Toppa Top 10: Ten Tunes You (Probably) Missed in 2013

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January 15, 2014

2. Jamtech Foundation featuring Bounty Killer, “Dedicated”


Swedish beatmakers Jamtech Foundation were blending dancehall with electronic music way before that was a thing (and before the term “EDM” was really in use, even) but they saved their wickedest work for 2013 and this tune featuring the Warlord, Bounty Killer, on a blistering 808 trap beat. We heard more โ€œtraphallโ€ as the year went on, but “Dedicated” is easily the most striking such fusion to date. Bounty’s trademark cross angry miserable vocals sound just right over the track’s 808 snare claps, ominous strings and organs evoking Rick Ross’ “Hustlin.” โ€”Jesse Serwer