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

As we look back over 2015, we now switch our attention to this year’s best dance/electronica long players. Here’s a look at numbers 20-16. 20) Georgia – Georgia The daughter of Leftfield’s Neil Barnes, BRIT School graduate Georgia eclipsed her father’s comeback this year with a self-titled semi-concept album which combined everything from grimy rave to otherworldly R&B and emotive pop balladry with compelling tales of encountering heartache in London, […]


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Disclosure ‘Caracal’ – Album Review

Island (2015)

After their debut almost singlehandedly changed the landscape of commercial dance music, in-demand siblings Disclosure now face the difficult challenge of avoiding the dreaded sophomore slump with Caracal. Thankfully for the Lawrence brothers, the follow-up to 2013’s Grammy-nominated Settle is unlikely to derail their career, but by sticking rigidly to their well-worn formula, it’s also just as unlikely to elevate it. Indeed, like its predecessor, which flirted with two-step garage, […]


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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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MIMO Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2014 (20-16)

Continuing our countdown of the best dance/electronica singles of 2014 (40-36 here, 35-31 here, 30-26 here, 25-21 here), let’s take a look at numbers 20-16. 20) Mr Probz – “Waves” Originally a John Legend-style soulful ballad, “Waves” then became an unlikely Balearic anthem when Robin Schulz added some bongo taps and blissful house beats to its melancholic The xx-esque guitar hook and Mr. Probz’s distinctive husky tones. 19) Little Dragon […]


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The February 2014 Electronic Music Playlist

From one of 2014’s first superstar collaborations to a return-to-form from one of the EDM scene’s biggest male vocalists, here are five tracks you need to look for this February. Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige – “F For You” Capitalising on their unexpected but entirely deserved Grammy nomination, the Lawrence brothers now continue their bid to crack the States by teaming up with one of its undisputed modern R&B legends. […]


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Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles Of 2013 (10-1)

Concluding our countdown of the best dance/electronica singles of 2013, (40-31 is here, 30-21 is here, 20-11 is here), here are numbers 10-1. 10) Western Disco – “The Sun” Surely the only Ibiza anthem to begin with a recorder, this charming Pied Piper-style slice of Balearic house instantly lodged itself in the brain on first listen, while its lush synths, laid-back grooves and gospel-tinged vocals also helped to create this […]


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Top 20 Dance/Electronica Albums Of 2013 (10-6)

Continuing our countdown of the best full-length dance/electronica releases of 2013 (20-16 is here, 15-11 is here), here are numbers 10-6. 10) Thundercat – Apocalypse Much less of a chin-stroker than his Brainfeeder labelmates, singer-bassist Thundercat took in everything from melancholy-drenched electro soul (“Tenfold”) to 70s yacht-rock (“Without You”) to fully-fledged party funk (“Oh Sheit It’s X”) on a wondrously hook-laden second effort which proved he’d fully outgrown his mentor, […]


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Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles Of 2013 (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) Flume – “The Greatest View” Capping off an incredible twelve months which saw him deny One Direction the number one spot in his native Australia, producer/DJ Flume teamed up with The Preatures’ Isabella Manfredi for a darkly hypnotic piece of symphonic soul on the deluxe edition of his […]


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Disclosure “Settle” – Album Review

Island (2013)

Widely credited with giving the commercial dance scene the shot in the arm it needed after being dominated by brainless fun-in-the-club trash-pop and bombastic dubstep-by-numbers over the last few years, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, aka Disclosure, now face the challenge of maintaining their high standards over the entirety of a 14-track LP, Settle. Of course, the siblings’ have already released one of the most consistently strong series of singles […]


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Introducing: Disclosure

Possibly the most boring inspiration for a band name ever, South London siblings Disclosure chose their moniker, not because of a fondness for the Michael Douglas film, but because they spotted the term whilst filling in a car insurance form. Luckily, their music is rather more imaginative. At the forefront of the sound which has been coined ‘post-garage,’ 20-year-old Guy Lawrence and younger brother, Howard, 17, may have been far […]