As it gets to the end of the year, you’ll see plenty of lists floating around the internet as different music curators aim to voice their opinions on the top tracks of 2014. No doubt Cazzette’s highly popular ‘Sleepless’ is likely to feature on quite a few of them, with a seemingly endless supply of remixes surfacing since its release. While the year is almost out, it seems like one of the best was saved until last, thanks to a super polished rendition from Hotel Garuda and Thero. You may have thought you had heard them all, but this smooth summery effort packs enough freshness to make you fall in love with the catchy lyrics all over again. All that combined with a sweet sax melody and you have a winner. Yearly lists are always a pretty contentious topic though, so we’ll keep our focus on the hottest tracks of the week as always, and the recent release from Sydney’s Hayden James has definitely made waves in its short lifetime so far. It’s no surprise that Future Classic knows how to put out ridiculous grooves on a consistent basis, but ‘Something About You’ is pretty close to perfection. Forgoing grasping at dramatic words to try and describe this properly, it’s just a straight-up tune, no better way to put it.
Keeping on trend with incredibly smooth sounds, Finnish talent Lenno has served up a special dish in his latest Wake Up EP that fits in just perfectly into the vibe we’re starting with for this edition. He’s no stranger to the Dojo, but ‘No More’ is certainly on the mellow side of his usual upbeat disco jams, and we’re digging this new approach. It’s a kind of style that’s bread and butter for another favorite artist in Moon Boots, and sure enough we’re gifted with another bumpin’ addition to the playlist from the man himself. Funky basslines and bright percussion hero this dancefloor starter, so gear up for some sweat-inducing antics when this one comes on. Pomo ensures that feeling continues on seamlessly, courtesy of his sweltering take on ‘Supernatural’. So addictive we just had to post about it twice, rest-assured it will be spun on heavy rotation well beyond any New Year’s celebrations. Slowing the tempo but not the quality, we return to another title from Hayden James as fellow Sydney producer Oshan gives us a fresh take on ‘Permission To Love’. Top notch vocal work and generous layers of funk make for one satisfying experience. Usually things this good have some kind of guilt attached to them, but you’ll find no strings attached to your enjoyment as you hit that replay button over and over again.
It’s hard enough to cut down a list of weekly features let alone a year’s worth of collation. If you want to look back at the best of 2014, there are another 50 previous selections where this came from. Peace out.
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