The dustbin at one of the local record shops was full of hits that one particularly cold, mid-week afternoon. How could you say “no” a lineup that includes Naughty By Nature, EPMD, Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Too Short, Cypress Hill and Salt-n-Pepa? In their prime, and only $5! A supreme Hip Hip album that went Gold in less than 3 month after it was released.
The movie is remarkable in that it was Tupac Shakur’s acting debut. Tried to watch it once; didn’t get very far.
Tack – Terreke
(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano – Sampha
Don’t Let Your Love Fade Away – Gene Williams
Sunset Dub – Grace Jones
Shoal Beat – Porter Ricks
Last Yearn – KLLO
Lithium (acoustic radio solo) – Nirvana
Electro Kardiogramm – Kraftwerk
Villajoyosa – Prins Thomas
Disco Dancer – Kiki Gyan
In You (I Found Love)- Charles Bradley
Reverence – Lapalux
She’s Lost Control – Joy Division
Wire – Jon Hopkins
You Ain’t Goin Nowhere – Here Lies Man
Boneyard – Fink
Depak/INE – Jon Talabot
Alfonso Muskedunder – Todd Terje
Swing Star – Todd Terje
La Lucertola – Fabio Frizzi
Luca Il Contrabbandiere – Lucio Fulci
Constant Beating – Aria Prayogi
Roma A Mano Armata – Franco Micalizzi
Hell Flames – Fabio Frizzi
Seq 1 – Franco Micalizzi
Toward Dawn – Fabio Frizzi
Fuga Nei Sotterranei – Alessandro Alessandroni
Theme From The Fog – John Carpenter
Philadelphia – Allessando Alessandri
Sentionauts II – Sinoia Caves
Rex Colt – Power Glove
Elena’s Sound World – Sinoia Caves
Bo & Wing – Maya Jane Coles
Half Life – Zola Jesus
Delta – Mount Kimbie
Paraguaya – Juana Molina
Vain Cloak – Kai Whiston
Bela Legosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
Loud Challenge – Hype Williams
Syrthio – Com Truise
Drifter – Hippie Sabotage
From the Netherlands with regards come Juju and Jordash with their pleasantly surprising 5th album Sis-Boom-Bah! Club hits you’d expert to hear from a House duo like this are no where to be found on this album. It’s all about spacey techno and abstract compositions– suited more for a relaxing afternoon than a dance floor. The change of pace is welcome.
Release Date: 10/11/2017 on Dekmantel
Veteran instrumentalist, composer and general legend in the world of electronic music, Four Tet, has released his 15th album New Energy on his own label TEXT. How this guy continues to evolve and innovate after fifteen albums is a testament to his genius. So how does new Four Tet sound? Kind of like the old Four Tet, actually; a bridge between the accessibility of his early works like “Pause” and more recent experiments in dance floor debauchery. From the harpsichord arrangement on “Two Thousand Seventeen” to the hypnotic thump of “Lush” — there is just so much “yes” to this album, it must be heard.
Release Date: 9/29/2017 on TEXT Records
How often can we judge an album by its’ cover? Mysterious. Familiar. Static. Change. Do these words evoke a particular place or musical genre? For Zach Saginaw’s third full length album The New Monday, it’s all about his hometown of Detroit. Jazz, techno, house, hip hop… a collage of the City’s musical culture glued for mass appeal with that signature Shigeto sound. Soothing.
Release Date: 10/3/2017 on Ghostly International
Place a track from Mount Kimbie’s 3rd full-length, like “Audition”, next to something from their 2011 debut, such as “Carbonated”, and you’d be surprised to learn it’s by the same group. From post-dubstep beat music to something ostensibly more 80’s new wave, and much less like electronic music in general, one wonders what Mount Kimbie will do next. So are they a band now? They certainly sound like one, but the influence of their roots remains clear with tracks like “We Go Home Together” featuring James Blake, “T.A.M.E.D.”, and “Marylin”. It’s still electronic at heart, beautifully composed, wonderfully evolved.
Release Date: 9/8/2017 on Warp Records
When only the purest techno house will satisfy your cravings, choose Kölsch. 1989 is the final album in an autobiographical trilogy of LPs on Kompakt, described as “an exploration of the Danish producer’s difficult early teenage years.” Tracks like “Liath” and “Khairo” are richly layered by The Heritage Orchestra to become serenely hypnotic. It’s Grade A dance music; the drops are restrained, no glitches, and distorted vocal gimmicks are lack thereof. Even a casual listener will be unable to resist.
Release Date: 9/22/2017 on Kompakt
More of the same from Odesza, but it’s sure to ignite their fan base regardless. A Moment Apart, the third full length album from the Seattle based electronic duo, features the same distorted EDM and chopped-up House that’s made them who they are. Incessant head bangers like “Late Night” and “La Cuidad” nearly make up for the half-baked boredom in between every other track. It’s just too much epic non-sense.
Release Date: 9/17/2017 on Counter Records