Because of Art
When composer Irving Berlin wrote, “The song is ended, but the melody lingers on,” he distilled the very essence of what makes a lot of music so memorable. Jump to the 21st century, swap in “track” for “song,” and no doubt the overall sentiment resonates in many things you might hear on a dance floor today. This is where you’ll find the best house and techno of the more melodic, laidback variety, where producers paint all sorts of color and emotion atop steady, four-to-the-floor beats. Our editors regularly update this playlist. If you like a track, add it to your library.