Category Archives: edm

Evolution EP – Charzrd (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Right from the off, there is something of the 90’s Rave scene about Kingdom, the opening salvo of this collection of largley instrumental dance tracks, but the way those high octane beats are balanced by wonderfully chilled dynamic lows is … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLIII: The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow –  Luke Spillane (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

This is the logical point of destination if you draw a line from the late 80’s Manchester baggy and rave scene, through the birth of affordable technology, 90’s acid house, euro disco and on into the modern age. The Pot … Continue reading

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Drama –  mentalEscape  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I spend a fair portion of my time wandering the EDM new music pathways, I will be the first to admit that it isn’t really my “go to” music but modern technology and current fashion means that it is probably … Continue reading

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Rad Science  – Eleventyseven (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said that there were no second acts in American lives. He also said a bit about trombone players and jazz music. He also predicted that pop-punk has had its day. Maybe. He was wrong about a … Continue reading

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Darkness  – RaR ft. Elizabeth Robinson (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

This may be the sort of music that the likes of David Guetta can write in his sleep, but sadly, more often than not David Guetta sounds like he is writing in his sleep. Maybe it is time for him … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXXX :  My Infatuation (Love Vibration)  – Andrew Farstar (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Whilst knowing where you come from is important as where you are going, any release manifests itself as just one waypoint along that musical direction of travel. Or as one famous game changer put it “it’s not where you’re from, … Continue reading

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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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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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Outcasts – Ezla (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I guess anyone who moves to Nashville, the home of rhinestone infused country music, to build a career in edgy, sultry, underground pop, is obviously someone who sees beyond the veneer of the music industry and knows how to find … Continue reading

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Philly To Long Branch (part 2) – Untitled Art (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Being a reviewer of pretty much any genre that comes at me, obviously there are strengths and weaknesses in my arsenal of scribbled thoughts. Particularly when I see those three little letters in close proximity, E, D and M, I … Continue reading

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