Kazak’s Picks: Hidden Dancefloors 2021

Clockwise from top left: Emotion by Molly Burch (single artwork), ACTION by CHAI (WINK album artwork), Utsurou by Lycoriscoris (Chiyu album artwork), and Sundial by Bicep (Isles album artwork by Studio Degrau)

Clubs and dancefloors may have been closed for much of the past two years, but there has still been an abundance of incredible new dance and dance-adjacent tracks released in 2021. These are the very best cuts I have found so far this year, capable of stimulating listeners’ ears and brains as well as demanding we move our feet.

Whether you’re wanting to practice your moves before you return to the clubs or you’d simply rather bring the dancefloor to your own home tonight, this is the playlist for you.

The format is simple: tracks from the the past month feature at the beginning of the playlist before turning to highlights from the rest of the year (in no particular order). If you’d like to hear the genre’s most recent gems, check out the first five to ten tracks. If you want to explore the year as a whole, simply hit that shuffle button, sit back, and enjoy!

New additions will be included on a monthly basis (more or less). If there’s a track that you think is the pinnacle of dance music this year but isn’t featured here, please don’t hesitate to let me know about it at thebayingofkazak@gmail.com.

WARNING: All tracks are completely uncensored. A number of them contain explicit language that is unsuitable for children, NSFW topics and imagery, discussions of potentially triggering subjects, and/or political commentary that may offend.

Apple Music


October’s Additions

Tracks listed in order they appear in playlists above.

Eris Drew – Time to Move Close

Kylie Minogue & Jessie Ware – Kiss of Life

UNNIQU3 (feat. R3LL) – Unavailable

PinkPantheress – Reason

Agnes – Love and Appreciation

Fort Romeau – Ramona

Anz – Inna Circle

Ross from Friends – Love Divide

Closet Yi – Sweat Sonic

Bonobo – Rosewood

Scalping – Deadlock (Laurel Halo remix)

Eris Drew – Pick ’em Up

Naira Marley – First Time in America

Jacques Greene – I Won’t

Elkka – Voices

September’s Additions

Tracks listed in order they appear in playlists above.

Wh0 & Kideko – Soul Searcher

Qubiko – Confused (Extended Mix)

Gilligan Moss – Special Thing (Cyril Hahn Remix)

DJ Seinfeld – Walking With Ur Smile

박혜진 Park Hye Jin – Hey, Hey, Hey


UNIIQU3 – Microdosing

Elkka – Harmonic Frequencies

Native Soul (feat. Ubuntu Brothers) – Ambassador

Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray – Sanba Yo Pran Pale (DJ Koze Remix)

To listen to this playlist on Spotify, YouTube, or Apple Music please return to the top of the page

Further Listening – 2021 Tracks

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