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 |2012-09-12T00:00:00-04:00September 12, 2012|

Pause Rewind EP: A Simple Sadness

Like many other artists in the EDM world, bassDrumsnareDrum didn’t start out making electronic music. He started out studying Music at Southampton University, then proceeded to tour the northwest of Europe as a drummer for a pop group. He spent many years working under Warner Music, and even composed mash-ups [...]

By |2012-09-05T00:00:00-04:00September 5, 2012|

Kisses EP: Up Close and a Little Too Personal

French EDM artists Clement Aichelbaum, Damien Vandesande, and Jonathan Illel, better known as “dOP,” have been making music with one another for over a decade. Before they were the Deep House artists they are today, the three experimented in genres such as rock and roll, reggae, and blues, and around [...]

By |2012-08-28T00:00:00-04:00August 28, 2012|

The Killer: Beside Us in the Chaos

It will be difficult for me to write a review for Shed’s newest release, “The Killer.” Not because the album is too long, or redundant, or even downright boring. In fact, quite the opposite is the case. There’s just so much to say about it that I’m afraid the review [...]

By |2012-08-23T00:00:00-04:00August 23, 2012|

Intensity for Intensity’s Sake

Charly, Thomas, Pho, and Pitchin makeup the French electronic group “Dirtyphonics.” Since 2006, the group has been releasing chart-topping music including a slew of 12” releases including, “French Fuck,” “Quarks,” and, “The Secret.” In addition, the band has gone on a world tour, which took over four months to complete [...]

By |2012-08-17T00:00:00-04:00August 17, 2012|

The Dub Pistols Worshipping the Dollar

It’s been a long, strange odyssey for the Dub Pistols. At the turn of the century the London big beat-dub outfit was poised for a major breakthrough. Then the 9/11 attacks temporarily derailed the release of their overtly political debut album Six Million Ways to Live. However despite being dropped [...]

By |2012-08-16T00:00:00-04:00August 16, 2012|

Alexander Robotnick: Trance without Euphoria

Alexander Robotnick has a long, unique musical history. Starting out in the late 80’s, the artist composed soundtracks for theater, film, and fashion shows, and, in 1983, he released the groundbreaking electro album, “Problèmes D'Amour.” In the late 80’s, the artist went through a profound style change, founding world music [...]

By |2012-08-13T00:00:00-04:00August 13, 2012|

Trust – TRST

Electro-synth duo Trust consists of writer and producer Robert Alfons and percussionist Maya Postepski (also of Austra).  They hail from Toronto, where they met in 2009 and started working on songs together.  They formed the band in 2010 and just released their full-length debut, TRST, in February 2012.  A few [...]

By |2012-07-31T00:00:00-04:00July 31, 2012|

HOAXX: Too Good to Engage

HOAXX, an electronic music duo comprised of Johnny Pathan and James Taratt, have had a brief but colorful history. The group formed in mid-2009 in South London, UK with the initial intention of re-creating dance mixes of Indie Rock music popular in London at the time. Thus, their first EP, [...]

By |2012-07-25T00:00:00-04:00July 25, 2012|

Shenoda: The Space Between Dream and Nightmare

Heading the new wave of British underground EDM is DJ and Producer Shenoda. Since his release of “Shots” EP in 2011, the artist is listed as a major artist on Hypercolour and Fear of Flying. His music has been recognized and remixed by artists such as Konrad Black, Mosca, and [...]

By |2012-07-12T00:00:00-04:00July 12, 2012|
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