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Voluptas Mors-Innocence

Innocence is the latest from Voluptas Mors. The music has a Lounge-y, Trip Hop vibe with a seductive, mellow feel to it. Very smooth. Tracks: All Good Advertisements

Kabanjak-Dubs and Downs,

Kabanjak’s most recent release is titled Dubs and Downs. The album has a straight forward Reggae sound with a smooth mellow vibe to it. Perfect to chill to with a cold drink on a hot summer day. Tracks: All Good

Hippie Sabotage-Drifter

The latest from Hippie Sabotage is an album titled Drifter. The music has a Downtempo vibe with a strong Hip Hop/Uk Garage vibe mixed in. The tracks bounce a bit between smooth downtempo and more gritty Uk Garage providing a nice mix of tracks. Well worth a listen. Tracks: All Good Except FCC: 5,11

Suplington-Repeating Flowers

Repeating Flowers is the latest from artist Suplington, an artist on the Youngbloods label co-founded by WRUV alumni, John Moses. The album is Spring based and a limited number of cassettes are available with a bonus download code printed on a biodegradable seed infused card. The music itself has a dreamy Ambient vibe to it […]

Sebastian Mullaert-All The Keys

All The Keys Are Here is Sebastian Mullaert’s debut on the Apollo Records label. The music is piano based and sounds like Harold Budd mixed with Minimal Techno. The result is a sound that is subtle with a contemplative and thoughtful feel. The album contains four tracks and is thirty minutes long and it’s one […]

January Thompson-Whelmed

January Thompson’s track Whelmed has been remixed. The disc contains the original edit plus five remixes. The original has a mellow, haunting classical feel and the remixes retain the that vibe but with an electronic feel. Tracks: All Good

Coucheron-High By The Riverside

High By The Riverside is the latest from artist Coucheron. The music has an EDM feel and has been described as having playful synths, slow-burning melodies, energetic basslines, and gypsy jazz. It’s a little different from the norm but still a little stale sounding. RIYD: Lemaitre, Passion Pit Tracks: 2,4

Amber Mark-3:33

3:33am is the debut from artist Amber Mark. The music is a soulful blend of Downtempo, Jazz, Hip Hop and Classical Indian music. The album tells the story of loss of her mother and the process of grieving and healing that the artist went through. Mark’s vocals are what this album is about and I […]

Ada Kaleh-Palatul De Clestar

Palatul De Clestar is an Ep from Romanian artist Ada Kaleh. The Ep contains two songs, Palatul De Clestar and Devotare and each track has a remix. The music is rooted in Minimal Techno but has Tribal, Jungle vibe mixed in giving it an infectious, mystical sound. A sweet little Ep from Ada Kaleh. RIYD: […]

Com Truise-Iteration

Com Truise’s latest work titled Iteration is the last installment of a multi album spanning story about “Com Truise”, the first robot astronaut. You hear elements of old school New Wave and Synth Dance reminiscent of Joy Division or New Order. There’s also some Experimental mixed in as well giving the music an other worldly […]

Glow Flow Hawaii-Electric Island

Electric Island is the latest release from Glow Flow Hawaii. The group consists of three artists: Dorian Wright, LA Monster, and Savooz. Each artist brings their own flair to the album from Disco Dance to Techno House to Downtempo House. There’s a good amount of variety and a good flow to the album. There’s also […]

Floating Points-Reflections-Mojave Desert

Floating Points most recent release is titled Reflections-Mojave Desert. The album accompanies a short film made by the artist and his band in the Mojave Desert while rehearsing for their US tour. The music mixes elements of Ambient, Space Rock, and Jazz. The result is a spaced out jam band sound that hooks you in. […]

Grabbitz-Things Change

Things Change is the full length debut from artist Grabbitz. The music has a soulful EDM sound with an interesting Alternative Rock twist. A nice, creative change from the usual EDM sound. Tracks: All Good except FCC #10,12 RIYD: Gold Panda, DJ Sun Tracks: All Good

