The Orb – Cooking Vinyl feat. Lee Scratch Perry

Long time EDM duo, The Orb, has gone through many transformations in its near-twenty year existence, resulting is an unlikely but surprisingly tasteful mixture of the deepest of the German underground scene and the heaviest of old school hip-hop. In its current incarnation, Dr. Alex Paterson and Thomas Felhman make [...]

By |2012-11-27T00:00:00-04:0011/27/2012|Album Reviews|0 Comments

Time EP: Once is Enough

Antonio Caballero’s musical interest began at a young age when he discovered the Chicago rave scene and was simultaneously blessed with a cheap, Roland Synthesizer. Since that time, the artist has developed a style dependent on latin-inspired, interlocking percussion, layered melodies, and brooding ambience. His first release was the Snowtr_ck EP released [...]

By |2012-11-15T00:00:00-04:0011/15/2012|Album Reviews|0 Comments

Ultraísta: Catchy and Complex

It’s rare that I fall in love with a band as quickly as I did with Ultraísta, but when you consider the lineup, it sort of makes sense. At the keys is UK producer Nigel Godrich, best known for producing the music of Radiohead, on drums is Joey Waronker, who has [...]

By |2012-10-30T00:00:00-04:0010/30/2012|Album Reviews|0 Comments

Passion EP: An Ambient Techno Tapestry

Since the early 90’s, British Techno duo, System 7, has been proving that techno is not yet a dead sub-genre of EDM. Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, both former members of Gong, formed the duo after hearing Hillage’s 1979 record “Rainbow Dome Musick,” and soon took off in the London [...]

By |2012-10-25T00:00:00-04:0010/25/2012|Album Reviews|0 Comments

People Of the Night: A Salute to Mediocrity

Collaboration is a trend seemingly inherent in EDM. That is, through it’s wide use of technologies, electronic music allows for musicians of vastly different influences and backgrounds to fuse their styles and sounds in order to create something new. This is a great idea in theory, but in the case [...]

By |2012-09-26T00:00:00-04:0009/26/2012|Album Reviews|0 Comments

Beams: An Eclectic Oddity

Matthew Dear’s career is almost as eclectic as his music. He has been labeled as a DJ, a producer, and an experimental pop artist by peers and critics, while the artist himself holds four different aliases (Audion, False, Jabberjaw, and Matthew Dear) depending on the nature of the project on [...]

By |2012-09-19T00:00:00-04:0009/19/2012|Album Reviews|0 Comments

Kill the Silence: A Nice Change of Pace

Swedish EDM artist, John Dahlbäck, has been producing his own music since he was only 15 years old. And not only has he been prolific in musical output, but he even started his own label, Pickadoll Records, in his later teenage years. The last five years have proved to be [...]

By |2012-09-12T00:00:00-04:0009/12/2012|Album Reviews|0 Comments