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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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Years and Years ‘Communion’ – Album Review

Polydor (2015)

Crowned the winners of the BBC’s prestigious Sound of 2015 poll, Years and Years may be fronted by a rising star of the British film scene, but their debut album, Communion, suggests that Hollywood may have to wait. Of course, Olly Alexander, whose list of acting credits includes Great Expectations, God Help the Girl and The Riot Club, has already proven himself a majestic vocalist, with his gossamer falsetto on […]


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Introducing: Years & Years

Placing near the top of most ones-to-watch lists for 2015, London-based trio Years & Years are a different proposition to most of the house acts that have arrived in the wake of Disclosure. Their frontman Olly Alexander can take much of the credit. The 24-year-old has already established himself as one of Britain’s brightest acting talents, thanks to roles in the 2012 big-screen adaptation of Great Expectations, Gaspar Noe’s avant-garde thriller […]