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Groove Armada ‘Little Black Book’ – Album Review

Part studio effort, part remix album and part compilation, the hodgepodge new release from Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, a.k.a. British electronic duo Groove Armada, sounds like a curious affair on paper; but sadly Little Black Book is far less intriguing in reality. Indeed, following on from British DJ Hot Since ‘82’s debut, the second installment of the Moda Black series is likely to test the patience of even the […]

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Introducing: Jess Glynne

Like many featured artists-turned-stars in their own right (John Newman, Sam Smith, Rita Ora), flame-haired British vocalist Jess Glynne had already achieved chart-topping success long before her first official solo release. However, having only made a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance in the video for Clean Bandit’s Grammy-winning electro-classical smash “Rather Be,” and had her soulful tones twisted beyond all recognition for Route 94’s deep house throwback “My Love,” the 25-year-old was still […]

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The Chemical Brothers ‘Born in the Echoes’ – Album Review

Fresh from their triumphant laser-firing headline set at Glastonbury, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, a.k.a. big beat pioneers The Chemical Brothers, now return with their first studio effort in five years, Born in the Echoes. For a duo renowned for pushing the boundaries of the electronic world, it’s a little surprising to hear that the first half of their long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s Further appears so safe and overly-familiar. The […]


Introducing: Kygo

EDM powerhouse Avicii may only be 25 years old, but he’s already inspired a new wave of producers with the potential to follow in his globe-conquering footsteps. Just one year his junior, Norwegian Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll, aka Kygo, is perhaps the one whose burgeoning career is the most indebted to the baby-faced Swede. A classically trained pianist who first picked up his instrument of choice at age six, Kygo’s journey into […]

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Years and Years ‘Communion’ – Album Review

Crowned the winners of the BBC’s prestigious Sound of 2015 poll, Years and Years may be fronted by a rising star of the British film scene, but their debut album, Communion, suggests that Hollywood may have to wait. Of course, Olly Alexander, whose list of acting credits includes Great Expectations, God Help the Girl and The Riot Club, has already proven himself a majestic vocalist, with his gossamer falsetto on […]


The July 2015 Dance/Electronica Playlist

From a long-awaited follow-up by a trio of protesting shoegazers, to the latest side-project from Sweden’s number one synth-pop siren, to a brand new challenger for Lorde’s alt-pop throne, here are five dance/electronica tracks that you should be blaring out of your speakers this July. The Radio Dept. – “Occupied” Continuing to take things at their own leisurely pace, Swedish shoegazers The Radio Dept finally follow up last September’s comeback […]

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The Orb ‘Moonbuilding 2703 AD’ – Album Review

After a series of collaborative albums with the likes of dub legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour, ambient electronica pioneers Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann, aka The Orb, now embark on a cosmic mission entirely unaccompanied for their 13th studio effort, Moonbuilding 2703 AD. Returning to their natural home, Kompakt Records, the duo’s first guest-free album since 2009’s Baghdad Batteries (Orbsessions Volume III) could almost be […]

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Chris Squire, Yes Bassist, Passes Away at 67

Iconic bassist Chris Squire, who co-founded rock band Yes with former lead vocalist Jon Anderson in 1968, passed away over the weekend. He was 67. The band confirmed the news with a statement on their official Facebook page: “It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Yes co-founder, Chris Squire,” the statement read. “Chris peacefully passed […]

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Introducing: Say Lou Lou

Out of all the glorious synth-pop acts to emerge from Scandinavia since the turn of the decade, twin sisters Miranda Anna and Elektra June Kilbey-Jansson, aka Say Lou Lou, possibly have the strongest musical pedigree. Their father, Steve Kilbey, was the frontman of Australian alt-rock giants The Church, (best-known for their 1988 US Top-40 hit “Under the Milky Way”), while their mother, Karin Jansson, was the guitarist in Swedish punk […]

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Hudson Mohawke ‘Lantern’ – Album Review

