Dance Electronic R&B, End of Year List, Music

LJR Music’s Best of 2014 – Electronic/Dance/R&B

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Our LoveCaribou – Our Love

  • Genre – Alternative Electronic
  • From – Canada
  • Fav Tracks – Can’t Do Without You, Our Love, Back Home, All I Ever Need, Second Chance
  • Recommended Tracks – Can’t Do Without You, Silver, All I Ever Need, Our Love, Dive, Second Chance, Julia Brightly, Mars, Back Home, Your Love Will Set You Free

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1000 Forms of FearSia – 1000 Forms Of Fear

  • Genre – Indie Electronic Pop
  • From – Australia
  • Fav Tracks – Chandelier, Burn the Pages, Eye of the Needle, Fair Game, Elastic Heart
  • Recommended Tracks – Chandelier, Burn the Pages, Eye of the Needle, Hostage, Straight for the Knife, Fair Game, Elastic Heart, Fire Meet Gasoline, Cellophane

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syroAphex Twin – Syro

  • Genre – Experimental Techno
  • From – England
  • Fav Tracks – minipops, 4 bit 9d, 180db
  • Recommended Tracks – minipops, 4 bit 9d, 180db, aisatsana

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Total Strife ForeverEast India Youth – Total Strife Forever

  • Genre – Electronic
  • From – London, England
  • Fav Track – Hinterland
  • Recommended Tracks – Glitter Recession, Dripping Down, Hinterland, Heaven How Long, Looking for Someone

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LP1FKA Twigs –  LP1

  • Genre – Alternative R&B
  • From – Gloucestershire, England
  • Fav Tracks – Two Weeks, Video Girl
  • Recommended Tracks – Two Weeks, Pendulum, Video Girl, Numbers, Closer, Give Up

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ClarkClark – Clark

  • Genre – Experimental Techno
  • From – England
  • Fav Tracks – Winter Linn, Unfuria, Banjo, Silvered Iris
  • Recommended Tracks – Winter Linn, Unfuria, Strength Through Fragility, Banjo, Snowbird, The Grit In The Pearl, Beacon

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The Moon Rang Like a BellHundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like a Bell

  • Genre – Indie Electronic Art Pop
  • From – Florida
  • Fav Tracks – Murmurs, Cavity, [Animal], Xtalk
  • Recommended Tracks – Murmurs, Cavity, Out Alee, Innocent, Down From The Rafters, [Animal], Xtalk
  • Singles – Cavity, Xtalk

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Wonder Where We LandSBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land

  • Genre – Alternative Dance
  • From – London
  • Fav Tracks – NEW DORP NEW YORK, The Light
  • Recommended Tracks –  NEW DORP NEW YORK, The Light, Temporary View, Problem (Solved), Gon Stay, Higher

 

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Tough Love Jessie Ware – Tough Love

  • Genre – R&B
  • From – London
  • Fav Tracks – Tough Love, Say You Love Me, Keep On Lying, Want Your Feeling, Sweetest Song
  • Recommended Tracks – Tough Love, You & I (Forever), Cruel, Say You Love Me, Sweetest Song, Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe, Want Your Feeling, Pieces, Keep On Lying, Desire

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TremorsSohn – Tremors

  • Genre – Indie Electronic
  • From – London
  • Fav Tracks – The Wheel, Artifice, Ransom Notes
  • Recommended Tracks – The Wheel, Artifice, BloodFlows, Ransom Notes, Paralysed, Lights, Veto, Lessons, Tremors

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Trouble In ParadiseLa Roux – Trouble In Paradise

  • Genre – New Wave Revival
  • From – London, England
  • Fav Tracks – Uptight Downtown, Sexotheque, Silent Partner
  • Recommended Tracks – Uptight Downtown, Kiss And Not Tell, Sexotheque, Tropical Chancer, Silent Partner, Let Me Down Gently

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Do It AgainRöyksopp and Robyn – Do It Again (EP) & The Inevitable End

