing pains of a people that realize that the authority isn’t the authority because of a superior moral or intelligence but because of power. It’s inspired by me and my friends, people who think like me”.

156. Danny Brown – When It Rain / Today

157. Eddy Apogee – Dont give it away

158. Exploded View – Lost Illusions

159. Hannah Peel – Conversations

160. Howie Lee – “Bei Hai”

Bei Hai / 北海‬ (animation Rob Jabbaz. music Howie Lee) from Rob Jabbaz on Vimeo.

161. Nonkeen – Ceramic people

162. Maria Usbeck – Moai Y Yo

163. Mark Ernestus Meets Obadikah – April Dub

164. Money – Suicide Song

165. XOA – Burn feat Lea Lea

166. David August – J.B.Y.

167. Will Adlard – Echo

168. Calibre – Amen Tune (feat. DJ Marky)

169. Papa Chango – First Contact

170. Frankie Cosmos – Sinister

171. Cosima – Girls Who Get Ready

172. Dusky – Ingrid Is A Hybrid

173. Beating Heart – The Work (Rudimental Remix)

174. Radiola Serra Alta – Coco De Nosso Senhor

175. P Money – Stereotype

The lyrics to ‘Stereotype’ were penned back in 2012, but it stands as relevant as ever, inspiring the Lewisham MC to go back and re-record it this week with the addition of a new hook.

In an interview with SB.TV, he discussed his experiences with police harassment and explains his decision to finally release the Swifta Beater-produced track now…

“A few different things reminded me about the track. The way police have been dealing with people in America recently, seeing a man had died in police custody over here a month or so ago, a famous footballer being tasered by Police and dying.

I got pulled over the other day because they wanted to check my car was mine. I wasn’t driving erratic or too slow causing suspicion, never buss a light, nothing, I don’t even have tints on my car, but they wanted to pull me instead of the car in front that nearly hit a cyclist and had no brake lights.

When I questioned them back out of frustration the officer said ‘a male like yourself driving a car like this isn’t common’. Bro what does that mean? Then I went straight to studio.”

176. Ensemble Du Verre – Who Will Tell Us (Room 13)

177. Zeroh – Sorted

178. Africaine 808 – Balla Balla

179. Anderson .Paak – Am I Wrong (feat. ScHoolboy Q)

180. The Dean Ween Group – Exercise Man

181. Jonwayne – Wonka

182. Little Destroyer – Bad Cell

183. Cavern Of Anti-Matter – hi-hats bring the hiss

184. Big Thief – Masterpiece

185. Fat White Family – Breaking Into Aldi

“This song is a post apocalyptic vision of a barely united United Kingdom bereft of quality German supermarkets and their insipid low prices; ‘Breaking Into Aldi’ is the anthem that never was, a call to arms for the senselessness of our future futility, an overcrowded shadow begging for a rerun, a sell out by sell outs for sell outs. This Fat Whites collaboration with Cole Alexander of the Black Lips, Sean Lennon and Zumi Roscow of the K Holes is by all intents and purposes the sound of hopelessness attempting to bleed itself dry.”

186. Primetime – Pervert

187. Tinashe – Ride Of Your Life

188. Alex Cameron – Take Care Of Business

189. Cc Dust – New Ways

190. Reckonwrong – The Passions of Pez

191. JuJu – Samael

192. Mitski – Your Best American Girl

193. Kadhja Bonet – Honeycomb

194. Peder Mannerfelt – Public Images

195. Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles

196. Jax Jones – House Work ft. Mike Dunn, MNEK

197. The KVB – White Walls

198. Lil Silva – Cyrup

199. Ette – Bonfire / Fireworks (Joe Kane Disco Dub) / I Hate You Song

200. DJ Marfox – 2685