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Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2015 (#30-21)

Continuing our countdown of the best dance/electronica singles of the year (No. 40-31 is here), let’s pick up at number 30. 30) Nick Brewer – “Talk To Me” Okay, so Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman” might not be the most original of sample choices, but in a year swamped by reworkings of ‘90s club classics, this hip-house anthem was easily the most joyous. 29) FKA twigs – “In Time” The standout […]


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The August 2015 MIMO Dance/Electronica Playlist

From a deep house reinvention from the world’s richest DJ, to a dream-pop dream team, to a forgotten hip-hop track’s unlikely renaissance, here are five dance/electronica tracks you need to wrap your ears around this month. Robin Schulz feat. Francesco Yates – “Sugar” German DJ Robin Schulz cements his status as the king of the remixers by transforming “Suga Suga,” a forgotten 2003 single from Mexican-American rapper Baby Bash, into […]


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MIMO Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2014 (40-36)

Yes, it’s that time of year again when we trawl through everything that the last twelve months had to offer and determine which singles and albums truly stood out. Featuring everything from Miley Cyrus-sampling trip-hop to odes to the golden age of rave, here’s the first installment in our annual countdown of 2014’s best dance/electronica tracks. 40) Calvin Harris – “Blame” Named the world’s richest DJ by Forbes magazine, the 30-year-old […]


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Calvin Harris ‘Motion’ – Album Review

Sony (2014)

Calvin Harris’ last album, 18 Months, helped transform the Scotsman from slightly geeky pasty-faced bedroom producer into a golden-tanned celebrity-dating superstar DJ able to command six-figure fees for just one night’s work. So you perhaps can’t blame the 30-year-old for sticking rigidly to his crowd-pleasing, star-studded formula for the follow-up, Motion. Sadly, it’s a formula which begins to wear thin long before alt-R&B siren Tinashe attempts to make her voice […]


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Calvin Harris Tops Forbes DJ Rich List

A moderately successful vocalist/producer who had topped the charts in his UK homeland but was still a virtual unknown everywhere else, Scotsman Calvin Harris wouldn’t even have crossed Forbes’ radar when they published their annual DJ Rich List back in 2011. Step forward two years later and the 29-year-old has not only taken pole position on the business magazine’s new survey, which is based on the money earned from live […]


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The Worst Dance/Electronica Albums of 2012

Dance music may have become a permanent fixture in the charts this year, but its increasing ubiquity also meant that 2012 saw far more than its fair share of dross. Here’s a look at five of the worst albums from the genre to have been unleashed upon the unsuspecting public over the last twelve months. Deadmau5 – Album Title Goes Here Barely a week went by this year without Canadian […]


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Calvin Harris “18 Months”: Album Review

Fly Eye (2012)

If ever an artist’s Twitter account reflected their musical output, it’s Calvin Harris’. When he arrived on the scene in 2007 as a slightly awkward but intriguing pop star, he was prone to posting amusing stream-of-consciousness tweets that were in keeping with his oddball dance-pop sound. Five years later and his feed is full of banal promotional messages and complimentary retweets that suggest all the personality has been sapped out […]