Ahead of his set at Ministry of Sound this New Year’s Eve, Defected A&R and resident DJ Andy Daniell talks us through the 10 records that have impressed him most in 2014
Todd Terje – "Delorean Dynamite"
I’m a huge huge Todd Terje fan. His music is just mind-blowing to me, but it also has a fantastic sense of humor. Basically anyone who calls their album It’s Album Time is alright by me… oh and makes a music video that’s basically a car advert for a DeLorean that you could actually buy! This particular track was the first one teased from the new EP and was enough to make me pre-order both the CD and Vinyl versions instantly. As the guitar part comes in about two thirds in you just enter total disco heaven, which is a very nice place to be.
Hercules & Love Affair – 'Do You Feel The Same?"
Andy Butler, the driving force behind Hercules & Love Affair, is someone that we’ve wanted to work with for a very long time. I think I first came across the band via Frankie Knuckles’ incredible remix of ‘Blind’. So when we heard ‘Do You Feel The Same’, which we felt was the standout record from the equally excellent Feast Of The Broken Heart album, we instantly did everything we could to try and sign the record and I’m incredibly happy that we were successful. Although I’ve been appreciating this record for about nine months now I think this is just the beginning for this one.
18 Dec 2014