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Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2015 (#40-31)

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 tropical house and post-dubstep to drum ’n’ bass and nu-disco, here’s the first in our four-part countdown of 2015’s best dance/electronica tracks. 40) Kygo – “Stole the Show” Offering a more leisurely take on the prevalent tropical house […]


The November 2015 Dance/Electronica Playlist

From the welcome return of Brooklyn’s premier synth-pop duo to a clever mash-up of LCD Soundsystem and Bruce Springsteen, these are the five dance/electronica tracks you need to hear this month. DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – “Middle” The follow-up to his monster Major Lazer collaboration “Lean On,” “Middle” sees Frenchman DJ Snake team up with indie-soulman Bipolar Sunshine for another sublime piece of bass-pop which offers a slightly more […]

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Hot Chip ‘Why Make Sense’ – Album Review

Domino (2015)

Following three years of numerous solo and side projects, electronic pop oddballs Hot Chip finally return to their day jobs for a sixth studio effort, Why Make Sense?, which thankfully proves they haven’t lost any of the endearing quirkiness during their time apart. An attempt to recapture the energy of their live performances, the follow-up to 2012’s In Our Hands is perhaps the most organic that the British six-piece have […]

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The March 2015 Dance/Electronica Playlist

Featuring an Irish eccentric’s long-awaited return, a collaboration between a superstar DJ and Disney Channel graduate, and a Hollywood A-lister’s latest musical venture, here’s a look at five dance/electronica tracks you need to look out for in March. Roisin Murphy – “Gone Fishing” Eight years after the slinky synth-pop of Overpowered, former Moloko frontwoman Roisin Murphy finally returns with her third solo album, Hairless Toys, in the spring. Its first […]

Top 20 Electronic Albums of 2012 – (10-6)

Continuing our countdown of the best offerings of electronic music for 2012, (20-16 is here, 15-11 is here) let’s pick it up at Number 10: 10) Polica – Give You The Ghost Containing so much AutoTune that it makes T-Pain sound organic, the debut album from Minneapolis five-piece Polica should have been a strangely cold and mechanical experience. But although Channy Leaneagh’s ethereal tones were drowned in studio trickery, Give […]

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. […]

Hot Chip Lets Us Into Their Heads

Domino (2012)

For over a decade, British electronic synth-pop band Hot Chip has flirted with the edges of big-time success. Part of it, in my opinion, is that while they appear to be genuinely talented, they haven’t been too good at first impressions. Chalk it up to their collective off-beat sense of humor, perhaps, but between their occasional cartoonish mixes and the unfortunate imagery of videos like “I Feel Better,” it’s been […]