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You’ve seen what our individual contributors picked as their favourite albums of 2014, now its time for their favourite tracks.

Less consensus here than with albums, though Makkonen [above, photographed by Cam Kirk for Buzzfeed] and Mumdance feature in several lists, as do – as you’d expect – various PC Music and PC Music-affiliated artists.

More End of 2014 features:

The 50 best tracks of 2014
The 20 best albums of 2014
The 20 best reissues of 2014

The 20 best labels of 2014
The 20 best cassettes of 2014
The 20 best mixtapes of 2014
The 20 best free mixes of 2014
The 20 best videos of 2014
The 20 best album covers of 2014
Has 2014 been the best year for dance albums in recent memory?
Power ambient – the sound of 2014

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Aimee Cliff

Danny L Harle – In My Dreams
Rich Gang – Lifestyle
Tinashe – 2 On
Holly Herndon – Chorus
Drake – Days In The East
Kendrick Lamar – i
Palmistry – Protector SE5
Airhead – Believe
Beyonce/Nicki [above] – Flawless remix
A.G. Cook – Beautiful
LV & Josh Idehen – Imminent
Mumdance & Novelist – Take Time
Nick Jonas & Tinashe – Jealous
Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

Plus Five Best Drake Vines
5. Drake impersonating lil wayne eerily well on SNL
4. Drake shmoney dancing
3. Drake the human meme playing up to the internet’s mockery of him for using a lint roller
2. Drake hurling money on the ground in a fit of rage
1. Drake in the original Lint Rolling Incident


Ruaridh Law
Other things from 2014

The Soca Diwali rhythm (isn’t it time for a comeback?)
Zoviet France live up a hill in a forest
Cycling 74’s Max 7
Tapes moving from being uncool to not uncool
Some Truths, in general
Modular bores
Mark Z Danieleski’s The Fifty Year Sword
The Applecore records Pure Fire Summer 2007 Megamix CD I found down the back of some shelves last week that pisses all over most other mixes this year.
Robert Hood’s [above] The Grey Area mix resurfacing
Yung Millner off Utopia


Alex Macpherson
40 tracks

1. Nicki Minaj – Lookin’ Ass
2. Kira Isabella – Quarterback
3. Mila J [above] – Smoke, Drink, Break Up
4. Hodgson – Babylon System
5. Rae Sremmurd – No Flex Zone
6. Keyshia Cole, Mila J, K. Michelle, Lil Mo & Da Brat – Loyal (Remix)
7. Kiesza – Hideaway (Gorgon City Remix)
8. Meridian Dan ft. Big H & JME – German Whip
9. Trae Tha Truth ft. Young Thug – Try Me
10. Jay Baptiste ft. Troy Hudson – Real Shifters (Get Down)
11. Kalenna – Murder
12. Skepta ft. JME – That’s Not Me
13. Jessie Ware – Tough Love
14. Neon Jungle – Braveheart
15. Bobby Shmurda – Hot Nigga
16. Runtown ft. Davido – Gallardo
17. Cam & China – Do Dat
18. Teyana Taylor ft. Pusha T & Yo Gotti – Maybe
19. Yemi Alade – Johnny
20. Katy B – Vulnerable/Drunk In Love
21. Tamar Braxton ft. Future – Let Me Know
22. Mary J. Blige – Whole Damn Year
23. Henry Knight – Olopa
24. DJ Pioneer & TJ ft. Dana McKeon – Circles
25. Beep Dee – From Above
26. Calle Lebraun ft. Abbee – Sometimes I (Fantasize)
27. Indiana – Solo Dancing (Chris Lake Remix)
28. Shanti Celeste – Days Like This
29. Nicole Scherzinger – Your Love
30. Tifa – Back It Up
31. Shawnna – Gettin’ To It
32. DJ Khaled ft. Remy Ma – They Don’t Love You No More (Remix)
33. Lana Del Rey – West Coast (MK Remix)
34. Netta Brielle – 3xKrazy
35. Ondo Fudd – There Will Be A Time
36. Shiba San – Okay
37. Lafawndah – Butter
38. 2NYO – Roll With Me
39. Sinead Harnett – High Wire
40. Honey Cocaine – Icey Bitch (Syap Edit)


Walker Chambliss

1. Father [above] – Look At Wrist feat. ILoveMakonnen and Key!
2. Skepta & JME – That’s Not Me
3. Slug Christ – On It (Seven Grams) feat. Stalin Majesty
4. Rae Sremmurd – No Type
5. FKA Twigs – Two Weeks
6. Gorgeous Children – How We Do It
7. The-Dream – Black
8. Antwon – Metro Nome feat. Wiki
9. Lil Herb – Koolin
10. Dark0 – Amethyst


Louis Pattison
Perhaps these weren’t empirically the best tracks of 2014, but they were tracks I played over and over, and never got old.

