Articles tagged house

23 Jul 2015 // 2:20 AM

Years & Years: Communion

There may be the odd misstep, but Communion is a solid debut, and one of the better pop albums in recent memory.

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Nozinja: Nozinja Lodge

A listener with an open mind, a tolerance for video game music, and a great deal of energy for dancing will find in Nozinja Lodge a unique, carnivalesque sound.

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14 Jul 2015 // 1:30 PM

Andre Bratten: Math Ilium Ion

Norwegian house producer Andre Bratten returns with an album heavy on rhythm, light on the obvious.

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30 Jun 2015 // 2:05 AM

Moullinex: Elsewhere

Elsewhere is an ebullient escape to wherever it is you would rather be.

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The Orb: Moonbuilding 2703 AD

The Orb sail over the moon on this one, making electronic greatness look easy as ever.

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George FitzGerald: Fading Love

On his effectively moody debut album, British producer FitzGerald inadvertently invents "emo-house".

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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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14 Oct 2014 // 2:03 AM

Gui Boratto: Abaporu

Abaporu is a record that, despite all of its differing hues, manages to come across as a unified mosaic of sound.

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13 Oct 2014 // 2:01 AM

FaltyDL: In the Wild

FaltyDL's newest floats around without aim or interest.

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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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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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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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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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Hercules and Love Affair: Blue Songs

What do you get when one of the most innovative dance producers working today tackles one of the most irritating music trends in the last 30 years?

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Joaquin “Joe” Claussell: Hammock House: Africa Caribe

A misguided attempt to class up some old salsa tunes by adding remixes, jazz piano, and Sacred Rhythms.

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M A N I K: Armies of the Night: I Declare War

This dreamy attempt to capture the atmosphere of a semi-fictionalised New York is admirably ambitious but a little too distant.

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12 Jul 2011 // 9:58 PM

Kate Simko: Lights Out

Kate Simko's debut full-length might have you longing for the film score fanatic in her.

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