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.