James Murphy, we love you, but your announcement of LCD Soundsystem’s final show is bringing us down. Appealing to our hearts and dancing shoes alike is no easy task, but luckily, robots and their organic counterparts seem to be getting along better than ever these days. We’ve assembled a list of the lushest, most infectious electronic pop purveyors for your consideration, and even if you don’t fall in love overnight, it’ll be therapeutic to try. We promise.
Those Brits have always known how to drive you dance-floor crazy better than most of us on this side of the pond, and London university pals Dominic Maker and Kai Campos are no exception. While we’re reluctant to throw around terms like “post-dubstep,” Mount Kimbie possess a self-awareness and sense of structure that separates them from the mindless, glowstick-waving masses. The beats are pristine, but the benevolent warmth threaded throughout songs like “Would Know” remind you that two humans are truly in charge of the chaos. Crooks & Lovers is out now on Hotflush.