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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of The Month

Detroit luminary Moodymann is included in this month's Recommended Dose. i i

Detroit luminary Moodymann is included in this month's Recommended Dose. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Detroit luminary Moodymann is included in this month's Recommended Dose.

Detroit luminary Moodymann is included in this month's Recommended Dose.

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Welcome to the first edition of Recommended Dose, a monthly mix series for All Songs Considered that will collect our favorite new electronic music at the end of every month.

Our inaugural mix actually looks back at December and January. Unlike other corners of the music industry, the dance world doesn't really slow down over the holidays. Disclosure dropped a remixed version of its album Settle, which included an incredible Larry Heard remix of "Help Me Lose My Mind." Theo Parrish and Moodymann, both legends in the Detroit techno scene, released some of their best material in January. Then there was the psychedelic dance whirlwind from Brazilian producer seixlacK that appeared on Bandcamp out of nowhere.

The mix begins with Holly Herndon's vocal ribbon manipulation, "Solo Voice," slowly rising in energy and tempo, until the frenetic pace of seixlacK's techno is snapped by the cool movement of Ulf Lohmann's "Sicht," the lead track on Kompakt's new Pop Ambient 2014 compilation. It's a warm-up and cool-down that's condensed to fit the form, a bite-sized story arc meant to make you move.

January's Best Dance Tracks

seixlacK.

seixlacK, 'Tele-Sexo'

  • Album: Seu Lugar é o Cemitério
Pop Ambient 2014.

Ulf Lohmann, 'Sicht'

  • Album: Pop Ambient 2014

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Song
Sicht
Album
Pop Ambient 2014
Artist
Various Artists
Label
Kompakt
Released
2014

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Disclosure, 'Help Me Lose My Mind (Larry Heard Remix)'

  • Album: Settle [The Remixes]

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Song
Help Me Lose My Mind [Larry Heard Remix]
Album
Settle [The Remixes]
Artist
Disclosure
Label
Interscope
Released
2013

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