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Top 20 Electronica/Dance Albums of 2015 (#5-1)

And so we come to the end of our end-of-year countdown of the best full-length dance/electronica releases of 2015 (20-16 is here 15-11 here, 10-6 here). Below are the Top 5 albums of the year. Happy 2016! 5) Shamir – Ratchet Blessed with a striking genderless voice, androgynous style icon Shamir justified all the comparisons with Michael Jackson, Grace Jones and Antony Hegarty with a striking, self-assured and unpredictable debut […]


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Floating Points ‘Elaenia’ – Album Review

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Nicknamed the techno Einstein, neuroscience graduate-turned-DJ Sam Shepherd, aka Floating Points, has taken almost as long to produce his debut album, Elaenia, as the legendary physicist did the theory of relativity. Indeed, it’s been seven years and over a dozen E.P.s and singles since the Londoner first began to stake his claim as one of ambient electronica’s most intriguing young composers, meaning that this eight-track collection arrives with a certain […]