happy 2014 loyal listeners, welcome to our annual “best of” episode. maybe it was just us, but, 2013 went by in a blur, smearing distinctions between genres and audiences. a year of new fusions and revivals of revivals. while classic house and disco-influenced sounds dominated mainstream pop music, dubstep and grime’s lasting influence fueled a slew of bass-heavy house and techno floor burners. thanks to chicago footwork’s global explosion, drum and bass finally found a new beat, which producers perfectly mashed up with a classic jungle revival. barriers between indie rock, disco and psychedelica continued to dissolve. in short, a musical landscape our intrepid selectors were made to navigate.

>chris widman
House of Black Lanterns-"You, Me, Metropolis"--Houndstooth
Ruffhouse-"Division 3"--Recipe
Congo Natty-"UK Allstars (Machinedrum Remix)"--Big Dada 
Nguzunguzu-"Break In / Nguzunguzu"-skycell-- Fade to Mind
Pev & Kowton-"Raw Code"--Hessle
Breach & Dark Sky-"The Click"--Naked  
Arkist-"Summer Shimmer featuring Lee Risdale"--Apple Pips
Archie Pelago-"Breezy Whey"--Archie Pelago Music
Ikonika-"Zen Sizzle"--Aerotropolis-Hyperdub
Killawatt-"Unit 51"-Opposing Rhetoric pt 1-Osiris Music UK
Kryptic Minds + Sleeper-"Solarized Formation-Osiris Music UK 
Visionist-"Snakebite"--Snakes ep-Leisure System
MuZiq-"Monj2"-XSTEP--Planet Mu
Ultrademon-"Dreamo"--Seapunk-Fire for Effect/Rephlex

>henry self
Daft Punk feat. Panda Bear - "Doin' It Right" - Random Access Memories - Columbia
Arcade Fire - "Here Comes the Night Time" - Reflektor - Merge
Darkside - "Freak, Go Home" - Psychic - Other People/Matador
The Asphodells - "Late Flowering Dub" - Ruled By Passion, Destroyed By Lust - Rotters Golf Club
Daniel Avery - "Simulrec" - Drone Logic - Phantasy Sound
Moderat - "Damage Done" - II - Monkeytown
Disclosure feat. London Grammar - "Help Me Lose My Mind" - Settle - Universal Island
Jon Hopkins - "Immunity" - Immunity - Domino
Duke Dumont feat. A*M*E - "Need U (100%)" (Skreamix) - Win/Downtown
Shift K3Y - "Make It Good" - shiftk3y.com
Shit Robot feat. Reggie Watts - "We Got a Love" - DFA
Rustie - "Slasherr" - Numbers.

>joshua p ferguson
The Range "Postie" — Nonfiction — Donky Pitch
Evenings "Still Young" — Yore — Friends of Friends
DJ Koze "My Plans" (ft Matthew Dear) — Amygdala — Pampa
Ame "Erkki" — Gerd Janson Presents Musik for Autobahns — Rush Hour
John Talabot "Without You" — DJ-KiCKS — !k7
Downtown Party Network "Space Me Out" — Silence Music
Bonobo "Cirrus" — The North Borders — Ninja Tune
Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald "Mars Garden" — Borderland — Tresor
Ten Walls "Requiem" — Life and Death
Die Vogel "Mesmerize" — Pampa
Sequence Report "Beauty to Body Count" — Secromance — Tevo Howard
Burial "Hiders" — Rival Dealer EP — Hyperdub
BASECAMP "Emmanuel" — Self-Released
James Blake "To the Last" — Overgrown — Columbia

>luke stokes
Machine Drum "eyesdont'tlie" - Vapor City - Ninja Tunes
Cosmin TRG  "Divided by Design" - Gordian - Monkeytown
Boundary "Double Edge Sword - Boundary - Boundary Records 
Falty DL  "bells" - Hardcourage - Ninja Tune
Ken Camden "Spectacle" - Space Mirror - Kranky
Nils Fram "Says" - Spaces - Erased Tapes
(ghost) "Soft Sands" - Departure - n5md
Boards of Canada "White Cyclosa" - Tomorrow's Harvest - Warp
Emika "Mouth to Mouth" - DV8 - Ninja Tune
Shlohmo "Later" - Laid Out ep - Friends of Friends
Lord Echo "Ghost Hands" - Curiosities - Bastard Jazz
Anika "No Ones There" - Anika - Stonesthrow
Congo Natty "Jungle Souljah" - Jungle Revolution - Big Dada

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