Category Archives: Electro

CHVRCHES-THE BONES OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE.

CHVRCHES-THE BONES OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE. One of the most highly anticipated albums of recent years was Chvrches’ The Bones Of What You Believe, which was recently nominated for 2014s Scottish Album Of The Year Award. It’s just the latest chapter in the Chvrches’ story. Chvrches are no ordinary band. Far from it. They’ve come …

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KRAFTWERK-AUTOBAHN.

KRAFTWERK-AUTOBAHN. Formed in 1970 by Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk went on to become one of the most innovative, influential and groundbreaking groups in musical history. Kraftwerk have gone on to influence several generation of musicians. Without Kraftwerk, musical history would’ve been very different. However, still, many people struggle to describe Kraftwerk’s music. It’s best …

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THE BEST NEW ALBUMS OF 2013-PART 1.

THE BEST NEW ALBUMS OF 2013-PART 1. On the last day of the year, I always publish my list of the best albums I’ve reviewed during 2013. This year, I’ve expanded it to my top thirty albums. That’s a reflection of the quality of music released during 2013. What follows is an eclectic selection of …

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YOU TOOK IT ALL FEATURING YAZMINE AZAIEZ-NUTRITIOUS DELICIOUS REMIX.

YOU TOOK IT ALL FEATURING YAZMINE AZAIEZ-NUTRITIOUS DELICIOUS REMIX. Over the last few years, Nutritious has forged a reputation as one of the best remixers and producers in New York. Considering the fierce competition, that’s quite an achievement. Anyone who heard Nutritious’ remixes or productions will know that he’s got a big future ahead of …

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CHVRCHES-LIES.

CHVRCHES-LIES. One of the biggest success stories in Scottish music during 2013, is Chvrches, who will soon  release their fifth single Lies, on Virgin Records. This sees Chvrches go full circle to where their career started. After all, Lies was their debut single. It was released in an unusual way, through the blog of the Neon Gold label. …

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COSMIC MACHINE.

COSMIC MACHINE. After the initial optimism of the liberated, swinging and psychedelic sixties, the events of Altamont Free Concert, meant many people were pleased to see a new decade dawn. As the sixties became the seventies, music started to change. It was revolution rather evolution. This was a long way from 1962, when The Beatles …

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ELYAS KHAN-BRAWL IN PARADISE.

ELYAS KHAN-BRAWL IN PARADISE. Unique, eclectic and genre-sprawing. That’s the best way to describe the music on Elyas Khan’s debut album Brawl In Paradise. Released recently on BBE Music, Brawl In Paradise showcases one of the most innovative artists in contemporary British music. On Brawl In Paradise’s twelve tracks, everything from hip hop, soul, funk, …

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CHVRCHES-THE BONES OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE.

CHVRCHES-THE BONES OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE. One of the most highly anticipated albums of recent years is Chvrches’ The Bones Of What You Believe. What makes the rise and rise of Chvrches so remarkable, is Chvrches were founded just two years ago in 2011. Everything has happened so quickly for Lauren Mayberry, Ian Cook and …

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MUTAZIONE-ITALIAN ELECTRONIC AND NEW WAVE UNDERGROUND 1980-1998-COMPILED BY WALLS.

MUTAZIONE-ITALIAN ELECTRONIC AND NEW WAVE UNDERGROUND 1980-1998-COMPILED BY WALLS. While Walls haven’t released an album since the blissed out, dreamy and ethereal beauty of Coracle, released in 2010, Allessio Natalizi of Walls hasn’t been taking things easy. Not at all. Instead, Alessio has been busy compiling an eclectic and compelling compilation for Strut Records. Entitled …

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NONA HENDRYX-NONA.

NONA HENDRYX-NONA. Six years after the release of her debut album Nona Hendryx, Nona decided the time was right to return to the recording studio. Much had changed since 1977, when Nona last released an album. Disco which had been at the height of its popularity back then, had almost died in 1979. After that, …

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GWEN GUTHRIE-GOOD TO GO LOVER.

