Music lovers benefitted big time this year! So much incredible music came out during 2020 — I guess the world being on lockdown wasn’t so bad after all. Below is MI4L’s picks for Fav Tracks of 2020…

Dubfire – Lotus feat. Carl Craig & Kate Elsworth (Tibi Dabo Remix) [Crosstown Rebels] — 2020-02-14 — The world was blessed with this beautiful tune on Valentine’s Day 2020. Berlin-based up-and-comer, Tibi Dabo, had a breakout year — releasing two singles and this massive remix on the almighty Crosstown Rebels. The stellar remix has all the elements of a timeless track: feel-good, infectious melodies; hypnotic, minimal groove; staggering hats; bumpin’ kicks; and chilling drops; all of which build up for 6 minutes to a perfect change-up at the tail-end. Love it! Big up to Dubfire, Tibi Dabo, and Crosstown Rebels for this amazing tune. Be on the lookout for Tibi Dabo’s full-length album coming soon…

Jimbo James, MI4L Editor-in-Chief & Resident DJ

Citizenn – Stay With Me feat. Kat Leon (Black Circle Remix) [Saved Records] — 2020-08-21 — That Black Circle remix of Citizenn’s “Stay With Me” on Saved was such a smasher! Perfect combination of African percussion, melodies, and pumping bass.

Juany Bravo, MI4L Managing Editor & Label Artist

Scott Diaz – Somewhere Else feat. LOA [Sub_Urban] — 2020-03-06 — An instant classic here from Scott Diaz. No matter how many times I listen to this track, the goosebumps just don’t stop.

DuBeats, MI4L Senior Editor, Label Artist & Resident DJ

Kassian – Midnight District Line [Semi Delicious] — 2020-03-05 — Clocking in at just under ten minutes…this hypnotic, rolling dance floor heater will be a gem in my sets for years to come!

The Silver Rider, MI4L Senior Editor & Label Artist

O Terno – Bielzinho/Bielzinho (Xinobi Extended Remix) [Discotexas] — 2020-08-07 — What a feel good tune with vibes and rhythm to keep you moving at anytime!

SAAND, MI4L Senior Editor & Label Artist

Walker & Royce – Need2Freak [DIRTYBIRD] — 2020-12-04Walker & Royce absolutely killed it with their end of year release on Dirtybird titled “Need 2 Freak”. I played this one out multiple times myself and has such a one of a kind vibe.

Mitch Dodge, MI4L Editor, Label Artist & Resident DJ

PAWSA – GOING TO THE PARK [PAWZ] — 2020-09-18PAWSA known for his banging edits. this one takes the cake for 2020!

Ramin, MI4L West Coast Podcast Founder & Resident DJ

Nick Warren – Electro Shock [NATIV] — 2020-11-27 — Tough one this, its actually been a pretty good year in spite of ‘Rona. I had a chance to rediscover a lot of breaks from the early 2000s as well as find new stuff in 2020. The best of them was Nick Warren‘s ‘Electro Shock’ on NATIV.

Simon Huxtable, MI4L News Editor

Tim Green – Vacation To Life [All Day I Dream] — 2020-03-27 — This track from Tim Green on ADID is my favorite of 2020 — perfect melodic house with beautiful vocals it brings a great journey.

PALOMA, MI4L Label Artist & Resident DJ

Lovebirds – People (Lovebirds Edit) [Sirsounds Records] — 2020-11-27Lovebirds was one of the first deep house music producers I ever discovered. This Edit of “people make the world go round.” Was a standout immediately because I remember loving “gangsters make the world go round” by westside connection. so this record brought me back to my childhood with a fresh dance floor feel.

Hylas, MI4L Resident DJ

Check out more MI4L Favs:

Fav Artists of 2020

Fav Labels of 2020

Fav Mixes of 2020

Be on the lookout for MI4L’s Fav Sets of 2020…


– jams
Jimbo James