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Top Tracks of 2014

Submitted by on December 31, 2014 – 3:58 pmNo Comment

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There is so much good music being created right now, that it’s virtually impossible to listen to it all. Whoever said music is dead, is dead wrong. We are on the precipice of the next golden age of music. Music that knows no bounds. Lines will become blurred, as collaboration and experimentation increase, and those with music in their blood will have careers with longevity. Those solely in it for profit, will fade like a sunset, off into the horizon.

With no discernible commonalities, here’s Martyrs list of stand-out music from 2014.

Canada’s is a great talent incubator. Kiesza pulls of something that is a rare miracle in the world of dance music; there is actual dancing, accompanied by fun, upbeat, melodic rhythms that inspire you to get up and bust a move regardless of where you are, be it your kitchen, dance floor or even your local street corner. Her anthem allows you to embrace yourself, and get lost in the music, even if you have two left feet.

1 Kiesza “Hideaway”

 

It’s a very rare thing when a songwriter puts pen to paper and writes an amazing song, tackling not one but two taboo subjects. Then said artist decides that in order to do the song  justice, they need to perform the song themselves, all the while remaining in the shadows. Our number 2 artist does just that.

2 Sia “Chandelier”

 

3 Run the Jewels “Close your Eyes (and Count to Fuck)”

4 Chromeo “Come Alive”

Since 2012, this talented artist has seen a steady ascent to stardom. After completing a very successful tour in 2014, opening for U.K. sensation CharliXCX., she recently stated “This year I haven’t even had time to think. It’s been crazy.” Elliphant’s music is an unlikely blend of pop, dubstep, grunge, hip-hop, and reggae; this ability to incorporate almost any style or genre thrown at her, demands  she will not be pigeonholed and her music will not fit neatly into a certain genre. Our number 5 entrant is definitely one to watch for in 2015.

5 Elliphant “One More”

6 Future Islands “Seasons (Waiting On You)”

7 Charli XCX “Boom Clap”

8 Lorde “Tennis Court” (Flume Remix)

9 Röyksopp & Robyn “Do It Again”

After years in the business, Robyn is about creating and crafting music, not crafting and creating a brand.

10 Fka Twigs “2 Weeks”

11 St Vincent “Prince Johnny”

12 Grimes “Go” (featuring Blood Diamonds)

Never one to let herself be defined or labelled by one style, here is Grimes latest evolution.

13 Porter Robinson “Sea of Voices”

14 Tinashe “2 on”

15 Against Me! “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”

16 Dillon Francis & Dj Snake “Get Low”

17 Drake “0-100/The Catch Up”

If Drake has something to say, it will be said.

 by Vivienne Lozart

 

 

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