Spaniard lost in the big city. Fan of electronica and much other things, a bit "nerd" in some other issues, and trying to listen to adventurous styles while everyone that surrounds me hate those things :) .
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posted a review of Chimo Bayo - Asi Me Gusta A Mi. 14 days ago
A pretty good example on how EBM was extremely influencial on the Valencia electronic scene in the late 80s early 90s - I cannot really explain why the darker sides of techno have always been so popular in Spain but that is the fact - and as a hit it was ... See full review
posted a review of Dego & Kaidi Tatham - Ain't Nothin You Can't Feel. 15 days ago
Afronaught left a comment on the youtube of "dealt a bad hand" saying "bruk: the musical". Wonderful tune and congrats to Kate Phillips/Bembe Segue for whatever input she had there (maybe all of it?) because it is the first song I think about when ... See full review
posted a review of Sunship - Is This Real. 19 days ago
Been living in London for 7 years, clubbing mostly every week until the 2020 Apocalypse came, getting into all its genres, all its scenes, and still nowadays I cannot understand the pure hate uk garage receives. This is a brilliant catchy funky album ... See full review
posted a comment on Schneider TM - Zoomer. 26 days ago
<3 I think that this is the only way you can do any kind of critical analysis: honestly, from your feelings.
posted a comment on Boot & Tax - Brace Brace EP. 26 days ago
The most successful Boot & Tax release: each track was taken and loved by djs in a different genre. Brace Brace is a glorious acid house track, Niente per Niente was heavily played by Dixon and comrades because that trippy electro worked really well on ... See full review
posted a review of Afterlife - Simplicity Two Thousand. 2 months ago
"Simplicity 2000" is kind of a science fiction album for me. Giving the music, so well produced and streamlined, and the liner notes, where concerts in balconies are photographed, it makes you believe that there was a time where Ibiza was that paradise ... See full review
posted a review of Twerk - Humantics. 3 months ago
This sounds way more futuristic than any house tune of the last 10 years. Or 15. I discovered this album today and it is another exhibit on how house stagnated on the 21st century. There is drama, rhythm and understanding of the dancefloor antics plus ... See full review
posted a review of Linda Mirada - Con Mi Tiempo Y El Progreso. 3 months ago
Second album from Ana Naranjo with Bart Davenport producing again and, I can guess, way more input from her sister Maria (who plays instruments, produces and sings with her in all the tracks), and a really potent example of Spanish synthwave, because we ... See full review
posted a review of Wilfred Y La Ganga - La Abuela. 3 months ago
Very much a Spanish spoken version of the Fresh Prince, with a mini story of a guy having to spend a few weeks with his grandma, hilarity ensues. It was a huge hit in Spain, huge.

Musically expect some freestyle undertones, with the rhythm programming ... See full review
posted a review of K's Choice - Cocoon Crash. 3 months ago
The only "emo" album (I kind of hate that label, but it carries some sound connotations that define pretty well the music involved) that I had in my library full of trip hop, drum n bass, techno and house cds. It is Betten's voice what brings me back to ... See full review
posted a review of Shri - Drum The Bass. 4 months ago
If there is a 90s style that got completely dated and I miss a lot is trip hop, and 90s Nitin Sawhney, before going all into r'n'b and high concept, was trip hop surrounded by his musical background. And this album which in all but name sounds like a ... See full review
posted a review of Alma-X - Impacto. 4 months ago
"Electro clash" is a label that nowadays is avoided by most of the bands that were labelled with it, as it usually meant people that showed absolute detachment with the music, being too ironic to try to hard and never play or sing too much on tune. Alma ... See full review
posted a comment on Ana Belen* - Ana. 4 months ago
And Ana Belén one is the best cover thanks bye
posted a comment on Free Will. 4 months ago
Someone needs to split the artist page and create a new "Free Will" for the Paolo Visnadi productions ("Travellin' Light"), which do not sound precisely hardcore. I guess the "Free Will" artist was automatically linked to this band when the artist page ... See full review
posted a review of Acimo - Acimo. 4 months ago
No idea how this album ended up as part of my collection, but it is a collection of jazzy electronica (the nu jazz that was so popular in the late 90s early 00s) composed and played by a graphic designer that actually sounds much better and inspired that ... See full review
posted a review of Silkie - City Limits Volume1. 4 months ago
During the dubstep craze of 2009-2010 (when the genre went from the underground to the electronic foreground and even the mainstream) there were three specific albums that you can mix up in your head thinking that one track is from the other: Guido's ... See full review
posted a comment on ABC - The Lexicon Of Love. 5 months ago
True. Please forgive my me of 9 years go, still so ignorant.
