Junior Knits, “Yellowstone Modem”: An imaginary interaction between animals and electronics

It goes without saying, some submissions I receive are more special than others. And here’s one of the more special ones, or what do you say about the following pitch from the artist: “Sampled percussion includes bears chewing on bones. Yum”! Continue reading Junior Knits, “Yellowstone Modem”: An imaginary interaction between animals and electronics

Vowed, “Close Your Eyes”: Close your eyes and travel in time

There’s one thing that I’ve always been weak for: Classical samples in club music. Yeah yeah, the music police will say it’s cheesy as fuck, but come on. There’s just nothing BIGGER than a fully fledged classical experience, being it a full orchestra or a large, full chorus. Add hard hitting electronica to that, and you got dynamite. Continue reading Vowed, “Close Your Eyes”: Close your eyes and travel in time

Christos Papadogias, “Sunday”: The bounce is back!

This is fun fodder for the floor. It has that groovy, tight, happy club vibe that many will recognise from around the turn of the century. But is it “retro”? Don’t be too sure! Because, for me it seems this sound is on the way back to the floors again, after a period dominated by a harder and more aggressive type tech house.

The bounce is back! Continue reading Christos Papadogias, “Sunday”: The bounce is back!

Capture, “The Hunt”: Charismatic beats from an anonymous producer

Ahhhh, breakbeat. Or just “breaks” as the kids call it today. The genre started shaping in the early nineties and evolved into something big, bad and monstrus around the turn of the century.

The genre sounds so fundamentally BIG; Massive synths, massive beats, massive effects, layers upon layers with colossal stuff. That same bigness that later became the hallmark also for dubstep.
But breakbeat was there first! Continue reading Capture, “The Hunt”: Charismatic beats from an anonymous producer

HVOB, “Bloom”: A flower so tender

HVOB is an Austrian duo consisting of Paul Wallner and Anna Müller, and are regularly doing shows across Europe. So they are a bit further on their career than what I usually look for. Their sound is minimalistic, but not simple. Just enough layers, and enough polish, to make a lot out of a little. And that is exactly what I want to show you all here. Continue reading HVOB, “Bloom”: A flower so tender