Articles tagged dance

Harrison: Checkpoint Titanium

While there are moments of humanity here, Harrison does not do enough to capitalize on his own strengths, and his weakness for generic sound palettes causes the album to sink.

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13 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM


M.I.A.'s pop-centric fifth and supposedly final album feels much more like a pit stop than a destination.

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12 Jul 2016 // 2:10 AM

Kaytranada: 99.9%

Montreal-based producer Kaytranada attempts a lot of things on his debut. When he hits the mark, it's great. If only he hit the mark just a bit more often.

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Pointer Sisters: Greatest Hits (Expanded Edition)

Despite its title, this Greatest Hits comp deftly mixes radio smashes with lesser-known album cuts to paint a picture of a group burgeoning on pop stardom, but stops just a breath before they got there.

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Jain - “Come” (Frank Pole remix) (audio) (premiere)

Jain’s “Come” has already done quite well for itself, hitting #1 on the French pop charts in no small part thanks to its snappily syncopated blue-eyed-soul thump.

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Principled Pleasure: Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’ at 30 Still Commands Respect

A masterpiece of self worth-themed contextual pop proves our idiocy for downgrade shaming her to the status of "wardrobe malfunction".

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26 May 2016 // 9:32 AM

Kaytranada - “Lite Spots” (Singles Going Steady)

It's a testament to Kaytranada's skill as a songsmith that a cut this jumbled and frenetic, this high-on-something, sounds so totally pure.

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16 May 2016 // 11:00 AM

Janet Jackson - “Dammn Baby” (Singles Going Steady)

One says the song is "an unimpeachable work of pop artistry" and another says it's "a fairly standard R&B dance groove". Who's right?

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14 Apr 2016 // 11:38 AM

Katy B - “I Wanna Be” (Singles Going Steady)

Katy B's "I Wanna Be" is one of the reasons why pop music is considered by many to be generic and bland.

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4 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Pet Shop Boys: SUPER

Thirty years since "West End Girls" launched their career, Pet Shop Boys are back with a thrilling new album produced by Stuart Price, SUPER.

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Crew Love: Based on a True Story

Often hypnotic, often funky mash-ups of different club styles, Based on a True Story, an allstar collaborative release from Wolf + Lamb and Soul Clap DJ labels, runs the gamut of Soundcloud mix-core.

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23 Mar 2016 // 10:01 AM

Rain Man - “Bring Back the Summer” (feat. Oly) (video) (premiere)

Producer Rain Man's new single "Bring Back the Summer" featuring Oly is a massive earworm.

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LUXXURY - “Hold On” (video) (premiere)

LUXXURY is releasing a number of sunny California vibed out disco tracks that are as great on the dancefloor as they are chilling on the couch.

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1 Mar 2016 // 12:09 PM

Darq E Freaker - “2C-I” (Singles Going Steady)

Sprinkled with micro-malfunctions and arcade-game sound design, "2C-I" sounds like a cartoon space war was recorded.

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19 Feb 2016 // 12:00 PM

Pet Shop Boys - “The Pop Kids” (Singles Going Steady)

Somebody get the synthpop crown and adorn it on the heads of these talented men.

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12 Feb 2016 // 3:20 AM

Foxes: All I Need

All I Need does not aim to make Foxes stand out amidst an overcrowded pop scene, but it still guarantees some of the pop singles this year will see.

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Junior Boys: Big Black Coat

First album in five years from the Canadian synth-poppers... now even synth-poppier.

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18 Jan 2016 // 10:05 AM

Frankie Knuckles’ Legacy Still Standing Tall

Frankie Knuckles died in 2014, but he still casts a long shadow over dance music in Chicago and around the world.

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24 Nov 2015 // 3:15 AM

Ellie Goulding: Delirium

Captivating, danceable synthpop that Goulding is hoping will take her to the upper echelons of pop stardom.

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JJ Rosa - “Tonight” (audio) (premiere)

It's not every day you come across a young musician who can evoke Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, and Nile Rodgers all at once.

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How Röyksopp's 'Melody A.M.' Brought Electronica Into the Mainstream

// Sound Affects

"With their debut, the Norwegian duo essentially provided the everyman's guide to electronic music.

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