[CHILL/ELECTRONICA] Inventions – “Escapers”

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  Like ocean waves, that kind of pulsing, thrumming, rushing, dull roar that fills your brain as much as your ears. It drowns out thought like it drowns out all other sound – peace. This track, like the rest of the Inventions album, allows you to either tune in or tune out. It can be […]

[ELECTRONICA/EXPERIMENTAL] BJÖRK – ‘Vulnicura’ Album Review

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  Fuck your calling Vulnicura a “breakup album”. Actually, fuck your use of that phrase at all. A “break-up” used in that way is something you do in high school and early years of college before you figure out who you are. Vulnicura is a “break-up album” about as much as the Donner Party was […]

[Electronica] Haywyre – Insight (Live Performance)

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  Operating on a different wavelength than 99% of artists in the electronic dance music industry, Haywyre has meticulously molded his sound into something much more meaningful than your usual run-of-the-mill producers. Whether he is goofing around with glitch-hop or elevating electronica to heights it has never previously seen, very few names in this business […]

[PLAYLIST] – NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 PREVIEW

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  Crafted by James Kabat and Kavi S. Still nursing hangovers from Lolla, Chicago is about descend in droves upon West Loop’s Union Park. Well, maybe descend is too strong a verb. They’ll slink their way on the L, shushing teenagers for the temerity to raise their voice an octave above a whisper. That is […]

[ELECTRONIC] The Knife – ‘Shaken Up Versions’ Album Review

[ELECTRONIC] The Knife - 'Shaken Up Versions' Album Review

  The ‘Club Silencio’ scene in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive featured the line: “the song a tape-recording…no hay banda…but yet we hear a band”. Upon re-watching Mulholland Drive several months ago, I was immediately transported back to two evenings in May 2013 where I saw The Knife perform ‘The Shaking the Habitual Show’. ‘Networking’ from […]

[ELECTRONICA] Jungle – “Time”

[ELECTRONICA] Jungle - "Time"

  2014 is shaping up to be an incredible year for the mysterious London duo Jungle – having released two killer singles, playing to sold out shows across the world, and signing to the prestigious XL records for the release of their debut eponymous record on July 14th. For those of you paying attention, I […]

[ELECTRONICA] Night Cruise – “Sunsets” + “Mah Body (Say My Wat)” [Free Download]

[ELECTRONICA] Night Cruise - "Sunsets" + "Mah Body (Say My Wat)"

  Chicago’s weather is a cruel bitch. With temperatures reaching near 60 degrees over the last couple days, it seems only rational that it should snow 17 inches tomorrow, right? Such is the schizophrenic psycho attitude of the Windy City. With sun and warmth drenching the city, Monday’s beautiful weather not only brought out the […]

[HOUSE] Mr. Probz – “Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)”

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  Sometimes, for some unknown reason, a wonderful thing happens and amongst all of the generic and tired hooks, riffs, and drops that is the current state of progressive house, a real gem rises like a phoenix and manages to breach the upper reaches of the Beatport Top 10. This month, that gem is undoubtedly […]

[ELECTRONIC] American Authors – “Best Day Of My Life” (Just A Gent Remix) [Free Download]

[ELECTRONIC] American Authors - "Best Day Of My Life" (Just A Gent Remix)

  Current temperature reading on my phone at the moment, -1 degree Fahrenheit. No joke, its damn cold in Chicago tonight. But my speakers are singing a different tune, and it’s breezy, summery and full of electronic optimism coming from 16 year old Australian producer Jacob Grant, aka Just A Gent. Indie-rock troupe American Authors […]

[ELECTRONIC/BASS] The Human Experience ft. Lila Rose – “Dusted Compass” (Phutureprimitive Remix)

[ELECTRONIC/BASS] The Human Experience ft. Lila Rose - "Dusted Compass" (Phutureprimitive Remix)

  I just recently came upon the chilled out body of work by David Block, aka The Human Experience, while searching for new sounds to fill out the soundtrack for a personal travel documentary I’ve been a part of. Pulling from multiple genres, The Human Experience’s textured tracks are brimming and layered with human emotion, […]

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