dance tracks of the week

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DJ Marfox, Lucky Punch EP (Lit City Trax) When Planet Mu’s Mike Paradinas put together his recent “Trancework” mix — a set of footwork remixes of trance classics like Paul… More »


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Blondes, Rewire (RVNG) With last year’s Swisher, New York’s Blondes took a metaphorical scrap of sandpaper to the sound they had established a few years prior. What before had been… More »

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Radio Slave, “Don’t Stop No Sleep” (Nonplus) It’s odd to see Radio Slave turning up on Boddika’s Nonplus Records, but “Don’t Stop No Sleep” makes sense there: All three of… More »

The Central Executives, A Walk in the Dark (Golf Channel) Whoever the Golf Channel label’s Central Executives are, they have an exceptionally clear vision of the era of dance music… More »


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Glasser, Shape Remixes (True Panther) Funny the difference six months can make. Glasser’s Interiors didn’t really stick with me when it was released back in October of last year, but… More »

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Evian Christ, Waterfall (Tri Angle) Maybe it was all his stylist’s doing, but Joshua Leary — Evian Christ to us — didn’t come across as terribly warm and cuddly in… More »

Various, Boxed Vol. 1 (Boxed London) Boxed Vol. 1 is a free compilation put together to celebrate the first anniversary of the roving London grime night of the same name,… More »


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Coldplay, “Midnight” (Parlophone) SPIN’s Dan Reilly has compared Coldplay’s new single to Bon Iver in his log-cabins-and-vocoders phase, which isn’t too far off the mark. But from a dance-centric point… More »

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The Martinez Brothers, WARHOL*BASQUIAT*2 (mixtape) The Martinez Brothers were just 13 and 18 when they put out their debut single, “My Rendition,” on Dennis Ferrer’s Objektivity label, in 2007. While their… More »

EeOo, Workout EP (Unknown to the Unknown) Might be a good idea to keep some Dramamine handy for this gut-wrenchingly turbulent new EP from EeOo, one-half of the Irish techno… More »


Credit: Ken Sortais, 4&5 (Hivern Disc) From John Talabot’s Hivern Disc label comes a new act named, making not trance but choppy, cut-and-paste house music out of scratchy recordings of… More »

Mr. Oizo feat. Marilyn Manson, “Solid” (Because Music) Critics haven’t been exactly kind to Quentin Dupieux’s 2013 film Wrong Cops, the follow-up to his 2010 feature debut, Rubber; the AustinMore »

Bok Bok & Tom Trago, Night Voyage Tool Kit 2 (Night Voyage) When Bok Bok and Tom Trago first teamed up in 2011, it seemed like an odd pairing. What… More »


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Charlotte OC, “Hangover (Moodymann Remix)” (Stranger Records) Detroit’s Moodymann (née Kenny Dixon Jr.) is one of house music’s most imitated producers, but a new remix for the British singer Charlotte… More »

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SBTRKT, “Runaway” (unreleased) It opens with a series of harp chords (the first of which sounds uncannily like the single-stroke jingle the New York Times uses in its online videos);… More »