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What is Okayfuture? I thought you’d never ask.  Okayfuture (dot com) is a new channel coming to the Okayplayer network in the first quarter 2012.  A fully featured web site, OKF will compliment partner channels Okayafrica, LargeUp, and Revivalist by being dedicated to the spectrum of beat and electronic oriented music that especially (but not limited) leans toward hip-hop & soul.  Electronic music and it’s accompanying scene has returned with a vengeance in recent years, especially 2011, a year in which we saw Skrillex get nominated for an astonishing (for a dubstep producer) 5 Grammy Awards (Skrillex, who I am a fan of, did not make our year end list).   Selecting 11 tracks of the year in any genre can be particularly difficult as there are so many good tunes that come out over a 365 day period.  While I will hardly be the site’s only voice, this is my personal list featuring songs that stayed on repeat in 2011 and that I feel are a representative of what Okayfuture is all about. Some are remixes and/or edits, some haven’t even dropped yet officially.   Some of these artists we’ve been following for years, others we have to look up.  This is the beauty and joy of music discovery!

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  • http://thistooshallpass.com thistooshallpass

    Skrillex is straight garbage. Re-consider.

    • http://okayplayer.com/ dantana

      I am not one of those folks who hates on Skrillex. As you can see though, he didn’t make my list, nor did any dubstep for that matter. “Post Dubstep” and tracks with dubstep elements, but no proper dubstep.

  • Monk

    C.E.D.A.A, Cedaa (not creeda, or ceeda), Myrryrs and him literally killed dat 2011 madness !!!!

    • http://okayplayer.com/ dantana

      Thanks Monk. I fixed it. And I agree! Soooo good.

  • Saurus

    YESS!! Great list! I’ve been into this kind of music for a long time now and it’s artists like Hudson Mohawke who got me listening to Hip Hop in the first place. I’m really feeling OkayFuture!

  • kidtruth

    Good list, hadn’t heard a lot of these.

  • http://aol.com Z Dub

    AraabMuzik is from providence, RI

  • me

    fuck skrillex, that overproduced stuff has for every good track he does 4 that suck, wish people would stop DICKRIDING

  • howisya

    there is some good stuff in here, but i prefer all the electronic music we discuss in the lesson to the apparent direction of okayfuture.

  • dantana

    name some artists and feel free to email me at dan @ this web site