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First Spin: The Week’s Best New Dance Tracks From Anabel Englund, Calvin Harris & More

Anabel Englund and Debbie Harry could be the same woman across different generations: a kick-ass vocalist initially known as the tell-tale voice of a music group (Hot Natured and Blondie, respectively) before finding solo success. Today, Englund steps a little more snugly in Harry’s stilettos  with her new single “Midnight Rapture,” which samples Blondie’s 1981 Billboard Hot 100-topping hit “Rapture.”

The original’s funky, Chic-inspired production gets a peaktime-dancefloor bassline boost, while Englund’s husky voice slinks and soars, building a scene where the party’s vibes are so high and the lust so intense that hearts could explode. In another nod to Harry and “Rapture” — often considered the first Hot 100 No. 1 to feature “rap” vocals — Englund delivers her own spoken-word verse of creating “paradise with a little risk.” Take us there. — KRYSTAL RODRIGUEZ

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