Seasonal Shift – Druiid (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It did seem for a while that as technology brought accessibility, both financial and creative, to a generation of would-be music makers the contemporary music scene was awash with identikit beatmakers and dance music wannabees. But as the adage proved, "it ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it," most fly-by-night, style... Continue Reading →

All Night Long – Ed.1t (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Seemingly woven out of disembodied vocals and buoyant bass samples, skittering beats and off-beat electronica, All Night Long is the sound of laid-back, future dance writ large. Its grooves are wilfully lazy, its beats suitably languid and everything about it runs on a sort of contemporary nonchalance. Even when Ed.1t thread some distant guitar squalls... Continue Reading →

Shackles – Sugar Addikt (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Seattle synth duo, Sugar Addikt, take elements from 70's disco, 80's mainstream pop, 90's dance music and 21st-century electronica and use those wide-ranging influences to forge music that is both familiar and infectious yet unique and forward-thinking. Shackles, from their latest ep, Phoenix, is a song that wanders between pulsating dancefloor energy and the highly... Continue Reading →

Housework EP – Vis_g (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As this small but perfectly formed EP rises out of some traditional piano sounds and beguiling electronica, you wonder where it might be going. Modern classic fusion? Indie-dance? Ambient electronica? And then the main body of Multitasking drops into earshot and you find yourself in high-octane, clubland heaven. Taking a low and hypnotic route through... Continue Reading →

Telegenik – Zetroc (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Zetroc makes music which simultaneously wanders a number of musical paths, hops all sorts of genric fences, and tests sonic demarcations but which always sounds like it is part of the same collection of works. Telegenik, his latest release, is both exploratory and consistent. The core sound is one of synthy experimentation over pulsing basslines,... Continue Reading →

1988 – Damo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is no denying that we live in a world of polar opposites, of entrenched beliefs, of conflicting ideas and clear points of demarcation. It is an attitude which affects, or perhaps infects, every aspect of life from which football team you support to which political camp you fall into. Thankfully, music seems to have... Continue Reading →

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