Forest Swords-Compassion

Compassion is Forest Swords, second full length album. The music is a little hard to describe. One reviewer described it as “if there was a rave in the Upside Down Dimension in “Stranger Things” Forest Sword would have made for the perfect soundtrack.” There is a corrupted House vibe here but there are also elements […]

Erasure-World Be Gone

World Be Gone is the 17th release from the iconic duo Erasure. The album has Erasure’s Synthpop sound but has more of a raw, angry edge to it. The lyrics bring the recent political atmosphere to the forefront and you can feel Andy Bell’s emotion in the music. Tracks: All Good

Miami Horror-The Shapes

The Shapes is the latest from Miami Horror. The music blends 80’s New Wave Pop, Disco Dance, Indie Dance and Synth Dance along with Caribbean influences. The album is upbeat and peppy and will get you grooving. RIYD: Kraak and Smaak, Flight Facilities, The Presets Tracks: All Good

Dauwd-Theory of Colours

Theory of Colours is the latest work from artist Dauwd. The music has a breezy Downtempo House sound that’s super smooth with a chill vibe to it but there are still some beats in there to keep you grooving. RIYD: Fort Romeau, Romare Tracks: All Good

VVV x Holly-78SM95

Artists VVV and Holly team up for an album titled 78SM95. The music has a definite dark streak with elements of Downtempo, Trap, Dubstep and Atmospheric Bass Music. There’s a good mix of tempos with the more upbeat Trap tracks compared to the more mellow, slower Downtempo tracks. Overall a pretty solid album. RIYD: Lee […]

Big Spider’s Back – Beverly Centaur (Hush Hush)

  Seattle-based electronic artist Yair Rubinstein AKA Big Spider’s Back returns with this 9 track analog playground available as a cassette tape only release. Get lost on a highway with tech-house bangers like “Light Sleeper,” “Outbound,” and “Dream Sequencer.” Or find solace on a long walk with wavey instrumentals like “Ativan” or “Sunset Programming. Where ever you might going, Beverly Centaur will get […]

Ki:Theory – Silence (Kringer Records)

Virginia-based DJ and multi-instrumentalist Joel Burleson aka KI:Theory (pronounced “Key Theory”) blends alternative rock and glitchy electronica on this  blazzey blah of a record. It’s all those tired EDM sounds juxtaposed with Indie Rock angst and exasperated vocals. Pure instrumental tracks such as “Used to Like” and “Goner” make the album almost worth keeping, but those are few and far […]

Carl Craig – Versus (InFiné)

Carl Craig is known for Techno. So what is this? A collaboration between the Detroit iconoclast and a French Orchestra– a fabulous album that takes his music out of the club and into the concert hall. Beautifully minimal and progressive, tracks like “The Melody”, “Domina” and “Technology” are about as close to pure bliss you […]

Kasai Allstars – Félicité Remixes (Crammed Discs)

Remix albums are easy to ignore, so let’s start at the beginning. Félicité is an award-winning film centered around the vibrant music scene of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The backing band for the lead character in this movie are the Kasai Allstars, a well known act from the region known for mixing traditional sounds […]

Slugabed-Inherit The Earth

Slugabed’s latest work is titled Inherit The Earth. The music has an Experimental Hip Vibe with “rumbling bass, bright blips, laser jags, melodies that either creep or comfort, along with all kinds of unpredictable, hypnotic rhythms.” A little different but an interesting listen. RIYD: Nosaj Thing, Shigeto Tracks: All Good

Lost In Stars-Lost In Stars

Lost In Stars’ self-titled debut album mixes House, UK Grime, Dubstep and Synth Pop with some experimental aspects mixed in. The music has Pop sensibilities with a little grit mixed in. RIYD: M83, Goldfraapp Tracks: 2,6,10

Joe Goddard-Electriclines

Electriclines is the debut solo album from producer Joe Goddard. Goddard has been around for awhile (he was a member of Hot Chip, one half of 2 Bears and is a songwriter, producer, DJ and co-founder of the Greco-Roman label). You can hear some of 2 Bears hear, the music is a mix of Synth […]