ATX Sound System: December 30, 2018

With 2018 drawing to a close, and everyone making lists of their favorite music of the year, we decided to compile a list of our top 25 tracks. There were big album releases this year — ranging from old-skool legends like Ziggy Marley, to modern roots revivalist Proteje, to dancehall icon Popcaan — but the singles finding their way onto sound systems around the world this year were even more varied, with an international flair that continues to fuse influences from London to Lagos to Kingston (with plenty of other stops in between, like New York and Toronto). With that in mind, these are the tunes that enjoyed the heaviest rotation on our ATX Sound System over the past 12 months. Here’s to 2019!

1. “Addi Right Size” – Vybz Kartel, Lolaa Smiles, Eagle Sound

2. “Hard Drive” – Rvssian, Shenseea, Konshens

3. “Body So Good” – Popcaan

4. “On The Low” – Burna Boy

5. “Ben’ Ova” – WSTRN

6. “Banana” – Jada Kingdom

7. “Rice & Peas” – Chi Ching Ching

8. “Drogba (Joanna)” – Afro B feat. WizKid

9. “Last Night” – Kranium

10. “Netflixxx & Chill” – Moyann (pictured above)

11. “T-Shirt Weather” – Busy Signal

12. “Up Top” – Teejay

13. “Enjoy The Moment” – Charly Black

14. “Doing U” – Maleek Berry

15. “Legacy” – Rygin King

16. “Ouchea” – Ili Sanchez, Vybz Kartel

17. “Look Good” – Gyptian

18. “Emotional” – Kamille feat. Kranium and Louis Rei

19. “Rope” – Chi Ching Ching

20. “Mirage” – Alkaline

21. “Prove Dem Wrong” – Ding Dong

22. “JA Party” – Tifa

23. “Winningz” – Hard Fi Deal Wid

24. “From Morning” – Addis Pablo feat, Shanique Marie

25. “Rehwe Mie Enyim” – Y-Bayani and His Band of Enlightenment, Reason and Love