Dan Snaith’s sixth album combined house music, R&B and indie rock – a perfect balance between his experimental urges and pop instincts.
Aphex Twin’s first album in 13 years turned out to be Richard D. James’s most accessible, without sacrificing any of his lovable weirdness.
Toro y Moi’s Chaz Bundick’s dance-floor side project proved that sometimes it takes an outsider to find new possibilities in old formulas.
An epic album of deadly serious dance music that proves house can be both soulful and avant-garde, and that politics and partying can coexist.
Raw Detroit house overflowing with soul and passion from one of Motor City’s most respected producers.
6. The Soft Pink Truth
Why Do The Heathen Rage?
Who could have predicted that an album of very gay electronic covers of death metal anthems would be so much fun?
Plastikman’s first album in 11 years found the Canadian techno legend rediscovering the playfulness of his early work while keeping the mood dark.
An impressively strong, startlingly unique and emotionally evocative debut album.
9. Eli Escobar
Up All Night
Eli Escobar’s long-awaited debut full-length proved that dance beats can still sound good outside the club.
Soft Gamma Repeater
Adam Marshall and Christian Andersen push their fusion of techno and bass music even further than their Juno-nominated debut.