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HEALTH-DISCO3

DISCO3 is HEALTH latest and third remix album. The music has a fairly dark and experimental streak to it put still has a Pop element to it. It’s definitely different from your usual Pop and quite honestly it’s a little jarring and annoying to listen to. Tracks: 4,8

Max Cooper-Emergence

Max Cooper’s second album is titled Emergence. The album has an Ambient Dance vibe to it giving it that “upbeat yet dreamy” sound. A solid sophomore effort. Label: RIYD: Jon Hopkins, Throwing Snow Tracks: 4,6,7,10

The Juan MacLean-Can You Ever Really Know Somebody

Can You Ever Really Know Somebody is a single from The Juan MacLean. The original edit has a Deep House vibe that’s full of bounce and of course is anchored by Nancy Whang’s deadpan yet sensual vocals. The remixes have a similar feel but with a little more Techno grit. You can’t go wrong with […]

Pick A Piper-Distance

Pick A Piper’s latest album is titled Distance. The album has a Downtempo Dance vibe to it, dreamy yet upbeat. The artist often tours with Caribou to give you an idea of what he sounds like. RIYD: Caribou, Gold Panda, Four Tet Tracks: All Good

Nathan Fake-Providence

Providence is Nathan Fake Latest work. The music has a frenetic IDM sound with similar to Clark with some hints of Boards of Canada or Orbital. Not bad overall but it doesn’t really stand out, solid though. RIYD: Clark, Fhloston Paradigm, Boards of Canada, Orbital Tracks: 4,5,6,11

Kraak & Smaak-Stumble

Stumble is a single from Dutch trio Kraak and Smaak. The disc contains the original edit plus three remixes. The original edit has more of a mellow dance vibe than their usual high energy Disco Dance and the remixes have a similar slow dance R&B vibe. Very smooth and sexy. Tracks: All Good

Ibibio Sound Machine-2017 EP

Ibibio Sound Machine’s latest release, 2017 EP, blends West African Funk, Disco, Modern Post-Punk and Electro. The resulting sound is a skillfully crafted merging of very different cultures, the blending of African influences with Punk/New Wave sounds isn’t something you hear every day and the group has done a good job of combing these elements […]

Goldfrapp-Anymore

Anymore is a single from Goldfrapp. The disc contains 4 remixes of the tracks and it’s pretty much EDM with a little variety. Good for the dance floor. Tracks: All Good

CLAVVS-World Underwater

CLAVVS (pronounced “claws”) most recent self-released album is titled World Underwater. Their music has been described as “Swimming in seductive bass riffs and hypnotic vocal arrangements of ethereal trip hop, CLAVVS blend their love for Atlanta hip hop and spectral synth pop.” RIYD: Sylvan Esso, Purity Ring Tracks: 2,5,7,9,10

CHINAH-Hints Ep

Hints Ep is the latest from the group CHINAH. The music has been described as combining “electronic pop with a perfectly executed, sophisticated R&B sound. Very smooth and elegant with good vocals. RIYD: Jessy Lanza, Blood Orange Tracks: All Good

CECI-RMX

RMX is a four-track Ep from Hush Hush label artist CECI. This album is sort of an unofficial debut for the London-based Danish artist (real name Cecilie Dahlin) whose full length album will be released later this year. The music is a little hard to describe. Ambient Dubstep maybe? There’s some dark, urban vibes here […]

ADULT.-Detroit House Guests

The Detroit Electro-Punk duo, ADULT., return with their latest work, Detroit House Guests. The music is a mix of early Dance Industrial, Dark Techno and some touches of Pop House. There is a definite hard, dark streak in the music but that little dash of Pop helps balance and temper the music. Think Nitzer Ebb […]

Kyle Andrews-Escape

Fifth studio album from Kyle Andrews is an electronic album with a lot of experimental throwback synths, clean guitars, and super poppy beats. What i enjoy so much about this album is the variety from these heavy dance tunes to these atmospheric dreamy tracks you constantly left wondering what comes next. A fun listen!   […]

Dasein-Prometheus

The Prometheus album from the Polish duo Dasein contains four tracks-the original edit and remix of Prometheus and the original edit and remix of the track Zodiac. The tracks have an Ambient Techno feel that’s booth groovy and spacey with hypnotic beats and organic synth work. Even though the tracks have a pretty high BPM […]

Big Wild-Invincible

Invincible Ep is the debut from Big Wild. The music is a creative, peppy blend of EDM, Synth Dance/Synth Pop and Indie Dance. Typical sounding genres here but the artist has spun some flair and dare I say it pizzazz into these tracks and you actually want to listen to them. Well worth checking out […]

Mr. C-Stand Up

Stand Up is a single from artist Mr. C. The single contains the radio edit plus four remixes. The original edit mixes Old School Electro and Acid House with Ska and Hip Hop. The remixes have a similar vibe but with bit of variety. Overall great dance tracks. Tracks: All Good

Balkan Beat Box-Chin Chin Remixes

Balkan Beat Box has released two remixes of the track Chin Chin. The Bad Royale Remix has a Electro Reggae vibe with Big Beat and the Gaudi Remix has more of a straight up Reggae sound. Both are solid. Tracks: All Good

flowers de moon-depression smiles chaos winks

depression smiles chaos winks is an album from flowers de moon. The music has a mix of Dream Pop and Trip Hop along with elements of Indie Pop, Hip Hop and Psychedelic. The music has a mellow vibe but cool beats adding an edge to the tracks. They have an interesting cover of Nirvana’s Heart […]

SX-Alphabet

Alphabet is the latest album from the Belgian duo SX. The music is considered Avant Pop and staggers and steps with the emotionally charged, potent vocals from Stefanie Callebaut. Her vocals add great depth to the tracks. There are also hints of Ambient Bass Music mixed in. Very smoky and seductive this is a little […]

Thievery Corporation-The Temple of I & I

Thievery Corporation has returned with an album titled The Temple of I & I. The music has the classic Thievery Corp. Downtempo/Lounge sound but there is a much thicker Reggae influence in the tracks adding a sun-soaked breeziness to the tracks. Another solid album from these guys. Tracks: All Good

Cavegreen-Vita Lucida

Vita Lucida is the debut from the duo Cavegreen. The music has a melodic, Folktronica vibe to it with pretty vocals from Eleanor Murray. The tracks are upbeat and pretty. RIYD: Braids, CHVRCHES Tracks: All Good

Golden Features-Funeral/Wolfie

Funeral and Wolfie are two singles from Golden Features. The tracks have a Big Beat vibe to them with some Synth Dance mixed in. Time to hit the dance floor! RIYD: Flume, RUFUS DU SOL Tracks: All Good

Justice-Woman

The latest from the French duo, Justice, is an album titled Woman. The music has a funky Disco Dance vibe to it with touches of Synth Dance and New Wave. Very upbeat and fun. RIYD: Chromeo, Hot Chip Tracks: 1,3,7,11

Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society-Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society

Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society’s self-titled album has a beautifully, mellow Ambient vibe to it. The music is inspired by Delia Derbyshire who was an electronic music pioneer in the 60’s and is the co-creator of the Dr. Who intro. Serene and fluid, the tracks drift at a casual pace but still hold your attention. A […]

Ryan Huber-Anabaptist

Anabaptist is the latest work from Inam label founder, Ryan Huber. The music is Drone Ambient with additional static and hissing and has a creepy, mysteriousness to it. Not for everyone but I enjoy his work. RIYD: Olekranon Tracks: All Good