Category Archives: dance

Scene and Heard  CCXXII : Stay – Prilho (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Although only a couple of years into a career as a DJ and producer, Prilho has quickly become one to watch on the EDM scene, not only in his native Portugal but across the European dance scene as a whole. … Continue reading

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Unbreakable – Ashley J (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Building on the her previous single, Trapped, Ashley J continues with her mission to remind us what pop music should be about. Forget the gimmicks, the marketing tricks, the style over substance that many of her rivals employ to hide … Continue reading

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Wash My World  –  Anton Wick feat Jayd – (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Dance music with a social conscience, you don’t stumble across that every day! If  most of the competition in the world of electronic music often seems more interested in shallower concerns, ones based on a quick, sugar-coated dance floor fix, … Continue reading

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Under My Skin – Kendra Erika (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Just how do you get ahead of the competition in the mainstream electro, dance, pop market? That’s the trick isn’t it? Pitch a sound and a style that is too radical, too out there and whilst you will pick up … Continue reading

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NOA|AON – Pavel Stuchlik (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

When you think of music described by its creator as “designed to be reflective and transformative,” your brain usually does a silent scream as thoughts of whale noises and new age meditation music is conjured up. Thankfully, Pavel Stuchlik offers … Continue reading

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I Hear You Calling – Afrikan Roots ft. Lebo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If much of today’s Afrobeat/dance fusion is the story of what happened to the music after it left its home continent and mixed with European influences as well as modern technologies, Afrikan Roots, as the name might imply, is the … Continue reading

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Ego – Thekayetan (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is a strange juxtaposition that lies at the heart of Thekayetan’s music in general, and Ego in particular. On the one hand the beats and drive are punchy and vibrant, creating an upbeat mood and a groovesome vibe, on … Continue reading

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Seeds Riddim – Murder He Wrote (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s safe to say that Murder He Wrote knows his way around the dance music industry, from working with myriad game changing labels, including releasing his debut EP on the legendary Skint Records, remixes for Stanton Warriors and more recently … Continue reading

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Rainbows – A is for Atom (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If pop music often comes with the tag throw away and modern indie has become anything but independent being more concerned with the fame game as its denizens sport complicated hair and just the right brand of skinny jeans, then … Continue reading

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Gourami – Fassine (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Fassine has been leaving a trail of acoustic breadcrumbs like a musical Handsel and Gretel…but with an extra Handsel, all year. That enticing journey has finally paid off with this masterful collection of chilled and forward thinking tracks and whilst … Continue reading

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