6. Bunji Garlin, 'Differentology'
Much of 2014's most fun-loving, forward-thinking EDM came from Trinidad, where Machel Montano got sentimental over synths and Fay-Ann Lyons added big drops to her soaring ballads. Still, few people anywhere in the world pushed popular dance music harder than Lyons' husband, Bunji Garlin, the 36-year-old soca star who ran his home country's carnival celebrations with the trance-touched "Truck on D Road" then dropped an A$AP Ferg trap remix in time for New York's Labor Day celebrations. Differentology, his album-length mission statement, advocates for any music that will make the crowd move and gets a hand from Major Lazer, who contribute a festival-ready remix of the title track. N.M.