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Xeno & Oaklander’s-Topiary

Xeno & Oaklander’s second album is titled Topiary. The music is rooted in Minimal Techno but has some Minimal Wave and bouncy Synth aspects to it giving it more of an upbeat almost bubbly vibe. There are a few mellow tracks which help to break up the tempo up nicely. Overall a pretty decent sophomore […]

Gold Panda-Good Luck And Do Your Best

The latest from artist Gold Panda is an album titled Good Luck And Do Your Best. The music is still pretty much the same smooth, breezy mix of Ambient, Found Sound, Downtempo and Folktronica with a Japanese influence. The album is easy to listen to and would be good to listen to while chillin’ with […]

Bloody Mary-From The Vaults

From The Vaults is a three song Ep from Bloody Mary. The music has a strong 90’s Trance vibe with steady, hypnotic beats as well as having steady synths pounding away. The retro feel is nice and actually feels fresh and not worn out. Tracks: All Good

Tor-Blue Book

Blue Book is the second album from artist, Tor. The music is a mellow mix of Ambient and Ambient Dub and is a nice album to chill out to. RIYD: Bonobo, Thievery Corp. Tracks: All Good

Space Dimension Controller-Orange Melanine

Orange Melanine is an album from Space Dimension Controller. The music has an IDM feel with some glitchy scratchiness added. The music sounds like it was recorded on a cassette that’s really old and beat up but it has an unusual beauty to it as well. RIYD: Clark, Monokle, Arca Tracks: 3,5,6,8,9,13

Pantha Du Prince-The Triad

The Triad is Pantha Du Prince’s first solo album in six years. His last album, Elements of Light, with The Bell Laboratory was based on the carillon instrument which is, essentially a huge three ton bell. On this album you hear similarities to Elements of Light but there’s more of a Minimal Techno vibe here […]

Kraak & Smaak-Juicy Fruit

The trio Kraak and Smaak have returned this time with an album titled Juicy Fruit. The music is as always a smooth mix of Disco Dance with some R&B and Funk elements. The tracks are breezy, upbeat and are fun to listen to. Tracks: All Good

Jessy Lanza-Oh No

Jessy Lanza’s sophomore album is titles Oh No. The music is a mix of Electro R&B along with some Synth Pop. There’s also a retro 80’s Funk feel as well with Lanza’s vocals adding a bright crispness to the tracks. Overall this is a solid effort from Lanza that shouldn’t be missed. RIYD: The Juan […]

Echonomist/Elijah Simmons-Split EP

Split Ep is just that. The Ep has four tracks from two different artists. The first two tracks are by Echonomist and the second two are by Elijah Simmons. All four tracks have a smooth Minimal Techno feel that will get you grooving’. RIYD: Plastikman Tracks: All Good

Mark Pritchard-Under The Sun

Under the Sun is the latest from artist Mark Pritchard. Pritchard is a master of making music has conquered many genres under many different monikers. This album is no different. The music combines IDM, Drone Ambient, Folk and Jazz with each track having its own vibe. That said, the album feels complete and smooth even […]

MARKS-The Modern Life

Debut from artists MARKS is titled The Modern Life. The music is pretty much Synth Pop with some elements of Tropicalia and Indie Dance. There’s a nice mix of fast and slow tracks to break things up. A solid debut. Tracks: 1,3,4,6,8

Navvi-Omni

Omni is the Hush Hush label debut for the duo, Navvi. The music is a mix of dark Synth Pop and Dreamwave and has a smooth, dreamy, ethereal feel. Tracks: Al Good

Boys Noize-Mayday

Mayday is the latest work from the artist Boys Noize. The music has a retro feel with elements of Techno, Industrial and Acid House and has some serious beats. RIYD: Daft Punk, TEED Tracks: 3,5,7,10,11

Pollyn-Distress Signals

Distress Signals is the latest from the duo Pollyn. The music is a mix of Downtempo, Synth Pop, New Wave, and Funk. They’re music has been described as having a “nouveau vintage sound” and sounds as if “Portishead had ice water pulsing through its veins.” The music is dark and sleek but has good beats […]

Braids-Companion

Companion is the latest album from the Montreal based group, Braids. The music is a mix of Experimental Pop and Folktronica and has good vocals from Raphaelle Standell-Preston. RIYD: Blue Hawaii Tracks: All Good

Black Plastic-Black Plastic

Black Plastic’s self titled debut is a mix of Dark Synth and Dark Wave and has been described as “club music for vampires”. The music is dark and moody but is dance floor friendly and is a solid debut. RIYD: Trust, Essaie Pas, Princess Century Tracks: 1,3,7,8,9

Lowhitey-On My Planet

The latest from artist Lowhitey is titled On My Planet. The music has an Ambient vibe with touches of Downtempo and IDM which gives it an urban yet organic feel. It has a nice mellowness to it and is a good album to chill to on your commute home. RIYD: Tycho Tracks: All Good

Mirage

Digitalism – “Mirage”

I was very excited to see this album come into this station, as I have been waiting for it for FIVE years! My first taste of Digitalism came in 2011 when my Saudi Arabian friend Tom loaned me a copy of their album “I Love Youe, Dude” and since then I have been waiting for […]

Gaudi-In Between Times Remixes

Gaudi’s In Between Times has been remixed ion this album. The music is a mix of World Electronica, Dub and Reggae. The tracks are smooth and breezy. Tracks: All Good

Icarus-Home

Home is a single from Icarus. The single contains the original edit plus four other versions. The group is known being more Drum&Bass but here the tracks are more Dance oriented. All of the tracks are upbeat and smooth with good vocals from Norwegian singer Aurora. Tracks: All Good

Jean-Michel Jarre-Electronica 2: The Heart Of Noise

Electronica 2: The Heart Of Noise is the latest work from Jean-Michel Jarre. The album consists of 18 tracks with 15 guest artists including Rone, The Orb, Cyndi Lauper and The Pet Shop Boys to name a few. Because there are so many different artists, the music is quite varied from Progressive House, EDM, Ambient, […]

Savant-Forsaken

Forsaken is a single from artist Savant. The music is pretty much straight up EDM with some Glitch.

DOOMSQUAD - Total Time

DOOMSQUAD – “Total Time”

Trance meets tribal meets… Cage The Elephant? Very strange, repetitive, and angsty music. Track 6 (Farmer’s Almanac) is calmest and best track. Beware of headache after listening to too much of DOOMSQUAD. LABEL: Bella Union/Hand Drawn Oracule FCC: 4

99.9%

Kaytranada – 99.9%

I was very happy to receive this record in the mail, because Kaytranada is one of my favorite hip-hop producers out right now. His new album features the likes of Karriem Riggins, AlunaGeorge, Goldlink, Vic Mensa, BADBADNOTGOOD, Phonte, Anderson .Paak, Little Dragon and MORE, and each adds their own flavor to every track. On each […]

Tourist-U

The latest from artist Tourist is titled U. The music is rooted in EDM but has some touches of Broken Techno as well. The tracks have a nice mix of being smooth but also have a touch of grit. RIYD: Jamie XX, Disclosure Tracks: 1,4,6,9

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