Category Archives: 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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Scene and Heard  –  CCLXXXIV : Anaweza  – Lady Jaydee ft. Luciano (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music should cross boundaries, whether they are geographic, generic, cultural or whatever other restrictions we impose on our own creativity. And that is exactly what Anaweza does. Lady Jaydee is an artist from Tanzania, Luciano Messenjah hails from Jamaica, the … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLXXXIII : Shero – Da Voicez (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Who says that pop music can’t have a conscience? Who says that pop can’t be both big and clever? Just because by its very nature it is a form aiming for mass appeal and therefore a certain amount of immediacy … 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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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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Scene and Heard  – CCLXV : In The City –  Samer A. H. (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music and technology has been blurring the lines between themselves for along time. Jazz musicians amplifying their guitars to be heard over the brass section, post-punk kids rewiring broken keyboards to serve their musical visions and finally with the arrival … Continue reading

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Breathe – Erica James (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Breathe is the perfect sound for the modern music fan, just the right blend of old school familiarity and new ideas and the result is a slick and groove-laden, R&B infused track, one perfect for the clubland dance floor and … Continue reading

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Never Wanna Leave  –  Xavier Toscano (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

  Pop and dance music, and all its sub-genres and variants, may be a young persons scene but that doesn’t mean that the market will put up with a lower standard product than any other genre. Far from it, if … Continue reading

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Venice EP –  Brice Sedgwick (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The west coast of America, and California in particular has been described in music many times, from the Beach Boys harmonious surf pop to the hippy haze of The Mamas and The Papas, the slick acoustic rock of The Eagles … Continue reading

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