Collaboration is a kind of magic. Two distinct creative worlds coexist for a moment, providing a glimpse into a new artistic possibilities. And how much cooler is it when the collaborators come from opposite sides of the world and/or seemingly unrelated music scenes? We love it so much when that happens that last year we dropped a few hints to some of our favorite artists about teaming up across borders in Our Top 10 Dream Collaborations for 2011.
Alas, no one took our hints. But the international collaborations that did take place this were even more surprising and, in many cases, more exciting than our wildest dreams. So, here’s to the 10 most mind-blowing actual international music collaborations of 2011. And here’s to even more in 2012. Mix it up people!