Category Archives: Audio

Steve Bug – This Is Acid

And now for a track that has been sitting in my WordPress draft pile for months… Steve Bug hits us with a classic acid squeaker ‘This is Acid’ that bridges the gap between Brett Johnson/DJ Heather’s Everything’s Electric and John … Continue reading

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Smash TV – After All These Years

Holger Zilske and Kai Preussner hit us with a Deep House track that feels like something in the otherwise emotional void of consumer oriented electronic music. The lyrics and textured chord progression unmistakably inspire nostalgia, but do not misinterpret that … Continue reading

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Terranova – Boogie For The Dollar Feat. Khan

Another from the Kompakt label, another from Terranova. A tad redundant, but this track knocked my inner jaded raver onto its ass so hard that it took me a moment to realize that there in fact was no balloon to … Continue reading

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Damian Lazarus – Different Now (Art Department Remix)

And now, a dark, driving cascade of synth leads that could only surmount to Damian Lazarus of Crosstown Rebels.

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Caravan Palace – Clash (Original Mix)

And now for something from center left field… The internet is calling it electro swing. I’m generally not a fan of electro-anything these days, but silly genre titles aside this track is quite a bumper. I found myself scrambling through … Continue reading

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Larse – So Long

I find myself strangely attracted to this piece. It feels poppy, almost to the point where I wouldn’t enjoy it. However the mood–that strange uplifting melancholy that reminds us of the peaks and troughs of our everyday conditon– is well … Continue reading

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Jake & Amber – Teenpop

Following the exodus of Magda and Troy Pierce from Minus a few months ago, Hawtin (or Itchy Rawtin, depending on the day) and the label seem to have replaced what had devolved into a monotonous mediocrity of minimal bullshit with … Continue reading

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Claude VonStroke Reinterprets Mothership Reconnection

Claude VonStroke meets Scott Grooves meets Parliment Funk meets your pants on the fucking floor. It sounds nothing like the ornignal, as it should, but it still sounds funky. Quit standing around and waiting for me to write something clever … Continue reading

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Green Velvet & Phil Kieran – Michael Jackson (Mic Jack In Version)

Green Velvet and Phil Kieran melt our faces with a concoction of 80’s electro, disco, and chicago house that surmounts to that awkward yet uplifting feeling we’ve come to know and love from proper tech house. Named after the late, … Continue reading

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Prodigy and the Definition of Modern Art

I’ve never been a huge fan of Prodigy, their sound is generally too stadium-rave-esqe high energy for my tastes. Translated, that’s techno elitist for ‘its too fun and shallow for my acid peak at 4 in the morning’. Nevertheless, they … Continue reading

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