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pubblicata una recensione di Michael Gray - The Weekend. over 14 years ago
A good (not astounding) house track that takes good advantage of the sampling source it lifts from. More exactly, "Get Down Saturday Night" by Oliver Cheatham. Yes, THE same track Room 5 (aka Junior Jack) used in "Make Luv".
pubblicata una recensione di New Order. over 14 years ago
What else there is to say about New Order that hasn't been said? Maybe that, more than any other band/project (save, maybe, for The Clash), they were responsible for bringing black-rooted dance and electronic music to a reluctant indie/alternative ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Basement Jaxx. over 15 years ago
Basement Jaxx are truly one of the most daring and forward-looking projects house music has ever seen. Ever since their beginning, they are not afraid to experiment and bring new sounds and combinations to the tried and tested house music formula. Even ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Jazzanova. over 15 years ago
Where must one start? Jazzanova are, undoubtedly, one of the most important dance/electronic projects of the last ten years, tagging, like no others before, the so-much dreaded "nu-jazz" tag. They, along with record label Compost (for which they record ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Ashley Beedle. over 15 years ago
Just like any other genre, dance and electronic music have their indisputable heroes. And Ashley Beedle is, without any doubt, one of them. When house music seemed to be content with repeating its winning formulas ad nauseaum, out comes Ashley's Black ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Run-DMC. over 15 years ago
No comments about Run DMC yet?!?! I am absolutely shocked about that! Come on, these guys must be one of the most important bands of the last 25 years or so. They redefined hip hop as we knew it back then. In some senses, they were the first "new school" ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Ghostly International. over 15 years ago
This must be one of the most true eclectic labels there is out there. And, so far, they have always had a forward-thinking attitude to the music they release. One of the most interesting labels around at the moment, for sure.
pubblicata una recensione di Positiva. over 15 years ago
I agree with Kal. It is true: Positiva released a lot of sub-pop crap (and I mean "sub-pop" because, in my books, pop, per se, is not synonymous with crap). But they also put their big money to good value: Joe T. Vannelli, Trisco, Judy Cheeks, Boris ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Autechre. over 15 years ago
Autechre WERE important and INNOVATOVE up until "Chiastic Slide" and, in some extent, "LP5". But from then on, I think they confused experimentalism with self-indulgence. "Confield" and "Draft 7.30" are some of the most pretentious records I have ever ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Drexciya. over 15 years ago
Sometimes, the death of an artist seems to be a sort of blessing in desguise, for it may turn a great but largely ignored - if not missunderstood - talent into someone finally recognised by the general public. If this will be the case with Drexciya ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Bill Laswell. over 15 years ago
Strange that no comment is still done about such an important figure in music. Not just electronic. In music, period. Bill Laswell's music is not one to be tagged, simply because this man has travelled so many musical roads. His discography is almost ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Can. over 15 years ago
Before the 4/4 beat was ever named that way and done by machines, there was a man already doing it by himself. His name was (and still is) Jaki Liebzeit. He was the drummer for this highly influential German band. His drum-playing style is unbeatable and ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Brian Eno. over 15 years ago
He is THE man! He is, without a doubt, the most influential musician of the last 40 years, be it directly or not. His output speaks for itself. And believe me: you do not know about electronic music if you never heard anything done by this man. A true ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di My Bloody Valentine. over 15 years ago
I can listen to them already: "this is not an electronic project!". Bullshit! Electronic music must be, in my opinion, one of the most "open" music scenes there is (if not THE most). And the groundbreaking remixes Andrew Weatherall did for "Glider" were ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di 4 Hero. over 15 years ago
4 Hero are one of the ultimate essential names when it comes to electronic music of some sorts. They were in the cutting-edge when the hardcore sound was evolving into jungle, creating one perennial classic in the form of "Mr. Kirk's Nightmare". They ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Grandmaster Flash. over 15 years ago
He is, indeed, the Grandmaster! He is also, indeed, the father of what you and me call hip hop! And he is, definitely, one of the people whose the expression "DJ" serves as a glove! "The Innovator", says the title of his compilation. And this is one ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Adamski. over 15 years ago
Adamski was the first house music producer that had all the real potential to become a pop star of some sorts. At least, it is arguably regarded as the creator of the first album in house music with some sort of full breath dynamic and artistic ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Technotronic. over 15 years ago
He or she who hasn't, at least, sung "Pump Up The Jam" loudly can cast the first stone! :) There is no denying it: Technotronic were, for many people of my generation, their first and true contact with electronic and dance music. And even if they are ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Cappella. over 15 years ago
Cappella was one of the most successful euro-dance projects of the first half of the 90's, when the formula female singer/rapping MC was at its peak. I myself confess my absolute delight when listening to such guilty pleasures as "U Got 2 Know", "U Got 2 ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di D.J. International Records. over 15 years ago
I am really stunned that nobody, up until now, made a comment on such a groundbreaking and historically important label! This label was the first "real" house music label and - as many people can easily see through its catalogue - released most of the ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di John Cage. over 15 years ago
He may not be exclusively "electronic". But the daring and truly groundbreaking work John Cage started to develop in the 1930's set the stage for many things to come. Including his (in)famous piece "4:33", which consisted in 4 minutes and 33 seconds ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Mo Wax. over 15 years ago
Mo' Wax defined the very essence of a sound and attitude that came to be the epitome of some of the most stimulating and inventive electronic music of the 90's. DJ Shadow, Palm Skin Productions, Luke Vibert, The Prunes, Jordan Fields, DJ Takemura (before ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Lamb. over 15 years ago
Lamb are unusually popular here in Portugal. And when I say popular, I mean really HUGE! It is a wild guess, maybe, but I believe Portugal is the only contry where they have a really mainstream kind of popularity.
It all started back in 1996. Lamb were ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Thievery Corporation. over 15 years ago
All of Thievery Corporation's releases up until the "Lebanese Blonde" 12" and the "Abductions & Reconstructions" remix album are vital for all the downtempo fans out there. And although they weren't the first ones at the game, the fact is that "Sounds ... Leggi la recensione per intero
pubblicata una recensione di Against The Grain. over 16 years ago
This label is owned by nu-skool breakz (whatever that is...) don Krafty Kuts