Category Archives: electronic dance music

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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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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Laranja Swadhisthana 67_5 – EPv1 – Dave Wesley (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music can be at its most fascinating when its very concepts and ideas are being questioned, when it has moved beyond the boundaries of the common conscensus and into more exploratory and questioning spaces. Dave Wesley’s 2-track offering does this … 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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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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Who Shot Bukowski? – Jack of None (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is something to be said for a band that you are able to fall in love with just because of what they seem like on paper, their ideas, their essence and their exotic nature. A band built around three … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CCVI: Palio – Fassine

Fassine has been teasing us with chilled and sophisticated tracks accompanied by intriguing videos for months now as they pave the way for Gourami, the latest, long awaited full album. This last chapter before the big reveal sees them at … 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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Total Squaresville – Pattern Language (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’ve been reading some of the writing by those music bloggers they have now days. You know the ones, with their skinny lattes, even skinnier jeans and complicated hair. It seems that the current trend is all about juxtapositions and … Continue reading

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