Best in Sound 2014

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Words by Lindsay Colip / Design by Dersu Rhodes

Dear Witnesses,

What a year, right? The editors of WT, both here on the west coast and overseas (not in tropea though, we don’t have any editors there yet), wanted to take a brief moment to tell you how much we adore you. How you are all consistently heads above the rest and yes, we say that with the deepest sincerity. I remember when you first clicked on our site (I’m aquarius too so I get your desire for knowledge) and said “Ahhh, this must be the place. A blog reminiscent of the garden of eden…where ten headed beasts go walking with elephants and ghosts look for shells under the river.” Honestly, we just loved hearing that amazing feedback from you and from that moment, we promised to keep WT away from the misery of monotony, the tough love that comes with bad reviews, and the pulsing headache of boringness. Not a bad kingdom we’ve built together, no.

No longer feeling like a stranger in Moscow, you started contributing to our site. Like epikur, you said “carpe diem!” and started coming home from work, throwing open the curtains and watching the stars while writing to us and for us. A sordid affair began, two bodies at first then more and more of you started to join in and now look at us! We have contributors from across the globe. Splendid. In sum, we recognize that we can’t do without you. Nor do we want to. You know what I mean, love.

Well, I’m almost home and hate to have to give you an abrupt raw exit but it’s time to let myself go. I feel so lucky I got what I want (this beautiful collaboration) and I ain’t gonna be the first to cry so I’ll just leave you be. Since it’s the season of the crossfade, we wanted to leave you with a best of the year mixtape. But oh the consequences of waiting until the last two weeks of 2014 to finish it! So sorry. After all, as stated previously, you’ve been so good to us, such hard believers in us. You set me on a mission each year to create this mixtape and dang it, I’m finally ready to fire it out to you all…

In all seriousness, we thank you so very much for your continued support. Happy New Year and more importantly, happy listening.

May we present our Best Music 2014…

best music 2014
40. Hard Believer – Fink
39. Adore You – Miley Cyrus (Louis La Roche Reconstruction)
38. Tropea – Kaleida
37. Almost Home – Moby with Damien Jurado (Agoria Remix)
36. Raw Exit – POLIÇA
35. Two Weeks – FKA Twigs
34. Tough Love – Jesse Ware (Cyril Hahn Remix)
33. Pulsing – Tomas Barfod
32. After All – Oliver Koletzki (Claptone Remix)
31. Ghost (Maya Jane Coles Remix) – The Acid
30. Consequences – Rico Puestel
29. Fire It Out Feat. Ruede Hagelstein- Tiefschwarz
28. Stranger In Moscow (MJ cover) – Tame Impala
27. West Coast – Lana Del Ray (Solomun Remix)
26. Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze Remix) – Moderat
25. The Misery – Daniel Bortz Feat. Nils Corssen (Nu And Acid Vs Pauli Remix)
24. Under The River (YokoO’s Above The Clouds Live Edit) – Agoria
23. Can’t Do Without You (Tale of Us & Manu Le Tough Remix) – Caribou
22. Seasons – Future Islands
21. Coming Home – Leon Bridges
20. Crossfade – Gus Gus (Maceo Plex Remix)
19. I’m Aquarius – Metronomy (Claptone Remix)
18. Set Me On – Qtier (David August Remix)
17. Eden – Ben Khan
16. Sordid Affair – Royksopp (Maceo Plex Remix)
15. Heads Above – Who Made Who
14. Mean Love – Sinkane
13. I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry – Bob Moses
12. Walking With Elephants – Ten Walls
11. Recognize feat. Mr Schug – SoKool (Ektschn Remix)
10. Sincerity – Anton Ishutin feat. Leusin (Lars Moston Remix)
9. Two Bodies – Flight Facilities
8. Watching the Stars – Monkey Safari (Super Flu’s Watching a Piano Remix)
7. Curtains!? – Timber Timbre
6. This Must Be the Place – Brothertiger (Naive Melody Cover)
5. To Let Myself Go – Ane Brun (Dennis Ferrer Remix)
4. Shells – Laurel (Hannes Fischer Remix)
3. Ten Headed Beast – Hundreds (Christian Löffler Remix)
2. Lucky I Got What I Want – Jungle
1. Epikur – David August

Enjoy our Best Music 2014 (best song) playlist here.

best music 2014
20. Beck – Morning Phase
19. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
18. Tv On The Radio – Seeds
17. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
16. Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
15. Swim Deep – Brolin
14. Banks – Goddess
13. FKA Twigs – LP1
12. D’Angelo – Black Messiah
11. Mr. Little Jeans – Pocketknife
10. Sinkane – Mean Love
9. Vancouver Sleep Clinic – Winter EP
8. Future Islands – Singles
7. Alt J – An Awesome Wave
6. Flight Facilities – Down to Earth
5. Tycho – Awake
4. Who Made Who – Dreams
3. Caribou – Our Love
2. Jungle – Jungle
1. The Acid – Liminal

best music 2014
20. Tµmmetott – Deep Fishing
19. Karmon – Deep House Amsterdam’s Wonderland Festival Podcast #002
18. Wunderkammer: Love Podcast Series Mixed by Blond:ish
17. Robot Heart | Burning Man – Pachanga Boys
16. Suma Beach – Acid Pauli
15. Fennec & Wolf presents Afterhour Sounds Podcast Nr. 33
14. Acid Pauli – Robot Heart New York Spring 2014
13. CSP06 ∆ Nicolas Jaar – Essential Mix (NO BBC Edit)
12. Christian Löffler for SSENSE
11. Falscher Hase | Sommerzeit (März 2014)
10. David Dorad * Garbicz Festival 2014
9. Kentaur: KENTAUR Podcast Series / Oskar E / Ep.1
8. Residual Glitter – Room Service
7. Christoph Woerner | As If
6. N!co Stojan & Mira | Zusammen Ist Man Weniger Allein
5. Modcast #173: Darkside
4. Lebensfreude Podcast by Sebastian Porter
3. Kentaur Podcast Ep. 3 / Linus Johansson
2. Crussen | Självsäkra Dårar
1. David August @ Boiler Room Berlin Liveset (09-04-2014)

best music 2014
10. Mono – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
9. Tanya Tagaq – Vancouver, BC
8. FKA Twigs – Pitchfork Music Festival
7. Caribou – Webster Hall, NY
6. Jungle – Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
5. Future Islands – Coachella Music Festival
4. Asaf Avidan – Fine Arts Complex, LA
3. Claptone / RUFUS – Verboten, Brooklyn
2. Darkside – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver BC
1. Maceo Plex – Output, Brooklyn NY

best music 2014
3. Who Are You Lutra Lutra ??
2. Kiah Victoria
1. Vancouver Sleep Clinic

best music 2014

3. Björk
2. Radiohead
1. Bob Moses

Enjoy our Best Music 2014 (best song) playlist here:

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