Madonna’s Confessions on a Dance Floor is a self-contained dance record, an unqualified triumph, and a study of dance music from the 1970s to the 2000s.
The triumphant third and fourth days of the Sziget Festival saw massive crowds drawn to its pop megastars, Justin Bieber and Calvin Harris.
The not-to-be-missed fourth album by EDM artist James Hinton aka the Range is simultaneously his most retro sounding and forward-looking. Mercury is engrossing.
SCALPING’s Void energetically captures music designed for a club/real-time environment and hybridizes any number of EDM, punk, and metal precursors.
Madonna’s MDNA is an embrace of her club roots and the high-octane EDM popular in the 2010s with the novel concept of the DJ as a celebrity. For Madonna, music and dance mean salvation and freedom.
As a nod to their AI-inspired concept, K-pop group aespa make electronic music that challenges the limits of genres and song structures in debut EP, Savage.
Collaborating with Canadian singer Kiesza, Australian producer Tommy Trash channels the subtle magnetism and frisson of the night.
Porter Robinson’s ear for melody and his willingness to occasionally undermine those melodies with glitchy electronic sounds make for an engaging record.