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Official Friction Top 50 2008

Bobby Friction | 14:52 UK time, Monday, 5 January 2009

As we move tenderly into 2009 looking for hope amongst war and recession, can I just give you 50 reasons to celebrate instead of commiserate?

I've spent the entire holiday period compiling my Top 50 tracks of 2008 because I always feel like I have to try and define what a year means to me - especially in music.  I started with a list of over 400 new tracks we played on the 'Friction' show and then spent an eon trying to whittle that down to 50 tracks.  Seriously - if you want to go mad in 1 easy step try doing it.  You'll end up arguing with yourself in the mirror, in your head, with your family, and it always ends up with your right side punching your left side in anger!  Anyway, once I did that I then had to rank all 50 tracks in an order of preference - that in it's self gave me sleepless nights over the New Year period - BUT I DID IT! 

So here it is, warts and all - You may agree, or violently disagree - but whatever you feel there is no denying that 2008 had a badass soundtrack!



Chase & Status - Eastern Jam (Ram)

M.I.A. Paper Planes (Scottie B Remix) (XL)

Bhupinder Gill / MS Pooja V's Soulja Boy Crank That Batua (Akash Mash-Up)

Amarik Singh - Kala Doria (White)

Abi feat. Prithpal - Vakra Tunda (White)

Panjabi MC  - Jagga (PMC Records)

Mandeep Sethi - Where Do We Go from Here (Demo)

Swami - Ching (Shiva Soundsytem Remix) (White)

Jazzy B - Rambo (Moviebox)

Klute - Ashram (Commercial Suicide Records)

Suga Rush Beat Company - L*O*V*E (RCA)

Sam K - Why (Demo)

Rabbi - Chhalla [Yash Raj]                                                                              

Daler Mehndi & Mika [Singh is Kinng] - Bhootnike [Tigersyle Remix] [Junglee Music]

Bhangra Niche - Daku (UK Recordings)

The Nasha Experience ft Swati Natekar - Dayam [Nasha Sounds]

CLP - Insatiable (Shitkatapult)

Miss Pooja Ft. Geeta Zalinder - Seeti Marke (Go Home Productions "Blow Your Turkey" Remix) [Electro East Mash Track]

Aman Hayer feat. Dev Dhillon - Chak Dow Ge (Genie Records)

G*FAM - G Who? (G*Fam Music)

Santo Gold - Les Artistes (Atlantic)

Tigerstyle Feat. Amrik Babbal - Maan Doabe Da (Soldier Sound Recordings)

JC Feat. Fake Rapper - Belly (Bassline Remix) (Relentless)

Nuphlo Feat. Satnam - Heer (White)

Delime Feat. Kaka Bhaniawala - Dhol Tho Bina (Ironic)

Nitin Sawhney feat. Reena Bharadwaj Ek Jaan [Bandish Projekt Skip Life Remix]

Mattafix Angel [Buddhist Punk]

The Cool Kids - Mikey Rocks (XL Recordings)

D-Boy Feat. Des-C - Tu Bataja (VIP Urban)

Jay Dabhi - 'Electro Dancer' (Dabhi Boy Music)

Sunit & Raxstar - True Story (Dream Warriors) 

LH1 - Radio Rage (Demo)

Engine Ears & DJ Luxy - Kaliyuga (thecatch.com)

Triple H Productions Feat. Mojo - Prince Of Hearts (White)

Ms Scandalous feat. Alyssia Aag [Fire] [Major Moves]

Ges-E & Shandy - Dil Se (Nasha Records)

Riz MC - Radar (White)

Kevin Rudolph Feat. Lil Wayne - Let It Rock (White)

Sukh Knight - Beneath Your Blouse (Choli) (Tru Tigers)

Radiohiro - Shes A Bad Girl (Radiohiro.com)

Raghav feat Redman - 'My Kind Of Girl' (White)

Taz feat. Sarbjit Kaur - Boli Paa Mitran (Hi-Tech Music)

Ishq Bector - Aye Hip Hopper (White)

Hunterz - Tere Bina Dil Mera Lagda Na [Moviebox]

Asian Dub Foundation - Speed Of Light (Kartel/Naïve)

ZeeKay - My Moment (White)

Great Scott - Bollygraph Test (Demo)

Dizzee Rascal Feat. Calvin Harris - Dance Wiv Me [White]

Sub Swara - Infiltrate (subswara.com)

Shahin Badar - Laila (Imprint Records)


















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