#28 – GOAT – Commune – Feel Connected Top 50 Albums of 2014
GOAT, a Swedish collective that makes hypnotic music that infuses EDM and Jamband-esque soundscapes with Afrobeat grooves and rhythms. GOAT embodies the spirit of 1960’s hippies with their guitar licks and psychedelic tones; and their rhythms conjure the lateFela Kuti.
Commune, GOAT’s second album, is rich with deep minimalistic organic grooves that remind me of the band Can, but there are also moments that would fit comfortably as an relic from the Haight-Ashbury in 1969. Throughout, the album’s strong, clear vibe positively calls out for listeners to don face paint, have a smoke, and dance around their living room chanting the hypnotic themes Commune.
Axel Knoxis a 28 year old producer/Dj from Dublin, Ireland.
In 2013, Knox produced two electro tracks that have garnered much praise internationally. Genius was released in October on PhetHouse Records. The second track Prolektro was released in December on Pop Rox Muzik. This track was featured as an exclusive on Beatport, where it quickly became a staff pick. Axel Knoxhas been gaining notoriety online, Prolektro was posted on the Hype Machine by multiple music blogs and has over 312,000 views on SoundCloud. His recent release Rush has been signed to Canadian label DeMars Records.
Listen to Knox‘s two of his most recent soundcloud releases Everybody and Mogass.
Axel Knox – Everybody is an electro/progressive track with a big piano vocal break followed by a massive electro drop.
Axel Knox – Mogassfeatures a massive acid 303 drop followed by some huge uplifting chords.
#29 – Jack White – Lazaretto – Feel Connected Top 50 Albums of 2014
Rich with tasty guitar riffs, energetic vocals, and Bonham-esque rhythm sections, Jack White’s Lazaretto is a truly timeless rock album.
Jack White – “Lazaretto”
“High Ball Stepper” from Jack White’s new album LAZARETTO.
Check out the fresh new single “Addicted” from JMSN‘s new soul album Blue Album, to be released December 9th on all major digital distributors. “Addicted” has an infectious bass line, dope backbeat, carefully crafted voice samples, and soulful vocals. If you are really digging JMSN you can pre-order Blue from JMSN for less than $7 here.
#30 – Eno•Hyde – High Life – Feel Connected Top 50 Albums of 2014
Eno•Hyde, better known as Brian Eno and Karl Hyde, released two albums on Warp Records in 2014. First, Someday World was released in May. Less than two months later the duo released High Life. The latter has a sound reminiscent of 20th century minimalism composers like Steve Reich and Phillip Glass.
To many music lovers Brian Eno is an icon in experimental electronic music. He has influenced a number of great artists; The Talking Heads, David Bowie, Coldplay, U2, David Byrne, and DEVO. Today Eno’s influence has broadened into the design of generative music apps like Bloom, Scape, Trope, and Air.
#31 – Todd Terje – It’s Album Time – Feel Connected Top 50 Albums of 2014
It’s Album Time is the debut release by Norwegian DJ and producer Todd Terje, released April 8, 2014, on Olsen Records
For over a decade Todd Terje has been DJing, producing and remixing, however he remains unknown to the majority of American music lovers. Breaking out of obscurity with It’s Album Time, which is loaded with deep dance grooves and gnarly synths. The two fuse to create a retro-nu disco sound that I’m certain anyone would enjoy. Terje’s debut is well crafted and overall a great album. Make a connection!