As both producers and audiences have opened up more and more cross-pollination between sounds in recent years, the possibilities for the album format have become endless in electronic music. And the results in 2018 have been pretty astounding.
From harrowing bass music, dissonant IDM, pulsing electro, engulfing jungle, bubbling ambient and beyond, the year has seen a raft of more esoteric works garner widespread acclaim.
Midland, whose 'Fabriclive 94' release made our Top 10 Compilations of 2017 list, has shared a new mix, and better yet he's enabled downloads so you can take it home for keeps.
Entitled 'As The City Sleeps', the hour-long effort is a beautifully lush journey into opiate soundscapes that's pretty much the perfect wakeup for anyone struggling with January's cold mornings.