Festival season, for better or worse, hit its unofficial close with the descent of autumn roaring in. And while the sunny season becomes nothing more than another recent memory, we were bestowed with some life-long gifts in the past few months. FKA Twigs confirmed the hype, indie rock veterans Spoon and The New Pornographers showcased their long-time prominence, and everyone seemed delightfully floored by the returned of the elusive Aphex Twin.

As it is, however, it's impossible to follow every single notable thing that comes out over the course of a season. Lucky for you, The 405 is more than willing to help with our 'Third Quarter Report' for July/August/September 2014.

Get familiar with some of the best of the past three months in mixes, EPs, free downloads, remixes, videos, and much, much more. The 405 also took the time to divvy up a special preview of what might be the best to come for the rest of 2014, including supremely hyped records from the likes of Flying Lotus, Zola Jesus, Run The Jewels, and plenty more.


Contents:

  • 1. The Best EP From The Past 3 Months
  • 2. The Best Two Mixes From The Past 3 Months
  • 3. Three Albums/EPs You Can Download For Free
  • 4. The Four Best Videos From The Past 3 Months
  • 5. The Five Best Remixes From The Past 3 Months
  • 6. The Six Best Photos From The Past 3 Months
  • 7. The Seven Best Tracks From The Past 3 Months
  • 8. Eight Albums To Check Out In The Next Quarter
  • 9. The Nine Best Features From The Past 3 Months
  • 10. The Ten Best Albums From The Past 3 Months

The Best EP From The Past 3 Months

CUTS - EP1

"EP1 is one of the best realised and executed releases of the year," claims Joni Roome, and we totally agree with him. Listen to the whole thing below.

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The Best Two Mixes From The Past 3 Months

  • 1. Daniel Avery - FACT Mix 454 [Listen]
  • 2. Natasha Kmeto - Plastic Platform Mix [Listen]

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Three Albums/EPs You Can Download For Free

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The Four Best Videos From The Past 3 Months

  • 1. Peaking Lights - 'Breakdown'
  • 2. BEA - 'We're Like the Hard Born' (dir. Piet Langeveld)
  • 3. Zola Jesus - 'Dangerous Days'
  • 4. Jessie Ware - 'Say You Love Me' (dir. Tell No One)

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The Five Best Remixes From The Past 3 Months

  • 1. Jay Prince - 'Polaroids' (Chloe Martini's Remix)
  • 2. The Weeknd - 'Often' (Kygo Remix)
  • 3. Anna of the North - 'Sway' (4e Remix)
  • 4. Dot - 'Space Race' (Ellie Herring Remix)
  • 5. Janet Jackson - 'I Get Lonely' (Lowkeys Remix)

The Six Best Photos From The Past 3 Months






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The Seven Best Tracks From The Past 3 Months

  • 1. Flying Lotus - 'Never Catch Me' (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  • 2. Baths - 'Disorderly'
  • 3. Spazzkid - 'Truly'
  • 4. Saint Pepsi - 'Fiona Coyne'
  • 5. Zola Jesus - 'Go (Blank Sea)'
  • 5. ∆heyoo∆ - 'Song'
  • 7. Jugu - 'Rolling'

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Eight Albums To Check Out In The Next Quarter

  • 1. Flying Lotus - You're Dead! (October 6th)
  • 2. Zola Jesus - Taiga (October 6th)
  • 3. Run The Jewels - RTJ2 (October 27th)
  • 4. Grouper - Ruins (October 31st)
  • 5. Arca - Xen (November 3rd)
  • 6. Scott Walker and Sunn O))) - Soused (October 20th)
  • 7. Kindness - Otherness (October 20th)
  • 8. Andy Stott - Faith in Strangers (November 17th)

Head here for a more detailed release schedule.

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The Nine Best Features From The Past 3 Months

  • 1. The Ultimate Green Man 2014 Review [Read]
  • 2. The 405 Guide to J-pop [Read]
  • 3. Christopher Owens interviewed [Read]
  • 4. The 405 dissects Flying Lotus (Part One) [Read]
  • 5. A Suffolk Staycation: Latitude 2014 [Read]
  • 6. What went wrong with Camden Crawl? [Read]
  • 7. The Record Shops of London: Vinyl Pimp [Read]
  • 8. YouTube's Misogynistic Music Channels [Read]
  • 9. My Favourite Place In London: PAWWS [Read]
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The Ten Best Albums From The Past 3 Months