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From the ongoing refinement of house and disco, to techno's domination of the mainstream, the return of electro, ebm and new wave, and the resurgence of jump-up d&b, dance music has continued to thrive and empassion this year. Picking just 50 tracks has been a nightmare but every single tune in this list is solid gold so crank your system and enjoy... 

A slew of quality releases this year proved the compilation is still a vital format for taste-making selectors to present a snapshot of where we’re at with dance music. From seminal labels celebrating their back catalogue, collections of rare disco and sublime mixes of unreleased material, right through to electro icons enjoying being back in the limelight, here’s our top 10 compilations of 2017...

Rather than installing him with more confidence, cleaning up end-of-year charts with disco bombshell 'Final Credits' and winning Essential Mix Of The Year in 2016 scared the living daylights out of Harry Agius,known to most as Midland. How an earth could he top the most successful period in his career so far ? On the eve of his darkly concieved 'Fabriclive 94'-an expertly layered, painstakingly selected DJ mix -we chat to the Graded boss about growing into his own skin,sounding out on socail media and over-thinking everything...

Fabriclive 94 is out this September...

The tunes that ruled 2016...

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