Tag: 2015

  • Rapidly aging reviews: Jam City, Mike Gao, Pearson Sound

    Rapidly aging reviews: Jam City, Mike Gao, Pearson Sound

    Posting is light around here while I plough through Polaris Music Prize listening obligations, but please accept these slightly outdated reviews for now, plus a mix I just finished last night that I will put up this week. I love you and want you to be happy. – Deemo Jam City Dream A Garden Night […]

  • New mix: Buss it!

    New mix: Buss it!

    This is a fun one. Lots of bouncy grime and du… okay, we don’t call it that anymore. But some lively non-4/4 beats and hot bars from the likes of Novelist and Redders (on the Sam Binga cut). Something to put a spring in your step. It’ll be a lot more fun than the server […]

  • Catching up: Björk, John Carpenter, DJ Clent

    Catching up: Björk, John Carpenter, DJ Clent

    Björk Vulnicura One Little Indian I guess this is Bjork’s breakup record but I always heard, well, all of them as breakup records. All that vocalese and weird phrasing and unprompted high-note-hitting screams angst to these ears. It’s just that on Vulnicura the lyrics match up to the overall mood. You can’t mistake “History of […]

  • New mix: Paintbox

    New mix: Paintbox

    When it comes to labels making four on the floor tunes, I play favourites. Lot of stalwarts of my digital crates here – Kompakt, obviously, Hyperdub, Get Physical, M_nus – and a few relatively new entrants like Black Acre and Aus Music, neither of which I would dare sleep on. PS: this mix is gym-tested-and-approved. […]

  • The rest of 2014

    The rest of 2014

    One thing I would like to know is whether critics in the pre-digital era used to feel the same sense of angst over the pile of unlistened-to albums at the end of the year that I do now. It’s not just that there may be great records lurking in the unheard – that’s inevitable – […]

  • New mixes: Subscript/Superscript

    New mixes: Subscript/Superscript

    If January is for resolutions, what does it mean that most of them never see out the month? I’d argue that January is just where the regrets of the past year go to die. With that in mind, I’ll be getting two regrets out of the way right now – I regret that I didn’t […]