Monthly Archives: December 2014

Best of 2014: The Hottest Jams of 2014 (Honorable Mention)

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It’s that time of the year again! It’s time for me to spend altogether too much time comparing apples and oranges, trying to figure out which tasty sonic nuggets spoke to me the most clearly this year. I’ve been making this list for the last six years — the last four for Thunder Penguin — and while I don’t get paid to do it anymore, I find myself enjoying it more and more each year. As last year, let’s kick …

Hot Jam of the Day: How to Dress Well, “Precious Love” (Recycle Culture Remix)

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How to Dress Well “Precious Love” (Recycle Culture Remix) Digital Single The always reliable, hugely underrated Minneapolis producer weaves his magic wand over How to Dress Well’s lovelorn original to devastating effect. It’s very difficult to make a song like “Precious Love” warmer, but he pulls it off here, building a glorious new sonic bed for Tom Krell’s falsetto to curl up in. Make sure to also check out his slept-on, ambient stunner, In Transit II, which dropped earlier this year.

Hot Jam of the Day: Future Brown, “Talkin Bandz” (f/ Shawnna, DJ Victoriouz)

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Future Brown “Talkin Bandz” (f/ Shawnna, DJ Victoriouz) Future Brown (out 02.24 on Warp) Nguzunguzu, Fatima Al Qadiri, and J-Cush don’t give a fuck about your year end list. “Talkin Bandz” is the kind of banger sure to throw a wrench in any self-respecting blogger’s “Best Of” list. It’s a potent concoction made of a cascading arrangement, a couple of monster verses from Chicago vet Shawnna, and a languid hook from DJ Victoriouz. Best of all, “Talkin Bandz” comes with the news of …