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Steve Angello ‘Wild Youth’ – Album Review

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Judging by all the pre-release talk of shunning EDM, steering dance music back into a proper direction and making a piece of art, you’d expect Steve Angello’s second solo LP, Wild Youth, to be something of a game-changer. So it’s slightly baffling to hear that the Stockholm DJ has delivered the kind of unadventurous, generic and largely forgettable record he appears to be rallying against. Indeed, featuring guest appearances from […]


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Dance/Electronica Preview 2016: What to Watch For

So after crowning Jamie xx’s “Loud Places” and Bob Moses’ Days Gone By as the greatest single and album of 2015 respectively, we now switch our attention to what we can expect to hear over the next twelve months in the world of dance/electronica. The first big album out of the blocks this year is Moth (Jan 22), the third album from alt-pop duo Chairlift, which judging by its first […]


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Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2015 (#10-1)

Finishing our year-end countdown of the best dance/electronica singles of 2015 (40-31 is here, 30-21 is here, 20-11 is here), let’s cover the Top 10. 10) Chet Faker feat. Banks “1998” Originally released on Chet Faker’s 2014 debut Built on Glass, the brooding electro-soul of “1998” was given a new and even more sensual lease on life this year, thanks to the addition of sultry alt-R&B chanteuse Banks. 9) Shura […]


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Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2015 (#20-11)

Continuing our countdown of the best dance/electronica singles of 2015 (40-31 is here, 30-21 is here), here’s a look at numbers 20-11. 20) Hurts – “Lights” Teaming up with Rhye’s Robin Hannibal, dramatic synth-pop duo Hurts embraced their previously hidden funk side on a slinky serenade which suggests they should lighten up a little more often. 19) Class Actress – “More Than You” Accompanied by a provocative noir-ish video that […]


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The Top 20 Electronica/Dance Albums of 2015 (#15-11)

Continuing our countdown of the best dance/electronica albums of the year (No. 20-16 is here) – here are numbers 15-11. 15) New Order – Music Complete Having arguably been on Autopilot for the last 20 years, few expected anything special from New Order on their first proper studio effort without founding member Peter Hook. But the bassist’s acrimonious departure appeared to have sparked some passion into the indie-disco pioneers, with […]


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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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Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2015 (#40-31)

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 tropical house and post-dubstep to drum ’n’ bass and nu-disco, here’s the first in our four-part countdown of 2015’s best dance/electronica tracks. 40) Kygo – “Stole the Show” Offering a more leisurely take on the prevalent tropical house […]


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The November 2015 Dance/Electronica Playlist

From the welcome return of Brooklyn’s premier synth-pop duo to a clever mash-up of LCD Soundsystem and Bruce Springsteen, these are the five dance/electronica tracks you need to hear this month. DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – “Middle” The follow-up to his monster Major Lazer collaboration “Lean On,” “Middle” sees Frenchman DJ Snake team up with indie-soulman Bipolar Sunshine for another sublime piece of bass-pop which offers a slightly more […]


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Introducing: Bob Moses

Not to be confused with the legendary jazz drummer or the civil rights activist, Bob Moses are in fact a Brooklyn-based Canadian duo currently bridging the gap between the dance floors and the dinner party with their smouldering take on deep house. Lead vocalist Tom Howie, a Berklee College of Music graduate who initially pursued a career as a solo singer/songwriter, and Jimmy Vallance, a DJ/producer who once specialized in […]


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The June 2015 Dance/Electronica Playlist

A deep house duo’s official comeback, a talent show graduate’s foray into drum ‘n’ bass and a Great Gatsby-style makeover all appear in this month’s collab-heavy guide to the hottest dance/electronica tracks. Disclosure feat. Gregory Porter – “Holding On” Following on from buzz track “Bang That,” Disclosure make their proper return with the first official single from their eagerly-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Settle. Featuring the soulful tones of Grammy-winning jazz […]


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Introducing: Tourist

South East London producer Will Phillips, aka Tourist, has yet to release a full-length album, but he has already picked up a Song of the Year Grammy thanks to a co-writing credit on Sam Smith’s ubiquitous ballad, “Stay With Me.” The prestigious accolade isn’t the only thing the 28-year-old has in common with the man labelled the male Adele. He’s also signed to the label fronted by Disclosure, the deep […]


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The April 2015 Dance/Electronica Playlist

From two transatlantic all-star hook-ups to a long-awaited return from the youngest Minogue sister, here’s a look at five dance/electronica tracks you should look out for this month. Major Lazer feat. DJ Snake and MØ – “Lean On” Having served as producer on Madonna’s latest opus and hooked up with Skrillex on the Jack U LP, Diplo cements his status as the electro scene’s hardest worker by joining forces with […]


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The March 2015 Dance/Electronica Playlist

Featuring an Irish eccentric’s long-awaited return, a collaboration between a superstar DJ and Disney Channel graduate, and a Hollywood A-lister’s latest musical venture, here’s a look at five dance/electronica tracks you need to look out for in March. Roisin Murphy – “Gone Fishing” Eight years after the slinky synth-pop of Overpowered, former Moloko frontwoman Roisin Murphy finally returns with her third solo album, Hairless Toys, in the spring. Its first […]


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The February 2015 Dance/Electronica Playlist

From a reworking of an old-school R&B hit, to a disco legend’s latest A-list collaboration, to a super-producer’s attempt to become a star in his own right, here are five new dance/electronica tracks you ought to wrap your ears around this February. Le Youth – “R E A L” Thought that the craze of sampling 90s R&B classics was strictly a 2014 thing? Then think again. After previously borrowing from […]


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Dance and Electronica Albums to Watch for in 2015

2014 was a great year for dance and electronica music. After crowning Vic Mensa’s “Down On My Luck” and Caribou’s Our Love as the greatest single and album of 2014, respectively, we now switch our attention to the upcoming year. Here are some of the upcoming dance/electronica albums we have our eye on for 2015. Featuring an unlikely collaboration with Irish singer-songwriter Gemma Hayes, British trance trio Above and Beyond […]


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