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Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2015 (#30-21)

Continuing our countdown of the best dance/electronica singles of the year (No. 40-31 is here), let’s pick up at number 30. 30) Nick Brewer – “Talk To Me” Okay, so Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman” might not be the most original of sample choices, but in a year swamped by reworkings of ‘90s club classics, this hip-house anthem was easily the most joyous. 29) FKA twigs – “In Time” The standout […]

skrillex and diplo present jack u

‘Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü’ – Album Review

Atlantic (2015)

Dropped without any notice during their mammoth 24-hour Beatport DJ set last week, Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü sees two kings of the EDM scene join forces for a surprise full-length LP which, unsurprisingly, isn’t exactly short on epic bass drops. The fratboy-friendly supergroup occasionally show signs that they’ve broadened their horizons since they first shared a stage together at the Mad Decent Block Party back in 2013. “To […]

Skrillex Recess

Skrillex “Recess” – Album Review

OWSLA (2014)

Since reinventing himself as a hipster-haired master of brostep, Skrillex has been adopted as a hero by the fratboy festival crowd, worked with everyone from psychedelic rock gods The Doors to French DJ crew Birdy Nam Nam and won an astonishing six Grammy Awards, all without the aid of a proper full-length studio effort. Seven years after leaving post-hardcore outfit From First To Last to pursue a solo career, the […]


The Grammy Awards Still Don’t Get Dance Music

The worlds of pop, rock, R&B, rap, jazz, Latin and roots are all represented in at least four categories at the bloated ceremony that is the Grammys. And yet, despite becoming the dominant chart force of the decade, dance music acts are only specifically acknowledged under two awards, just one more than those competing for Best Regional Mexican Music Album or Best Album Notes. Even more indicative of the voters’ […]


Tiesto Tops List of World’s Highest Paid DJs

A concept which began in the late 90s, the era of the superstar DJ was presumed to have been dead and buried up until the EDM scene started to take over America almost a decade later. Now, according to a new rich list published by Forbes magazine last week, the world’s biggest knob-twiddlers are raking in the kind of cash that most rock acts could only dream about. Indeed, the […]


Can Skrillex Prove Himself To Be More than a One-Trick Pony?

A virtual unknown two years ago, former From First To Last frontman Sonny Moore has since become dubstep’s first-ever superstar under the moniker Skrillex, picking up three Grammy Awards, courting the attention of everyone from nu-metal pioneers Korn to rock legends The Doors, and even bagging himself a celebrity girlfriend in the shape of Ellie Goulding. Continuing his remarkably rapid rise to fame, it was announced this week that Skrillex […]