Six years on from his debut album, Kanye West favorite, TNGHT co-founder and beatmaker extraordinaire Ross Birchard, aka Hudson Mohawke, finally returns to the solo fray with the intention of “making a classic” on his sophomore release, Lantern. The follow-up to 2009’s Butter doesn’t quite fulfil the Glaswegian’s rather lofty ambitions, but alongside recent releases from the likes of Rustie and Lockah, it’s another sign that the Scottish electronica scene […]

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Morgan Page ‘DC To Light’ – Album Review

Vermont DJ/producer Morgan Page recently revealed to MTV that his fourth studio effort was recorded using electricity harnessed by solar panels at his home studio. This environmentally-friendly approach also appears to have extended to the album’s actual material, as DC To Light is little more than a recycling of the 34-year-old’s former glories. Indeed, despite an almost entirely new line-up of guest performers, including Britt Dailey and The Oddictions, Polina, […]

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Giorgio Moroder ‘Déjà Vu’ – Album Review

Having recently come out of retirement to lend his golden touch to records by Daft Punk, Coldplay and Haim, Italian dance legend Giorgio Moroder continues his unlikely second wind with his first new studio album in three decades, Déjà Vu. In recruiting a whole host of contemporary chart stars, most of whom weren’t even born when the last album came out (i.e., 1985’s collaborative LP with Phil Oakey), the undisputed […]

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Leftfield ‘Alternative Light Source’ – Album Review

Sixteen years after Rhythm and Stealth both cemented Leftfield as one of the UK’s greatest electronic duos and ultimately led to their demise, Neil Barnes attempts to prove that they’re just as remarkable a prospect as a one-man band with third album, Alternative Light Source. Indeed, co-founder Paul Daley, who at the turn of the century declared that he would never step foot on stage as part of Leftfield ever […]

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Major Lazer ‘Peace Is the Mission’ – Album Review

Renowned for their organised chaos, dancehall collective Major Lazer’s previous releases have been fast, furious and frenetic affairs with only one goal in mind – to get the party started. However, as evident by its name, their third studio effort, Peace Is the Mission, is an unexpectedly more calming, composed and harmonious example of their production talents. Clocking in at just over 32 minutes, the follow-up to 2013’s Free The […]

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Guillermo del Toro Is Launching A Horror Film Contest

Guillermo del Toro. He’s one of the biggest names in the movie business. He writes, directs, and produces his films. He also produces other peoples films. Meaning he cherry picks brilliant works that wouldn’t be seen by a wide audience and he, through his fast connection network, is able to get them wider distribution. Well, now the man is taking his producer habits one step further. He’s launching a contest. […]


Watch David Fincher’s New Gap Ads

David Fincher is one of the greatest living directors. He’s created masterpieces like Fight Club, Seven, and Zodiac. He also directed Alien 3. But that’s neither her, nor their. He’s a man who, with some regularity, creates some of our culture’s most talked about films. And on occasion he directs commercials. It’s a fairly common occurrence. Directors working in commercials allows them to make smaller films, with less risk, at […]


Michael Fassbender Has Ideas For X-men: Apocalypse

Michael Fassbender is, arguably, one of the biggest stars on the surface of planet Earth, currently. He’s a leading man who can pull massive crowds into a theatre and simultaneously win numerous amounts of awards. We’ll have to wait till May 2016 to find out exactly what Fassbender, Kinberg, and company have in store for us. I, for one, am really excited to see what happens. I’m really into the […]


Donald Glover To Play Miles Morales in Ultimate Spider-man Cartoon

In 2010, the Amazing Spider-man was rumbling to life. People were saying that Sony was going to reboot the franchise and of course the topic of what actor could take over the role of Spider-man was an instant debate. One of the names the quickly became a source of heated discussion was Donald Glover. Fans of the actor-rapper-writer were convinced that he could play Peter Parker, while more conservative individuals […]