posted a comment on Random Factor - What I Need. 5 months ago
Carl Finlow has released three different versions of "What I need". The first one is very sparse, very dubby and it turned out to be my favourite. The second one is the album version, more baroque and with his vocals in the beginning, and the third one ... See full review
posted a comment on Cornelius - Point. 6 months ago
Yeah, it almost surprises how "flat" this sounds comparing to other bombastic releases but I don't a problem with this: just use your home hifi whatever to bump the bass, stereo or whatever you need. Amazing, beautiful packaging of one of my favourite ... See full review
posted a review of Girl Unit - I.R.L. EP. 6 months ago
It's "Wut" the one that trascended, but II.R.L remains maybe my favourite Night Slugs release on their breakthrough period. IRL is a glorious mix of "bass music" (at that time it was still considered part of dubstep but you can see footwork and house) ... See full review
posted a review of Underworld - Drift Series 1. 7 months ago
It was fun to arrive to many Fridays on 2018 and 2019 and find that Spotify pointed you to yet another new Underworld release, and that this Underworld release was never bad. There was one. Then another. Then another. Then another. What was happening? ... See full review
posted a review of Califato ¾ - Puerta De La Cânne. 7 months ago
Small history lesson: south Spain had a great tradition of progressive rock mixed with flamenco that gave born to many fantastic albums from bands like Alameda or Triana (or what the hell, Iman Califato Independiente, who they are referencing ... See full review
posted a review of Incognito - Future Remixed. 7 months ago
Two standouts here: Kenny Dope mixing Maysa melody with a rhodes riff out of Ronny Foster's "Mystic Brew", with lovely results in "Wild and Peaceful", and Carl Craig's expansive trip hop view of "Out of the storm". The rest of the mixes are nice (I do ... See full review
posted a review of Overmono - Le Tigre / Salt Mix. 8 months ago
A: Heard this one more than a couple of times at a very late set, and it works like a marvel. It feels like a mix of a Four Tet banger with a Booka Shade melody and a succession of buildups and breaks

B: a sonic marvel, not as inmediate as "Le Tigre" ... See full review
posted a comment on Underworld - Barking. 8 months ago
Hated it at first, now I find "Always loved a film" the top heavingly moment of all their live shows. I even ended up enjoying Scribble. This is their attempt at being totally commercial, and it sure worked this way. On the other hand this opened a bit ... See full review
posted a review of Bugge Wesseltoft - New Conception Of Jazz: Moving. 8 months ago
This is the most well known of the Bugge Wesseltoft works and it is something special: jazzy house that has obvious connections to Theo Parrish or Moodymann but with a bit more of an academic background if I may say. It was part of an era where jazzy ... See full review
posted a review of Paxton Fettel - Better Days EP . 8 months ago
First of the two stellar releases from Paxton Fettel in 2019 (unless he now releases something in December). Two huge highlights: the vocal piano house of This Love, which worked like a bliss in summer festivals (the buildup may be a bit overlong but ... See full review
posted a review of Paxton Fettel - Night Waves EP. 8 months ago
Second of the two stellar releases of Paxton Fettel this year. Really nice jazzy house/nu jazz (remember nu jazz?) where the piano is the main star of the show. Pacifica 399 is one of the highlights of the year, though, now that no one is listening, I ... See full review
posted a review of Whirlpool Productions - From: Disco To: Disco. 9 months ago
Let me tell you a story around the fireplace: musical tastes were way more a partisan thing before the 21st century. Rockers vs mods, punk vs disco, heavy vs new wave, emos vs techno heads. And when I say vs I mean also that now old fashion term of ... See full review
posted a comment on T Power* v MK Ultra* - Mutant Jazz. 9 months ago
The sax line on this track was played on a keyboard
posted a review of Ital Tek - Control. 9 months ago
Nice beautiful mini album from Ital Tek, when all the crew related to the "post dubstep" scene approached the jungle rhythms and patterns. As chamaleonic as Ital Tek always is, it is unavoidable to notice a major influence in each style he does, and in ... See full review
posted a review of Seb Wildblood - Submarine EP. 10 months ago
Still my favourite of all the Seb Wildblood releases. I told the man himself once: there is no other track in the universe that I feel like cuddles me and tells me that everything is going to be alright than "Submarine", with its gentle breakbeat rhythm, ... See full review
posted a review of Hugo Jay - Tape Two LP. 10 months ago
