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A few years back, in the great tradition of "new wave," the American record industry branded a certain wide-ranging genre of music "electronica," thinking it would make lots of money. It didn't, at least not for long, which might explain why so much interesting stuff only comes out overseas nowadays. Micro-genre purists (the same ones upset that Prodigy's more-fun-than-trendy new album just got nominated for a Grammy, the same ones who somewhere along the line secretly decided "techno" was a more specific category than everybody else thought) hate the word "electronica" to death. All the more reason to use it, probably.


CIARA FEATURING MISSY ELLIOTT
"1, 2 Step"
(LaFace square-bizzed electro-dance single)
Preview Album

Some dance music still has a face.
Some dance music still has a face.

DJ THOMAS
Tropical Hot Dog
(Myutopia Recordings dance-oriented post-punk-and-otherwise DJ mix album)

JASON FORREST
The Unrelenting Songs of the 1979 Post Disco Crash
(Sonig import dance-mash-up album)
"Stepping Off" (MP3)

GHOST CAULDRON
Invent Modest Fires
(!K7 import undie-hip-hopped rocktronic dub-dance-duo album)
"Fear" ft. Anti-Pop Consortium (MP3)
"Whole World" (MP3)
Stream Album (Real Audio)

GLIMMER TWINS
Serie Noire 2
(Eskimo import electro-dance DJ mix album)
Listen to and Watch Live Glimmer Twins Sets

KID SPATULA
Meast
(Planet Mu import avant-electronica double-disc album)
Preview Album

K.I.M.
Miyage
(Tigersushi import ambient vegetarian avant-and-ethnic-detritus DJ mix album)
Preview Album or Purchase Downloads

MYXCHA
"Still Not Free"
(Phenom Latin-freestyle-style "theatrical pop" single)
Stream "Still Not Free"

PRODIGY
Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
(Maverick big-beat rocktronica album)

SUPERPITCHER
Here Comes Love
(Kompakt import glam-rocked microhouse album)
Stream "Traume" and "Happiness"

SUPERSILENT
Supersilent 6
(Rune Grammofon import electronic-improv shoegaze-noize album)
Preview Album

BEST OF DANCE ANTHEMS VOLUME 1
(UBL trancepop disco compilation)
Preview Album

 
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