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the best of 2014, including ADDISON GROOVE, APHEX TWIN, CARIBOU, D’ANGELO, FLYING LOTUS, TAYLOR MCFERRIN, MOODYMANN, BEN FROST, TEEBS, TODD TERJE + more, are featured on this special double episode (with all 4 selectors contributing). it was a year of loss–RIP FRANKIE KNUCKLES, MARK BELL, DJ RASHAD + SPACEAPE–and a year of creative renewal. house, hip hop, grime + acid found new popularity and forms. ambience and drone, both beautiful and menacing, worked its way into the bones of dance genres expected and unexpected. many of ABSTRACT SCIENCE’s all-time favorite artists released new albums and eps which did not disappoint. unlooked for, two prodigal sons returned with surprise albums, as saviors to prove electronic and pop music could still be commercially successful, uncompromising and endlessly enjoyable. with that in mind, here is our attempt to capture best of 2014’s spirit and sounds. [aired 01 jan + 08 jan 2015]

>CHRIS WIDMAN
Taylor Mcferrin "Postpartum" - Early Riser - Brainfeeder
Throwing Snow "Avarice" - Mosiac - Houndstooth
Demdike Stare "Procrastination" - Testpressing #5 - Modern Love
Pinch "Obsession (The Possession)"- Tectonic
Todd Osborn "What Is Love" - Michigan Dream - Blueberry
Pilo & Sinden "Night Visions" - Boys Noize
Huxley "Callin'" - The Machine - Aus Music
DrumTalk "Time" - Huntleys & Palmers 
Clap! Clap! "Buck" - Black Acre
Quarta 330 "Hanabi" - Hyperdub 10.1 
Addison Groove "167 Blast" - presents James Grieve - 50 Weapons
Stray "Long Lost" - RIP DJ RASHAD
The Bug feat. Manga "Function" - Exit - Ninjatune
Bloom "Dark Light" - Crazy Legs
Lone "Lizard King" - Bleep10
Shabazz Palaces "Dawn in Luxor" - Lese Majesty - Sub Pop
Taylor Mcferrin "Degrees of Light" - Early Riser - Brainfeeder

>HENRY SELF
Ben Frost - "Venter" (Evian Christ TF 12" Mix) - Variant - Mute
Caribou - "Your Love Will Set You Free" (c2's Set U Free RMX) - Jiaolong
The Acid - "Ghost" (Maya Jane Coles Remix) - Infectious
Bicep - "Satisfy" (Brassica Remix) - Feel My Bicep
Eno + Hyde - "Who Rings the Bell" - Someday World - Warp
Doorly & Shadow Child - "Piano Weapon" (Instrumental) - Polydor
Moodymann - "I Got Werk" - Moodymann - KDJ
D'Angelo and The Vanguard - "Prayer" - Black Messiah - RCA
How to Dress Well - "Words I Don't Remember" (The Range Remix) - What Is This Heart? (Remixes) - Weird World
Todd Terje - "Swing Star (Pt 1)" - It's Album Time - Olsen
The War On Drugs - "The Haunting Idle" - Lost In the Dream - Secretly Canadian
Aphex Twin - "Aisatsana" - Syro - Warp
Chet Faker - "1998" - Built On Glass - Downtown/Future Classic
Tensnake - "Things Left to Say" - Glow - Astralwerks
Ten Walls - "Walking With Elephants" - BOSO

>LUKE STOKES
Kid Moxie - Mysteries of Love - 1888 - Kid Moxie Music
Tycho - L - Awake - Ghostly International
Teebs - Wavxxes - Estara - Brainfeeder
BadBadNotGood - Can't leave the Night - III - Innovative Leisure
Ocoeur - First Highway - A Parallel Life - N5MD
BVDub - But I am Broken - Tanto - Quietus Recordings
Erik Truffaz & Murcof - Skin - Being Human Being - Mundo Recordings
Deru - The Future Never Comes - 1979 - Friends of Friends
Hundred Waters - Out Alee - The Moon Rang Like a Bell - Owsla
Young Magic - Ageless - Breathing Statues - Carpark
Dorian Concept - Draft Culture - Joined Ends - Ninja Tune
Koan Sounds - Dynasty - Dynasty - Owsla
Nick Monaco - Baby Face - Mating Call - Soul Clap 

>MR JOSHUA
Jon Hopkins "Immunity" (with King Creosote) — Asleep Versions — Domino
Coco, Steel & Lovebomb "Queueing For Shangri-La With A Surprisingly Level Head" — The Chillout Album — Melodica
Balearic Gabba Soundsystem "Groove Me" — Moon Rock v 2 — Throne of Blood
Atom TM "Ich Bin Meine Maschine" — Raster Noton
Dauwd "Lydia" — Kindlinn EP — Kompakt
David August "Epikur" — Innervisions
Roman Flugel "Friendship Song" — Happiness is Happening — Dial
Sebastian Mullaert & Eitan Reiter "You're Proof of Heaven" — Reflections of Nothingness — Mule Musiq
Vermont "Droixhe" — Vermont — Kompakt
Flying Lotus "Coronus, the Terminator" — You're Dead — Warp
Valentin Stip "Correlation" — Sigh — Other People
Martyn & Four Tet "Glassbeadgames" (8 Hours at Fabric Dub) — Forgiveness EP — Ninja Tune
Jamie xx "All Under One Roof Raving" — Young Turks
Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwarz, Dan Berglund "Headbanger Polka" — Trialogue — Jazzland/Sunday Music
Mark Barrott "Formentera Headspace Blues Pt 2" — Sketches from an Island — International Feel



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