I don't like comments in records that just say "we need a vinyl release" but we need a vinyl release. One of the strongest albums of 2018 and I think the standout on the Coastal Haze discography - for the moment. Super deep house trip that flows ... See full review
posted a review of Seb Wildblood - Grab The Wheel. 10 months ago
Seb Wildblood can sell the hell out of the melancholic tracks, but in "Bad Space Habits" he surpassed himself: taking the same elements as "Submarine" he does some uk garage with Warp Records-like rhythm elements and a slightly out of tune voice sample ... See full review
posted a review of Zorn - Cruel Summer. 10 months ago
I thank the short lived K2O for a number of things: having a good distribution across the CD shops around Madrid, featuring the second Monophace album and other project by those guys, featuring Dennis Desantis, Jake Mandell, and Michael Zorn with this ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Elvis Never Meant Shit To Me. 10 months ago
How cool was 1998. This Filter compilation with a catchy title has several artists from their rooster and it was widely distributed, way more widely than the rest of the Filter catalogue. There are some real jewels here: Derrick Carter ignores "Glasgow's ... See full review
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posted a review of Jazzanova - Let Your Heart Be Free. 10 months ago
The main mix is growing a lot on me lately now that you can put a temporal context in this track: going after the tracks of Metro Area, mixing tricks that Jazzanova already mastered (the manipulation of samples), a crispiness and care in the production ... See full review
posted a comment on Nick Kamen - I Promised Myself (Independiente Mix). 11 months ago
I like the main mix :( I feel it is like a very dated hi nrg giorgio moroder artifact and I love it so much for it, for its arrangements and arpeggios.
posted a comment on Ten Walls - Queen. 11 months ago
Sorry, I think you got lost. 8Chan is over there.
posted a review of Various - New Deutsch. 11 months ago
Apart from what other reviews say, note the perfect timing of this release, just when electro clash was going to go out of fashion. This was basically a compilation that said "hey, guys, these are your references". It was also very useful to make some ... See full review
posted a review of Intense - Logical Progression Level 3. 11 months ago
I was not there to enjoy the good days of GLR, I was not there to enjoy these shows, I was not there to see a proper live drum n bass band (the ones I have seen do not sound so much as a band as Intense sound here)... and I cannot really enjoy the live ... See full review
posted a review of Nicola Kramer - The Other Side. about 1 year ago
Nicola Kramer voice is worthy of obsession, with that beautiful folky vibratto that makes everything warm and sexy. And here she is with I think the best production that Domu ever rewarded to a vocalist: the covers are fantastic ("Help Me" could very ... See full review
posted a comment on Ultramarine - United Kingdoms. about 1 year ago
really nice remix, did not know it - very similar to Fila Brazillia on their Mess years. But honest, I prefer the weird route they took, though they alienated many of their previous fans.
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posted a review of Esclarecidos - 5658. about 1 year ago
I've been always intrigued by this double album of remixes where most of them are surprisingly experimental. Suso Saiz does stand out with his weird takes, Endemic Voic is the only international name I can locate in there who does a dubby dnb version of ... See full review
posted a review of Esclarecidos - Por Amor Al Comercio. about 1 year ago
I wonder how can I explain to an international audience why Esclarecidos is so close to my heart and why this album, among them all, is the one I always come back to. Esclarecidos musically started being a new wave band very similar to what Martha and ... See full review
posted a review of Clara Hill - Restless Times. about 1 year ago
Jesus, has this one grown in the 15 years since it was released, at least on me. I took it at first as "Jazzanova gets a singer to make electronic pop", but there is more class here than in a high school: "Silent Distance" mixes the sudden chord changes ... See full review
posted a review of Waiwan - Distraction. about 1 year ago
Weird that I did not leave my opinion here, as this is one of my favourite albums, and a great bridge between the trip hop era, the "future jazz" thingies around the millennia and the broken beat that was shaping up. In the broken beat vibe, Goddess and ... See full review
posted a comment on Ultramarine - United Kingdoms. about 1 year ago
It is not an easy album, and it is very disorienting that it never goes full new wave, full house, full balearic or full, I don't know, Mike Oldfield. People expected vanilla, and Ultramarine never gave that. God bless them.