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.