Z-Machines, a "power trio" designed by Japanese roboticists, on stage in Tokyo last year. The songs on Music for Robots, a new EP by the U.K. artist Squarepusher, is performed entirely by the group. Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"I feel like people don't take you as seriously unless you've done a 'studio record' — which is OK, but I think it's also important to not limit yourself to that," Skrillex says. His new LP Recess is a debut in name only, part of a consistent stream of mini-releases over the past several years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In spite of the robotic persona they've cultivated for years, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo elected to make the latest Daft Punk album in a real studio, with real musicians. David Black/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer from Swedish electronic music duo The Knife perform live on stage at Lowlands festival in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands in August. Paul Bergen/Getty Images hide caption

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One of the most influential electronic producers in the world, Giorgio Moroder has been back in the spotlight in 2013. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Omar Souleyman's new album, Wenu Wenu, is out now. Hisham Bharoocha/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Morton Subotnick performs at New York's La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in 2004. The pioneering electronic composer recently created a mobile app for children. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images hide caption

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KCRW music director Jason Bentley and EDM producer Pretty Lights participate in a Q&A session with fans at Sonos Studio in Los Angeles, California. Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Sonos Studio hide caption

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George Reid and Aluna Francis have become darlings of the European music festival circuit without releasing an album. Body Talk, their full-length debut as AlunaGeorge, is out Monday. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Daft Punk's latest album is Random Access Memories, the duo's first record since 2005 David Black/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bonobo's new album is titled The North Borders. Andrew De Francesco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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