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Lady Gaga's 'Chromatica' Hides Its True Intentions Behind Dancefloor Exuberance

Lady Gaga's Chromatica is the most lively and consistent record she's made since Born This Way, embracing everything great about her dance-pop early days and giving it a fresh twist.

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Sam Sparro's 'Boombox Eternal' Is the Melodic Throwback We Need Right Now

Sam Sparro's Boombox Eternal is Jam & Lewis, Nile Rodgers, and Quincy Jones all nodding in unison. It is Day-Glo colors and endless mists of hairspray.

Evan Sawdey
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Lady Gaga - "Stupid Love" (Singles Going Steady)

Lady Gaga and the Broadway cast of Cats beam down to one of those inhospitable planets from the first series of Star Trek and hold a Power Rangers meet Mad Max themed dance-off.

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Disclosure - "Tondo" (Singles Going Steady)

On "Tonto", Disclosure loop their signature hi-hats with bass, a saxophone, and the joyous voice of Eko Roosevelt.

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I Just Want to Make That Sad Boy Smile: An Interview with Kleerup

Former Robyn producer Kleerup dropped a lovely solo debut in 2008 then largely disappeared before deciding to come back over a decade later. What happened to him in the intervening years? "Actually, I died twice but got sent back," he tells us.

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Jacoti Sommes Gets Spacey and Soulful with the Irresistible 'Travel Time'

Ohio-based producer Jacoti Sommes creates a warm sonic world where trippy vibes coexist with funky jams on his typically strange, lovable new album, Travel Time.

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Boniface's Debut Album Is a Complex, Deeply Personal Pop Masterpiece

Boniface unleash their debut album, a sophisticated coming-of-age statement, full of irresistible pop hooks and rhythms.

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Fernando Lagreca Shares New Dynamic House Tune "Dissociation" (premiere)

Lagreca playfully toys with the natural dynamic of a club tune as he guides the listener to somewhere a little off the beaten track on "Dissociation".

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Playlist: The Best Space Disco Songs of 1976-1986

These songs on this playlist feature outer space on the dance floor, from the avant-garde to Star Wars commercialism and beyond.

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The 25 Best Space Disco Songs of 1976-1986

With Star Trek: Picard and Space Force in the news, it's time to revisit the best space disco of the original era. These 25 songs feature outer space on the dance floor, from the avant-garde to Star Wars commercialism and beyond.

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Georgia's 'Seeking Thrills' Is the Embodiment of What It Means to Come Alive on the Dancefloor

Musically on Seeking Thrills, Georgia distills her various influences, pulling in synthpop, disco, Chicago House, and 1980s Detroit techno with sprinklings of UK garage, dancehall, and even post-punk.

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The Best Dance Tracks of 2019

From French-Canadian electronic producer Marie Davidson's riotously scathing critique of modern capitalism to Dolly Parton's chart-topping foray into the world of EDM, here is a list of some of the year's best dance tracks.

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Friend Within Brings Sunshine to the Dancefloor on "Space Jam" (premiere)

Liverpool producer Friend Within's "Space Jam" is the kind of deliciously fun, deep house tune made for detonating those winter blues.

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No Fear No More: An Interview with Madeon

Madeon shot to fame as a teenager as a new dance music hero, then withdrew from the world as he battled with his emotions. Now, with his thoughtful sophomore album, Madeon is back with an evolved sound and a new outlook, ready to connect with people like never before.

Evan Sawdey
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How a Foot Injury Led to Sofi Tukker's Latest EP

A cancelled tour carved out a whole bunch of time for electronic duo Sofi Tukker to make their new EP Dancing on the People. Here's why a broken foot might have been a blessing in disguise.

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Scottish Producer Denis Sulta's New Ninja Tune EP Is His Defining Work So Far

Aye Spoake Te Sumwuhn & They Listenhd is a defining work for Scottish producer Denis Sulta. Overtly addressing his issues with anxiety, he uses the musical tools at his disposable to work through his subconscious.