Sleaford Mods – Tied Up In Nottz
Run The Jewels [photo via Joshua Mellin, CoS] – All Due Respect (feat Travis Barker)
Aphex Twin – XMAS_EVET10 [120] (thanaton3 mix)
Visionist – Acceptance
Live Island – King
Damien Dubrovnik – Penis Corset
Shriekin – Steel Ships
Future Brown – Wanna Party (feat Tink)
copeland – Advice For Young Girls (feat Actress)
Consumer Electronics – Teknon


Chris Kelly

QT – Hey QT
Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan – Tell Em (Lies)
Slug Christ feat. Stalin Majesty – On It (Seven Grams)
Popcaan – Everything Nice
Jeremih – Don’t Tell ‘Em
Dat Oven – Icy Lake’ (Total Freedom remix)
Finn – Keep Calling
Rome Fortune [above] feat. Makonnen – Friends Maybe
False Witness – Makina
Tinashe – 2 On’ (No Schoolboy Q edit)


Laurent Fintoni
10 tracks and other things that didn’t suck in 2014

Fracture – Loving Touch
Om Unit ft Jehst – The War
Action Bronson’s Fuck Me, That’s Delicious TV show [above, photo by Blare]
Busdriver ft Aesop Rock and Danny Brown – Ego Death
The Bug ft Manga – Function
NPR’s Microphone Check podcast
The Ballad of Geeshie & Evie feature on The New York Times
Round Robin Duets show, NYC, May 2014
Mala b2b Loefah at FWD>> circa June 06 set that Blackdown posted (I was there)
Chimpo’s rapping and his Monkey Teef mixtape


Joe Muggs

Alison Chanic – Painlessly in Love (Lakker Remix)
Theo Parrish – Footwork
Bruce – Tilikum
Pinch & Mumdance – Turbo Mitzi
Mr Mitch – Be Somebody
DJ Rashad – Do it Again (feat. Spinn & Manny)
Joker [above] – Purple City (Swindle Remix)
Fracture – Loving Touch
Samrai – Problematic Riddim
Blackmass Plastics – Doomatron


Aidan Bennison

Dej Loaf – Try Me
JayKae & Dapz On The Map – Froggy
Kyze ft. Giggs – Punani
Naira Marley & Max Twigz – Marry Juana
Popcaan – Everything Nice
Skepta ft. JME – That’s Not Me
Stormzy [above] – Not That Deep
Tinashe ft. Schoolboy Q – 2 On

Tom Lea
2014 was the first year I’ve not owned a car since I was 19 – here’s seven songs I played on repeat during late night DLR journeys.

FKA Twigs – Two Weeks
Tokyo – Poetic Justice
DJ Tricks – Unthinkable
Caribou feat. Jessy Lanza [above] – Second Chance
A. G. Cook – Beautiful
dj j – Lil Bit
Slackk – Kit & Holly


Mr. Beatnick

Dorian Concept – Draft Culture
Telephones – Blaff
Seven Davis Jr – P.A.R.T.Y
Rezzett – Zootie
Moire – Bboy 202
Beautiful Swimmers – Sleepyhead
Jack J – Looking Forward To You
Pender Street Steppers – Bubble World
Wiley – On A Level


John Twells

Skepta – That’s Not Me
Mumdance – Take Time
Gage – Telo
Father – Look at Wrist
Zmoney – Dope Boy Magic
Danity Kane – Lemonade
Dark0 – Gaia
Ariana Grande – Love Me Harder (ft. The Weeknd)
Zuse – Treasure (ft. Young Thug)
Taylor Swift [above] – New Romantics

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