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Poppy – “Poppy.Computer” (Mad Decent) [Review]

Avant-Garde bubblegum pop. Fun, catchy and creative. RIYL: J-Pop PLAY: All songs are good, but especially 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Advertisements

Kölsch – 1989 (Kompakt)

When only the purest techno house will satisfy your cravings, choose Kölsch. 1989 is the final album in an autobiographical trilogy of LPs on Kompakt, described as “an exploration of the Danish producer’s difficult early teenage years.” Tracks like “Liath” and “Khairo” are richly layered by The Heritage Orchestra to become serenely hypnotic. It’s Grade A […]

Four Tet – New Energy (TEXT)

Veteran instrumentalist, composer and general legend in the world of electronic music, Four Tet, has released his 15th album New Energy on his own label TEXT.  How this guy continues to evolve and innovate after fifteen albums is a testament to his genius. So how does new Four Tet sound? Kind of like the old Four […]

Juju & Jordash – Sis-Boom-Bah! (Dekmantel)

From the Netherlands with regards come Juju and Jordash with their pleasantly surprising 5th album Sis-Boom-Bah! Club hits you’d expert to hear from a House duo like this are no where to be found on this album. It’s all about spacey techno and abstract compositions– suited more for a relaxing afternoon than a dance floor. The change […]

Shigeto – The New Monday (Ghostly International)

How often can we judge an album by its’ cover? Mysterious. Familiar. Static. Change. Do these words evoke a particular place or musical genre? For Zach Saginaw’s third full length album The New Monday, it’s all about his hometown of Detroit. Jazz, techno, house, hip hop… a collage of the City’s musical culture glued for […]

Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives (Warp)

Place a track from Mount Kimbie’s 3rd full-length, like “Audition”, next to something from their 2011 debut, such as “Carbonated”, and you’d be surprised to learn it’s by the same group. From post-dubstep beat music to something ostensibly more 80’s new wave, and much less like electronic music in general, one wonders if Mount Kimbie […]

ODESZA – A Moment Apart (Counter)

More of the same from Odesza, but it’s sure to ignite their fan base regardless. “A Moment Apart”, the third full length album from the Seattle based electronic duo, features the same distorted EDM and chopped-up House that’s made them who they are. Incessant head bangers like “Late Night” and “La Cuidad” nearly make up […]

Crywolf – Skeletons EP [Okami Records]

EDM crowd pleaser Justin Phillips aka Crywolf is back with this 9 track EP on Okami Records, and there is a lot to love here. Vulnerably mellow tracks like “Weight” and “Silk”, alongside the passionate vocals heard on “Fuse”, are great counter points to the progressive drops of “Lemniscate”. This is one for the slow […]

David D’Anglo-Born In Paradise

Born In Paradise is an album from David D’Angelo. The music is a mix of Electro R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop sensibilities surrounded by Ambient soundscapes. A very smooth debut album. RIYD: DJ Frane, Taylor McFerrin Tracks: All Good

Moon Boots-First Landing

Debut album from artist, Moon Boots, is titled First Landing. The music is mostly Electro R&B with some tracks having more of a Deep House feel. Several guest artists appear including King Kona, Antony and Cleopatra. Overall a pretty solid and smooth debut. RIYD: Disclosure, RUFUS DU SOL Tracks: All Good

Maya Jane Coles-Take Flight

Maya Jane Coles has released her second album, titled Take Flight. It’s an adventurous endeavor, twenty four songs, very ambitious for a sophomore album. The music mixes Trip Hop, Post-Dubstep, dialed down Deep House and Downtempo. The tracks have a solid sound to them but are a little one dimensional. After hearing the first couple […]

Hype Williams-Rainbow Edition

Rainbow Edition is the latest from the duo Hype Williams. The original duo was composed of Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland. They retired and the duo of Slaughter and Silvermane has revived Hype Williams. The music still retains its obscure sound, not quite Hip Hop, not quite IDM, not quite 80’s Analog Synth (you can […]

