Looking at all the albums of the year stuff going on around here, there’s a marked lack of dance music. I’m sure there was loads of great stuff out in 2017, but a lot of it went under my radar, and didn’t get much attention here without @poppy-succeeds to lead us. So I figured I would create this thread, and then those of us who like our electronica can use it to tip each other off throughout the year when they hear something worthy of note. I’m looking at you @moseleymoles, @leicester-bangs, @tiggerlion, and of course whoever else wants to add something. Techno, psybient, drum and bass, lo fi house, whatever – bring it on!
I’ll start with this late 2017 monster from Phase Fatale. It’s techno with very clear roots in 80s/90s industrial and EBM music, all thudding drums and dystopian synths. It’s on Dominic Fernow’s Hospital Productions label, and fits right in with his Prurient and Vatican Shadow work. Top stuff.