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Best Dance Songs of 2015

  1. DJ Koze - "XTC" [Pampa Records]
  2. The Phantom - "Complex City" [Silverback Recordings]
  3. Elysia Crampton - "Axacan" [Blueberry Records]
  4. The Galleria - "Calling Card" [Environ Records]
  5. Dark0 - "Fuschia" [Rinse Recordings]
  6. John Roberts - "Orah" [Brunette Editions]
  7. Deadboy - "White Moon Garden" [Local Action Records]
  8. Dux Content - "Snow Globe" [PC Music]
  9. Avalon Emerson - "Sword and Rose Forever" [Shtum]
  10. Percussions - "Digital Arpeggios" [Text Records]
  11. Call Super - "Migrant" [Houndstooth]
  12. A. G. Cook - "What I Mean" [Annie Mac Presents]
  13. Precipitation - "Meditations on the Self and the Other (B2)" [videogamemusic]
  14. Strict Face - "Alice (Peace Edit)" [Gobstopper Records]
  15. Morgan Geist - "Darkstar" [Environ Records]
  16. Matt Karmil - "Moment" [Studio Barnhus]
  17. Umberto - "End Credits" [MMODEMM]
  18. Da Multi Snake - "Ndaheni" [SHANGAANBANG]
  19. Slam Skillet - "Connective" [Dirty//Clean]
  20. Akasha System - "Parasail Coast" [S/R]
  21. Project Pablo - "Sky Lounge" [1080p]
  22. Sega Bodega - "Sun Loop" [Activia Benz]
  23. Hunee - "Crossroads" [Rush Hour Recordings]
  24. Kuedo - "Boundary Regulation" [Knives]
  25. d'Eon - "Infosys II" [Knives]
  26. Model 500 - "Hi NRG" [Metroplex Records]
  27. Niagara - "Arruda" [Principe Discos]
  28. Luca Lozano - "Come With Me" [Unknown to the Unknown]
  29. Photonz - "Basik" [Crème Organization]
  30. ALSO - "Formation" [R&S Records]

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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Armchair Backlog, 2015 Q1

As we approach the second quarter of 2015, the time has come to recap the best subdued music released this year so far as well as a few selections from the tail end of 2014.

  1. Felicity Yang - "Clout Forest" [Midnight Special Lab]
  2. DJ Paypal - "Sonnade" [LuckyMe]
  3. Junior Loves - "KiKiKi" [1080p]
  4. Goitia Deitz - "An Ocean" [Cut Mistake Music]
  5. The Phantom - "Coda" [Silverback Recordings]
  6. Keenya - "Blue" [Hush Hush Records]
  7. Claude Speeed - "VIN" [Planet Mu]
  8. Strict Face - "Alice (Peace Edit)" [Gobstopper Records]
  9. Oobe - "Deep Space Lovers" [1080p]
  10. Steve Moore - "The Moon Occults Saturn at Dawn" [Ghost Box Records]
  11. Dagir Du - "Tile Baker" [Entertainment Systems]
  12. Atelje - "Awake" [Vinyl Export]

Best Dance Songs: February 2015

  1. The Phantom - "Complex City" [Silverback Recordings]
  2. Model 500 - "Hi NRG" [Metroplex]
  3. Da Multi Snake - "Ndaheni" [Shangaan BANG!]
  4. Burial - "Temple Sleeper" [Keysound Recordings]
  5. Torvvo - "Light Traveling Beneath Me (Hanssen Remix)" [Hush Hush Records]
  6. Dude Energy - "Renee Running" [Animals Dancing]
  7. Precipitation - "Only One Awake" [Indole Records]
  8. Sabla - "Spirits (Ital Rework)" [Gang of Ducks]
  9. Mualusie - "Malamulele" [Shangaan BANG!]
  10. Late Ride - "Swear" [Activia Benz]
Baby Armie's dance charts are also available on Resident Advisor. Variations are available on Spotify and Beatport.