Having now put what I consider to be the best music of this year all in one place, I realize that this has surreptitiously been one of the best years of musical output in recent history. I don’t discount the existence of recency bias, but as someone who often struggles to fit seemingly incompatible genres into a cohesive mix, the best music of this year seemed less bound by classification, as if suggesting that in a world where our institutions seem intent on dividing us, music as always is begging us to come together.
Best Dance Music of 2020
If dancing as a form of entertainment is a less viable option than it once was, the act of dancing while home alone for therapeutic purposes has never been more important. It’s basically like another form of masturbation, and is exactly as embarrassing to get caught doing.
The following mix assembles what I consider to be some of the best dance music from the last year with an acknowledgment that while clubs and packed parties will be missed, there are certain dance moves best executed while wearing socks.