It’s March, which can mean a number of things for a number of people. Madness for some, dance music for myself.
Winter in a song. Alek Fin captures the panache of coldness with his new release, Waiting Like A Wolf. And all of the song’s ghostly layers reveal a huntsman that which listeners can’t escape. The mirage of vocals over simple acoustic and soft electronics are key sounds where Fin has clearly marked his territory.
Since hitting the airwaves in 1994 with their debut album Dummy, for which they won the coveted Mercury Prize in 1995, to this day we continue to love English band Portishead. Having long established their downtempo, electronic legacy in this release, third single Glory Box is this week’s Throwback.
Wax Tailor is nothing new to fabulous, and although we usually catch all top shelf tracks in their infancy we admit the delay on this five-star material. The acclaimed French boutique producer / designer DJ unleashed his 2009 hip-hop inspired collection, In The Mood For Life (Le Plan/Lab’Oratoire). With it came Fireflies, fulfilling a stack [...]
They are the history lesson untaught, the newsflash unpublished, and ancient traditions unearthed on the cusp of contemporary Brooklyn electro-dance wed with a coercing Sierra Leone in the bubu six-piece, Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang (Janka Nabay, vocals; Boshra AlSaadi, vocals (Saadi); Jonathan Leland, drums (Skeletons); Michael Gallope, keyboards (Skeletons/Starring); Nico Testa, guitar; Pat Noecker, bass (These Are Powers)). Together Janka Nabay and the band are [...]
BUY HERE The electronic genre adopted his face as the first representation of anonymous area of music. His face became symbolic for dance music, ambient soundscapes and has now been around for 11 albums, 21 award nominations and 15 world-class musical awards.
DOWNLOAD HERE Hailing from Phoenix, Dead Times duo Calvin Markus and Travis Bunn have been courting Los Angeles as they build their mystic sound with the framework of R&B and waify electronics. Their minimalist foundation may find you in a melodic coma as they float between moody soul and futuristic down tempo under mirage [...]
BUY HERE Poliça is not even one year old yet, but has 30k Facebook “Likes,” been named the best band at SXSW of 2012, featured by Rolling Stone Magazine, described as “the best band I’ve ever heard” by Bon Iver, and booked back-to-back shows around the nation for their new-found, yet solid fan base. [...]
With the confidence of a matador, Willy Moon is sharp as a tack, barely legal to enjoy alcohol in the States, and the next big thing to come out of Jack White’s elitist Third Man Records since Alabama Shakes.
Pre-Order ‘Fragrant World’ HERE With fame and success, artists tend to become lazy and dependent on the resources that so rapidly become available to them. Third and fourth albums may take on vapid pop arrangements and leave the studio work to others, but Yeasayer stands out from the bunch as always.