Articles tagged dance pop

11 Aug 2017 // 7:43 AM

Kesha: Rainbow

Forged out of difficult circumstances, Rainbow emerges with such absolute confidence of vision that it instantly goes down as one of the best pop albums of the year.

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Awesome Tapes From Africa: An Interview with Brian Shimkovitz

What started as a blog soon turned into a label, and the founder/curator reflects on the newest reissue and the cassette's diminishing African presence.

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22 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar

Former Gossip frontwoman makes a welcome return with her first solo album of pure pop bliss.

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14 Jun 2017 // 8:52 AM

Katy Perry: Witness

Who's going to bear Witness? The listeners, of course, because this album, unfortunately, proves to be one hell of a burden.

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Krisp - “167” (audio) (premiere)

Dark post-punk and propulsive new wave find a happy medium on this new track by the Miami band.

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RKDN - “Silver” (audio) (premiere)

The Utah band go huge on their contagious dance pop single.

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Silicon: Personal Computer

Silicon is an exposé of the superficiality of our technology-dependent lives, but does such a good job it feels superficial itself.

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Fiona Grey - “What You Want” (video) (premiere)

The young pop artist shows maturity in the video for her terrific new single.

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IAMDYNAMITE - “Liz” (audio) (premiere)

Soul, dance, and tight-sounding new wave mix nicely on the Michigan duo's new track.

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Clintongore - ‘Clintongore’ (album stream) (premiere)

The duo creates lavish yet minimal synth pop on their debut album.

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Bora York - ‘Secret Youth’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Minneapolis band's effervescent second album joyously brings the 1980s into the present day.

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Krystalmath - “Say That You Love Me” (audio) (premiere)

Best described as dance pop with discipline, Krystalmath shows great potential on her tune "Say That You Love Me".

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Penguin Prison: Lost in New York

Penguin Prison's second album is serviceable dance-pop, but lacks personality.

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Fallulah - “Dragon (MS MR Remix)” (Premiere)

Denmark's Fallulah is a fast rising pop diva aiming squarely at Robyn's fanbase and international dancefloors. Watch her take off.

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Kites with Lights: Cosmonauts

This record is a functional and pragmatic alternative to the synth-pop bands of yesteryear for those who just can’t get enough of that long gone genre of music.

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Fave Five: Mike Scott of the Waterboys on Keith Richards

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"The Waterboys ambitious new double-album culls a lot of inspirations, but Mike Scott is happy to expound upon one of the key ones: Keith Richards and his most badass moments.

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