Album of the Week

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Album of the Week

Beat Connection • Surf Noir

This week's album of the week comes from Seattle based duo Jordan Koplowitz & Reed Juenger, aka "Beat Connection". Perhaps we could have generalized the sound of "Surf Noir" as 'instrumental indie synth', but instead of making presumptuous statements in an effort to put the sound into a category, we decided to catch up with the guys exclusively to find out a little more... dR: Where does the name 'Beat […]

todayAugust 3, 2010

Album of the Week

Caribou • Swim

Swim is the record Caribou mastermind Dan Snaith has wanted to bring to fruition for as long as he has been making music. A mathematics scholar and an ingenious multi-instrumentalist/composer, he surprised critics and fans with 2007's Andorra, a brilliant, electro-tinged pop breakthrough with a timeless grace that made most year-end 'Best of' lists and won Canada's prestigious Polaris Music Prize. After the startling infectiousness of Andorra, Swim is a […]

todayJuly 26, 2010

Album of the Week

Phonique • Kissing Strangers

Phonique's third studio album, 'Kissing Strangers', honours Phonique‘s love for all the musical styles that he so dutifully conveys to the dancefloor. Across 15 lovingly produced tracks (each co-produced with long-time colleague Alex Kruger a.k.a Tigerskin, and also a heavyweight list of respected producers like Gui Boratto, H.O.S.H., Kiloo, Kikiorix, Abyss and Pupkulies) we encounter all that is rich, pure and beautiful about modern electronic music. From catchy, underground-pop moments, […]

todayJuly 13, 2010

Album of the Week

Tiefschwarz • Chocolate

The night sky is a shade of “Tiefschwarz” (deep black). Or at least it has been in Germany, Europe and the rest of the world since sometime around 1997 when brothers Ali and Basti Schwarz joined rhythmic forces. Their first venture was ‘24seven’, which firmly put the then sleepy Stuttgart on the map as a top nightlife destination. The deep house duo then debuted with their pertinently titled single ‘Music’ […]

todayJuly 4, 2010

Album of the Week

Moolen • Art of Heartwork

The LCL netlabel is synonymous with original, edgy and creative Dub, and for this new "Carte Blanche" release, Moritz Beller aka "Moolen" take us by the hand for an emotional journey thru post-rock and electronica landscapes that seems at the same time odd and familiar. The master of both multiple instruments and sound production by this Hamburg based artist allows him to deliver an ambitious yet intimate mini LP, bridging […]

todayMay 4, 2010

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