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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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The Top 20 Electronica/Dance Albums of 2015 (#15-11)

Continuing our countdown of the best dance/electronica albums of the year (No. 20-16 is here) – here are numbers 15-11. 15) New Order – Music Complete Having arguably been on Autopilot for the last 20 years, few expected anything special from New Order on their first proper studio effort without founding member Peter Hook. But the bassist’s acrimonious departure appeared to have sparked some passion into the indie-disco pioneers, with […]

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Purity Ring ‘another eternity’ – Album Review

4AD (2015)

Having been invited to remix Lady Gaga and collaborate with Detroit rapper Danny Brown since arriving on the scene with their bewitching brand of witch house back in 2012, Purity Ring, aka Canadian duo Megan James and Corin Roddick, now tiptoe further towards the mainstream with their second album, another eternity. Packed with warped synths, ominous bass-lines and spacious processed beats, these ten textured soundscapes might not be light years […]


Top 20 Electronic Albums of 2012 – (5-1)

Completing our countdown of the best offerings of electronic music for 2012, (20-16 is here, 15-11 is here, 10-6 is here) we’ll pick it up at Number 5:   05) Crystal Castles – III Crystal Castles’ third album might not have assaulted the senses in the same abrasive manner as their first two nightmarish studio efforts, but it was still a beautifully unnerving record. From its themes of dystopia and […]


The Best Dance/Electronica Videos of 2012

Away from the completely unremarkable promos that usually dominate the MTV Video Music Awards, there were a plethora of inventive, visually stunning and clever music videos from the dance/electronica world that deserved recognition in 2012. Here’s a look at five of the best. Grimes – “Oblivion” Canadian pixie Grimes’ debut album, Visions, was a touch too shapeless to be anything other than a cult hit, but Emily Kai Bock’s hazy […]


Introducing: Purity Ring

The name may conjure up images of The Jonas Brothers, but Canadian witch house duo Purity Ring produce the kind of unsettling creepy electronica that would give the squeaky-clean former Disney trio nightmares. Formed in Edmonton in 2010, producer Corin Roddick, previously a drummer with post-rock outfit Gobble Gobble (now Born Gold), and trained pianist-turned-bewitching chanteuse Megan James became the darlings of the blogosphere after uploading a futuristic blend of […]