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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of June

Floating Points' "King Bromeliad" is one of the best dance tracks of the year so far. i i

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Floating Points' "King Bromeliad" is one of the best dance tracks of the year so far.

Floating Points' "King Bromeliad" is one of the best dance tracks of the year so far.

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Another month means another Recommended Dose from All Songs Considered. We listen to hundreds of new electronic music tracks each month, test the standouts on loud speakers and highlight the best of the best in a 30-minute mix.

You can stream this month's mix here or through NPR Music's SoundCloud account. If you'd rather just hear each song individually, check out the playlist below.

You can keep up with our favorite discoveries on Twitter by following @Sami_Yenigun and @spotieotis.

The Best Dance Tracks Of June

  • Floating Points, 'King Bromeliad'

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    Floating Points.
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    Floating Points' latest release, "King Bromeliad," is thorny and sweet, like the pineapple on the track's cover art. It begins with a field recording: Someone enters a club where a drum kit is rattling the floor. The song then snaps into focus, the rhythm now front and center in the mix. Loose drums, spiraling synth work and syncopated chords strut over a bobbling bassline. The whole thing smacks of excellent taste. Originally posted on SoundCloud in March, "King Bromeliad" finally hit stores last week, which meant we could finally feature our favorite track of the year so far.

    Rx Timecode: 00:00 – 08:01

  • Moiré, 'BBOY 202'

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    Moire.
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    Bold and punchy, Moiré's releases up until this point have been anything but careful. It's the kind of stuff that stares you in the face and makes you listen; the stuff that stands out in long mixes. His latest record is no different, beginning with a looped vocal spouting off vowels, before someone says "lose they mind" and a subby kick and bassline take over. The layering, like a moiré pattern, is untidy; different pieces work at different times. It's the type of stuff that sets minds a-wandering.

    Rx Timecode: 08:02 – 11:37

  • Avalon Emerson's Remix Of Some Ember's 'The Thrashing Whip'

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    Avalon Emerson.
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    Avalon Emerson is a San Francisco programmer by day, warehouse warrior by night. She released her first proper single in January, but she's been studying the likes of Carl Craig and Kevin Saunderson for years. This remix of Oakland synth-pop duo Some Ember showcases Emerson's tenacity and love for classic rave anthems.

    Rx Timecode: 11:38 – 15:56

  • Andrés' Remix Of Youandewan's 'FM Jam'

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    Andrés
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    Glassy tones squirm circles around Detroit producer Andrés' latest remix, but nothing about Youandewan's "FM Jam" feels squeamish. The bassline is built for leisure, the percussion sounds are warm and familiar, and even the vocal is a reassuring "yeah" on repeat. It all grooves easily along until about halfway, when the kicks are stuttered, giving this mix the extra oomph it needs to keep heads turning.

    Rx Timecode: 15:57 – 21:08

  • Abdulla Rashim, 'Moral Blinds'

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    Abdulla Rashim.
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    This Swedish techno artist released one of our top long-players of the year so far, Unanimity. "Moral Blinds" is the record's centerpiece, a phantasmagorical stereogram that gets more unsettling the longer you listen. Not for the faint of heart, and all the better for it.

    Rx Timecode: 21:09 – 24:45

  • General Ludd, 'C'

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    Mister Saturday Night.
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    This transatlantic duo is the unequivocal star of the recent compilation by New York City label Mister Saturday Night, Brothers and Sisters. Rich McMaster and Tom Marshallsay released a slab of straight fire, "Woo Ha," earlier this year, and "C" (an exclusive to the just-released comp) maintains the hot streak. Stretched out over nine minutes, the track feels earthy and enchanting at the same time, like a subtropical seance.

    Rx Timecode: 24:46 – 32:23

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