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20 Best EDM and Electronic Albums of 2017

Footwork frenzies, futuristic hip-hop, nostalgic lo-fi house and more

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Equiknoxx, 'Colón Man'

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.

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