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posted a review of Michael Gray - The Weekend. over 13 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".
posted a review of 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Basement Jaxx. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Jazzanova. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Ashley Beedle. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Run-DMC. over 14 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" ... See full review
posted a review of Ghostly International. over 14 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.
posted a review of Positiva. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Drexciya. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Bill Laswell. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Can. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Brian Eno. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of My Bloody Valentine. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of 4 Hero. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Grandmaster Flash. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Adamski. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Technotronic. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Cappella. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of D.J. International Records. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of John Cage. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Mo Wax. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Lamb. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Thievery Corporation. over 14 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Against The Grain. over 15 years ago
This label is owned by nu-skool breakz (whatever that is...) don Krafty Kuts