2014 is finally drawing to a close, meaning it’s time to look back on the year that was. As music bloggers, most of our reflection is done through music. This year we’ve decided to bypass the obligatory rankings and lists that lead to inevitable disagreement and argument. Instead, four of our most noble editors took upon the task of arbitrarily selecting their favorites from the past twelve months and decided to share their picks with all of you. Think of it as one final gift from us for your continued support throughout 2014. We hope you enjoy the massive playlists we have below, and wish you a Happy New Years!

Clayton Warwick – Top Songs of 2014

You’ll probably notice a lack of superstar artists in my picks. While there was some amazing music that came out of the more well-known acts, that’s not really what I’m into. I love discovering new talent and being able to shine some light on them here at The Music Ninja. Hopefully you’ll find a few new favorites in here to carry you into 2015. Happy New Year!
’James Vincent McMorrow – Cavalier (MOORS Remix)’
’Jack Garratt – Worry’
’James Bay – If You Ever Want To Be In Love’
’Ásgeir – Dreaming’
’Still Parade – Reunion’
’Anders – I Wish (You Were Mine)’
’The Griswolds – Beware the Dog’
’RY X – Sweat’
’Bahamas – All The Time’
’Freedom Fry – The Wilder Mile (Urban Contact Remix)’
’Mansions on the Moon – Don’t Tell’
’Oh Wonder
’Chet Faker x WKND – Lover’
’Nick Hakim – I Don’t Know’
’Day Wave – Nothing At All’
’Olivver – Not Going Home’
’Osca – Illume’
’CRUISR – All Over’
’The Doors – Peace Frog (Bobby Nourmand Remix) ‘


Baseer Ahmad – Top Songs of 2014

2014 was definitely a very different year from 2013. I don’t mean to be cliche, but the musical landscape as a whole experienced a shift this past year. Without many “major” album releases to anticipate, there was far more focus on individual songs. It can be argued that 2014 was the year of SoundCloud, as the music service we all love (and love to hate) finally established its place at the forefront of music discovery. Many of the artists you see below would not have even been on my radar last year. While their emergence can’t be wholly attributed to SoundCloud, without that platform, many of these prodigal talents easily could have gone unnoticed. The entire music experience and the way we consume it has changed quite considerably, and it’s as exciting a time as any to be involved in the industry as I prepare to see how things unfold in 2015. My list is in no particular order, but it has been kindly separated between original songs and remixes. Hope you guys have enjoyed the ride, and have a safe and happy New Year!
’Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me (Ft. Kendrick Lamar)’
’SZA – Babylon (feat. Kendrick Lamar)’
’Ty Dolla $ign – Or Nah (Remix Feat. The Weeknd)’
’BANKS – BRAIN (Prod. By Shlohmo)’
’Vanessa Elisha – Midnight Swim (Prod. By GXNXVS)’
’Xavier – Now’
’The Weeknd – Often’
’PARTYNEXTDOOR – Recognize Feat. Drake’
’Shura – Touch’
’Chet Faker – Talk Is Cheap’
’ Olivver the Kid – Lucy (Hurt People Hurt People)’
’Years & Years – Real’
’ODESZA – Sun Models (feat. Madelyn Grant)’
’Glass Animals – Pools’
’Caribou – Can’t Do Without You’
’Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp’
’Raury & Vancouver Sleep Clinic – Superfly’
’Real Estate – Talking Backwards’
’St. Vincent – Prince Johnny’
’Yuck – Athena’
’Lykke Li – No Rest For The Wicked (Feat. A$AP Rocky)’
’Phantogram – Nothing But Trouble’
’Jungle – Busy Earnin”
’Vanic X Machineheart – Circles’
’ODESZA – Say My Name (feat. Zyra)’
’SoySauce – Sushi Park’
’LIZ – Y2K (Prod. by Lido)’
’Sango – Me dê Amor’
’Sango x GoldLink – Wassup’
’GoldLink – Bedtime Story (Prod. Louie Lastic)’
’Chet Faker x GoldLink – On You’
’Daye Jack – Hello World’
’P E L L – Dollar Store’
’Mick Jenkins – The Waters (Prod. by High Klassified & Da P)’
’Lucki Eck$ – Reflections prod. @VelaSeff’
’Saba – Next Door (Ft. Lucki Eck$) (Prod. by CHAD)’
’Tory Lanez – Gold (Prod.Tory Lanez x Noah Breakfast x Play Picasso)’
’A$AP Mob – Trillmatic feat. A$AP Nast & Method Man’
’Joey Bada$$ – On & On ft. Maverick Sabre & Dyemond Lewis (Prod. by Freddie Joachim)’
’Isaiah Rashad – RIP Kevin Miller (Prod. by Black Metaphor)’
’Little Simz & Waldo – Mandarin Oranges (Prod. Sango)’
’Rome Fortune – THE NIGHT featuring Childish Major (prod. Childish Major & TryBishop)’
’Young Thug – Lifestyle ft. Rich Homie Quan’
’ILOVEMAKONNEN – I Don’t Sell Molly No More (Prod. By @SonnyDigital)’
’ILOVEMAKONNEN – Tuesday Feat. Drake’
’Tinashe – 2 On feat. ScHoolBoy Q’
’Drake – 0 to 100 / The Catch Up’
’P. Reign – Realest In The City feat. Meek Mill & PartyNextDoor’
’Tunji Ige – For Us’
’ScHoolboy Q – Gangsta’
’RATKING – Canal’
’sam gellaitry – powder’
’Mura Masa – Hell’
’RL Grime & What So Not – Tell Me’
’Trippy Turtle – Trippy’s Theme’
’RVDICAL THE KID – Rain Down On Me’
’Full Crate x Mar
Nobody Else’
’Vic Mensa – Down On My Luck’
’Skrillex – Coast Is Clear with Chance the Rapper and The Social Experiment’
’ZHU – Faded.’


