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Wolkoff-Without Shame

Artist Wolkoff’s full length debut is titled Without Shame. The music is bubbly yet smooth Electro-Pop and has been described as being inspired by “symphonic 90’s Europop and Deep House coupled with New Wave Motifs. Tracks: 3,4,7

J-Hamz and Jackulator-I’ll Do Anything

I’ll Do Anything is a five track single from J-Hamz and Jackulator. The single contains the original edit plus four remixes. The music is pretty much straight up EDM. Time to hit the dance floor. RIYD: Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex Tracks: 2,5

West Nile-West Nile

West Nile’s self titled album has a straight up 80’s Synth Pop sound. Overall not a bad album but the track titles are kind of annoying and trite. Tracks: 2,4,5

Love Streams

Tim Hecker – “Love Streams”

Never before have I been more stoked to see a CD come into the station than when I saw this the other week. Tim Hecker is a Canadian ambient/drone musician, and his last two albums are absolutely stellar, and he continues that with his latest release. Unlike his last album, 2013’s “Virgins,” which is very […]

Kim Brown-Wisdom Is A Dancer

Wisdom is a Dancer is the latest and second album from the duo Kim Brown. The music has a Downtempo House vibe to it that’s kind of mellow but also has an upbeat tempo as well. This a perfect album to chill out to or hanging out with your buds. RIYD: Conforce, Carmen Rizzo Tracks: […]

Mikael Lind-Intension and Variations

Intensions and Variations is the latest work from Icelandic artist Mikael Lind. The album has a Minimal Ambient vibe with very loose structures and soundscapes. The tracks build slowly and steadily with Lind adding layers of sound gradually. The music has a stark beauty to it much like the Icelandic landscape. RIYD: Christopher Willits, Harold […]

Morly-EP Collection

EP Collection is the debut album from artist Katie Morly a.k.a Morly. The music has a smooth, sensual R&B vibe with Morly’s vocals being the focus of the music. EP Collection definitely showcases her young talent. RIYD: Sietta, Glass Animals Tracks: 1,4,5,6,7 FCC: 3

Slackk-Aviary

Aviary is an Ep from UK artist Slackk. The music is down and dirty Grime with some elements of Drum&Bass. A little gritty but a solid album from Slackk. Tracks: 1,3,4,6

Gramatik-Epigram

The latest from artist Gramatik is an album titled Epigram. The music bounces around quite a bit with EDM, Hip Hop, Big Beat, Downtempo, and R&B. The album has a mix tape feel with all the various genres but it does work and has a good flow. Tracks: 3,4,5,10 FCC: 6,8

Kaskade & CID-Us Remixes

Kaskade and CID have remixed the track Us from Kaskade’s Automatic album. There are seven remixes and the music is rooted in EDM with House, Techno, Grime and R&B variations. Overall a pretty solid remix album with good variety. RIYD: Skrillex, Club Cheval Tracks: 1,3,5

Bets-Days Hours Nights

Bets is a bi-coastal all female band and Days Hours Nights their debut. The music is a dreamy mix of Indie Pop, Dream Pop and has a smooth ethereal feel. A solid debut. RIYD: Little Dragon Tracks: All Good except FCC #2

Meela Dee-Deep Soul

Deep Soul is an EP from Meela Dee. The music has elements of Dubstep, Jungle, Bass Music, House and Techno with some serious beats. The music is both gritty yet smooth hooking you deeper into the tracks. RIYD: Burial, Gaspard de la Montagne

The Range pic

THE RANGE – POTENTIAL (DOMINO)

On “Potential”, producer James Hinton masterfully creates mellow, yet powerful, beats to direct the listener’s attention to simple vocal samples that he pulled from the depths of Youtube. The sampled vocalists are mostly unknown artists and range in styles, from rap to indie. Completely new works of art emerge after Hinton is done sculpting the layered […]

Luneworks

MMOTHS – “Luneworks”

Jack Colleran, also known as MMOTHS is an Irish electronic music producer, and “Luneworks” is his debut album. On this release, MMOTHS combines unique ambient arrangements with organic piano licks that compliment the noisy, chilled out vibe of the album. Most of these tracks are instrumental, but when there are vocals on a song, they […]

Ryan Huber-Kanab

Ryan Huber returns this time with a three track album titled Kanab. The music is Drone Ambient with Huber’s usual effects of hissing, scrapings and field recordings with a steady, hypnotic beat. Another superb effort from this artist. Tracks: All Good

The Range-Potential

Potential is an album from artist The Range. The album is based on early YouTube snippets of up and coming artists “expressing themselves unfettered by the constraints of the industry”. The music itself has a Bass Music vibe to it with elements of Hip Hop, Electro Pop and R&B with vocals provided by these previously […]

Una-Hiss For The Fly

The group Una’s most recent release is titled Hiss For The Fly. The music has a Trip Hop feel with elements of Jazz, Blues, Funk and Soul. Something a little bit different but it does kind of hooks you in. RIYD: Ducky Tracks: 2,4,6

Mood Robot-The Story We Tell Ourselves

The Story We Tell Ourselves is the latest from Mood Robot. The music has a Synth Pop vibe similar to Chvrches. The music has been described as having “echoing synths, driving beats and an uplifting atmospheric charm”. RIYD: Chvrches Tracks: 2,5,6 FCC: 4

Cock&Swan-Spurgeland

Seattle duo, Cock & Swan have done the soundtrack to choreographer Kate Wallich’s dance performance piece, Splurge Land. The music is a departure from the lush Dream Pop they usually create but the duo has never shied away from experimenting and many of their remixed tracks have a more electronic sound. Here the music is […]

Underworld-Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future

Underworld is back this time with an album titled Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future. The music is mostly upbeat and has a party vibe to it with a few slow track to balance things out. Even though they have been making music for over twenty years I find it a little hard to […]

Starwalker-Starwalker

Starwalker is the combination of artists Jean-Benoit Dunckel (Air, Tomorrow’s World) and Bardi Johannsson (Bang Gand, Lady & Bird). The music is a mix of Indie Rock with a Synth Pop backdrop. The music feels a little cheesy to me and a tad bland as well. Tracks: 1,9

J. Anthony Allen-Conic Arias

Conic Arias is the latest from J. Anthony Allen. The album is a remix album of his 2015 work Aniscoria with twelve different artists remixing his tracks. The music ranges from Ambient Dance, Classical Ambient, House, and Downtempo Dub. Each track has its own vibe so there’s something for everybody on this album. Tracks: 1,3,4,5,8,10

Hippie Sabotage-Provedence

The latest from Hippie Sabotage is titled Providence. The music has elements of Hip Hop, Downtempo, R&B, Bass Music and Trip Hop. The music is smooth with an urban edge. RIYD: Sounds From The Ground, Diplo Tracks: 2,3,5,6,7,10

Douchka-Together

The latest from artist Douchka is titled Together. The music mixes Electro R&B with elements of 8-Bit, Lounge and Synth. Smooth and silky. RIYD: Flume, Hudson Mohawke Tracks: 1,3,4,6

The Sea

GHIIA – “The Sea”

On his debut 5 song EP, Russian electronic singer/songwriter provides 5 tracks that have minimalist production and looming vocals. The production on this album is dark, and ambient at times, and there is a pretty slick clarinet that pops in on the third track. The lyrics are reflective, and typically reference GHIIA’s time as a […]

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