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Album: Various artists, Ed Rec Vol III (Ed Banger)

In the past few years, Parisian label Ed Banger has emerged as Europe's foremost purveyor of nonconformist dance music, most notably through the release of Justice v Simian's anthem "Never Be Alone" and Uffie's snooty fem-rap classic "Pop the Glock". The third instalment of the label's regular round-ups includes all the major players: Justice, Uffie, Busy P, DJ Mehdi and Mr Oizo. It's a mixed bag, but highlights include the Hitchcockian strings of Justice's "Stress (Autoremix)", the techno-metal of Sebastian's "Dog", the brain-freaking blip-house of So Me's "Decalcomania" and Uffie's perplexingly titled "Robot Oeuf".

Pick of the Album: They are still your friends: Justice's 'Stress (Autoremix)'