Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Release Date: April 9, 2002
Firstly, I'd like to thank Blindsided and Willie for inspiring this post in ways they will never imagine. Now, I am certainly no stranger to Informatik, and if you are no stranger to futurepop then you should not be either. It's true that the duo started off as more of a harsh ebm act, but as soon as they released Nymphomatik they transformed their sound into futurepop and to be honest, I was confused as to why they never started off as futurepop. Informatik is what I like to call a "futurepop titan" and although they may not be the first act that comes to your head when you think of the genre, this album may change that. Nymphomatik is easily their strongest album (although all of their albums are good) so do not be shy to give it a listen.
This aptly titled LP released in 2003 was one of the first electronic albums recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound. As one of the leaders of the breakbeat movement, it came as a surprise that Tipper opted to fully utilize this new technology to create an engrossing atmospheric downtempo album. But a good choice it was. Check out album highlight "Over the Coals" here.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
It's french electrofunk. It's electric, it's funky and it's from France. What else do you need? Just look at that monkey’s face! He’s having the time of his life! And he owes it all to Shaka Ponk. Ok, maybe to drugs too.
Be that as it may, look at these bohemian Frenchies and look how much fun you could be having as well:
Enjoy some French Touch Puta Madre!
Picture a golden panda. Cute isn’t it? Now picture that same panda stabbing someone with an oatmeal cookie. Weird, huh? But still cute in a strange sort of way. Good, now you know what Lucky Shiner is like.
Lack imagination? That’s cool; you can get an idea from this:
You are now confused yet you want more. Let me ask you; have you visited India Lately?
Sexy, sexy dubstep. Guido here brings his sexy, hip-hop infused beat and then talks about cats and windows and boom! The panties are coming off.
Do you happen to be well accompanied right now? Try Guido’s power out:
Ok, now. Before you think up names for your oncoming children, make sure You Do It Right.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
It's barely dance music at all, really, but Hannah Davidson manages to weave subtle beats and melodies into what becomes a surprisingly catchy album. Despite leaning strongly towards ambient music with its lush, friendly synths, it never bores, in fact, it captivates. The Standoffish Cat is a dazzling, gorgeous album that would make excellent sleeping music from its soothing soundscape.
Digging into the crates for this one, a true gem released back in January. Desolate (real name Sven Weisemann) is an artist who, while wearing his heart plainly on his sleeve, is someone destined for bigger things. And by saying that he shows off his influences a little too prominently I mean he sounds exactly like Burial. Which isn't a bad thing per se, it's just at times you get the feeling that he's simply stolen rather than adopted Will Bevan's scratchy and distant trademark qualities. But here's the catch, this isn't actually dubstep. The Invisible Insurrection is the mark of an artist definitely on the up. Check out 'Divinus' here.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Release Date: April 3, 2006
So if you remember in my last post, I name dropped a particular band known as Mesh. Now, if you're unaware of this act, think of them as a more manly Echo Image. Their album We Collide flawlessly blends futurepop with rock guitar work to create something so catchy it should be illegal. But don't think of it as a gimmick, as Mesh fuses incredibly deep lyrics with the music to create the ultimate listening experience. And even after 5 years since its release, We Collide remains as one of my favourite albums of all time so you know it's good ;)
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Echo Image has this particular sound that I've always had trouble categorizing. It's certainly not a rare sound or anything, but it somehow takes elements from synthpop, futurepop, and rock to create a very enjoyable concoction. But hold the hell up, Compuphonic isn't some industrial rock album. Think of these guys as more like Mesh or Iris, but with no guitars (yeah yeah, I know I said rock but Compuphonic is a rare exception). So try this out and at the same time, you might as well get your dancing shoes on. Compuphonic still remains as a great album to dance to, sing to, or just to listen to. Hell, I would think the hot ginger on the cover should be more than enough incentive for you to check this out, no?
Following on from their genre-bending Memories Of The Future, Kode9 and the Spaceape have finally teamed up for the much-anticipated second round. With one possessing one of the most unique voices in the scene, and the other the only man alive to hold a phd in dubstep, Black Sun is a giant leap forward in terms of its wonky leanings. At times more warmer and vibrant than their earlier smoky releases, underneath its bright sheen lies the same grizzled heart beating away in its cavernous depths. Another milestone release for Hyperdub.
Read the full review here.
And I'm back. Gonna kick things off with some crazy bass with a little know wobbler by the name of Ajapai. He's been enjoying some much earned success since signing with the dirty Rottun label but few know his beginnings as a humble electro star. Here on 'What Do You Hear?', Ajapai channels his more upbeat tendencies into a juggernaut of powerhouse bass and distortion. Released under its own ep, this track is also available on Ajapai's debut lp.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The first thing I thought when I listened to the track "Murder Inc." from Brainwasher was how similar the style is to Detroit Diesel. With that said, the album is a perfect club adaptation of harsh EBM/Industrial less the euro influences of Terre Humaine. They are replaced with an impressive combination of effects and catchy rhythms which place more emphasis on danceability than on lyrical creativity or relevance. Those looking for radio worthy industrial should definitely download this album.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The movement within Rephlex Records and later Planet Mu in the early 90s was historic for the electronic scene . µ-Ziq (pronounced mu-sic) is a somewhat underrated in the electronic scene, as most of his work isn't as known to some of his contemporaries. Bilious Paths at the time was still an experimental and some say at points arbitrary. It's what made it so great, IDM was still in an infancy and experimental forms of musicianship were still widespread. µ-Ziq's record tinkers with ambient, ethereal soundscapes as seen in "Siege of Antioch", what seem like odd dance mash-ups and the dark eeriness that ultimately manifests itself within Bilious Paths.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
What the fuck isn't there to say about Tyrant Of Death? They are a two man industrial project that incorporates mega-downtuned 8-string guitar MADNESSSSSS!!!! These boys are from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and are one of the more prominent new-age industrial bands to come out this decade. Great things can be expected of them so keep your ears submissive!
Areojones - Voyager by Areojones
Friday, May 13, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Goapocalipsis would have made it on many "best uptempo trance albums of 2010" lists, and for good reason. Basically, the album has everything a trance fan wants, and more. It's infectious, it's supremely melodic, and it has more synths than you can shake a stick at. Those who like bright, cheesy, epic trance, will like this. Check out a track!
That's some sexy Goa Trance!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Israel's answer to dance music, Electro Sun (Nadav Elkayam) makes intelligent, but still fun, trance music. Similar to Deadmau5, Electro Sun's music is quite professional and structured brilliantly, although still very silly. No matter what mood you're in, the album, Double Trouble, will sound great on all occasions. The soundscape constructed is both relaxing and thunderous, and overall makes an interesting and engrossing listen. Why not check it out?
Yeah, you know it's good.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Imagine euro dance and trance mixed with industrial and harsh vocals. That is the beautiful epitome of Detroit Diesel's music. Hailing from the most kvlt province in Canada, 'Quebec', they have managed to fuse the craft of EBM with the craft of club dance electronica. This combination makes for a deadly duo and ultimately makes 'Terre Humaine' one of the most fun and well innovated albums in any diehard industrial fans collection.