XLR8R's Best of 2011: Top Downloads

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XLR8R's Downloads section is constantly growing, updated day after day with loads of free music by a wide array of talented artists from around the world. 2011 was no different, of course, and garnered some of the biggest tunes to hit our pages yet. Looking over our list of the top 100 most downloaded tracks from the past year, it's hard not to spot a few trends. Obviously, you guys all had a serious thirst for remixes (especially bootlegs of top-shelf producers like Burial and Ricardo Villalobos), and apparently couldn't get enough from up-and-comers like Salva, Shlohmo, and Sepalcure. Bass-infused house and techno certainly has its place in the Top 100, but it would seem that hip-hop-slanted productions are what truly holds sway in the Downloads feed. You can check out the full list for yourself below.

100. Teki Latex & Para One "5th Dimension"
99. Salva "Obsession (feat. B. Bravo)"
98. Dennis Coffey feat. Mayer Hawthorne "All Your Goodies Are Gone (Shigeto Remix)"
97. Azari & III "Manic (Creep Remix)"
96. Beans "Blue Movie (Salva Remix)"
95. LDFD "Outtacontrol (DJ Clap Remix)"
94. Randomer & Fife "Somebody"
93. Jacques Greene "Lay it Down (Nacho Lovers Remix)"
92. Sun Glitters "Too Much to Lose (Regal Safari)"
91. Pixelord "Iron and Cream Part 2"
90. Geeneus "Get Low (feat. Ms. Dynamite)"
89. Take "Horizontal Figuration (Tokimonsta Remix)"
88. Jason Burns "See Thru You (Distal Remix)"
87. Kotchy "Sometimes I Get Down (Mike Slott Remix)"
86. Arthur Russell "This is How We Walk on the Moon (Labyrinth Ear Work)"
85. Sinjin Hawke and Morri$ "One Kiss"
84. Two Inch Punch "Luv Luv"
83. Benoit Pioulard & Rafael Anton Irisarri "Until Then (Broadcast Cover)"
82. The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble "Pretend (Soul Clap Remix)"
81. Canblaster "Clockworks"
80. Actress "Parallel World"
79. Toddla T "Streets So Warm (Zed Bias Old School Remix)"
78. Grimes "Oblivion"
77. Wheez-ie "Keep Yer Chin Up (Salva Remix)"
76. Shlohmo "Places (Yours Truly Remix)"
75. The Clonious "Alter-Ego-Cate"
74. Distal "Mananimal"
73. Moths "Summer"
72. Onra "No Matter What"
71. Groundislava "Creeper Shit"
70. Robot Koch "Lights"
69. Jason Burns "Back 2 You"
68. Salva "That Girl (Pharrell feat. Snoop Dogg Cover)"
67. Washed Out "You'll See It (Midland Re-Edit)"
66. Ambassadeurs "Rössler"
65. Sepalcure "I'm Alright"
64. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs "How Far (The 2 Bears Remix)"
63. Rusko "Feel So Real (Dubbel Dutch Remix)"
62. Owiny Sigoma Band "Doyoi Nyajo Nam (Quantic Dub)"
61. A$AP Rocky "Purple Swag (Jim-E Stack Bootleg)"
60. The Rapture "How Deep is Your Love? (Wax Motif & Neoteric Remix)"
59. Air France "It Feels Good to Be Around You"
58. Owiny Sigoma Band "Wires (Theo Parrish Remix)"
57. Sepalcure "Deep City Insects"
56. Miracle Fortress "Raw Spectacle (Pantha du Prince Remix)"
55. DZA "Eskimo (Montgomery Clunk Remix)"
54. Kouta "Granola"
53. Carl Craig "The Climax Bootleg"
52. When Saints Go Machine "Kelly (Shlohmo Remix)"
51. High Powered Boys "Udon"
50. Gwen Stefani "Luxurious (Lapalux's Bootleg Remix)"
49. Essáy "Love & Air"
48. Nicolas Jaar "Keep Me There"
47. Lapalux "Time Spike Jamz"
46. Zomby "Things Fall Apart (feat. Panda Bear)"
45. Lucky Paul "Thought We Were Alone (Gang Colours Remix)"
44. Ben Westbeech "Something for the Weekend (Roska Remix)"
43. Nocow "Moonlight Flit"
42. Jack Dixon "Coconuts (Disclosure Remix)"
41. 3:33 "333EP1"
40. Disclosure "I Love... That You Know"
39. Brokenchord "Dribble Drift"
38. Iuengliss "Physics"
37. Stateless "Assassinations (FaltyDL Remix)"
36. M83 "Midnight City"
35. Tokimonsta "Moving Forward"
34. Shlohmo "Places"
33. Joakim "Forever Young (Discodeine Remix)"
32. FaltyDL "St. Marks (Sepalcure Remix)"
31. Ghostpoet "Liiines (xxxy Remix)"
30. Toro Y Moi "All Alone (M A N I K Edit)"
29. Alpines "Cocoon (Nocturnal Sunshine Remix)"
28. Com Truise "Innerfacer"
27. Teebs "Pretty Poly"
26. School of Seven Bells "Babelonia (Sepalcure Remix)"
25. Golden Girls "Kinetic (Lone Remix)"
24. Ricardo Villalobos "Easy Lee (Monolithium Recrunk)"
23. Jimmy Edgar & Luke Vibert "Disco"
22. Eliphino "No More"
21. Burial "Dog Shelter (Essáy's Old Edit)"
20. Devonwho "Brushmetal"
19. Apparat "Black Water"
18. The Weeknd "High For This (Nasty Nasty Edit)"
17. Medlar "Terrell (Bicep's Brooklyn Shuffle)"
16. Wolfram feat. Haddaway "Thing Called Love (Legowelt Remix)"
15. Apparat "Ash/Black Veil"
14. Flume "Flume (feat. Anthony For Cleopatra)"
13. The Miracles Club "Light of Love (The Whendays Ecstasy Remix)"
12. SBTRKT "Wildfire"
11. Shlohmo "Couch (Soosh Remix)"
10. When Saints Go Machine "Fail Forever (Nicolas Jaar Remix)"
9. Scuba "M.A.R.S. (Machinedrum Remix)"
8. Onra "Change of Heart"
7. Tycho "Hours"
6. Tokimonsta "Bright Shadows"
5. Slidecamp "Geometer"
4. Kode9 "Time Patrol Dub"
3. Samiyam "Cushion"
2. Andreya Triana "Far Closer (Tokimonsta Remix)"
1. Burial "Shell of Light (Shlohmo Remix)"

Check out the rest of XLR8R's Best of 2011 coverage here.