Dance music

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The 50 best albums of 2022 – 50 to 21
The countdown continues, with shapeshifting soul from Gabriels, the gleefully wonky lyricism of Matty Healy and sleek, 80s pop bangers from Mitski

Safi Bugel, Shaad D'Souza and Laura Snapes

07, Dec, 2022 @9:59 AM

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BBC Sound of 2023: Fred Again, Gabriels and Rachel Chinouriri among nominees tipped for success
Dance music acts dominate the award, whose previous winners include Adele, Stormzy, Sam Smith and Haim, with many having already had breakout success via TikTok

Laura Snapes

05, Dec, 2022 @11:32 AM

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25 Years of UK Garage review – roll-call of electronic music genre’s glory days
Most of the scene’s stars are here for documentary which follows its emergence from ‘wild west’ parties to chart success and moral panic

Phil Hoad

05, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘I can only tell which records are which by the choruses’: Carl Cox’s honest playlist
He whacks a bit of Diana Ross into his setlists and adores Stevie Wonder, but which track does he hate because the singer went out with his ex?

Rich Pelley

05, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Things need to die for something else to come through’: Wet Leg, Nilüfer Yanya, Shabaka Hutchings and more on the year in music
Eliza Rose, Shabaka Hutchings, Sherelle, Rhian Teasdale and Nilüfer Yanya gather for our annual roundtable on the state of the music industry, discussing self-care, plagiarism allegations, post-release editing – and Kanye

Kate Hutchinson

02, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘It was revelatory for younger Asians’: Monsoon’s Sheila Chandra on her hit Ever So Lonely
In 1982, no-one had ever seen a British Asian teenager in a sari singing Indian music on Top of the Pops – until Chandra appeared, with a raga-influenced single that would inspire musicians and DJs for decades

Anu Shukla

29, Nov, 2022 @3:01 PM

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Nia Archives, Cat Burns and Flo nominated for Brits Rising Star award
The prize, formerly known as the Critics’ Choice award, has previously tipped the likes of Adele, Florence + the Machine and Sam Smith for success

Laura Snapes

29, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Flume review – Australia’s electronica prince returns with hits, experiments and bodybuilders
Harley Streten’s first solo Australian tour in six years shows that the producer can package his more experimental recent work with his crossover pop hits – and a meme on top, too

Jared Richards

20, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Honey Dijon: Black Girl Magic review – eclectic dancefloor delights
The Chicago DJ delves into new jack swing, disco and house across 15 jubilant, guest-studded tracks

Ammar Kalia

20, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Honey Dijon: Black Girl Magic review – tight, anthemic celebration of Black queer identity
The house legend and Beyoncé collaborator is back with 15 celebratory hits that span styles and explode with personality

Chal Ravens

18, Nov, 2022 @8:30 AM

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‘Ultimately, you’re in the hands of the public’: has streaming killed the one-hit wonder?
A passing chart sensation is still a matter of magic, and in the age of TikTok it seems there are more contenders than ever

Rhian Jones

16, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Sault: Aiir, Earth, Today & Tomorrow, Untitled (God), 11 review – an act of supreme generosity
The esteemed collective release five dazzlingly eclectic albums, melding rap, post-punk and modern classical composition

Damien Morris

13, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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