Harsya Wahono (Other Music Staff)

  • Best of 2014

    My selection this year reflects the idea of being constantly influenced by new things, new people and new challenges. The reason why my picks revolve around the sub-genres of electronic music is because 2014 saw the release of many exciting, forward-thinking and sonically diverse records that challenged conventional perceptions and reached higher confines. These picks are my most memorable and inspiring moments of this past year.

    TOP 10 EPs:
    AIRHEAD “Believe EP” (1-800-Dinosaur)
    JAMES BLAKE “200 Press EP” (1-800-Dinosaur)
    BRUCE “Just Getting Started/Tilikum” (Livity Sound)
    FLOATING POINTS “King Bromeliad/Montparnasse” (Eglo)
    JAMIE XX “Girl/Sleep Sound” (Young Turks)
    LIL SILVA “Mabel” (GoodYears)
    MOIRÉ “BBOY202/False” (Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune)
    SOPHIE “Lemonade/Hard” (Numbers)
    DAMINO VON ERCKERT & PEVEN EVERETT “Mickey M. And The Marlboro Man” (Ava Recordings)
    SAVOIR “Malala/Eternal” (Plastic World)

    TOP 10 REMIXES:
    SADE “Never Thought I’d See The Day (L-Vis 1990 Sunrise Edit)” (Self Released)
    KELIS “Rumble (Actress Sixinium Bootleg Mix)” (Ninja Tune)
    KELIS “Jerk Ribs (Mount Kimbie Remix)” (Ninja Tune)
    SEEKAE “Test & Recognise (Flume Re-work) (Self Released)
    SIA “Chandelier (Four Tet Remix)” (Monkey Puzzle/RCA)
    LANA DEL REY “West Coast (Four Tet Remix)” (Self Released)
    RÖYKSOPP & ROBYN “A Monument To Everything (Kindness Mix feat. Busiswa)”
    BLOOD ORANGE “Uncle ACE (Kindness Remix feat. Robert Owens)”
    DAT OVEN “Icy Lake (L-Vis 1990 Fire Alarm Mix)”
    REAL LIES “World Peace (Pariah Remix)” (Marathon Artists)

    TOP 10 DJ MIXES/LIVE SESSIONS:
    CARIBOU “Rough Trade Mixtape 2014”
    FLOATING POINTS “Summer ‘14 in Brazil”
    MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE at Boiler Room x Dekmantel Festival 2014
    MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE at Solid Steel Radio Show Oct. 31st 2014
    NINA KRAVIZ – “Dance Mania All Vinyl Mix”
    OBJEKT at Freerotation 2014
    JAMES BLAKE AND 1-800-DINOSAUR BBC Radio 1 Residency August 2014
    MOIRÉ “Mix for Resident Advisor July 18th 2014”
    MUMDANCE “DUMMY MIX 205/Cairo Calling: Mahraganat Mixtape”
    NIGHT SLUGS - May 25th Rinse FM Podcast

    TOP 20 ALBUMS:
    THE ACID “Liminal” (Infectious Music)
    ACTRESS “Ghettoville” (Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune)
    SHINICHI ATOBE “Butterfly Effect” (Demdike Stare)
    CARIBOU “Our Love” (City Slang)
    DARKSIDE “Psychic” (Good People)
    FKA TWIGS “LP1” (Young Turks)
    FLYING LOTUS “You’re Dead!” (Warp)
    ELI ESCOBAR “Up All Night” (Night People)
    KINDNESS “Otherness” (Mom & Pop)
    LES SINS “Michael” (Company Records)
    MOODYMANN “Moodymann” (Mahogani Music/KDJ Records)
    MOIRÉ “Shelter” (Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune)
    OBJEKT “Flatland” (PAN)
    SD LAIKA “That’s Harakiri” (TriAngle)
    SBTRKT “Wonder Where We Land” (Young Turks)
    ANDY STOTT “Faith in Strangers” (Modern Love)
    THOM YORKE “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes” (Self Released)
    THEOPHILUS LONDON “Vibes!” (Warner Bros. Records)
    TAPE “Casino” (Häpna)
    VESSEL “Red Sex” (TriAngle)