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The September 2015 Dance/Electronica Playlist

From a beachside anthem by Texas’ biggest chillwave export, to a dance-rock stomper from Mumford and Sons’ unlikely touring buddies, these are the dance/electronica tracks you need to wrap your ears around this month. Blonde feat. Karen Harding – “Feel Good (It’s Alright)” Two rising stars of the British deep house scene, production duo Blonde and former U.K. X-Factor contestant Karen Harding, continue to build on their promising year by […]


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Teen Daze ‘Morning World’ – Album Review

Paper Bag (2015)

Having pioneered the chillwave movement with a prolific run of four albums in three years, Vancouver producer Jamison, aka Teen Daze, takes a new tack for his fifth studio effort, Morning World. Indeed, the ambient electronica that defined the likes of 2013 predecessor Glacier has been all but abandoned, and in its place is a more organic, if equally hazy, guitar-led sound co-produced by San Francisco journeyman John Vanderslice (Spoon, […]


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Introducing: Roosevelt

Joining the likes of Jefferson Airplane, The Dead Kennedys and Bush on the small list of artists to feature a US President in their name, German producer Roosevelt’s “dance music for people who don’t dance” is being tipped as the latest sound to break through from Cologne’s thriving electronica scene. Born in the Viersen district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Marius Lauber only started writing his own material when he moved to […]


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Washed Out “Paracosm” – Album Review

Named after the term for a detailed imaginary universe, a la Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Georgia-based producer Washed Out’s second album, Paracosm, has been designed with the purpose of transporting the listener to another place for 45 minutes. Following the birdsong that dominates opening instrumental “Entrance” and the summer party chatter that can be heard throughout several of its nine tracks, Ernest Greene’s follow-up to 2011’s Within & Without is more […]


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Introducing: MS MR

Sleigh Bells, Cults, Purity Ring, Matt & Kim – the New York scene is already overloaded with hipster-friendly boy/girl duos, which would suggest that enigmatic Brooklyn pair MS MR might have their work cut out to get themselves noticed. However, despite self-coining a whole host of abstract meaningless labels, from ‘tumblr glitch pop’ to ‘soulfuzz’ to ‘electroshock,’ to describe their music, it’s their gloomy cinematic sound which arguably stands the […]


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Toro Y Moi “Anything In Return”: Album Review

Carpark (2013)

Part of the chillwave movement which has also spawned the likes of Washed Out, Neon Indian and Beat Connection, Columbia bedroom pop maestro Chazwick Bundick has admitted that he wants to make the leap from cult concern to chart star with the third album under his Toro Y Moi guise, Anything In Return. Previously renowned for his eclectic ambient soundscapes, there are times on the follow-up to 2011’s Underneath The […]