Dec 16, 2013
The Top 15 Glitch Hop Tracks Of 2013
Glitch hop is a genre that has picked up significant steam and recognition over the past year. Glitch hop’s characteristics vary greatly, making the genre one of the more loosely defined in electronic music. Artists like Pretty Lights and the Glitch Mob are just some of those who have helped pave the way for these rising sounds. By immersing oneself in the music, one can quickly learn to pick up on the signature traits found in the genre. Get a little practice by diving into what have found to be the best glitch hop tracks from this year.
Nicky Romero – Toulouse (Wumbaloo Remix)
Nicky Romero - Toulouse (Wumbaloo Remix)

Nicky Romero’s Toulouse is already insane, but Wumbaloo’s remix takes the track to an entirely new level. The funky glitch twist that Toulouse is given is one that you can’t help but dance to. Wumbaloo displays his knowledge and understanding of the genre through his creative and groovy rework of the track. Be sure to check out the rest of the young Finish producer’s tunes and get your free download of the track right here.

Defunk feat. Em Casey – Sunshine Blues (Original Mix)
Defunk feat. Em Casey - Sunshine Blues (Original Mix) [High Chai]

This super-funky, blues inspired track from Defunk is one not easily forgotten. It’s rare to see someone capable of combining so many different elements only to result in a masterpiece like Sunshine Blues. Vocalist Em Casey adds a dynamic that many wouldn’t initially envision in glitch hop. This is one of the many sick tracks from Defunk’s recent album, Welcome to Groove City. Be sure to check it out here!

Skrillex – Reason (Original Mix)
Skrillex - Reason (Original Mix) [OWSLA]

Released almost a year ago, this baby kicked things off the right way for 2013. Skrillex brought a new sound to the table with Reason, one of three songs from his Leaving EP released on OWSLA. The choppy buildups and drops combined with the mid-tempo beat are definitely different from what Skrillex normally delivers, but the fresh sound is one that’s appreciated.

Rudimental – Feel the Love (Kill Paris Remix)
Rudimental - Feel The Love (Kill Paris Remix) [Asylum]

Never failing to blow our minds, Kill Paris truly feels the love with his remix of Rudimental’s massive track. If you put this hot and heavy rendition on repeat, you’ll be making love for hours. John Newman’s soulful choppy vocals intertwined with epic bass synths make this one of the most passionate songs on this list. If you can feel the love, be sure to pick up a copy at Beatport.

Zomboy – Braindead (Original Mix)
Zomboy - Braindead (Original Mix) [Never Say Die]

Leave it to Zomboy to leave you Braindead. One of the four flawless tracks off of his recent Reanimated EP, Braindead starts off sweet and leads into an unruly drop. Zomboy delivers another filthy and refreshing banger with this one. Be sure to purchase a copy here, and keep an eye out for more from the British bass king as he prepares for an even crazier year in 2014.

Kill Paris – Slap Me (GRiZ Remix)
Kill Paris - Slap Me (GRiZ Remix) [OWSLA]

This has been one incredible year for GRiZ, the young Detroit-based musician. Between the release of his Rebel Era album in October and his many glorious remixes, there is no question as to why he has made this list twice. GRiZ’s remix of Kill Paris’ Slap Me is full of flavor and spunk. By receiving a bass-heavy makeover and some soulful vibes, Slap Me is able to capture GRiZ’s signature praiseworthy sound. Luckily this track and the entire Rebel Era album is available for free download here.

Siloet – Control (I AM ROBOT Remix)
Siloet - Control (I AM ROBOT Remix)

Easily the sexiest track on this list, I AM ROBOT’s glitch hop remix of Control from Siloet is absolutely heavenly. This groovy and luring rendition leaves little to the imagination as it continues to tempt listeners with every beat. ROBOT is a sex music genius. For those itching for more, go pick up a free download of the track now.

Dodge & Fuski and Culprate – Vice (Original Mix)
Dodge & Fuski and Culprate - Vice (Original Mix) [Disciple]

Bravo to Culprate and Dodge & Fuski on teaming up on this beast. Vice is cutting-edge, original, and enjoyably aggressive. This monster of a track took the charts by storm upon its release and deservingly so. So what are you waiting for? Stop holding back your Vice and head on over to Beatport now so you can join in on the madness.

Pegboard Nerds – FrainBreeze (Original Mix)
Pegboard Nerds - FrainBreeze (Original Mix) [Monstercat]

Pegboard Nerds are two of the coolest cats you’ll ever meet. They simply make music that is pleasing to their ears, and if it happens to fall under some genre, awesome. Fortunately for us, FrainBreeze is about as glitch hop as it gets. Pegboard Nerds had a busy year with the release of their Guilty Pleasures EP, touring, and loads of other new releases. Be sure to check it all out and grab a free copy of FrainBreeze while you’re at it.

Kill Paris – I Love You Lana Del Rey (Where I Left My Heart)
Kill Paris - I Love You Lana Del Rey (Where I Left My Heart)

Remember when Kill Paris boldly titled one of his tracks I Love You Lana Del Rey? We’ll never forget it. Serving as a memento of his adoration of the talented artist, this track is served up with Kill Paris’ signature bassline, some dreamy melodies, and that dirty glitch. There is no doubt he’s going to demolish 2014. For those who love Lana Del Rey as much as Kill Paris, it’s available for free right here.

Pegboard Nerds feat. Splitbreed – High Roller (Dodge & Fuski Remix)
Pegboard Nerds feat. Splitbreed - High Roller (Dodge & Fuski Remix) [Disciple]

Pegboard Nerds already hit a home run with the original High Roller, but Dodge & Fuski knocked it out of the park with their remix. The upbeat and funky elements make this perfect for the dancefloor. This is one of four remixes on the High Roller Remix EP released on Disciple Recordings, available on Beatport.

Mat Zo – Lucid Dreams (The M Machine Remix)
Mat Zo - Lucid Dreams (The M Machine Remix) [Anjunabeats]

The M Machine couldn’t have done a more beautiful job with their remix of Mat Zo’s Lucid Dreams. Definitely a change of pace from what the trio normally delivers, this remix takes the original and strips it down exposing the true beauty lying underneath. By taking away the club vibes and getting artsy, The M Machine has created one of the most memorable tracks of the year.

Chase & Status – International (Skrillex Remix)
Chase & Status - International (Skrillex Remix) [Mercury]

Brace yourselves, because Skrillex’ take on Chase & Status’ International is an extraordinary, bass-heavy piece of work. Though it doesn’t encompass your traditional glitch hop characteristics, the track has many elements of the genre. Skrillex’ signature sound is radiated throughout the track, including those subtle touches of reggae. Purchase your copy here.

Pretty Lights – Let’s Get Busy (Original Mix)
Pretty Lights - Let's Get Busy (Original Mix) [8 Minutes 20 Seconds]

What would a glitch hop list be without Pretty Lights? Let’s Get Busy proves Pretty Lights has the ability to take nothing and create the most powerful and soulful of music, which is why it has landed at #2 on our list. Pretty Lights has made his recent album, A Color Map of the Sun, available for free. Get busy, and start downloading.

Grizmatik – My People (Original Mix)
Grizmatik - My People (Original Mix)

What happens when you combine the musical talents of the funkiest dudes in the scene? The result is Grizmatik. GRiZ and Gramatik form one of the most legendary glitch projects to date, so it’s no surprise that My People has landed at #1 on our chart. Want to join in on the fun? Get your free download here.