If you’re still catching up on everything like me, you’ll want to hear some of the great music that came out last year. I like a mix of indie, pop, dance, electro, rock and like to find French music that I love as well. I’m not generally rap’s biggest fan although I do like the odd track. I hugely rate old tunes as well – there’s nothing like a great Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding or Johnny Cash song to get you through the night. Singers with soul and heart.
Here’s the first instalment of My Favourite 2014 Tunes : These are My Favourite 2014 Dance / Beats / Chilled Tunes that I listened to A LOT. Lie on your hammock or put on your dancing shoes …
1 : Anna Of The North : Sway (Chainsmokers Remix) : Norwegian chilled out, dreamily, blissful track.
2: Jessie Ware : Tough Love (Cyril Hahn Remix) : Love Brit Jessie Ware. Her debut album Devotion was full of great tunes and this year’s release Tough Love was just as good. This track never fails to bring a smile to my face. It’s the track I probably listened to the most in 2014.
3 : Caribou : Can’t Do Without You : Canadian slow burner that slowly but surely lures you in.
4 : Wilkinson, Taley Riley : Wilkinson : Dirty Love : Super catchy happy track from Wilkinson, a British Drum and Bass producer and Taley Riley, a Nigerian British singer.
5 : New Dorp. New York. : Sbtrkt, Ezra Koenig : Brilliant! Sometimes I can annoyingly hear NZ duo Flight of the Conchords doing a piss take of the vocals that throws me occasionally, but nevertheless this is just one twisted, funky track.
6 : Todd Terje : Delorean Dynamite : Love the title. This sci-fi track kills and reminds me of my raving days – oh so long ago.
7 : Parra For Cuva, Anna Naklab : Wicked Games, Tom Misch Remix : A fabulous modern interpretation of Chris Isaak’s classic, fresh for a new generation.
8 : Felix Jaehn, Freddy Verano, Linying : Shine : Another uplifting, breezy, summey track with a touch of sax and flute from this German producer and DJ.
9 : Duke Dumont, Jax Jones : I Got U : Great track from these British producers that samples Whitney Houston’s My Love Is Your Love. Great for pounding the streets.
10 : Jungle : Busy Earnin’ : This is a firm family favourite from this English collective. Funky beats that may even get you shuffling.
Let me know your favourites!