’Owl Eyes – Something About Us (Daft Punk Cover)’
’Beyonce – Drunk In Luv (JENI SUK REFIX)’
’PARTYNEXTDOOR – Persian Rugs (Falcons Bootleg)’
’Jay Prince – Stay On My Cool (Stwo version)’
’Wiz Khalifa – We Dem Boyz (Louis Futon Remix)’
’Rae Sremmurd – no type (clbts remix)’
’A$AP Ferg – Work (Remix) Fortune & MisterMack’
’Rome Fortune – Get The Guap (Chris McClenney & Fortune. Remix)’
’Kendrick Lamar – Sing that shit (20syl Juicy Remix)’
’Tei Shi – Nevermind The End (Saint Pepsi Remix)’
’Tinashe – Vulnerable (HVNS REMIX FT ATARI JONES)’
’Jeni Suk ft. Adrian Per – 2 ON (Tinashe remix)’
’Tinashe ft Schoolboy Q – 2 On (TOKiMONSTA remix)’
’Lana Del Rey – West Coast (The GRADES Icon mix)’
’ZHU – Faded (Vagabond Remix)’
’Phantogram – Fall In Love (NEUS Remix)’
’BANKS – Drowning (Love Thy Brother Remix)’
’Raury – Cigarette Song (Snakehips Remix)’
’alt J – Left Hand Free (Lido Remix)’
’Pharrell – Happy (Mr. Carmack Remix)’
’AlunaGeorge – Superstar (Cosmo’s Midnight x Lido Remix)’
’Disclosure – Latch (StéLouse & Curious Kontrol Flip)’
’Sia – Chandelier (Night Cruise Remix)’
’Sevyn Streeter Ft. Chris Brown – It Won’t Stop (Manila Killa & Hunt For the Breeze Remix)’
’Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cosmo’s Midnight Bootleg)’
’Mariah Carey – Touch My Body (Angora Remix)’
’Marvin & Chardonnay (DJ Hoodboi & Trippy Turtle Remix)’
’Ed Sheeran – SING (Trippy Turtle Remix)’
’Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix)’
’The White Panda – Say No Diggity (ODESZA // Blackstreet)’
’Raury – God’s Whisper (La’Reda Remix)’
’MØ – Don’t Wanna Dance (Basic Tape Remix)’
’The Aston Shuffle ft. Elizabeth Rose – Back & Forth (Nora En Pure Remix)’
’What So Not – High You Are (Branchez Remix)’
’Elephante – Shooting Stars (Bag Raiders Cover)’
’Flight Facilities – Crave You (TEEMID & Daniela Andrade Cover)’
’BANKS – Beggin For Thread (Gryffin & Hotel Garuda Remix)’
’The Chain Gang Of 1974 – Sleepwalking (Just A Gent Remix)’
’Hermitude x Flume – Hyperparadise (GANZ Flip) – Now available on iTunes’
’Baauer – One Touch (LUCA LUSH X DIRTY CHOCOLATE Flip)’
’Alesso – Heroes feat. Tove Lo (Jai Wolf Remix)’
’No Doubt – Hella Good (Dr. Fresch’s Summer Revival Remix)’
’OT Genasis – Coco (Trapzillas Remix)’
’Kanye West – Can’t Tell Me Nothing Remix (T. Hemingway Remix)’
’Mura Masa – tell me’
’polo – love lockdown’
’Justin Timberlake – What Goes Around…Comes Around (MUTO Remix)’


