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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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Major Lazer ‘Peace Is the Mission’ – Album Review

Mad Decent (2015)

Renowned for their organised chaos, dancehall collective Major Lazer’s previous releases have been fast, furious and frenetic affairs with only one goal in mind – to get the party started. However, as evident by its name, their third studio effort, Peace Is the Mission, is an unexpectedly more calming, composed and harmonious example of their production talents. Clocking in at just over 32 minutes, the follow-up to 2013’s Free The […]


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The May 2015 Dance/Electronic Playlist

From Diplo and co.’s latest star-studded single to the welcome return of the Big Beat scene’s pioneers, to an underrated UK vocalist’s rebranding, here’s a look at the finest dance/electronica singles making waves this month. Major Lazer feat. Ellie Goulding – “Powerful” Following on from their hit collaboration with MØ, the usually chaotic supergroup Major Lazer continue to tone down their hyperactivity by teaming up with another European synth-pop songstress. […]


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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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Major Lazer “Free The Universe” – Album Review

Mad Decent (2013)

A virtual unknown outside the dancehall community at the time of Major Lazer’s 2009 debut, Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do, Diplo has since become one of the world’s most in-demand producers, contributing to records by Justin Bieber, Beyonce and Chris Brown whilst also earning a Grammy nomination for his work on Usher’s glorious electro-soul ballad “Climax.” Follow-up Free The Universe, the first record under Diplo’s other pseudonym since the […]


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What To Expect In Electronic Music in 2013

So now that 2012 has been gone over with a fine toothcomb, the attention now turns to what we can expect in the electronic/dance genres over the next twelve months. Usually a fallow period for new releases, January suggests 2013 may be a fruitful year for dance/electronica artists. Whether you’re a fan of bass wobbles or not, dubstep shows no signs of floundering with debut albums from Modestep (Evolution Theory) […]


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Weekly Mixtape: The Week’s Best Tracks (Edition 9.29.12)

Welcome to your Weekly Mixtape September 29, 2012–a collection of handpicked tracks for your hip-hop listening/viewing pleasure.   Shyne, “Fred Hampton (50 Cent Diss)” You know what? It’s been a while since 50 Cent has been involved in a good, old-fashioned beef. Like Superman and the light of a yellow sun, Curtis Jackson cannot tap the true nature of his powers without the acrimony of his fellow MCs. Fortunately, this […]