The 21 best electronic songs right now

September’s list includes Jenny Hval, The Knife, Anamanaguchi, and more.

September 30, 2019
The 21 best electronic songs right now Klein  

Every month, The FADER rounds up some of the standout tracks from the different worlds of electronic music, organized in no particular order. Subscribe to our rolling playlist on Apple Music.

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1

Anamanaguchi, "Lorem Ipsum (Arctic Anthem)"

Big hikikomori energy that supernovas into a standout audition for the next Blade Runner soundtrack.

2

Cashmere Cat, "WATERGIRL"

A Christina Aguilera interpolation brings a classic pop song into the post-TNGHT electro era.

3

Jenny Hval, "Six Red Cannas" feat. Vivian Wang, Félicia Atkinson, and Laura Jean

It was a struggle to pick just one song from this album. The Practice of Love is sublime.

4

Doon Kanda, "Polycephaly"

Listening to this makes me feel like I'm waltzing with a plague doctor.

5

Daedelus, "Veldt"

This industrial techno track off the Brainfeeder producer's new album wastes no time inducing a trance.

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6

Oliver Coates, "Path in, J Lover One, Yomi, Umbo"

Coates the GOAT. His latest track runs through classical, techno, hip-hop in 12 minutes... he's a genre unto himself.

7

Barker, "Gradients of Bliss"

An aptly-named slice of ambient house from Berghain's resident DJ.

8

Klein feat. Matana Roberts, "For What Worth"

Klein is an experimental artist making noise you want to live in, and Matana Roberts is a kindred spirit.

9

Jacques Greene, "Do It Without You"

The Montreal producer's thumping latest is a rave for one.

10

Special Request, "Shepperton Moon Landing"

No one can polish pirate radio like Paul Woolford.

11

H-Fusion, "Entity 60"

Techno with the rhythm of a Tell-Tale Heart.

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12

W00dy, "Can't Resist It"

It's not easy to make a seven-minute footwork-gabber-juke song get increasingly fresher, but W00dy does just that. My Diary is highly recommended.

13

Fire-Toolz, "✓ Being"

If Prince discovered vaporwave and Darkthrone when he was making The Gold Experience, his resulting jams might sound something like Field Whispers (Into the Crystal Palace).

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Slikback & Osheyack, "Zeno"

Two progressive musicians for Shangai and Kampal, Uganda collide and push each other even further. Check out their other EP, Slip B, as well.

16

M.E.S.H., "Verletzte"

This electroclash-esque berzerker is a standout from M.E.S.H.'s recent mixtape.

17

Lee Gamble, "Glue"

Industrial for the deep web. Can't wait for Exhaust.

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18

Hiro Kone, "Feed My Ancestors"

Hot pursuit techno that defies any era.

19

TR/ST, "The Stain"

Robert Alfons got in his damn bag for this one. Exciting new territory for the darkwave duke.

20

Shadowax, "Nikolai Reptile"

A Mortal Kombat sample, stomach-churning sub, insanely groovy drums, and a deadpan Russian monologue. What's not to love?

21

Björk, "Features Creatures" (The Knife remix)

Karin and Olof Dreijer reunite their beloved project to remix another legend.

The 21 best electronic songs right now