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Album Review: Of Montreal – Innocence Reaches

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Album Review: MSTRKRFT – Operator

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To celebrate Brooklyn-based musician and producer Varsity Stars’ debut on Small Pond Records (release date 05/11/21), we present a solid Takeover mix for your listening pleasure. Varsity Star is an electronic musician and upright bassist who grew up in Boston and spent time playing with various bands as a multi-genre sideman. After deciding to go …

L.A. avant-garde pop artists Death Hags, aka Lola G, recently released her new music video for Synthetic Nature, as part of her seven-volume album Big Grey Sun. It follows a couple of singles released through 2018-2019, recorded with Tomas Dolas (Mr. Elevator/Oh Sees). December 2019 saw Lola embark on her Big Grey Sun project with …

Sometimes good things can come from bad, and the plethora of good music being born from the thralls of isolation is an example. The unlikely combination of vocalist Straalen Mccullem (apparently the youngest ever signing to Sony music at the age of nine) and DJ Jessy Mulholland, trapped in some pandemic nightmare has given rise …

Out right now on Golden Chocolate Records is the ‘Lose My Faith’, the new future rave track from German Duo Jon + Larsen. Coming out of the EDM scene, its a follow up to much admired recent singles Something To Lose and Rush. Some tracks are often touted as bangers. Lose My Faith DEFINITELY is!  …

Ireland’s For Those I love is essentially the work of David Balfe and is dedicated to the memory of a close friend who died suddenly in 2018. The grief seeps through the album and haunts every refrain while travelling at high speed velocity on a electronic dance floor. Given Balfe’s previous history in punk band …

Tom Jenkinson, aka Squarepusher, has never taken the easy route, in either his output or his sense of risk taking and collaboration, with projects such as his brilliant Shobaleader One with a crack team of jazz musicians, and his project with Japanese robots – Squarepusher x Z-Machines, showing why he’s been pushing boxes for getting …

Like some new romantic looking for the tv sound, Adam Ouston (under the nom de plume Costume) could have been straight out of London’s infamous Blitz Club in the eighties. Architecturally impossible hair, layered makeup, glittering outfits, strobing lights and angular backing dancers in a mist of dry ice – all the ingredients were there. …

Kevin Barnes has played many roles in his nearly 20 year music career. There was the folksy pop guy, the jilted lover, the struggling husband and father, the party monster, the transvestite hooker, the avante garde composer, and the rock and roll warrior. But the role Barnes plays best is Kevin Barnes. The guy that’s …

So let me start out by saying I’m not an aficionado when it comes to electronica. I’m really just an outsider looking in that finds himself drawn to the beats and noisy synths. I feel EDM, techno, and house music like I feel jazz, hip hop, and classical music; that is to say I feel …

KNAME, if you didn’t already know, is one half of Mt Eden. He has his own identity as well though, and he’s revealed his debut track, Dynasty that shares some of the traits of his partnership, laced as it is with intricate layers and thoughtful production. He’s recently played his first show, at a secret …