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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 downbeat vibe than his usual party-starting fare.

Goldroom – “Waiting to Ignite”

Co-written by in-vogue R&B chanteuse Tinashe but performed by newcomer Ren Farren, the sun-kissed “Waiting to Ignite” should cement Los Angeles producer Goldroom’s status as the current king of feel-good house.

Hot Chip – “Dancing in the Dark”

A live favorite for several years, Hot Chip’s inspired synth-pop reworking of Bruce Springsteen’s 80s classic – complete with an interpolation of LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” – finally gets an official release on the deluxe edition of this year’s under-rated Why Make Sense?

Basement Jaxx – “We Are Not Alone” (Fei-Fei Remix)

Another staple of the British dance scene revisiting their last studio effort, Basement Jaxx have invited a whole bunch of emerging names to remix 2014’s Junto, the highlight of which is this remix from the DJ hailed as the bad girl of EDM, Fei-Fei.

Chairlift – “Ch-Ching”

Following a three-year period in which she released a solo album, co-wrote a song for Beyoncé and guested on tracks by Blood Orange, SBTRKT and Sebastien Tellier, Caroline Polachek gets back to her “day job” under the Chairlift moniker with a typically addictive piece of leftfield pop.


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About the Author


Jon O'Brien's love of music began as a six-year-old after becoming bizarrely transfixed with the 80s poodle rock of Heart, Europe and Def Leppard. Switching his attention to pop icon Michael Jackson, he then became addicted to the UK Top 40, becoming a rather pointless walking Wikipedia of chart positions in the process. Driving his poor neighbors up the wall while learning to play the drums as a teen, he toyed with the idea of becoming a musician, but in studying Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire, he realized heÕd rather write about music than perform it. Since then, he's written thousands of reviews and biographies on everything from bubblegum pop to death metal, but electronica remains his main passion, with everything from Aphex Twin to Zero 7 in his spare room-consuming record collection. Jon resides in northwest England near Liverpool.

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