GWEN GUTHRIE-GOOD TO GO LOVER. By 1986, when Gwen Guthrie released Good To Go Lover, her first album for Polydor, she was already an established artist and songwriter. Good To Go Lover which will be rereleased by SoulMusic Records on 18th February 2013, marked Gwen’s debut as producer. It seemed that Gwen Guthrie had the …

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STEPHANIE MILLS-I’VE GOT THE CURE.

STEPHANIE MILLS-I’VE GOT THE CURE. By 1984, Stephanie Mills was about to release her ninth album, I’ve Got The Cure. This was her final album on Casablanca Records, and featured Stephanie’s number one single Medicine Song. However, success hadn’t come overnight for Stephanie. Neither Stephanie’s 1974 debut album For The First Time, nor her 1975 …

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CHANGE THE BEAT-THE CELLULOID RECORDS STORY 1979-1987.

CHANGE THE BEAT-THE CELLULOID RECORDS STORY 1979-1987. In 2012, Strut Records released Only For You: The Sound of Cajmere and Cajual Records, which paid homage to Cajmere, one of the innovators of the Chicago house scene and his label Cajual Records. This proved to be one of Strut Records’ most critically acclaimed and commercially successful …

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THE BEST NEW ALBUMS OF 2012-PART 2.

THE BEST NEW ALBUMS OF 2012-PART 2. The Best New Albums of 2012-Part 2, covers the period between May and June 2012. These two months proved to be good months for new music. Two veterans of music, Paul Buchanan and Eddie Levert somewhat belatedly, released debut solo albums. Then there were three truly innovative albums, …

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FAC. DANCE 02.

FAC. DANCE 02. Of the many compilations released in 2011, one of the most eclectic and compelling collections of music was on Fac. Dance 01, a double-album featuring twenty-four tracks from the much missed Factory Records’ back-catalogue. Given how much I’d enjoyed Fac. Dance 01, I’ve been looking forward to reviewing this compilation. Indeed, I …

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FOUNTAIN MUSIC AND PLAZA IN CROWD.

FOUNTAIN MUSIC AND PLAZA IN CROWD. With the recent  resurgence in interest in dance music, or as it’s now referred to in the US Electronic Dance Music, you’d think that record companies worldwide would be releasing innovative music to quench what seems like America’s relentless thirst for dance music. Sadly, with a few exceptions, this …

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LEROY BURGESS-ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 1: THE VOICE.

LEROY BURGESS-ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 1: THE VOICE. Starting as the lead vocalist in Black Ivory during the early seventies, Leroy Burgess would go on to become one of the most successful men in music. Leroy wasn’t just a singer, he was a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger and producer. His career started as lead vocalist of Black Ivory, …

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LEROY BURGESS-ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 2: THE PRODUCER.

LEROY BURGESS-ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 2: THE PRODUCER. Having reviewed Leroy Burgess-Anthology Volume 1: The Voice, I decided that I’d review the follow-up or companion compilation Leroy Burgess-Anthology Volume 2: The Producer. Given the title, you’d expect this compilation to feature some of the many artists who’ve benefited from Leroy Burgess’ production skills. Not quite. Instead, the compilation …

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ANDRE CYMONE-SURVIVIN’ THE 80’S.

ANDRE CYMONE-SURVIVIN’ THE 80’S. Having released his debut solo album Living In The New Wave in November 1982, less than a year later, in September 1983, Andre Cymone released the follow-up album, Survivin’ the 80’s. His debut album Living In The New Wave had reached number forty-nine in the US R&B Charts, with both singles …

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FAC. DANCE: FACTORY RECORDS 12” MIXES AND RARITIES 1980-1987.

FAC. DANCE: FACTORY RECORDS 12” MIXES AND RARITIES 1980-1987. Between 1978 and November 1992 when Factory Records became insolvent, Factory proved to be one of the most influential and innovative British labels. Indeed, it wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that Factory’s influence spread much wider, influencing independent labels worldwide. During this period, Factory Records were …

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