Category Archives: dance

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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Playground – Rick Tibbe (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If EDM has a sonic range that wanders between high-octane, adrenaline soaked, incendiary beats and chilled, after hours come downs, Rick Tibbe walks a path between the two. But this isn’t compromise, actually the total opposite, the perfect merger of … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CCX: Miles Above the Baseline – I, Symptom

The mercurially named I, Symptom continue their singular quest to explore the point of impact between dystopian electronica and trashy post-punk forms. But whereas last time around Triple Exclamation Mark was a blend of urgent warped rock and driven, dance … Continue reading

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Caballero – Santos Noyakuk (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Chilled beats from the chilly north! That in a nutshell is what Santos Noyakuk is all about. If you associate classic EDM sounds with the warm west coast, azure blue washed Mediterranean or ultra-chic underground German basement clubs, Noyakuk’s shimmering … Continue reading

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Ursa Minor – Fassine (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There are many perks of being in a band, one of the less obvious ones is being perfectly equipped to pay tribute to your musical heroes, those who shaped your formative years and who may have even been the reason … Continue reading

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Lucky + Love – LUCKYandLOVE (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I think it is fair to say that when it comes to music, there were two decades known as the eighties. The modern re-writing of history would have you believe that everyone went around in jumpsuits and headbands, listening to … Continue reading

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