FEATURE // Jane’s Top Ten 2015

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Of course I’m going to compile my Top Ten songs of the year into a list and share it with you. What did you think this was, not a music blog?

Cosmo’s Midnight – Walk With Me ft. Kučka

“Walk With Me” is gorgeous in every way. Kučka‘s tinkling vocals complements Cosmo’s Midnight‘s charming production perfectly. It’s delightful. And while I may be a bit biased, it’s also a demonstration of just how much Australian music continues to kill.


 
Dorsal Fins – Mind Renovation

I started off liking this song, before falling in love immediately after seeing Dorsal Fins perform it on Like A Version. The sheer energy from the entire band and the dramatisation from the brass section. Just another example of live music bringing a song…to life (oh really??).


 
Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive

There’s something about Boy Matthews’ vocals that get me in “Ocean Drive”. Simultaneously summer road-trip and sinfully velvet, I feel nostalgic for this song already.


 
Flight Facilities – Heart Attack ft. Owl Eyes

Of all the songs that were new on Flight Facilities‘ album Down to Earth, this was my favourite. I’m grateful everyday for Flight Facilities and Owl Eyes having found each other.  


 
Kelela – Rewind

Some of the best use of space in the music, up there with M83 or SBTRKT. This song creeps up on you. It’s a beautifully curated collection of sounds.


 
Leisure – Got It Bad

“Got It Bad” has that so-called ‘X Factor’. While a reality TV show has been trying to find it for however many seasons now, Leisure has delivered it in this smooth, slinky tune.


 
Major Lazer – Lean On ft. MØ/DJ Snake

I can’t not. The epicness of this song and the star power makes this a must-have on my list. Major Lazer may sometimes be perceived as cheesy but I love the whole package – the cartoon imagery, the balance of whimsicality, dancehall/reggae and EDM. MØ also independently nailed 2015, and DJ Snake (despite having a ridiculous name) is managing to appeal both commercially and artistically.

Marcus Marr & Chet Faker – The Trouble With Us

Bound to be a popular choice. But aren’t the obvious choices often obvious for a reason?

Vallis Alps – Young

I hope to the skies that Vallis Alps continues to produce the top-notch quality music that we’ve heard from them so far. “Young” feels larger than life and has the hallmarks of becoming a classic.


 
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

The Weeknd‘s recreation of the easy-going MJ funk is simply glorious. I was hooked from my first listen and haven’t looked back. And the song itself, capturing that delicious ‘new romance’ feeling? Unbeatable.

Exclusively hand-picked just for you, by Jane.

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