Top Ten Songs with the Best Beats and Instrumentals of 2017


The Top Ten

1 Started from the Bottom - SpongeBozz

I so hope that Digital Drama remains SpongeBozz's producer for future releases. With Sponge's flow, choruses and complex yet aggressive lyrics, and Drama's epic overproduced blockbuster instrumentals the songs are more like atmospheric pieces of an urban rock opera... or rather, hip hop opera. - Martin_Canine

2 HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar

Mike Will Made It has produced probably the most memorable catchy earworm beat of the 2010s. It's all very simple/minimalistic and the samples sound like from a basic sample library, but that's exactly what gives it its outstanding sound. He focused on nothing but an instantly recognizable melody and succeeded. - Martin_Canine

3 Apocalyptic Infinity - SpongeBozz

18 and a half minutes of music, and five overall segments with three different beats that still work together perfectly, all having a common sound but individual moods - it gets even darker and apocalyptic in the last 8 minutes where SpongeBozz aims at Kollegah, which is done over sinister dramatic beatwork. It feels like an execution. - Martin_Canine

4 Krabbenkoke - SpongeBozz & Patrick Bang

Yes, another SpongeBozz beat by Digital Drama. Not my fault though that this album is amazing.
This song is outstanding for its rock oriented sound with a solo-like e-guitar riff playing over the overproduced exciting modern drums.
Several German rappers have already tried out interpolating rock music in their beats - the greatest was Kay One, on "Tag des jüngsten Gerichts" (don't know who produced it though), but this song here beats them all, at least beat-wise. It's just awesomely bombastic. - Martin_Canine

5 Swish Swish - Katy Perry & Nicki Minaj

Pop beats have last been this addictive in the mid-2000s. It's just simple old-fashioned house pop, but it somehow reminds me of Björk's "Debut", but poppier. It compliments both Katy's singing and Nicki's rapping. The production team has done well. This is the sound I wanna hear on a Katy Perry album. - Martin_Canine

6 Machinegunflows - SpongeBozz

What a surprise - another SpongeBozz instrumental by Digital Drama.
This is one of the more pure hip hop beats on the album, with no soundtrack, rock or dubstep influences, but especially those distorted digital vocals in the background _almost_ give me goosebumps. How they switch from one pitch to another, and somehow sound emotional... - Martin_Canine

7 Kill Your Ego - Sinners Are Winners

Industrial drum kits, distorted synth lines and heavy rock music - whoever produced this perfectly captured the grit of the movie he's quoting from in the lyrics. - Martin_Canine


Distorted, druggy yet still fully aggressive and filled with rage and rebellious energy. Marley of DatAdam created a beat where Taddl and Ardy could slay on, and then let themselves fall into an sink in... - Martin_Canine

9 The Invocation - Sinners Are Winners

The dark atmospheric gritty techno with guitar chuggs sounds just overwhelming if you are into that type of music. Very atmospheric and exciting. - Martin_Canine

10 Yellow Bar Mitzvah - SpongeBozz

It's somehow inspired by Purple Lamborghini (SpongeBozz mentiond both the song and the Suicide Squad movie), but it surpasses the original on every level - including the beat by Digital Drama that sounds even bigger, more intense and more overproduced than the Skrillex one. - Martin_Canine

The Contenders

11 Feed the Machine - Nickelback
12 World War Now - Kreator
13 XD - Dat Adam
14 Sodom Und Gomorrha - Bushido
15 Geschlossene Gesellschaft - Bushido
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