Ash El-Gamal – Top Songs of 2014

The music industry has come a far way since the introduction of file sharing websites shook major labels to their core nearly a dozen years ago. In 2014 it seems that the industry is finally evolving with smaller, creatively managed labels and collectives along with new channels and platforms of distribution (like us!) bringing a much broader spectrum of new musicians seamlessly to the masses. This is truly reflected in our picks this year as major names took a step back and the newcomers rule. Equally exciting has been the support and acceptance from veteran artists to adapt with the times and collaborate with up-n-comers, maintaining relevance in doing so. 2015 has the makings of a climactic unification of the old and new built on the advancements or 2014. It’s been a crazy year of triumphs and tragedies outside of music but we hope this list helps lift your spirits and introduces you to a new era of young talents.
’Alex Metric & Oliver – Hope’
’alt J – Hunger of the Pine’
’A$AP Ferg – Fergsomnia ft. Twista (Prod. by Very Rare & DRAM)’
’BenZel Ft. Juicy J & Cashmere Cat – Four’
’Chet Faker – 1998’
’Chris Malinchak – Forever’
’cln – Better Than’
’Coucheron – Deep End ft. Eastside and Mayer Hawthorne’
’D’Angelo – Sugah Daddy (Red Bull 20 Before 15)’
’Daytrip – Flight 43 (NYC)’
’D.R.A.M. – Cha Cha’
’Elliphant – One More Featuring MØ’
’FKA Twigs – Two Weeks’
’Flying Lotus – Masquatch ft DOOM’
’Giraffage – Tell Me’
’Glass Animals – Gooey’
’GoldLink – Planet Paradise (Prod. Louie Lastic)’
’GoldLink – When I Die (Prod. McCallaman)’
’GoldLink – Sober Thoughts (prod. by Kaytranada)’
’Gorgon City – Ready For Your Love ft. MNEK’
’hunt for the breeze – aquanaut’
’Jamie xx – All Under One Roof Raving’
’Jamie xx – Sleep Sound’
’Jaymes Young – Habits Of My Heart’
’JMSN – Addicted’
’Kendrick Lamar – Untitled (New)(Live Colbert Report)’
’Kevin Abstract – DRUGS (prod. by romil)’
’Kill Frenzy – No Panties (Original Mix)’
’The Knocks – Classic Ft. Powers (The Knocks Sunrise Club Edit)’
’DJEMBA DJEMBA x London Future – Fire To The Room’
’Lucki Eck$ – Count On Me 3’
’Lxury – Playground (Preview)’
’Mick Jenkins – Vibe (Prod. by OnGaud)’
’Mick Jenkins – Rain (Prod. Kaytranada)’
’Moodymann – Lyk U Use 2 (feat. Andrés )’
’Mr Carmack – Rappers Rapping Rap’
’Mr. Carmack – Kick It Up’
’Mura Masa – .. Girl’
’ODESZA – Memories That You Call (feat. Monsoonsiren)’
’Oliver – Light Years Away’
’Raury – God’s Whisper’
’Rome Fortune – FriendsMaybe (Feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN) (Prod. By Money Karlo)’
’Rome Fortune – Trap Lady (Prod By SuicideYear x outthepound)’
’sam gellaitry – reflectionz’
’Shlohmo & Jeremih – No More’
’Slow Magic – Girls’
’SOS – Dead Or Alive’
’Sweater Beats – Rain Dance’
’SZA – Child’s Play Feat. Chance The Rapper’
’Talos – Tethered Bones’
’Tennyson – Lay by’
’Tunji Ige – Ball Is Life’
’Tycho – L’
’Vic Mensa – Wimme Nah (Prod. By Kaytranada)’
’Young Fathers – GET UP (Radio Edit)’
’Young Fathers – Soon Come Soon’


