Our writers, staff and editors have selected 55 tracks that defined this year. There's fresh experimental music, barrelling techno and festival anthems. We've tried a new format, separating the selections into categories that cover a range of styles, tastes and moods. Below each section, you'll find extended playlists featuring additional highlights from 2019.
Most of the tracks we're highlighting were drawn from our pool of hundreds of EP reviews, which represents just a small fraction of the excellent electronic music released this year. Others in the list were records we missed the first time around but were too good not to share.