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The Best Things We Saw on the Dance Music Internet This Week

Gorillaz, "coke songs," Mark Fisher and more make our list of the week's best things.
January 21, 2017, 3:50pm
Photos by Alfredo Zuniga, courtesy of Magma Fest.

Every week, we round up a list of our favorite videos, stories, mixes and other dance music-related news from our own site and other places across the internet. Here's our list. We think you'll enjoy it. And don't forget to check out our Seven Most Played tracks, which features Shanti Celeste, Happa, Novelist, and more.

1. THUMP's 12 most anticipated albums of 2017

It's only January and some of our most anticipated albums of the year, like Austra's Future Politics, have already been released. Peep the rest of our top 12 list.


2. Record digging at the Thing

Resident Advisor takes a trip into the simultaneously thrilling and terrifying New York thrift shop known as the Thing. Did they get some good finds?

3. Magma Fest

Our Canadian friends went inside Magma Fest, Nicaragua's largest (and probably coolest) EDM festival. How many EDM fests have YOU gone to that take place on an island formed by two volcanoes?

4. The history of "Jack Your Body"

The Guardian breaks down how the Chicago house classic revolutionized electronic music in the 1980s, creating a generation of fans and imitators.

5. Coke songs

Why do some songs (like pre-pubescent Alfonso Ribeiro's "Dance Baby") sound like you're on coke? Our pals in the UK investigate.

6. Mark Fisher interviews

The Wire has unlocked interviews (with artists such as Underground Resistance and Burial) conducted for their publication by the late cultural theorist and music critic Mark Fisher.

7. Gorillaz return

After six years away, Gorillaz return with a dark, ominous new song and video, "Hallelujah Money." The track, featuring vocalist Benjamin Clementine, is just the right thing to welcome you to our post-Obama world.

8. Discwoman and Allergy Season's Physically Sick

The epic, anti-Trump compilation features contributions from artists such as James K, Bookworms, Fatherhood, rRoxymore, Octa Octa, and Umfang. Stream a preview of a track from the compilation above and purchase a copy (the proceeds go to The American Civil Liberties Union, Callen-Lorde, The National Immigration Law Center, and Planned Parenthood) here.


9. Field recordings and electronic music

We take a look into the ways in which the utilization of field recordings changes our understanding and enjoyment of electronic music.

10. Techno before techno

Resident Advisor compiled a proto-techno playlist and it's great.