7. Equiknoxx, 'Colón Man'
While Jamaican dancehall and its booming sound have informed every aspect of pop, hip-hop and R&B, the Kingston-based production duo of Gavin "Gavsborg" Blair and Jordan "Time Cow" Chung add much-needed heat to modern dance and bass music. Even without a fierce deejay atop their jagged riddims, the duo show that staggering thumps, cavernous negative space and the weirdest of noises can still make a club banger. Birdsong or Kola Champagne bubbles, UFO tractor beams or clacking tin cans, Equiknoxx know how to deploy weird noises to make deep space dancehall. A woozy, experimental ride. A.B.