Ridley Scott Talks Prometheus and Blade Runner Sequels

Ridley Scott has a line of projects that seems to circle the block. He’s wrapping up Exodus: Gods and Kings, then he’s moving on to The Martian, with Matt Damon, and then he’ll finally be getting around to the films that everyone wants him to make Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus 2. Scott recently sat down with EW and had a few things to say about each of the upcoming […]


Bond 24 In Need Of A New ‘Iconic’ Henchman

Bond 24 is inching towards production. They have a script, they have a director and an established cast. What they don’t have is a cool new henchman, apparently. A casting call just went out for a man who is above 6’2”, age 30 – 45, and has a ‘ very unusual look’. What that means is they’re looking for someone who is taller than Bond, and has the capability to […]


Parks and Rec Blooper Reel

Parks and Rec is inching towards completion. And as such interesting odds and ends from is sixth season are ending up online. Check out this hilarious blooper reel from the season. Needless to say, Parks and Rec has one of the most comedically gifted casts currently on TV. Watching Chris Pratt, Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, and Aubrey Plaza in these bloopers makes me almost wish the show was […]


‘Young Ones’ Looks Absolutely Jaw Dropping

Young Ones is the second feature film from writer and director Jake Paltrow. It’s a futuristic western with an amazing cast that looks absolutely spectacular. The film appears to have gravitas and empathy in spades. Set in a futuristic dystopian world where drought has covered the United States, the film follows a family and their struggles to find equilibrium in this new unforgiving world. The cast includes Michael Shannon, Elle […]


Men, Women, and Children

Jason Reitman is one of those directors that you always need to keep an eye on. He’s always in the background, doing interesting things. While other directors with his level of clout would be attempting to direct Transformers 16, he’s out making interesting, character based pictures. His latest effort is entitled Men, Women, and Children. What’s it about? The intersection of technology and the human condition.  


Jackie Chan Needs To See A Script For Rush Hour 4

In the endless deluge of sequels, reboots, preboots, and remakes I can honestly say I’ve never heard anyone say ‘Man, I wish there was another Rush Hour movie’. Well, apparently there are plans slowly rumbling to life. Somewhere there’s a studio executive who is attempting to breathe new life into the franchise. While promoting the Chinese Zodiac, Jackie Chan sat down with Jonathan Ross and answered some questions. One of […]


William H Macy’s ‘Rudderless’ Looks Heartwarming

William H Macy is one of the few ‘that guy’ actors who has transcended character acting and become a household name. In films like Fargo, Magnolia, The Cooler and Mystery Men Macy has showcased his skills and verisimilitude at every turn. The man is an amazing talent. Well, now it looks like Macy is turning his skills to another aspect of filmmaking. Namely, being behind the camera.  


The Revenge of the Green Dragons

Crime movies are released pretty regularly. They’re easy to make from a logistical point of view. They don’t require tons of special effects and high profile actors. But, let’s be honest, most of them aren’t earth shattering. They’re just not. Yeah, of course there are amazing crime films made. But let’s be real. They’re few and far between. Well, the godfather of crime films is executive producing a new one […]


Guillermo del Toro Might Use TV’s Constantine For His Justice League Dark Film

Guillermo del Toro has been plugging away at his filmic ‘To Do’ list for a good while now. He’s slowly movie towards filming highly anticipated franchise installments Hellboy 3, Pacific Rim 2, and his Lovercraft love letter Mountains of Madness. However there’s one film that seems to still be lurking in the dark corners of Hollywood that has del Toro’s name still attached to it. Justice League Dark. With the […]


How Winter Soldier Impacts Age of Ultron

The best thing about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that the films talk to each other. Sometimes that manifests in the characters from one film literally showing up in another. Sometimes it’s just the characters talking about events in other films. It’s wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. It’s everything I wanted when I was ten years old watching Superman The Motion Picture. Well, now we’re hearing some interesting news about how Cap […]

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