Category Archives: electronic dance music

Physical Business – Stonerpop (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s very easy to listen to electro-pop and try to draw a thread back to earlier post-punk pioneers. But choosing to wield synths as your musical weapons of choice doesn’t make you Depeche Mode, in the same way that painting … Continue reading

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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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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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Showing My Face –  ShapeShiftingAliens (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The fact that the ghost of Bowie floats effortlessly above this mercurial release should come as no surprise, his presence is felt everywhere and those of a certain age and creative outlook can’t help but channel some of his musical … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCL : Reflection –  Daniel Angelus (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The story detailing the relationship between a man and a woman light years apart is a beguiling concept which requires equally beguiling music. Daniel Angelus second album Wired For Heartbreak is the sound track to that story, and Reflection is … 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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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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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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