’ZHU – Moves Like Ms Jackson.’
’Chet Faker x WKND – Lover’
’GoldLink – When I Die (Alex Young + Jonah Baseball Version)’
’Bondax – All I See (TCTS Remix)’
’Sam Smith – Money On My Mind (salute Remix)’
’Schoolboy Q – The Purge / Rapfix Cypher (20syl Remix)’
’Gorgon City – Here For You (Bingo Players Remix)’
’Peking Duck – High (Yahtzel Remix)’
’Pharrell ft. Jay Z – Frontin (Disclosure Re Work)’
’MEDIATE – Harder (Star Slinger Remix)’
’ZHU – Faded (ODESZA Remix)’
’Disclosure – When a Fire Starts to Burn (C2C Remix)’
’Flume & Chet Faker – Drop the Game (Sweater Beats Remix)’
’Jungle – Time (Lxury Remix)’
’Future – I Won ft. Kanye West (Louis Futon Remix)’
’Phantogram – Black Out Days remix ft. Danny Brown and Leo Justi’
’Kilter – They Say (Feki Remix)’
’Karin Park – Shine (Nebbra Remix)’
’Chet Faker – Talk Is Cheap (Kaytranada Flip)’
’Crooked Colours – Keep Your Mouth For Lying (cln Remix)’
’Deadmau5 – I Remember (Shiba San remix)’
’Niia x WKND – BTSTU (Don’t Fvck With Me)’
’London Grammar – Strong (Claude VonStroke Remix)’
’Alesso – Heroes (Branchez Remix)’
’Ryn Weaver – Octahate (Cashmere Cat Remix)’
’Tchami feat. Kaleem Taylor – Promesses (Preditah Remix)’
’Drake – 6 God (Gravez Remix)’
’Full Crate x Mar – Man x Woman (GANZ Edition)’
’Lorde – Tennis Court (Diplo’s Andre Agassi Reebok Pump Remix)’
’Seekae – Test & Recognise (Flume Re work)’
’Joose – Black Sand (Rvdical Remix)’
’I Love Makonnen – Club Goin’ Up On A Tuesday (Dj Snake Remix)’
’ILOVEMAKONNEN – Tuesday (Feat. Drake) (Star Slinger House Edit)’
’Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Shine (Kygo Remix)’
’Phantogram – Fall in Love (RATKING Falling Off Remix)’
’Novo Amor – From Gold (Nebbra Remix)’
’MNEK – Wrote A Song About You (Kaytranada Edition)’
’A. G. Cook – Beautiful (Rustie Edit)’
’Four Tet – Parallel Jalebi (Hudson Mohawke RMX)’
’John Beltran – Faux (Four Tet Remix)TEXT033’
’Sia – Big Girls Cry (ODESZA Remix)’
’Henry Krinkle
Stay (Justin Martin Rmx)’
’BANKS – Drowning (Lido Remix)’
’ODESZA – Memories That You Call (feat. Monsoonsiren) (Henry Krinkle Remix)’

Brooke Ferguson – Top Songs of 2014

As we end the final chapter of 2014 and start the next one for 2015, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed by how much music has evolved in just 12 months. As I developed my taste, expanded my musical horizon, and refined my expectations, I can’t help but feel honored to be apart of TMN and all its glory. I hope you all had fun listening, discovering, and jamming with us this year (especially those who continue to get down with me and my Friday Party Playlist). Here are some tunes that tickled my fancy and I sure hope they tickle yours. Happy New Year, ninjas 🙂
’Spoon – Inside Out (Tycho Remix)’
’Melvv – Vibe’
’Panama Wedding – All of the People (RAC Mix)’
’Gorgon City – Unmissable (Akouo Remix)’
’sam  gellaitry – waiting so long’
HONNE – ‘Warm On A Cold Night’
’The Knocks – Classic (RAC Mix)’
’EASTGHOST – Voyeur’
’Cathedrals – In The Dark’
’Tinashe – Days In The West (TVTSURO Remix)’
’Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Fantasy’
’Oh Wonder – Body Gold (Louis The Child Remix)’
’Sir Sly – You Haunt Me (SoySauce Edition)’
’Hudson Mohawke – Chimes (Maxx Baer Re
’Birdy – Skinny Love (Fareoh Remix) – Birdy’
’Kilter – Coward Ft Ngaiire (Akouo Remix)’
’Hatch – New Direction (pham Remix)’
’Lorde – Yellow flicker beat (10A Remix)’
’Crooked Colours – Capricious (Paces Remix)’
’Flume – Sleepless Feat. Lee Fields (Max Liese & KarlK Remix)’
’Stevie Wonder – Superstition (C2C Remix)’
’Ricoshëi – Perfect Like You’
’ODESZA – Say My Name (feat. Zyra) (Grant Bowtie Remix)’
’Cashmere Cat – Mirror Maru (Melvv Bootleg)’
’Samuel Proffitt – Sladky ft. Khai’
’Jeff Sontag – 4.22’
’The Griswolds – Right On Track’
’Pacific (Moullinex Remix)’
’The Magician – Sunlight feat. Years & Years (Blonde Remix)’
’Karen Harding – Say Something’
’Bearson – Pink Medicine’
’Max Frost – Let Me Down Easy’
’Oh Wonder – All We Do’
’New Navy – Pelican’
’Saje – Take Care Of You’
’I Know Leopard – Perfect Picture’
’PEPA KNIGHT – Hypnotized’
’Tei Shi – Bassically’
’PROM – Flickers’
’Flight Facilities – Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise (Extended Version)’
’Cosmic Quest – Water Winds (Feat Molly Williams)’
’KAASI – Work With Me’
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