HimeHime-Bath Texts

Bath Texts is an album from Seattle based artist, HimeHime. The music has a lush Ambient/Downtempo vibe that’s becoming part of the Seattle sound. Mellow and sort of soothing, I’m listening to this on a cold, rainy day with a hot cup of coffee which seems to be the right mood for this music. RIYD: […]

Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society-Ride Under Trees

Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society’s track Ride Under Trees has been remixed. The disc contains the original edit plus four remixes. The music and remixes are rooted in Ambient but there are variations including Ambient Dub and Atmospheric Ambient. All of the tracks have a floating, dreamy feel to them which makes for either a good […]

GRiZ-Good Will Continue

Good Will Continue is the latest from artist GRiZ. The music is a mix of EDM and Glitch and is very upbeat and frentic. The dance floor calls! RIYD: Bassnectar, Gramtik Tracks: 2,5,7,9 FCC: 3

Edamame-Bask

Chicago-based chillout producer, Edamame, has released his latest work titled Bask. The music has a mellow Ambient, Downtempo vibe with organic elements to it. Very similar to Tycho or Bonobo this is a good album to relax to. RIYD: Tycho, Bonobo Tracks: All Good

Michael Simonetti-MIKE FEEL LOVE

MIKE FEEL LOVE is a two track single from Michael Simonetti. The music is pure Disco Dance with some touches of Funk thrown in. Very upbeat and fun to listen to. RIYD: The Juan MacLean, Kraak and Smaak Tracks: All Good

Bulkhead-Lunch Truck

Lunch Truck is an album from Bulkhead. The music has a Minimal Techno vibe that is heavy on the beats and pounds away. Very nice! RIYD: No Moon Tracks: All Good

Lafa Taylor & Aabo-Already Found

Lafa Taylor & Aabo’s track Already Found has been remixed. There are eight remixes and the music is a mix of House, Disco Dance, EDM, And Electro R&B. All the tracks have an upbeat, dance floor friendly vibe. Tracks: All Good

Benni-I & II

I and II is the latest work from New Orleans artist Benni. The music sounds like a soundtrack from a John Carpenter film or other 70’s and 80’s sci-fi or horror films. Heavy on the analog synthesizer with a dark, brooding vibe, Benni creates a haunting soundscape with a retro feel. RIYD: John Carpenter, Vangelis, […]

WEN-CARVE+GAZE

CARVE + GAZE is the latest from WEN. The music sounds like a mix of IDM and Electro Hop but from the far future. The music has a spacey yet dark feel and it draws you right in. RIYD: Clark, Fhloston Paradigm, Actress, Legowelt Tracks: All Good

Twin Tail/Quiett-Fountains

UK producer Twin Tail and Denver based duo Quiett teamed up and produced an album on the Hush Hush label titled Fountains. Lush and woozy, it’s got a Tycho feel but a little more upbeat. It get’s you grooving without too much effort. Good to listen to while doing the dishes or if you have […]

Hieroglyphic Being, Sarathy Korwar,Shabaka Kutchings-A.R.E Project

Hieroglyphic Being, Sarathy Korwar and Shabaka Kutchings have being doing some excavating in the remote regions of this planet and discovered this album titled A.R.E. Project. Hieroglyphic Being’s music seems to have come from the ancient magic of the God’s. He called forth the Disco’s of Imhotep in his last album and with the help […]

RAC-EGO

EGO is an album from artist RAC (pronounced ar-aye-see). The music is super smooth and is a mix of EDM and Indie Dance. Most of the tracks feature a guest artist (including Rivers Cuomo from Weezer) providing good variety and keeps the hour-plus album from getting stale. RIYD: Classixx, Holy Ghost! Tracks: 3,4,7,8,11,14

Kai Whiston-Fissure Price

Fissure Price is an album from artist Kai Whiston. The music is a little chaotic and a bit hard to describe. There’s definitely an Experimental element here with components of Dubstep, Bass Music, Ambient and UK Grime. It’s a little different and has a refreshing feel to it. RIYD: Forest Sword, Four Tet, Machinedrum Tracks: […]