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Top 20 Dance/Electronica Albums Of 2013 (15-11)

We’re currently counting down the best dance/electronica albums of the year. Here’s the next round, picking it up at number 15. (No.20-16 is here). 15) Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest Backed by a cryptic promotional campaign, the long-awaited fifth album from the kings of IDM was an equally challenging but ultimately rewarding affair which with its hypnotic array of ice-cold analogue synths, eerie echoed vocal samples and unsettling sound […]


Top 40 Electronic/Dance Singles of 2013 (40-31)

Yes, it’s that time of year again when we look back at the best singles and albums to have been released over the past twelve months. Featuring everything from Ayia Napa throwbacks to ‘Tumblr-pop’ anthems to moody torch songs, here’s the first of our four-part countdown of 2013’s best dance/electronic tracks. 40) Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith – “La La La” British producer Naughty Boy may have fallen short of […]


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 […]


Introducing: AlunaGeorge

If Timbaland would stop wasting his production talents on AutoTuned dance-pop and get back to the slinky futuristic R&B he perfected with Aaliyah, it’s pretty likely that the result wouldn’t be that far removed from the sound of AlunaGeorge. Emerging from the same burgeoning pitch-shifted electro-soul scene as the likes of Purity Ring and Holy Other, the London-based duo are widely regarded as the act most likely to break through […]