Category Archives: dance

Scene and Heard – CCLV : Alive –  Kenneth Kane (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 you … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXXXXVIII : Love is All Around – Kei Kohara ft. Claudia (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Kei Kohara has spent the last few years building a solid reputation for himself as a not only a creator of highly infections house music from trance to mainstream to progressive but as a sought after re-mixer of other peoples … Continue reading

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Home –  Thekayetan (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The last time Thekayetan crossed the review desk it was with the chilled alt-dance of Ego, a song that mixed space with sharp edges but ran with a wonderfully understated mindset. And if that was the early hours wind down … Continue reading

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Wish I Could Forget You – Brooke Turner (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Even though it often seems as if music just happens, the result of a lucky break or stumbling across the right song for the right market, in the modern world, more than ever there is a lot more to it … Continue reading

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Corinne Crimson – EP (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I think that the reason that Corinne Crimson’s songs seem to stand up against the tide of bedroom EDMers and pop wannabes is that where as the competition, largely speaking, built their songs up from sampled beats and synthesised grooves, … Continue reading

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Satisfied – Ashley J. (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ashley j is possibly the perfect pop product for the moment. She effortlessly combines that modern take on a retro image that is in vogue, with slick and vibrant, dance driven pop grooves. And if previous singles such as Trapped … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXXXIII : Dancing Leaves –  Himmel (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’m still holding out for the modern dream-pop sound, a blend of commercially aware accessibility and late 80’s shoegazing references, pop infectiousness and cult integrity, to become the new, dominant form of mass market pop music. Unlikely I know, but … Continue reading

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Addicted – Sarah (Deep Mix)  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Even though dance music might be compartmentalised into numerous sub-genres, those smaller musical territories still cover a broad range of sounds. House music wanders widely between pumping and vibrant techno driven beats and the more progressive and often intricate and … Continue reading

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Bad Faith/Good Faith  –  Gavin Chappell – Bates (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Gavin Chappell-Bates is back doing what he does best, cutting through the fashionista  style over substance approach and just getting on with delivering a decent groovy, dance fuelled pop-rock song. Somehow as he careers around the subsection of the Venn … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard CCXXXI : Only U – JDR (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Pop music 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 you want to keep the pop dollar on side … Continue reading

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