Simon Reynolds picks his dance albums of the year: a tempting list, I have to say. What I find interesting are the hybrids he’s identifying between IDM and gabba, and IDM and booty bass – I’m personally having plenty of fun exploring non-hybridised booty, but a rapprochement with cruder forms seems to me exactly what IDM needs to regain a bit of interest. A similar thaw in Reynolds’ attitudes to IDM should make for compelling journalism, too. So everybody wins, apart from the poor bastards having to track down the import records.