By Steve Weinstein
By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
Good news: DJs sound like they're as sick of techno as the rest of us! And a number of other dancefloor-friendly releases below suggest strongly that, by now, in Europe at least, M.I.A. is basically a genre, even if it hasn't quite settled on a name yet. Whether the frog is an example of this phenomenon is for you to decide.
(!K7 Norwegian-compiled bubble-dance DJ mix album)
Stream "Le Tigre Nanny Nanny Boo Boo (The Junior Senior Mix)"
Stream "Zongamin Bongo Song" (Flash Player)
Fabric Live 24
(Fabric electro/freestyle/rap/grime/bubble-dancehall/indie-crap DJ mix album)
Presents Coconut FM: Legendary Latin Club Tunes
(Essay Recordings German-compiled reggaetón/baile/funk/cumbia/aciton DJ mix album)
Stream "Autobahn (Cumbia Merengue)"
Stream "Showroom Dummies (Cha-Cha-Cha)" (Windows Media)
Choubi Choubi: Folk & Pop Sounds From Iraq
(Subliminal Frequencies choubi/basta/socialist folk-rock/hecha/mawal/bezikh compilation)
Stream "Oh Mother, The Handsome Man Tortures Me"
Stream "Ala Honak (Take It Easy)" (Windows Media)