Articles tagged gold panda, ghostly international, dubstep, burial, techno, house

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: Get Lost VI

Overall it’s a mildly paced mix but one of the more consistent and enjoyable to come out this year.

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25 Aug 2013 // 11:04 PM

Silkie: The Lost Tapes Vol 1

With eight singles and his two City Limits albums released on the DEEP MEDi label to date, Silkie is truly a stalwart in Mala’s army of bass pressure junkies.

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8 Aug 2013 // 11:05 PM

Commodo: $pace Cash

Commodo, resident DJ for Sheffield via Nottingham’s mighty ‘20Hz/RubberDub Soundsystem’ drops his impressive new EP $pace Cash in a flurry of experimental, grime infused dubstep madness for Mala’s seminal bass music label, DEEP MEDi.

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18 Jul 2013 // 11:03 PM

Emika: DVA

Has Emika, the Native Instruments sound designer and Ninja Tune stalwart, lived up to the hype and the promise shown on her experimental, laptop-driven self-titled debut, a work that joined the dots between hypnotic German techno and the sub-heavy styling of London’s underground dubstep scene?

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2 Jul 2013 // 9:30 AM

Datalog: Haarp EP

The Haarp EP might be what technoheads looking for something a little more challenging than standard club fare might truly appreciate.

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Hervé: Art of Disappearing

I’ve come to know it as a grower -- a curiosity I wouldn’t dream of playing for a friend but a secret I might keep, locked within my music player.

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16 Jun 2013 // 11:03 PM

Benga: Chapter II

While there's nothing wrong with an artist exploring new avenues and using diverse styles, it seems Benga is possibly being carried by the tide and not forging his own paths and directions.

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Hercules and Love Affair: DJ Kicks

This record's vintage house goes on so intolerably long that you become nostalgic for the present.

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Poisonous Relationship: Garden of Problems

This vinyl and digital only “album” feels more like a DJ's tool than a pure record, but it works best when the experimental nature of the music is unfurled and the artist just lets loose.

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Major Lazer: Free the Universe

Each bar straddles rapid snares that pop and snap like firecrackers rippling on a waterbed mattress of liquid bass. Is this starting to sound like dirty talk? Then you're starting to get it.

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15 Apr 2013 // 11:00 PM

DJ Sun: One Hundred

This record relaxes on your sofa and instead of asking you to grab it a beer on your way to the fridge, it offers to share those that it brought. It’s all give. It’s easy. When the hour grows late you might even ask it to stay a little longer. And when it’s time to part, you'll already be planning to do it again.

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Trap Music and Old-School Britney: The Use of Music in ‘Spring Breakers’

Harmony Korine’s film plays games with both the audience’s and the character’s perception of reality, fantasy, and familiarity. The various ways the music is employed throughout the film helps confuse, disorient, or ground us, and the play between diegetic and non-diegetic music brings us in and out of the characters’ perspective.

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10 Jan 2013 // 8:30 AM

Monokle: Saints

From genre-bending to sonic spoon-bending, Vlad Kudryavtsev’s fidgety and melodious album throws some real whimsy and majesty at what might loosely be called dubstep.

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Spacek producer and one half of the Shining, Morgan Zarate has a second single release coming from Hyperdub on 2 October. On "Broken Heart Collector", Zarate teams with upcoming singer-songwriter Stevie Neale for a hook-filled R&B/pop tune with dubstep roots.

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Wednesdays This Fall: An Early TV Preview

To combat the titans of fall TV ratings, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, and American Idol, the networks are offering up space aliens, superheroes, and a monkey!

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The Big Chill: 5 Great Records to Help You Through Winter

PopMatters's Corey Beasley can't knit you a blanket, but he can do the next best thing: here are five classic wintertime records to help you through the big chill.

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The Messenger's brand of minimalist, ambient techno is so minimalist that it fails to assert itself as a memorable listen.

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Tobias Lilja: Delirium Portraits

Delirium Portraits works best in its most Spartan and sparse moments.

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Apparat: The Devil’s Walk

The German electronic musician and erstwhile member of Moderat returns with a warmer, softer edge than contemporaries like James Blake.

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Hans Nieswandt: Hans Is Playing House

Hans Is Playing House is a serviceable but typical remix record, with all of the blessings and curses associated with such releases.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

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"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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