Electric Sloth’s Top 10 Progressive House Tracks of 2014 Elijah PantojaWednesday, December 31, 2014CultureHouseNewsOpinionProgressive House0 Comments John Dahlback ft. Melanie Montana – Fireflies John Dahlback is a master of emotional house. His biggest hit from 2014, “Fireflies”, is no different as the hook offers a melody that both inspires and creates feelings of invincibility. A perfect song for finishing the last few minutes of an intense run. 3Lau ft. Bright Lights – How You Love Me What a year it’s been for 3Lau. Dropping out of one of the most prestigious universities in the nation and risking it all on a career in music, Justin Blau is an example for how dedication to your craft can lead to massive success. “How You Love Me” will go down as a song that our generation looks back on and knows every lyric to when it’s played 20 years down the road. John Martin – Anywhere for You (Tiesto vs Dzeko & Torres Remix) Dzeko & Torres have been developing their sound in progressive house for a while now, and this remix of “Anywhere for You” was their breakout. A catchy song that will put a smile on anyone’s face, it’s good to see Tiesto supporting a duo that has worked hard to establish themselves. Elephante ft. Lyon Heart – Shake the Earth A breakout star in progressive house for 2014, Elephante creates magic in any track he touches. His first single, “Shake the Earth” is an incredible breakout track. With strong vocals from Lyon Heart and a powerful hook, it is without a doubt that this song is just the beginning for the rising star. Porter Robinson ft. Urban Cone – Lionhearted (Arty Remix) A perfect song as it stood, Arty’s interpretation of “Lionhearted” breathes a more energetic life into Porter Robinson’s hit single. Instead of creating an entirely new song, Arty keeps the song close to the original before adding a wider and more powerful hook to the track. Alesso ft. Tove Lo – Heroes (We Could Be) I’ve always been a fan of Alesso, and time has only matured the progressive guru. This collaboration with Tove Lo is so undeniably catchy that although the track has seen an abundance of radioplay, EDM hipsters can find no wrong with the song. Avicii -The Days Despite numerous health issues and cancelled performance, Avicii has still managed to have an incredible year. His quiet transition from typical progressive house to a more indie sound has only seen his popularity grow. It was tough deciding between “The Days” and “The Nights”, but I have a personal preference to the hook in “The Days”. https://soundcloud.com/dj-jeremyducasse/the-days-avicii-final-version Galantis – Runaway (U&I) It seems that everyone has become a fan of Galantis, and this track is the perfect explanation as to why. A unique sound in a sometimes formulaic genre, “Runaway” offers listeners a fun breath of fresh air. With a piano-driven melody, the song has a more natural feel that attracts a number of fans from outside the EDM community. Sound Remedy ft. Carousel – We Are the Dream For the past couple of years, Sound Remedy has laid low, developing an atmospheric style of dubstep and progressive house. “We Are the Dream” is the perfect climax to a producer’s dedication in developing a unique sound. Look for 2015 to be a big year for Sound Remedy. Strange Talk – Young Hearts (The Chainsmokers Remix) An incredibly energetic duo, The Chainsmokers are my favorite indie progressive house act. Despite being known for “Selfie” and “Kanye”, they are masters of the remix game, flipping songs into uplifting and light-hearted house tracks. Though it was a struggle deciding on which song to choose, their remix of “Young Hearts” has me grooving every time.