Articles tagged with Best of 2014

Top 10 for 2014 – Ladycréme

December 31

2014 was a great year for house, so here’s a mix of 10 of our favorites. And keep an eye out for a YDH2S podcast coming atcha in 2015…

Top Ten 2014 by Ladycreme on Mixcloud

duke dumont – won’t look back (extended mix)

jessie ware – say you love me (gorgon city remix)

the subs ft. colonel abrams – trapped (acid jacks dance cult remix)

kiesza – hideaway (gorgon city remix

aden – whip (jimmy edgar remix)

odysseus – done to me

black loops – the lovelite

hercules & love affair – do you feel the same? (oliver dollar remix)

boot & trax – confuzed house

julio bashmore – simple love

Brian Blackout’s Best of 2014 Lists

December 30

Hello hello,

Here’s an obsessive list of my favorite music from the year, because I listened to music obsessively this year.

Best albums
1. Röyksopp – The Inevitable End
2. Erlend Øye – Legao
3. the Juan Maclean – In a Dream
4. Future Islands – Singles
5. Dum Dum Girls – Too True
6. the 2 Bears – The Night Is Young
7. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
8. Caribou – Our Love
9. Lemonade – Minus Tide
10. Wye Oak – Shriek

Honorable Mention
Mr Twin Sister – Mr Twin Sister
Bear in Heaven – Time Is over One Day Old
Joakim – Tropics of Love

Pop song on the radio – Charli XCX “Boom Clap”
Best live performance – Future Islands
Most insane dancing in a video – Kiesza – “Hideaway
Best EP – Yumi Zouma – Yumi Zouma EP

Songs of the Year (no remixes)
(and here’s a handy Spotify playlist)

Yumi Zouma – The Brae
Cafuné – Letting Go
School ’94 – Head over here
Saint Pepsi – Fiona Coyne
Chromeo – Come Alive (feat. Toro Y Moi)
Les Sins – Why (feat. Nate Salman)
Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)
Joakim – Bring Your Love feat. Luke Jenner
Wunder Wunder – Coastline
RAC – Cheap Sunglasses
James Curd – Let’s Bounce
Duke Dumont – I Got U
The 2 Bears – Not This Time
Caribou – Can’t Do Without You
Kate Boy – Self Control
Klaxons – There Is No Other Time
Zoot Woman – Don’t Tear Yourself Apart
Metronomy – Love Letters
My Favorite – Second Empire
Stars – From The Night
Yumi Zouma – Alena
Timecop1983 – Dreams (feat. Dana Jean Phoenix)
Wild Beasts – Sweet Spot
Orthy – E.M.I.L.Y.
Trans Am – I’ll Never
Loose Shus – Hang Ups
Ed Dowie – Meadow Song
Röyksopp – You Know I Have To Go

Remixes, Re-edits, Reworkings of the Year
(here’s a Soundcloud playlist of most of them, a few got taken down)

Step Out (the Chainsmokers remix) – Jose Gonzalez

Old Robot (Daniel T remix) – James Supercave

Drunk and Incapable (Fred Falke remix) – Krishane

Boom Clap (Aeroplane remix) – Charli XCX

I Might Survive (Bixel Boys remix) – Architecture in Helsinki

If You Were Mine (Baby) (Young Franco remix) – Midnight Pool Party

Holler (Fred Falke remix) – Rebecca & Fiona

Josephine (Dalminjo edit) – Chris Rea

Paradoxx Music (Mongochips remix) – Hatchets

Sundream (Classixx remix) – Rüfüs du Sol

You’re the Inspiration (Ladycréme edit) – Chicago

Running Back – the Dead Rose Music Company

Rock the Box – (Akin’s Slow Dance Version) – Sylvester

Falling in Love (KZA edit) – Miami Sound Machine

Never Thought I’d See the Day (L-Vis 1990 Sunrise edit) – Sade

If Leaving Me Is Easy (Tony Johns edit) – Phil Collins – (this one has been lost to the ether, unless you like Russian MP3 sites)

Christine’s Top 5 Vinyl Disco Edits from 2014

December 29

This year was an incredible year for releases old and new, especially on vinyl. The renaissance of vinyl has been well touted and for us, we never stopped buying it. As a duo DJing in Barcelona (we are called Topless), my husband and I have access to some great record shops as online resources from the UK and Germany to keep us well supplied.

This list is just of the edits and edits that we bought this year that blew our minds! I hope that you enjoy them as well!

Secret Squirrels #4 – Side B

The mysterious Secret Squirrels kept this year rolling with an amazing edit of Diana Ross’s classic “Love Hangover”. It is great warm up the floor with something familiar but totally different. The bass starts up the track and it is sexy as hell. Then the vocals come in with the snares and just wow! Grind on your partner and an end that slinks right into the next track.

KOKO 1985 Edits – Peru

Kornél Kovács as KOKO drops this set of edits from 1985 on the label Puss he founded with DJ HNNY. These are super cute 10″ with a kiss to seal the deal on each of them. There are two on here that are amazing but I love this rework of Depeche Mode’s “Just can’t get enough” because it pulls out the dark synths at the beginning extending a deep mysterious entry. Once the familiar melody hits, you can’t help but start to bounce.

Get Down Edits – Satisfy

Get Down Edits are the Irish duo Daz and Martin who have been release collections of killer edits since 2011. This yeah they collected edits from themselves and other partners in crime for a great EP of 4 edits, more on the digital EP, but this disc is a gem. Shit Hot Soundsystem brings a hot guitar riff and infectious vocal. Try not to dance and smile.

REKchampa – Combine (from The Love Below #3)

The Love Below is an edits only imprint from somethinksounds and in 2013 they released the very well known Cyril Hahn rework of “Say my name”. With number three they bring together some other heavy hitters. The stand out track for me is a rambunctious rework of Jimmy Bo Horten’s “Spank” called “Satisfy”. The double kick and high energy do just that.

Homesick #1 – Ella (Amadei & Zimmer Edit)

This first release in the Homesick series has three great tracks, but for us, we fell in Love with the Amedei and Zimmer re-work of 80’s french pop sugar bomb “Ella”. The hazy synths build up and break into a wave of sexy vocals. It’s a great closing or opening piece and we just love the slow build.