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Recommended Dose: January's Best Dance Tracks

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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of The Month

Recommended Dose

Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of The Month

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.

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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.

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January's Best Dance Tracks

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02Solo Voice

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Holly Herndon, 'Solo Voice'

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Theo Parrish.

0171st & Exchange Used To Be...

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Theo Parrish, '‎71st & Exchange Used To Be...'

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Moodymann.

06Sunday Hotel

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Moodymann, 'Sunday Hotel'

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seixlacK.

03Tele-Sexo

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seixlacK, 'Tele-Sexo'

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Pop Ambient 2014.

01Sicht

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    Sicht
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    Kompakt
    Released
    2014

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Ulf Lohmann, 'Sicht'

  • from Pop Ambient 2014

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Pop Ambient 2014
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Pop Ambient 2014
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Kompakt
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2014

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12Help Me Lose My Mind [Larry Heard Remix]

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

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

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Settle [The Remixes]
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Disclosure
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2013

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