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Eloise Viola Isn't Hanging Around on "Wait in Line" (premiere)

London's Eloise Viola condenses the core elements of a late summer dance anthem on new single "Wait in Line".

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Electropop's Ruby the Rabbitfoot Serves Up a "Raw Plate of Expectations" (premiere)

Electropop's Ruby the Rabbitfoot delves even deeper into R&B on her latest tune "Raw Plate of Expectations", creating an infectious bit of electrosoul.

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Mark Knight Shows Who Is Boss on "The General" (premiere)

Mark Knight's "The General" is another deliriously catchy, groove-laden club hit in waiting, destined to ignite dance floors across the world.

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British DJ and Producer, Pirate Copy, Aims for the Heavens on "Touch the Sky" (premiere)

"Touch the Sky" is the sound of producer Pirate Copy distilling his sound into their essential elements and spinning them into dancefloor gold.

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Australian DJ Brooke Evers Serves Up Another Dancefloor Shaker with "Feel It" (premiere)

"Feel It" is a full-on EDM banger that highlights DJ Brooke Evers' tacit understanding of how to wring every last bit of perspiration from a frenzied club crowd.

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See the Storm Breaking: An Interview with Moby

Released the same month as the 20th anniversary of Play, Moby talks about the ten-year stretch between what he thought would be his final album, and getting sober.

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Jai Wolf's 'The Cure to Loneliness' Is Missing That Something Special

With his long-awaited debut, The Cure to Loneliness, Jai Wolf pleases listeners without ever leaving much to remember.

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Jayda G Wants You to Think While You Dance on 'Significant Changes'

As a platform for further discussion and as a funky, hip shaking, unifying electronic album, Jayda G's Significant Changes is a triumph.

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Deepend Teams Up with Hanne Mjøen on New Dance Single, "One Thing Left to Do" (premiere)

Dutch DJ Deepend and Hanne Mjøen pull off a classic club tune with a pumping pop heart in "One Thing Left to Do" that should light up dancefloors throughout 2019.

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Britain's Ibibio Sound Machine Bring Depth to the Dancefloor on 'Doko Mien'

Doko Mien highlights Ibibio Sound Machine's versatility as the group continues to bring Lagos and London together in new ways.

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Swiss DJ Gil Glaze Fires Off Another Surefire Summer Anthem with "Young Forever" (premiere)

Swiss DJ and producer Gil Glaze turns his attention to burning up the airwaves on his new crossover single "Young Forever" featuring the vocal talents of Annabel Turner.

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DJ Mark Knight Turns Dido's "Give You Up" into a Bona Fide Dance Anthem (premiere)

By adding some Mark Knight spice, the DJ creates an electrifying remix of one of the standout tracks on Dido's new album, Still on My Mind.

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Sleepy Tom Adds Some Pop Gloss to His Dance Sound on "Amateurs" (premiere + interview)

Sleepy Tom's "Amateurs" features Lights on vocals and it's a kaleidoscopic dance party anthem with a pumping pop heart that quickly overcomes the senses.

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DAWN Declares She Is Part of the 'New Breed'

DAWN's lyrics on New Breed suggest life can be carnival, if you let yourself go. The instrumentation reinforces this message with a corporal, even carnal, insistence. The instinctive need to boogie cannot be denied.

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The 12 Best Dance Tracks of 2018

From the raw, dance-punk rush of ADULT. to the stadium-sized anthems of Rüfüs du Sol, here are some of the endlessly addictive dance tracks of the year.

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Hotel Garuda Shares New Single "One Reason" (premiere)

Hotel Garuda's "One Reason" is a surging, feel-good dance track that'll coax clubbers onto the dancefloor for years to come.

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The Drive Inside: An Interview with the Crystal Method

Once a duo, the '90s dance kingpins the Crystal Method are now just one member: Scott Kirkland and his many guests. Kirkland talks to PopMatters about losing a member, the changing of the scene, and how they got their name in the first place.

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Orbital's Cellar Monsters and Cosmic Despair

Phil and Paul Hartnoll reunite as Orbital for a second time to sculpt another career highpoint with Monsters Exist.

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