Articles tagged dance, series, supers, webseries

‘Astonish Me’ Raised My Eyebrows, But Not for the Reasons You Might Think

I can only agree with the title. I am astonished.

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The Best Dance Singles of 2014

Like a gluttonous monarch with a taste for domination, electronic dance music continued to saturate the airwaves and feast upon the U.S. charts in 2014.

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Power to the People: An Interview with Basement Jaxx

Many Jaxx fans were surprised by the relatively-straightforward nature of the duo's latest effort, Junto, but the way Felix tells it, it's a deliberately unexpected move from the Grammy-nominated duo.

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27 Oct 2014 // 11:30 AM

Kypski: Wreck Fader

If you’re looking for a sonic adventure, and love the sound and warmth of old analog records mixed in with squelchy keyboard sounds, look no further.

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30 Sep 2014 // 11:30 AM

Ugly Kids Club: Head Games EP

The songs are slickly produced, so you know that radio is exactly where this group is destined to be played.

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Cookies: Music for Touching

Once you’re finished with this round, you’ll definitely want seconds.

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Anne: Pulling Chain

These songs are dull, forgettable, and mostly interchangeable.

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Out of the Broom Closet, into the Rave: ‘Pop Pagans: Paganism and Popular Music’

Today's Pagans regard technology not in opposition to a natural construct, but as an interplay of vibrations within earth-based awareness.

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AlunaGeorge: Body Music

Body Music is an effortless, sophisticated mixture of Aaliyah x Lily Allen x the XX plus so much more.

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17 Jul 2013 // 6:30 AM

Sally Shapiro: Elsewhere

Elsewhere is a full remix album of tracks from Swedish disco duo Sally Shapiro that already originally appeared on their record, Somewhere Else, released earlier this year.

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Various Artists: Dabke: Sounds of the Syrian Houran

The mejwiz double-reed flute bucks like a python cut in half, the drum boom-booms, the singers do everything at a shout-volume.

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20 May 2013 // 10:05 PM

Justice: Access All Arenas

Access All Arenas, a vivid and vivacious capture of Justice's 2012 Arena of Nîmes show, proves once and for all that the progression that occurred between Cross and Audio, Video, Disco hadn't changed them as a band. It, in fact, made them better.

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15 May 2013 // 10:02 PM

Peace: In Love

Young audiences will love it, free and ignorant maybe, of the influences so apparent in Peace’s music, whilst others, those a bit more long in the tooth, will fail to understand the fuss and hype and will be tempted to dismiss the album and the band as a one off, devoid of originality.

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9 May 2013 // 10:02 PM

will.i.am: #willpower

#willpower sets the dance floor ablaze with excellent production, flawed by a lack of cohesion.

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Close to the Edgeland: An Interview with Underworld’s Karl Hyde

Karl Hyde's new album consolidates Underworld's lyrical themes through his own unique sense of place, crafting an album which celebrates a generation of British "un-identity". Here, Hyde discusses the album in vivid detail, including his fascination with cities, and the cultural schizophrenia of the modern generation.

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Armin van Buuren (Interview): 30 March 2013 - New York

Armin van Buuren sat down for an interview before his sold-out New York City "'A State of Trance 600" show, where compatriots Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz would be debuting their project New World Punx, to discuss Intense.

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30 Oct 2011 // 8:59 PM

Jupe Jupe: Reduction in Drag

Seattle’s Jupe Jupe delivers a rousing sophomore disc, which clears up the confused identity of its debut.

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25 Oct 2011 // 8:58 PM

Toro y Moi: Freaking Out EP

Energy is at an all-time high for Toro y Moi mastermind Chaz Bundick, who spikes these tunes with MJ-like vigor.

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4 Oct 2011 // 9:00 PM

Gui Boratto: III

When he’s on his game, Gui Boratto can let timbre subsume rhythm without sounding languorous. On III, he sounds languorous.

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Stereo MCs: Emperor’s Nightingale

Emperor's Nightingale is, despite its inconsistencies, a vital Stereo MCs album, a phrase you wouldn't expect to utter in 2011.

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Blood and Thunder: Clutch Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em!

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"Mastodon may be American metal giants, but based on their Saskatchewan gig with Clutch, they could learn a thing or two from their cult favorite Maryland comrades.

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