Baby Armie mix for International Tapes:


This month's dance chart:


Latest ANTS Podcast, a spotlight on the ambient demos of Aphex Twin and µ-Ziq:


Latest Gentle Daps podcast w/ guest Inner Travels:


Latest Armchair Backlog podcast:


Latest From the Vaults podcast w/ guest DJ EJ:


By the way, in case you were wondering, AiMT is officially closed for submissions. (Because what he said.)
Sunday
Jun282015

Best Dance Songs of 2015 (First Half)

Alternate playlist on Spotify
The time has come to sift through all my dance charts from the first half of 2015 and pare it down to the best of the best—the songs that that are the most unique, adventurous, boundary-pushing, and have kept on giving month after month. Like last year, this year seems to be devoid of any one central theme. Many genres are represented. Electronic dance music seems to be as splintered and disparate as ever (and that's how it should be).

Check the SoundCloud playlist above for easy consumption or an abridged Spotify playlist if you prefer.



Click the thumbnails for streams:

25. Slackk - "Saigon" [R&S Records]

24. Photonz - "Basik" [Crème Organization]

23. Nidia Minaj ft. DJ Olifox - "House Kaliente" [Principe Discos]

22. Finn - "Only Boy (Strict Face's Forever Your Papi Remix)" [Local Action Records]

21. Rising Sun Systems - "Freebasin' for David Bohm" [Nightwind Records]

20. No Zu - "Medusa Beat" [Home Loan Records]

19. ALSO - "Formation" [R&S Records]

18. Niagara - "Arruda" [Principe Discos]

17. Da Multi Snake - "Ndaheni" [Shangaan BANG!]

16. JLin ft. Holly Herndon - "Expand" [Planet Mu]

15. Maxo - "Eddy Vancouver" [Activia Benz]

14. A. G. Cook - "What I Mean" [Annie Mac Presents]

13. Luca Lozano - "Come With Me" [Unknown to the Unknown]

12. Model 500 - "Hi NRG" [Metroplex]

11. Chris Brown - "Loyal (Murlo Refix)" [Mixpak]

Full list after the jump.

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Saturday
Jun272015

Erik Enocksson - "III"

Friday
Jun262015

Strict Face - "In Evergreen, Pt. II"

Friday
Jun262015

Gora Sou - "Manolo"

Thursday
Jun252015

Kara-Lis Coverdale - "Buried Trig"

Thursday
Jun252015

Nozinja - "Baby Do U Feel Me" Video

Wednesday
Jun242015

Mias Void - "Return to Bliss (Ikonika Bliss Pop Remix)"

Wednesday
Jun242015

Pedro Magina - "Hold My Hand Now"

Tuesday
Jun232015

CFCF - "Rain Dance"

Sunday
Jun212015

Gentle Daps XVI: Guest Mix by Inner Travels

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The new age revivalist sounds of elusive Lake Geneva-based producer Inner Travels have been featured on previous Gentle Daps episodes, so it is my privilege to let him curate his own mix, which he's calling Welcome the Day, for the series. An avid new age cassette collector, Inner Travels has contributed mixes for folks like Sounds of the Dawn and Rainbow Pyramid, and I am happy to add Gentle Daps to that growing list.

Catch Inner Travels' own releases over on his Bandcamp page.

  1. Klaus Netzle - "Dawn" [Wergo/Spectrum, 1986]
  2. Allaudin William Mathieu - "Upstream Home" [Cold Mountain Music, 1981]
  3. Eric Vann - "Bubble Snail" [Coloursound Library, 1982]
  4. Filthy Ocean - "Sleepy Jellyfish" [Twin Springs Tapes, 2015]
  5. Isis Aquarium - "Encantado" [Skydreams, 2014]
  6. Teddy Lasry - "Birds of Space" [RCA Victor, 1976]
  7. David Edren - "Leaves of the Telegraph Plant" [Earth.Rope.Pot.Plant, 2015]
  8. Inner Travels - "Phase 7" [2015]
  9. Steven Halpern - "Earthrise" [Halpern Sounds, 1985]
  10. Laraaji - "Soft Zither" [S/R, 2005]
  11. Paul A. Sutin - "Watergarden Lullaby" [Reel to Reel, 1984]