A great song always makes a connection -- with your heart, your body, your head, sometimes with your voice, when you can't stop singing or humming along. The DJs of KDHX know that feeling, and they love sharing it with the world. These are the songs that truly connected with them -- and we hope with you -- in 2014.
This latest release from Flying Lotus, "You're Dead!" pushes genre bending to its extremes. Although centered around the hip-hop structure, the album incorporates jazz, experimental electronic music and even some orchestral sounds. The album is intensely thematic, with every melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre and lyric focused on death in a playful and mocking tone.
Creating a sound that is often described as boisterous yet melancholy, Brooklyn, New York's Small Black constructs on a rich antiquity of synth pop to produce modern music.
Wakarusa brings out the best in people -- bands love it, campers love it -- everyone is having a grand ole' time.
It is rather unexpected that Sylvan Esso, the result of a synthesis between one member of psych-rockers Megafaun and one from Vermont folk group Mountain Man, would be so groovy, so wobbly and so electric.
Swedish (at least that's our presumption) artist Luha has decided to keep her identity something of a mystery. It's a fitting strategy for the ambient, dream-pop sound of the single "Lullaby," which seems to come from everywhere and nowhere at once.