EP Review – Julius St. James – The Textural Movement EP

Julius St. James is hitting the scene with bang. The Washington, D.C.-based producer dropped his first four song EP entitled The Textural Movement on CDBaby earlier this year, and through a heavy dose of originality and move-able, catchy beats, the release looks to make a big mark on the current [...]

By |2017-03-16T00:00:00-04:00March 16, 2017|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , |

Plastikman Makes a Tepid Return With ‘EX’

As a DJ, Richie Hawtin has the power to keep the crowd interested with a subtle change – switching an accent from an on-the-beat rhythm to one that’s off, transitioning from a duple to triplet rhythm, or just intensifying the sound slightly, for example. Hawtin’s on-again-off-again Plastikman project captures these [...]

By |2014-06-23T00:00:00-04:00June 23, 2014|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , |

Atlantic Connection’s ‘The Limit’: Post-Dubstep, American Style

With American audiences, post-dubstep remains a relatively new concept, one requiring the listener to shift the pace and sonic density from Skrillex and Rusko to minimal percussion and sparse synths formulating an unstable rhythm. Not only does Atlantic Connection do this with The Limit, an EP that follows last year’s [...]

By |2013-09-13T00:00:00-04:00September 13, 2013|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , |

W&W’s “Lift Off”: A Promising Harbinger of EDM Genre Blending

What’s house? What’s trance? We’re clearly entering a new era of electronic dance music, one in which both commercial and independent artists see no genre bounds. The melodic, arpeggiated melodies of trance music meld with the hard, march-like beats of house. The instability of dubstep’s wavering bass adds a much-needed [...]

By |2012-12-11T00:00:00-05:00December 11, 2012|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , |
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