As a child of original UK reggae, a student of sound system culture, and a brave innovator on the frontline of the jungle/drum 'n' bass revival, DJ and producer Shy FX has his finger pressed firmly on the pulse of today's British urban music...Read more
Tag Archives: electronica
If you love "the Bristol sound" made popular by Tricky, Massive Attack and Portishead, among others, then you're going to be tickled pink in a good way by "Bones," the debut single by FFS, otherwise known as For Fucks Sake, the new project by James of Arth...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Arth and Arth make what I would call mood music. To me, mood music is music that can change the whole tone of your day or evening. In the case of Arth and Arth, their trippy and often ethereal music is rather intoxicating, coming on like a painkiller. Your...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Sydney Banta has been known as L.A. Girlfriend for as long as most critics and bloggers can remember. And they do remember her. Most of them raved about her when she put out her first EP roughly 10 years ago and they haven’t stopped talking about her since. Right...Read more
Well, kids, the dance-pop world has two new mascots to worship. One of the guys -- assuming they're guys -- wears a fox mask and the other one wears a human mask except that it looks like he's a human from Gorrilaz. ...
interview by Michael McCarthy I recently fell in love with Canadian alt-pop singer-songwriter Adaline’s new album Aquatic, which contains a treasure trove of thought-provoking lyrics, sung over some of the most seductive basslines ever recorded and blissed-out beats that mix the organic and the electronic to perfection. I must also add that her...Read more
It takes a good minute before Elohim starts singing on her new track, "Skinny Legs," but it's such an electronic voyage that you won't really mind. Sure, it gets better when she adds her vocals, but it's just fine leading up to them. I'll admit this...
Last October I had the pleasure of interviewing James Hinton, who goes by the name The Range. He's just released a 360 degree, virtual reality video for "Florida," my favorite song from his latest album Potential. The vocals for "Florida" were done by a young woman...
interview by Michael McCarthy Rob Garza is one half of the duo known as Thievery Corporation, which he created with Eric Hilton during the summer of 1995 in Washington D.C. at the Eighteen Street Lounge. Their sound is big on dub, dancehall, house and other types of music, but they are considered pioneers...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy One of the most bewitching albums I’ve heard all year is Rose & Thorn by British artist Wendy Bevan. Not merely a singer/songwriter/violinist, Wendy works in a variety media including film, visual imagery and intense, experiential artworks. To experience any of her work is to step into an alternate...Read more
review by Michael McCarthy all photos by Joshua Bernard Electronic producer/artist The Range – real name, James Hinton – opened the show, taking to the stage at 8:05 with “New Lots.” He delivered a high energy set of songs mostly taken from his recently released sophomore album Potential and its predescesor Nonfiction. Although...Read more
Have I mentioned how happy I am that Kerli is making electro-pop again? Her dance music was great, sure, but her lyrics and voice fit electronic soundscapes better than club beats. At least that's my opinion. ...
The name Made of Oak might not ring a bell. You may not even recognize the real name of the man who’s so named himself, Nick Sanborn. But if you’re an electronic pop music fan, or just a fan of electronic music in general, then the name of his full-time gig surely will,...Read more