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MIMO Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2014 (15-11)

We’re counting down the best dance/electronica singles of 2014 (40-36 here, 35-31 here, 30-26 here, 25-21 here, 20-16 here). We’ll pick it up now at number 15. 15) Jungle – “Busy Earnin’” Surely the slinkiest reflection on the credit crunch ever recorded, enigmatic electro-soul duo Jungle lived up to all their early hype with an impossibly infectious blend of chirruping brass hooks and falsetto-led melodies that could have been mistaken […]


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MIMO Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2014 (10-6)

We’re reviewing the best dance/electronica singles of 2014 (40-36 here, 35-31 here, 30-26 here, 25-21 here, 20-16 here, 15-11 here). Let’s pick up the countdown now with numbers 10-6. 10) SOHN – “The Wheel” A spellbinding ode to heartbreak which combines devastating lyrics with an intriguing robotic vocal loop (recalling Laurie Anderson’s oddball classic “O Superman”), “The Wheel” confirmed SOHN as the most compelling newcomer on the electro-soul scene. 09) […]


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Kanye West Teams with Paul McCartney on ‘Only One’

Starting the New Year right, one of our fave hip-hop artists jumps into 2015 with an emotional duet, “Only One.”  Following in the famous footsteps of Michael Jackson, Kanye West teamed up with former Beatle Paul McCartney to create a sweet ode to his “chosen one.” The two came together in Los Angeles for a “simple brainstorming session,” that morphed into Paul riffing on the piano and Kanye sketching the […]


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The Top 20 Dance/Electronica Albums of 2014 (#10-6)

Continuing our countdown of the best full-length dance/electronica releases of 2014 (20-16 is here, 15-11 here), let’s take a look at numbers 10-6.   10) Neneh Cherry – Blank Project Produced by IDM maverick Four Tet, Neneh Cherry’s fourth studio effort, and first in 18 years, was a refreshingly raw, urgent and uncompromising blend of trip-hop, jazz-rock and glitchy electronica which proved that despite approaching her 50th birthday, the “Buffalo […]


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The Top Five Pop and Rock Albums of 2014

Yeah…I know…another year-end list. You’re going to find lots of Top 20 and Top 50 lists of best albums of 2014 on the Interwebs right about now, but for this list, I wanted to keep it short—narrow it down to five pop/rock albums that aren’t just really, really good (because there are lots of records that could be on that kind of list), but also albums that broke ground artistically […]


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MIMO Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2014 (20-16)

Continuing our countdown of the best dance/electronica singles of 2014 (40-36 here, 35-31 here, 30-26 here, 25-21 here), let’s take a look at numbers 20-16. 20) Mr Probz – “Waves” Originally a John Legend-style soulful ballad, “Waves” then became an unlikely Balearic anthem when Robin Schulz added some bongo taps and blissful house beats to its melancholic The xx-esque guitar hook and Mr. Probz’s distinctive husky tones. 19) Little Dragon […]


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10 Best Hip-Hop Holiday Songs of All Time (Part 2)

Merry Frickin’ Christmas!

And we’re back! Did the first five jams on our list get you into the Christmas spirit?  Why are so many rappers rapping about egg nog?  And does Santa just sleigh ride right over the ghetto? All those songs about getting coal for Christmas make you just want to give every rapper a hug. That said, the next five songs will bring in the Christmas cheer as you stuff your […]


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The Top 20 Dance/Electronica Albums of 2014 (#15-11)

We’re counting down the best dance/electronica albums of 2014. (Nos. 20-16 are here.) Let’s pick up the countdown at Number 15. 15) SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land Largely abandoning the future-garage sound that dominated his zeitgeist-shaping debut, Wonder Where We Land proved once again that SBTRKT’s intrigue lies far beyond his signature tribal mask thanks to an eclectic mix of electro-soul, hip-hop and new wave pop, not to mention […]


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10 Best Hip-Hop Holiday Songs of All Time (Part 1)

Merry Frickin’ Christmas!

People don’t usually associate hip-hop with the holly jolly holidays, but rappers have been cashin’ in on Christmas since 1979.  Now, it’s difficult to take a thug rapper seriously who’s bustin’ flows about Santa Claus, but somehow, from the poignant to the ludicrous, these rappers manage to do it – in style.  So, how is Santa’s big day celebrated in the hood? During the ‘80’s, rappers created feel-good mistletoe-y songs […]


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MIMO Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2014 (#25-21)

We’re counting down the 40 best dance/electronica singles we heard in 2014. (40-36 here, 35-31 here, 30-26 here.) Let’s pick it up at No. 25. 25) Jakwob – “Someone New” British-Indian producer Jakwob took over a year to follow-up 2013’s breathtaking breakbeat anthem “Fade,” but the wait proved to be worth it thanks to this typically classy blend of featherlight basslines, piano house stabs and rising star Tiffani Juno’s ethereal […]


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Rock Rewind: Elvis Presley “Blue Christmas”

The well-loved holiday tune “Blue Christmas” has been an established part of American culture since the late 1940s, and has been covered by literally hundreds of artists over the years ranging from Johnny Mathis to Porky Pig. But without a doubt, Elvis Presley’s version of the song is by far the one that is most recognized, most played, and best loved. Written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson, “Blue […]


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MIMO Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2014 (#30-26)

Continuing our countdown of the best dance/electronica singles of the year (Nos. 40-36 is here, 35-31 is here) – let’s pick up at number 30. 30) Blonde – “I Loved You” Accompanied by a striking Thelma and Louise-esque video, and the engaging vocals of Melissa Steel, the summery breakthrough single from Bristol duo Adam Englefield and Jacob Manson, aka Blonde, was a gloriously retro throwback which proved there was still […]


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The Top 20 Dance/Electronica Albums of 2014 (20-16)

As we take this month to look back over 2014, there were a number of long-players in the dance/electronica vein this year that are definitely worth a second look. Let’s start counting them down now, beginning with numbers 20-16. 20) Andy Stott – Faith in Strangers Nine months after teaming up with Miles Whitaker for Andrea & Millie’s similarly doom-laden debut album, Mancunian Andy Stott cemented his status as one […]


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50 Cent to Release ‘Beautiful Nightmare’?

Fif’s at it again. Quickly becoming the King of Multiple Releases, 50 Cent recently revealed he may be  coming out with yet another album, potentially called Beautiful Nightmare.  Counting June’s lackluster Animal Ambition, and the still-to-be-released Street King Immortal, Beautiful Nightmare makes three. It has been suggested that 50’s business strategy is to pepper the streets with product in order to make himself relevant again to the public (because seriously, […]


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MIMO Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2014 (35-31)

We’re continuing our countdown of the 40 best dance/electronica singles of 2014, picking it up at No. 35…   35) Julio Bashmore feat. Jessie Ware – “Peppermint” Hooking up with Jessie Ware, the Quiet Storm chanteuse whose debut album, Devotion, had his fingerprints all over it, the latest bedroom producer-turned-hitmaker, Julio Bashmore, delivered one of this year’s most relentless 90s house throwbacks with this six-minute whirlwind of thunderous beats and […]


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