  • Genre – Electronic
  • From – Norway, Sweden
  • Fav Tracks – Do It Again, Monument
  • Recommended Tracks – Monument, Sordid Affair, You Know I Have To Go, Save Me, I Had This Thing, Running To The Sea, Goodnight Mr. Sweetheart

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 MoMØ – No Mythologies to Follow

  • Genre – Electronic, Dance, Indie Pop
  • From – Denmark
  • Fav Track – Red in the Grey
  • Recommended Tracks – Never Wanna Know, Red in the Grey, Pilgrim, Don’t Wanna Dance, Waste of Time, Dust is Gone, XXX 88, The Sea

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Nabuma RubberbandLittle Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband

  • Genre – Electronic, Synth Pop, Alternative R&B
  • From – Sweden
  • Fav Tracks – Klapp Klapp, Paris, Let Go, Pretty Girls
  • Recommended Tracks – Klapp Klapp, Pretty Girls, Paris, Nabuma Rubberband, Killing Me, Let Go

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whatisthisheartHow To Dress Well –  “What Is This Heart?”

  • Genre – Indie Electronic, Alt R&B
  • From – Colorado
  • Fav Tracks – Face Again, Repeat Pleasure, Words I Don’t Remember, Childhood Faith in Love
  • Recommended Tracks – Face Again, Repeat Pleasure, Words I Don’t Remember, Childhood Faith in Love, 2 Years On, What You Wanted, See You Fall, Pour Cyril, Precious Love, A Power, Very Best Friend

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reality testingLone – Reality Testing

  • Genre – Ambient House
  • From – Nottingham, England
  • Fav Tracks – Begin To Begin, Jaded, Vengeance Video
  • Recommended Tracks – Begin To Begin, Jaded, Vengeance Video, Aurora Northern Quarter, Airglow Fires, Coincidences, Cutched Under

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 illum-sphere-ghosts-of-then-and-now-300x300Illum Sphere – The Ghosts of Then & Now 

  • Genre – Electronic, Experimental Ambient, Left-Field House
  • From – England
  • Fav Track – Near The End, Embryonic, Sleeprunner, Liquesce
  • Recommended Tracks – Liquesce, At Night, Sleeprunner, The Road, Ra_Light, Ghosts of Then & Now, Love Theme From Foreverness, Near The End, Embryonic

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Mean LoveSinkane – Mean Love

  • Genre – Alternative Pop
  • From – Sudan; Ohio; New York City
  • Fav Tracks – How We Be, New Name
  • Recommended Tracks – How We Be, New Name, Young Trouble, Moonstruck, Mean Love, Hold Tight, Galley Boys

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YouDeadng Fathers – Dead

  • Genre – Left-field Hip-Hop
  • From – Scotland
  • Fav Track – Get Up
  • Recommended Tracks – No Way, Just Another Bullet, Dip, Paying, Am I Not Your Boy, I’ve Arrived

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Present TenseWild Beasts – Present Tense 

  • Genre – Indie Rock
  • From – England
  • Fav Track – Wanderlust
  • Recommended Tracks – Wanderlust, Mecca, Sweet Spot, A Simple Beautiful Truth, Past Perfect, Palace

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In A DreamThe Juan Maclean – In A Dream

  • Genre – Electronic, Alternative Dance
  • Fav Tracks – A Place Called Space, A Simple Design
  • Recommended Tracks – A Place Called Space, Love Stops Here, Running Back To You, I’ve Waited So Long, A Simple Design

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Mr Twin SisterMr. Twin Sister – Mr. Twin Sister

  • Genre – Indie Pop, Dance
  • From – Long Island, NY
  • Fav Tracks – Out of the Dark
  • Recommended Tracks – In the House of Yes, Blush, Out of the Dark

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SuckerCharli XCX – SUCKER

  • Genre – Dance Pop
  • From – London
  • Fav Tracks – Break the Rules, Boom Clap

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