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Monday
Jan092017

Best Dance Songs of 2016

Ink, oil, and soap art by Ruslan Khasanov
Here are my 40 favorite dance tracks of the year in no particular order.

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  1. Jessy Lanza - "Oh No" [Hyperdub]
  2. Jay Daniel - "Paradise Valley" [Technicolour]
  3. Avalon Emerson - "The Frontier" [Whities Records]
  4. Harmonious Thelonious - "Uhura" [Italic Recordings]
  5. Leonce - "Marimba Track" [Fade to Mind]
  6. Pantha Du Prince ft. Queens - "The Winter Hymn" [Rough Trade Records]
  7. Peggy Gou - "Rose" [Technicolour]
  8. John Roberts - "Six" [Brunette Editions]
  9. Dawn Richard - "Black Crimes" [Local Action Records]
  10. Deadboy - "Glass Lake" [Ten Thousand Yen]
  11. Duke High - "Greenleaf" [Rhythm Section International]
  12. Ase Manual ft. J Heat & El Blanco Nino - "Jungle Heaven" [Like That Records]
  13. Danny L Carle ft. Carly Rae Jepsen - "Super Natural" [PC Music]
  14. Tevo Howard - "Brother to Brother (Underground Mix)" [S/R]
  15. Project Pablo - "Beaubien Dream" [Sound of Beaubien Ouest]
  16. Kiani & His Legend - "Electric (Fatima Yamaha Remix)" [Something Happening Somewhere]
  17. Reckonwrong - "Getting Warmer (Hot Mix)" [Whities Records]
  18. Kornel Kovacs - "Dollar Club" [Studio Barnhus]
  19. Akasha System - "Afterimage" [100% Silk]
  20. Telepathe - "Lover's Gaze" [Dream Catalogue]
  21. DBM - "Halo" [S/R]
  22. DJ Zozi - "Zozi Theme" [1080p]
  23. Weval - "You're Mine" [Kompakt]
  24. Toby Gale - "Jet" [Apothecary Compositions]
  25. Perfume Advert - "Gown" [1080p]
  26. Kingdom - "Shox" [Fade to Mind]
  27. Jayda G - "Heaven Could Be Lately" [1080p]
  28. Mind Lotion - "Astro Girl" [Antinote]
  29. rRoxymore - "Organ Smith" [Don't Be Afraid Recordings]
  30. DJ Marfox - "Tarraxo Everyday" [Principe Discos]
  31. Blood Orange ft. Empress Of - "Best to You" [Domino Recordings]
  32. Nite-Funk - "Let Me Be Me" [Glydezone Recordings]
  33. D.K. - "Raindrops" [Antinote]
  34. Jessy Lanza - "VV Violence" [Hyperdub]
  35. Stephen Lopkin - "Och Aye the Noo" [MOS Recordings]
  36. Massimiliano Pagliara - "Trying to Hide but Then I Cried" [Uncanny Valley]
  37. Mr. Fingers - "Aether" [Alleviated Records]
  38. Chinaski - "Disaster" [Uncanny Valley]
  39. The Gasman - "Color" [Onomatopoeia Records]
  40. Feels - "Expedition" [Naked Naked Records]
Friday
Jan082016

Baby Armie - Rock Candy Guest Mix



The Rock Candy blog over at Arkansas Times asked me to do a mix, so I shared some of my favorite dance tracks of 2015. Read the feature here.

  1. A. G. Cook - "What I Mean" [Annie Mac Presents]
  2. The Galleria - "Calling Card" [Environ Records]
  3. Tensnake - "In the End (I Want You to Cry) (Lone Remix)" [Running Back Records]
  4. Nozinja - "Xihukwani" [Warp Records]
  5. Project Pablo - "Sky Lounge" [1080p]
  6. Seaside Houz Boyz - "Deepness of X70002" [Hot Haus Recs]
  7. Morgan Geist - "Darkstar" [Environ Records]
  8. Koova - "In Search Of" [Central Processing Unit]
  9. Archie Pelago - "Clammy Customer" [Mister Saturday Night Records]
  10. Slam Skillet - "Connective" [Dirty//Clean]
  11. DJ Dotorado ft. DJ Teklas - "Drena" [Warp Records]
  12. Jubilee - "Jealous" [Mixpak Records]
  13. Model 500 - "Hi NRG" [Metroplex]
  14. Sega Bodega - "Sun Loop" [Activia Benz]
  15. Callosum - "Overture" [Car Crash Set]
  16. Plastician - "Sorcery" [Terrorhythm]
  17. Glacci - "Ember" [Heka Trax]
  18. The Phantom - "Complex City" [Silverback Recordings]
Friday
Jul312015

ANTS Podcast #034: 1080p Spotlight

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Vancouver-based tape label 1080p has been one of the most covered if not the most covered label on AiMT over the past couple of years, so it's only right that I give it a proper spotlight in the form of this 50-minute mixed tribute sampler, which features all dance and experimental material from the label's 2015 catalog.

  1. Scientific Dreamz of U - "Sacred Fractal Geometry"
  2. Saffron ft. Momo Ishiguro & Gregory Wikstrom - "Blueland"
  3. Wywy Brix - "Polydactyl"
  4. Neu Balance - "Restate (Dance Edit)"
  5. Journeymann Trax ft. Khotin - "Arboreal Harp Jam"
  6. Feingold - "Palo Santo"
  7. RAMZI - "Land of Kush"
  8. Nap - "Urban Fare" . . . . . . . . . . .
  9. Project Pablo - "Sky Lounge"
  10. SurfinG - "Creep Freak"
  11. Keita Sano - "Onion Slice"
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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Friday
Mar132015

Best Dance Songs: March 2015

  1. Project Pablo - "Sky Lounge" [1080p]
  2. ALSO - "Formation" [R&S Records]
  3. Strict Face - "Alice (Peace Edit)" [Gobstopper Records]
  4. Rising Sun Systems - "Freebasin' for David Bohm" [Nightwind Records]
  5. Finn - "Only Boy (Strict Face's Forever Your Papi Remix)" [Local Action Records]
  6. Afrikan Sciences - "Circuitous" [PAN]
  7. Bambounou - "0 to 1" [50 Weapons]
  8. Juju & Jordash - "Whippersnapper" [Dekmantel]
  9. DJ Paypal - "Fire" [LuckyMe]
  10. Levon Vincent - "Confetti" [Novel Sound]
Baby Armie's dance charts are also available on Resident Advisor. Variations are available on Spotify and Beatport.
Saturday
Jan102015

Project Pablo - "Follow It Up"