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The EDM Sauce Staff Picks of 2014

So we have made it into a new year. 2014 has come and gone, and now all acquaintance shall be forgot and so on and so forth. Today we are bringing you the picks from the EDM Sauce staff for 2014. It has been an incredible year for our website and for EDM as a whole. So take a peek at what we thought was the best of the best this past year.

Stevo: EDM Sauce Founder, President

Best Song: The Magician – ‘Sunlight'

Best Artist: The Magician

Best New Comer: Odesza

Favorite Album: Above & Beyond Acoustic

Favorite Remix: Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix)

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Favorite Label: Future Classic

Best Festival Attended: Tomorrowland

Best Live Set: The Glitch Mob at Coachcella

Favorite EDM Moment of 2014: “Getting to do what I love. Appreciate everyone for being a part of EDM Sauce!”

Elle – Co-Founder, COO

Best Song: Tritonal – Colors and Cazzette – Sleepless

Best Artist: Tritonal and Mat Zo

Best New Comer: Oliver Heldens

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Favorite Remix: Disclosure – Latch (TEEMID X Daniela Andrade Edition and Coldplay – Midnight (Tiesto Remix)

Favorite Label: Spinnin' and Pryda

Best Festival Attended: EDC NY

Best Live Set: Feed Me at Terminal 5 NYC and Sander van Doorn, Private Party Cruise, NYC

Favorite EDM Moment of 2014: “Getting a hug from Laidback Luke! He is the nicest dude ever!”

Erik Mahal – Vice President, Event/Festival Coverage and Public Relations

Best Song: Andrew Bayer – Once Lydian and Galantis – Runaway (U&I)

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Best Artist: Flume and Ilan Bluestone

Best New Comer: Hotel Garuda

Favorite Album: RL Grime – VOID

Favorite Remix: Bastille – Pompeii (Audien) and Lane 8 – Nothing You Can Say (BAIO)

Favorite Label: Anjunabeats and Kannibalen

Best Festival Attended: Mysteryland USA

Best Live Set: Kaskade Redux @ Output, Brooklyn and Disclosure @ Output in Brooklyn (with special guest Flume)

Favorite EDM Moment of 2014: Interviewing Tiesto and Global Poverty Project CEO, Hugh Evans and getting to share my story of addiction and recovery with all the readers of the site! You guys are amazing!

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Bruce Genovese – Vice President, Staffing and HR

Best Song: Crywolf – Runaway and Dillon Francis – When We Were Young

Best Artist: Dillon Francis and Daft Punk

Best New Comer: Frantix

Favorite Album: Above and Beyond Acoustic

Favorite Remix: Magic! – Rude (Zedd Remix) and Panic! At the Disco – This is Gospel (Popeska End of Spring Remix)


Favorite Label: Ultra and Armada

Best Festival Attended: Forever Festival Detroit

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Best Live Set: Calvin Harris at Royal Oak

Favorite EDM Moment of 2014: ‘Being a guest on REVOLT TV discussing how the term “DJ' has evolved over the years.'

Casey Alenza – Managing Editor

Best Song: Dodge & Fuski – Killer Bees and Noisecontrollers – All Around The World

Best New Comer: Thomas Jack

Favorite Remix: Of Monsters & Men – Little Talks (Thomas Jack Remix)

Favorite Label: SMOG

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Best Festival Attended: EDC Las Vegas 2014

Best Live Set: Darren Styles @ EDCLV2014

Chris Sayavong – Guest Mixes

Best Song: Jade Blue & Frequency – Lately and Billy Kenny & Aaron Jackson feat. Amy Lee – The Shiver Song

Favorite Artist: AC Slater

Favorite New Comer: Aaron Jackson

Best Album: While (1<2)

Best Remix: Southbound Hangers – Ther 2.u Go (Deadbeat Remix) and EDX – Cool You Off (Mr Rich & Billy Kenny Remix)

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Favorite Label: Black Butter Records

Favorite Music Attended: SSMF 2014

Best Set: Big Gigantic @ SSMF 2014 and Anjunabeats Worldwide 404 Judah

Best EDM Moment of 2014: ‘Attending my first music festival!'

Cristina – Staff Writer

Favorite Song: The Magician – Sunlight feat. Years and Years and Seven Lions feat. Ellie Goulding – Don't Leave

Favorite Artist: Eric Prydz and Seven Lions

Favorite Album: The Glitch Mob – Love Death Immortality

Best Remix: 1.Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix) and Clean Bandit – Rather Be (The Magician Remix)

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Best Label: Pryda and Anjunabeats

Best Festival Attended: Coachella

Best Set: The Glitch Mob at Coachella and Kill Paris at Coachella

Favorite EDM Moment of 2014: ‘When I spotted Gareth Emery in the crowd at Coachella and talked to him!'

