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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 vocals.

24) Ting Tings – “Wrong Club”

Everyone from Justin Timberlake to Jennifer Hudson has jumped on the disco bandwagon since the return of Daft Punk, and although Ting Tings’ comeback was unfairly met with complete indifference, their attempt to revive the sounds of Studio 54 was arguably one of the most authentic.

23) Movement – “Like Lust”

Fresh from touring with the likes of Darkside and Solange, Sydney trio Movement dropped one of this year’s most sensual singles with the seductive synth drones, atmospheric beats and breathless melodies of “Like Lust.”

22) The 2 Bears – “Not This Time”

The third Hot Chip side project to emerge this year after Alexis Taylor’s solo album and Al Doyle and Felix Martin’s album under the guise of New Build, Joe Goddard’s second collaborative effort with Raf Rundell proved to be the best of the lot, as evident by this organic disco-soul anthem.

21) Caribou – “Can’t Do Without You”

Previously a cult concern, producer Dan Snaith found himself embraced by the mainstream in 2014, largely thanks to the slow-burning blend of swirling synths, subtle house beats and filtered yearning vocals of this unusually straight-forward club anthem.

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About the Author


Jon O'Brien's love of music began as a six-year-old after becoming bizarrely transfixed with the 80s poodle rock of Heart, Europe and Def Leppard. Switching his attention to pop icon Michael Jackson, he then became addicted to the UK Top 40, becoming a rather pointless walking Wikipedia of chart positions in the process. Driving his poor neighbors up the wall while learning to play the drums as a teen, he toyed with the idea of becoming a musician, but in studying Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire, he realized heÕd rather write about music than perform it. Since then, he's written thousands of reviews and biographies on everything from bubblegum pop to death metal, but electronica remains his main passion, with everything from Aphex Twin to Zero 7 in his spare room-consuming record collection. Jon resides in northwest England near Liverpool.

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