A DUBLIN BASED MUSIC BLOG TRAVELLING ALL AROUND THE WORLD OF SOUNDS BY PRZEM SHREM ZAJAC

Sunday, December 21, 2014

SHREM'S 2014 COUNTDOWN OF TOP 100 BEST TRACKS OF THE YEAR: part 2: 80-61

#80 "Indecision" - Shura
LABEL: Bsessi Limited
FROM: UK



#79 "The Key" - Hercules & Love Affair feat. Rouge Mary
LABEL: Moshi Moshi Records
FROM: USA



#78 "The Heat Is On" - Hard Ton feat. Paul Parker
LABEL: Bordello A Parigi
FROM: Italy/USA



#77 "Lee" - Goldfrapp
LABEL: Mute
FROM: UK


#76 "RAPT"- GINGY feat. Starving yet Full
LABEL: Clone Royal Oak
FROM: Canada



#75 "Rush" - Roses Gabor
LABEL: Girls Music
FROM: UK



#74 "Déjà Vu" - Cibo Matto
LABEL: Chimera Music
FROM: Japan/USA



#73 "The Talking Fish (Asem Usem Iyak)" - Ibibio Sound Machine
LABEL: Soundway Records
FROM: Nigeria



#72 "Good Enough To Keep" - Tensnake feat. Nile Rodgers & Fiora
LABEL: Marco Niemerski/Virgin EMI
FROM: Germany/USA



#71 "Sålka Gets Her Hopes Up" - Yumi Zouma
LABEL: Cascine
FROM: New Zealand


#70 "Control Freak" - Exotica
LABEL: Chambre 404
FROM: France



#69 "Keep On Lying" - Jessie Ware
LABEL: Island Records
FROM: UK


#68 "Right Now" - Mary J. Blige
LABEL: Capitol Records
FROM: USA



#67 "Sometimes a Man" - Shamir
LABEL: GODMODE
FROM: USA



#66 "Good Girl" - Nao
LABEL: Little Tokyo Recordings
FROM: UK



#65 "Journey Into The Deep (Kim Ann Foxman Remix)" - Shaun J. Wright & Alinka
LABEL: Twirl
FROM: USA



#64 "Kicks" - FKA Twigs
LABEL: Young Turks
FROM: UK



#63 "Lost On the Way Home" - Chromeo feat. Solange
LABEL: Parlophone
FROM: Canada/USA


#62 "Vicious Love" - Midnight Magic
LABEL: Soul Clap Records
FROM: USA


#61 "What's It Gonna Be?" - Doc Daneeka feat. Seven Davis Jr
LABEL: Ten Thousand Yen
FROM: France/USA

Saturday, December 20, 2014

SHREM'S 2014 COUNTDOWN OF TOP 100 BEST TRACKS OF THE YEAR: part 1: 100-81

#100 "U&U" - Planningtorock
LABEL: Human Level
FROM: Germany



#99 "Rumble" - Kelis
LABEL: Ninja Tune
FROM: USA



#98 "Mi Concha" - Malportado Kids
LABEL: self-released at Bandcamp
FROM: Rhode Island



#97 "To Lose" - Oceaán
LABEL: Chess Club
FROM: UK



#96 "Hideaway" - Kiesza
LABEL: Lokal Legend/Island Records
FROM: Canada



#95 "Rebound" - Dornik
LABEL: PMR Records
FROM: UK



#94 "Pretty Girls" - Little Dragon
LABEL: Because Music
FROM: Sweden



#93 "King Bromeliad" - Floating Points
LABEL: Eglo Records
FROM: UK



#92 "Ma Shiva" - Clarian
LABEL: Multi Culti
FROM: Canada



#91 "Flicker" - Shivum Sharma
LABEL: National Anthem
FROM: UK



#90 "River" - Ibeyi
LABEL: XL Recordings
FROM: Cuba/France



#89 "When I Look" - Bobmo feat. Shaun J. Wright
LABEL: Back Office Records
FROM: France/USA



#88 "Sono" - Buscabulla
LABEL: Kitsuné
FROM: Puerto Rico



#87 "Sapphire" - Chungking
LABEL: Black Volta
FROM: UK



#86 "Hot Love" - We Are Shining feat. ESKA
LABEL: Marathon Artists
FROM: UK



#85 "Pains" Silk Rhodes
LABEL: Stones Throw Records
FROM: USA



#84 "Hunting for Pearls" - iamamiwhoami
LABEL: To Whom It May Concern
FROM: Sweden



#83 "Uncle ACE (Kindness Remix)" - Blood Orange feat. Robert Owens
LABEL: Domino Recording
FROM: USA



#82 "The Beach" - Femme En Fourrure
LABEL: Cocoa Music
FROM: Finland



#81 "L'Amour En Solitaire" - Juliette Armanet
LABEL: Colette
FROM: France

CHOON OF THE DAY: "THE GREAT ELEMENTS" - Mahaut Mondino


This truly hypnotising piece of music belongs to Mahaut Mondino, the daughter of the legendary fashion photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino who is actually responsible for directing this understated, elegant video. Mahaut's unique voice seems limitless and is really difficult to classify while her sublime moves makes me suspect she is also classically trained in Indian Bharata Natyam. This just adds an extra layer to the wondrous mystery that she is. Sublime.





Her two previous offerings "Jungle" and "Voodoo Me" that slipped under my radar:



Thursday, December 18, 2014

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 10 Best EP's in 2014

10 "Ma Shiva" - Clarian
LABEL: Multi Culti
COUNTRY: Canada
FAVOURITE TRACKS: "Ma Shiva" + "Open Your Eyes"



9 "Yumi Zouma EP" - Yumi Zouma
LABEL: Cascine
COUNTRY: New Zealand
FAVOURITE TRACKS: "Sålka Gets Her Hopes Up" + "A Long Walk Home for Parted Lovers"



8 "Buscabulla EP" - Buscabulla
LABEL: Kitsuné
COUNTRY: Puerto Rico/USA
FAVOURITE TRACKS: "Temporal" + "Sono"





7 "Taste the JUCE!" - JUCE!
LABEL: Island Records
COUNTRY: UK
FAVOURITE TRACKS: "(H)Ours" + "6th Floor"





6 "New Cuisine Pt. 1" - Easter
LABEL: self-released
COUNTRY: Germany
FAVOURITE TRACKS: "Pillo" + "New Cuisine"



5 "So Good" - Nao
LABEL: Little Tokyo Recordings
COUNTRY: UK
FAVOURITE TRACKS: "So Good (feat. A.K. Paul)" + "Good Girl"



4 "Do It Again" - Robyn & Röyksopp
LABEL: Wall Of Sound
COUNTRY: Sweden/Norway
FAVOURITE TRACKS: "Monument" + "Do It Again"





3 "Northtown" - Shamir
LABEL: GODMODE
COUNTRY: USA
FAVOURITE TRACKS: "If It Wasn't True" + "Sometimes a Man"



2 "Vicious Love" - Midnight Magic
LABEL: Soul Clap Records
COUNTRY: USA
FAVOURITE TRACKS: "Trouble T" + "Night Flight"



1 "Mi Senti" - Róisín Murphy
LABEL: Vinyl Factory
COUNTRY: Ireland
FAVOURITE TRACKS: "In Sintesi" + "Ancora Tu"