Category Archives: alt-dance

Scene and Heard – CCXC : I Need You  –  Phoenix O’Neill (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If Cruel World saw Phoenix O’Neill opening up her soul in a cathartic and confessional way, a slice of from the heart, honest emotion, I Need You navigates some more expected pop waters. This track from the same debut e.p. … Continue reading

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Victory –  Emotive Grey (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I have had an influx of dreamy, soundscaping tracks of late which fall more into the realms of soundtrack or film score than they readily sit under the title of song, but few have ticked as many boxes for me … Continue reading

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Keep Your Head Up  –  Skorpioh (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If the likes of Drake and Kanye West represent a current point on a musical timeline that started with the hip-hop experimentation in the South Bronx of the early 70’s, then Skorpioh sits at a similar point with respect to … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLXXXI : Default State of Mind –  Gonzo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s a funky beast, that’s for sure. Default State of Mind is one of those songs which is as much about using hypnotic repetition to entice the listener in as much as it is about the slick musical  breaks, soul … Continue reading

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Words and Music : A Chat with Mario McPherson

We recently had a talk with Edinburgh based producer, artist, studio engineer and all round good chap Mario McPherson, about his path into engineering, production, dance music and beyond and found out what he is up to and what the … Continue reading

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Where Are They? – AIR + KILOMETERS (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It isn’t often that the philosophical end of astrophysics finds itself entwined with the cutting end of experimental drum and bass, but I have to wonder why it doesn’t happen more often. Fermi’s Paradox has been explored many times, in … Continue reading

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Headlights –  LegoHeads (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Pop is a broad term. It’s probably an unnecessary one too. But for every throwaway, mainstream rehash of the genres’s golden age, you stumble across something a lot more clever. Headlights falls very squarely into the latter category. Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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Mission –  Gonetcha (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Starting an album review of a band which, up until this point, you knew nothing about, is an interesting thing to undertake. You go into it without any preconceptions, any detailed back story and knowing that anything could greet you … Continue reading

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Comrades – Rodney Cromwell (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s funny how music so much of the here and now, can at once sound both futuristic and retrospective, but that is the conundrum which Rodney Cromwell’s latest track, Comrades is built on. For whilst is sounds like the formative … Continue reading

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Amiga Uy –  A.M.I.G.A. (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

A.M.I.G.A is an interesting prospect. They may wield synths and make electronic music, mainly aimed at a dance audience but it seems to come from a very different place than most people working in that territory. Maybe I’m just not … Continue reading

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