BRIAN HALLIGAN ::
Halligan has reverence for dance music's roots, but a forward-thinking appreciation for new sounds. Catch him when he launches Plastique, his new monthly party with James Derek Dwyer, at Midway Café
on Sunday, March 24.
CROSSOVER HIT THAT HASN'T YET CROSSED OVER
Chris Malinchak "So Good to Me" "This melodic, decidedly non-banging slice of heaven should be nestled alongside the Aviciis, Guettas, and Deadmau5es of a more perfect world."
BEST USE OF A SAMPLE
Hot Since 82 "Knee Deep in Louise" "Subtle use of Madonna's 'Deeper and Deeper' seduces with its familiarity and dislocation. One of my favorite house tracks of the year."
BEST EDM ALBUM
Daphni, Jiaolong "Spastic, disjointed, and obscurantist, this is a sample- and groove-heavy electronic debut from Caribou's Dan Snaith."
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