Dance music

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Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep! Why singalong 70s pop was edgier than you think
A new book, In Perfect Harmony, explores the pop hits of the 70s, long derided as mainstream and meaningless. But there was more to it, argues its author

Will Hodgkinson

20, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘I am the most inclusive listener of all time’: Steve Aoki’s honest playlist
The EDM DJ-producer loves all genres, has roots in the hardcore scene and hangs out with Nickelback, but what’s the ideal soundtrack to his ice baths?

As told to Elle Hunt

19, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Mura Masa: Demon Time review – fleeting dance-pop joys
The British producer bounces back with a clutch of guests and an eclectic romp through genres

Ammar Kalia

18, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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100 Gecs review – wizards of hyperpop hellbent on fun
Loud and lurid, the American duo fuse distorted vocals, synthetic pop and singalong punk in a madcap extravaganza

Kitty Empire

10, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Björk: Atopos review – one of the most dramatic left turns of her career
The thrilling first single from the singer’s tenth album is an apocalyptic almost-dance track which pairs experimental techno with pulsing clarinets

Shaad D'Souza

06, Sep, 2022 @12:09 PM

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The 15 biggest Australian dancefloor anthems – sorted!
Prepare for your most synth-filled Monday ever, for here is the definitive, entirely subjective list of Australian anthems that fill dancefloors without fail

Kris Swales

04, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Sudan Archives: Natural Brown Prom Queen review – dizzying earworms
Post-genre American musician Brittney Parks extends her range yet further on her dizzying second album

Kitty Empire

04, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Good mourning Britain: how chillout music soundtracked the death of Diana
When Princess Diana died 25 years ago, Radio 1 replaced its entire playlist. Why did it decide that a 10-minute ambient epic was the best choice for a royal elegy?

Phil Harrison

30, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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William Orbit: The Painter – welcome return of the classy dance master
Orbit’s glory years may be behind him, but the one-time superproducer’s latest album still offers smooth, ambient grandeur

Damien Morris

28, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘It gives me peace’: house legends Larry Heard and Robert Owens on winning their Trax legal battle
A successful copyright action against their former label means the celebrated producers can reclaim their back catalogue after decades of struggle

Lauren Martin

25, Aug, 2022 @3:06 PM

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Pioneering female DJs deserve recognition for their contribution to club culture | Letter
Letters: Laila Mckenzie on the continuing fight to honour the major part that women have played in the dance music industry


23, Aug, 2022 @1:40 PM

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Green Man festival review – the absurd, the wonderful and the otherworldly
From the magisterial glam rock of Yves Tumor to the comedy surf-pop of Melin Melyn, Green Man froths with positivity and subversion

Sophie Walker

22, Aug, 2022 @2:28 PM

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