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UnZipped: Vanessa Daou and Erica Jong on the Making of the Electronica Classic 'Zipless'

Celebrating Zipless's nearly 25 years of existence with a new vinyl reissue, Vanessa Daou and Erica Jong continue to take listeners on a personal and intimate journey through the passionate exploits of this landmark work.

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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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Ellie Goulding: Delirium

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

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They're Finally Listening: An Interview with RP Boo, the Inventor of Footwork

The legendary RP Boo discusses the development of footwork, his contributions, the influence of the late DJ Rashad, and his new album, Fingers, Banks Pads & Shoe Prints.

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The Best Dance Singles of 2014

Like a gluttonous monarch with a taste for domination, electronic dance music continued to saturate the airwaves and feast upon the U.S. charts in 2014.

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Anne: Pulling Chain

These songs are dull, forgettable, and mostly interchangeable.

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The Best Dance Singles of 2013

Spanning genres from electro/synth-pop, indie-dance, nu-disco, to house music territories, what's on the list of 2013's best dance singles isn't just a popularity contest.

Ryan Lathan
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Flint Eastwood: Late Nights in Bolo Ties

The Detroit band's debut EP proves Flint Eastwood's name is destined to stretch beyond the borders of the mitten state.

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Modestep: Evolution Theory

Bass music is expected to go low but the truly low point on this record is “Feel Good”. It conjures images of music heard in rural plazas or elevators where musicians anonymously contribute their lesser works to easily digestible compilations of shopping mall-targeted mediocrity.

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Various Artists: 50 Weapons of Choice

As the name suggests, this is a resting place for weapons in a DJ’s arsenal. The tracks must still be appreciated in the form they were released -- individually.

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Calvin Harris: 18 Months

Not many people know of Calvin Harris's earlier, more personality-based dance hits, but in a post-"We Found Love" world, Harris is telling us that bigger is better, even if it results in an album that sounds more anonymous and self-important than anything he's done before.

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The Very Best: MTMTMK

A slam-bang dance pop album of the first order -- score one for global musical community.

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Icky Blossoms: Icky Blossoms

It seems a mission of Icky Blossoms to appeal to the basest carnality and emotional cues, reveling in the debauchery that can only arise in the darkest hours. Nocturnal they certainly are, their songs sounding equally at home in a sweat-stained rock club or in a night of solitude, spent in your room or cruising the streets.

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Digitalism: DJ-Kicks

Somewhere in the middle of the muddle a house beat emerges and because there’s nothing else to say, you raise your voice, careful not to sound aggressive and ask, “Is that the song or did something go wrong with the download?”

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Adam Lambert: Trespassing

The one-time force of nature delivers his second disappointing album.

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Batida: Batida

Reissue label Soundway gets into modern dance music, and they're off to an excellent, noisy, relentless start.

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Various Artists: Dirtybird Hatched - Volume 1

The future sounds pretty bright for the San Francisco bass music label.

John Bergstrom
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Yuksek: Living on the Edge of Time

An excellent showcase for electronic musician Yuksek's varied production.

Sachyn Mital
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Gigamesh: Gigamesh EP

Everything Gigamesh touches ends up with a thumping backbeat and electronic noises that evoke rainbow-colored glitter.

Mike Schiller
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Various Artists: 101 Things to Do in Bongolia

Hip Brooklyn label sells nostalgia and world grooves, one 45 at a time.

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ChuCha Santamaria y Usted: ChuCha Santamaria y Usted

Gently explores all your fave disco genres, including freestyle, Italo, motorik, and the hard-charging Pitbull stomp.

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20 Questions: Pete Tong

You'd never guess what the world-famous DJ and David Lynch have in common . . .

Alan Ranta
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Arthur Oskan: A Little More Than Everything

Early-hours techno as well as set-closers: all in a day's work for Arthur Oskan.

Dominic Umile
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Dominik Eulberg: Diorama

Diorama is elaborate and compelling electronic music, whether or not you're familiar with the flowery context.

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Various: Shangaan Electro

If you thought Konono No. 1 was the ultimate in high-octane African popular music, think again. This mind-altering music manages to be simultaneously hypnotic and hyper-kinetic.

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Donnacha Costello: Before We Say Goodbye

On his first proper studio album since 2000, Donnacha Costello delivers subtle but sentimental house and techno.

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Tiga: Ciao!

Tiga actually turns out plenty of tracks worth hearing on Ciao!, thanks largely to his proficiency with a bassline.


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