Category RPM

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

Robot Koch/Savannah Jo Lack-Particle Fields

Particle Fields is a collaboration between Robot Koch and Savannah Jo Lack. The music has an Electro Classical vibe to it with an emphasis on the violin. The music has a haunting, mysterious vibe to it and has a lot of emotion in it. Very nice. RIYD: Jon Hopkins Tracks: All Good

Soramimi-Pure Rebedo

NY Based artist Soramimi returns with her second solo effort titled Pure Rebedo. The album has a Minimal Techno vibe with Ambient and Experimental elements. Deeply engaging and lush this album will draw you right in. RIYD: Opaline Tracks: All Good

Syren-Love A 1000 Faces

Love a 1000 Faces is an album from artist Syren. The album has an Electro Blues feel and “Her angelic raw vocals and tropical guitar vibes will transform you into the new dreaming.” RIYD: FKA Twigs Tracks: 2,5,7,8,10

Matteo Vallicelli-Primo

Matteo Vallicelli’s debut album is titled Primo and the music definitely has a retro Industrial feel to it. The artist might be best known for being the drummer for The Soft Moon and Death Index but here the music is mostly synthesizer based. The tracks have a dark edge to them and remind me a […]

Isodyll-Isodyll

Isodyll’s self titled album has been described as “coming artist, specializing in a hybrid sound of heavy electronic, hip-hop and grunge. Creating intense, dark and dense music, which immerses the listener in an authentic and emotional experience.” RIYD: Oneohtrix Point Never, Arca

Gone Gone Beyond-Gone Gone Beyond

Gone Gone Beyond’s self titled album has an Electro R&B vibe with some Downtempo elements. Danny Musengo’s vocals aren’t the usual smooth R&B vocals that are prevalent these days. They’re rougher but also sound tender as well adding an interesting dimension to the music. Something a little different from the usual Electro R&B that has […]

Barclay Crenshaw-Barclay Crenshaw

Barclay Crenshaw better known by his dj name Claude VonStroke has dropped that moniker and released a self-titled album. He pioneered the Bay Area House movement which is a mix of Detroit Techno with a more bubbly sound to it. Here though he delves into his musical roots and has produced an Electro Hip Hop […]

Bonobo-Migration

Bonobo’s latest album, his sixth, is titled Migration. The music is his usual mix of Ambient, Downtempo and Folktronica. There are a few upbeat tracks mixed in adding some variety to the album. Overall not much new here from Bonobo but still a solid chillout album. RIYD: Caribou, Jon Hopkins Tracks: All Good

Japanese Wallpaper-Japanese Wallpaper

Artist Japanese Wallpaper’s self-titled debut album contains six tracks titles and a total of 16 tracks with remixes. The music has an Ambient Dance vibe to it with soulful R&B vocals from several different artists. The music has a champagne feel to it ethereal yet bubbly. A Solid debut from this young artist. RIYD: Washed […]

Izo FitzRoy-Here I come/Hope You Can Wait

Here I come/Hope You Can Wait are singles from Izo FitzRoy. The original tracks are Blues based and the remixes have a Disco Dance vibe. I’m not into Blues that much but I can dig the remixes. RIYD: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Kraak and Smaak Tracks: 3,4,7,8

Bendingbus-And With Each Step A Wider And Deeper Dream

And With Each Step A Wider And Deeper Dream is a two track single from Bendingbus. The music has an Ambient vibe to it very minor hints of 8-Bit and has a strong analog feel to it. RIYD: Royksopp Tracks: All Good

Max Graef and Glenn Astro-The Yard Work Simulator Remixes

The Yard Work Simulator Remixes from Max Graef and Glenn Astro contains four tracks from that album. The original edits are pretty whacked out Experimental Jazz but the tracks here, while still funky and off beat have more of an EDM (mostly House) vibe to them balancing the sound. Overall some pretty solid remixes. Tracks: […]

Serafim Tsotsonis-She Swims

Serafim Tsotsonis’s latest work is titled She Swims. The music is rooted in Ambient but has elements of Neo-Classical, Electro-Jazz and Dream Pop. The music is smooth and has been described as have “whimsical” elements to it. It sounds like upbeat Vangelis yet still retains a smooth, mellow-ish vibe. Very nice. RIYD: Vangelis, Tycho Tracks: […]