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DD Songs of the Decade. Part 1: Electronica

Tim Noakes looks back on the last decade's key moments in electronic music as part of Dazed Digital's Songs of the Decade playlist series.

As we come to the end of the Noughties (damn I hate that term!), I thought it would be fun to knock together a mix of some of my favourite moments in the last decade of electronic music. This has been the decade where bedroom producers truly came into their own, from Prefuse 73 and Flying Lotus, to Burial and The Streets. We've seen the birth of grime, Ed Banger electro , dubstep, glitch hop, and, yes, even the mighty Donk – big up to all the Wigan Pier massive BTW. The songs included are not in any order of preference and the mix isn't intended to be totally comprehensive (my short list alone was 11 hours long and many killer songs fell by the wayside because of an unfortunate BPM!) But, most importantly, I hope you enjoy the next two 1/2 hours and remember all the crazy times that these tracks brought us all. Bring on 2010... Oh, and if you want to skip through the mix for some insane reason, launch the widget and then click on the grey bar at the end of the tracklisting.