My Top Five Sets of 2014
If you follow me (Gramm3r) at all here on FITA, you know that Live Sets and Festivals are my forte. Having been to Coachella, listened to every set from Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Electric Zoo, EDC Vegas and trolled the world about Ultra, you can tell that festivals are my thing. With that being said, there were SO many live sets from all these festivals that were both incredible and astounding. New music was dropped everywhere and 2014 proved to be the year of chaos in the music world. I’ve probably listened to over 200 live sets throughout the course of the year, albeit some were terrible, there were some that rained over others. I’ve chosen my Top 5 Sets of 2014 and agree or disagree, these are the ones that I thought stood out!
Top 5 Sets of 2014 HERE:
1. Skrillex at Red Rocks Colorado 6/21/14
I have a little bias here, seeing as though I live in Colorado, but this show was absolutely stunning. Skrillex brought it hard from start to finish, not to mention he played for over two hours! Trust me, if you were there, you know how amazing this set was, and if you weren’t, take a listen…you’ll be glad you did!
2. Dillon Francis at Coachella
Again, I was at Coachella so I have a bias, BUT, Dillon absolutely killed this set. He dropped so much new music it was insane. If you listen to the set, you can hear Dillon talking about how amazing the show, crowd and scenery are. Too bad if you missed Coachella, but you can relive some of it here.
3. Armin van Buuren at Tomorrowland
Unfortunately, I did not make it to Tomorrowland, but watching the live stream all weekend gave me serious FOMO! Armin is the King, and there’s no doubting that…screw DJ Mag, Armin is number one in my book, and this set only solidified that for me.
4. Jack U BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix
Jack U (aka Skrillex and Diplo) have taken the EDM world by storm this past year. They’ve reinvented the entire EDM genre and created masterpiece after masterpiece. This mix exemplifies their work and the direction Electronic Music is headed…for the best, of course!
5. Thomas Jack Tropical House Mix Volume 2
Out of all the other sets I could have chosen to be in my Top 5 (such as Tiesto, Hardwell, Deadmau5…etc.), I included Thomas Jack in this list because Tropical House is becoming huge! If you don’t remember, Kygo (a Tropical House DJ) played at TomorrowWorld instead of Avicii. This alone proves that the EDM world is ready for Tropical House and I think it should be heard. Kygo and Thomas Jack are leading the way in this movement and I wouldn’t be surprised to see one of them, if not both, play at a major festival next year (Coachella).