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MIMO Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2014 (40-36)

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 Miley Cyrus-sampling trip-hop to odes to the golden age of rave, here’s the first installment in our annual countdown of 2014’s best dance/electronica tracks. 40) Calvin Harris – “Blame” Named the world’s richest DJ by Forbes magazine, the 30-year-old […]

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The Electronic Music Playlist July 2014

From a former Mercury Prize winner’s unexpected sample of a Miley Cyrus track, to a reworking of a two-step garage classic, to the classy return of Britain’s premier soul chanteuse; here’s a look at five of the best dance/electronica tracks you need to look out for this July. Jessie Ware – “Tough Love” British chanteuse Jessie Ware delivered one of the most stunning albums of 2012 with Devotion, and this […]


Acts to Watch For in 2013 (Part 2)

In the previous post in this two-part series, we shone the spotlight on a number of up-and-coming or well-established acts who are poised to do even better in 2013 than in 2012. With this post, I’m going to go out on a limb and point out a few “dark horses”—independent or recently signed artists and bands who may still be relatively unknown but who have the potential for 2013 to […]


Top 40 Electronic/Dance Singles of 2012 (Part 2: 30-21)

To continue my countdown of the best electronic/dance singles of the year (go here if you missed the first installment)—let’s pick up at number 30:   30) Little Boots – “Headphones” Missing in action since she dismally failed to live up to the hype that greeted her arrival in 2009, Little Boots’ low-key comeback single proved that on record, she’s still the most obvious heir to Kylie Minogue’s disco-pop throne. […]


Up-and Comers: Alt-J

While UK-based act Alt-J is not actually a “new” band (they used to go by the moniker “Films”), they have recently been generating a lot of buzz worldwide over their unique combination of folk, alternative and electronic elements—a sound some are referring to as “folk-step.” Whatever you call it, I think it’s a highly catchy sound—and apparently a lot of other people do, too. The band’s debut album An Awesome Wave, […]