Jocelyn – Staff Writer

Favorite Song: What So Not – Jaguar and Jack U – Take U There

Favorite Artist: Skrillex and Kygo

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Favorite New Comer: Thomas Jack

Favorite Album: Bassnectar – Noise vs. Beauty

Favorite Remix: Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume) and Ed Sheeran – I See Fire (Kygo Remix)

Favorite Label: PLM and OWSLA

Favorite Festival: Mad Decent Boat Party

Favorite Set: Skrillex (3 sets in one week in San Francisco, all amazing, completely different sets) and Kygo on Mad Decent Boat Party 2014

Favorite EDM Moment of 2014: Diplo naming his child Lazer.

Alexa Smith – Staff Writer

Favorite Artist: Armin van Buuren and Above & Beyond

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Favorite New Comer: Andrew Rayel

Favorite Label: Armada

Favorite Festival Attended: EDC LV 2014!

Favorite Set: Andrew Bayer – #ABGT100 and Armin van Buuren – EDCLV 2014

Favorite EDM Moment of 2014: ‘Walking into EDCLV for the first time!'

Dan Cooper – Staff Writer

Favorite Song: ZHU – Faded and Above & Beyond – Blue Sky Action

Favorite Artists: Tritonal and Morgan Page

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Favorite New Comer: Kenneth G

Favorite Album: Big Gigantic – The Night Is Young

Favorite Remix: Magic! – Rude (Zedd Remix) and Cash Cash – Surrender (Tritonal Remix)


Favorite Label: Spinnin

Favorite Festival Attended: Summer Set

Favorite Set: Ilan Bluestone @ ABGT100 and Above & Beyond Acoustic

Favorite EDM Moment of 2014: Personally – Seeing MS54 for the first time. In General – The story of the girl that signed the A&B lyrics to her friend

James Vacarro – Staff Writer

Favorite Song: Chet Faker – 1998

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Favorite Artist: Bassnectar

Favorite New Comer: Jack U

Favorite Album: Opiuo – Meraki

Favorite Remix: Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood (Unlike Pluto Remix)

Best Label: Future Classic

Best Festival Attended: Beyond Wonderland

Best Set: Skrillex Live @ OWSLA party in

Kevin Jovel – Staff Writer

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Favorite Song: Blue Sky Action – Above & Beyond and Wasted Love – Steve Angello

Favorite Artist: Above & Beyond and Steve Angello

Best New Comer: SCNDL

Best Album: Chromeo – White Women

Best Remix: Concrete Angel – Gareth Emery (Dyverse Bootleg)

Favorite Label: Anjunabeats and Armada Music

Favorite Festival Attended: Escape All Hallow's Eve 2014

Favorite Set: BARE's set at Nocturnal Wonderland 2014 and ABGT at MSG

Favorite EDM Moment in 2014: ‘Getting the opportunity to interview Paul Van Dyk. HE IS GOD'

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Sean Reis – Staff Writer

Favorite Song; Porter Robinson – Fellow Feeling and Galantis – Runaway (U & I)

Favorite Artist: Porter Robinson and Dillon Francis

Favorite New Comer: Galantis

Favorite Album: Porter Robinson – Worlds

Favorite Label: Astralwerks and Mad Decent

Favorite Festival Attended: EDC NY 2014

Favorite Set: Hardwell at MSG (I Am Hardwell World Tour) and Martin Garrix at EDC NY 2014

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Favorite EDM Moment of 2014: ‘After waiting in the cold for two hours, meeting Porter Robinson after his Worlds live show in New York City!'

Liz Ninivaggi – Staff Writer

Favorite Song: SecondCity & Tyler Rowe – I Enter

Favorite Artist: Justin Martin and Above and Beyond

Favorite New Comer: Hannah Wants

Favorite Album: Recess- Skrillex

Favorite Remix: Strong – Rac (Claude Vonstroke Remix)

Favorite Label: Dirytbird

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Favorite Festival Attended: HARD Summer

Favorite Set: Carl Cox Live & Direct Ibizia

Favorite EDM Moment in 2014: ‘Experiencing Night Bass with the whole Night Bass crew!'

So there you have it everyone. Some of our staff's favorite picks for this last spectacular year. We cannot thank you enough for making this year as much of a success as it was. Myself and the rest of the team can't wait to see whats next. I can promise you some big things are coming to EDM Sauce in 2015, so stay tuned to see what we can able to bring to you next. Happy New Year!

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