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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... 

There were plenty of great artist albums released in our scene this year, more than ably demonstrating how the long-player format is still crucially important to our world. From emotive techno, razor-edged electro, abstract pop through garage-laden house, it's been another vintage year for electronic music. Here’s our top 50 albums of 2017...

Some of the best tracks this year have, in fact, been fresh takes on old material. Not only offering a whole new way to enjoy a tune, plus that kinky little nostalgia hit from an instantly recognisable synth or vocal, remixes and edits bring the dance music scene closer together through collaboration, appreciation and breaking genre boundaries…

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...

Find out who took the gongs at our annual celebration of the UK underground...

Keep up to date with all the action from our annual celebration of the UK underground...

Rising star hits the fabled Essential Mix decks...

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