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Trial + Error #2

Trial + Error #2

#2 I think out of some unconscious resistance to the relentless cheer of our current holiday season, I’ve lately gravitated towards books, movies, and music that are in some way full of dread or melancholy. Maybe it’s because last year around this time we were all enduring (somewhat feverishly I might add) the inexorable approach...
Trial + Error

Trial + Error

the beginning I begin this column in a moment of abject self-reflection, realizing that I have fallen victim to an unforgivable complacency. I’m referring to the fact my interest in music, specifically electronic music is lamentably going to shit. ‘More-of-the-same’ has become my modus operandi, which is downright unconscionable. So I’m embarking on a mission...
Premiere: Download Beggars In A New Land's New Track "Own It"

Premiere: Download Beggars In A New Land’s New Track “Own It”

The boys behind Beggars In A New Land, an act that originated in New Jersey between two high-school friends in 2008, are finally poised to make their presence felt in the larger dance scene. After experimenting in different styles over the years, working in genres ranging from neo-psychedelic to glo-fi, the duo has now settled...
Paranoid London With Mutado Pintado ‎– Transmission 5 [PDON005]

Paranoid London With Mutado Pintado ‎– Transmission 5 [PDON005]

In spite of the abundant enthusiasm fans expressed in the comments sections of YouTube rips and Soundcloud samples, not much has been said about the recent output of Paranoid London Records. “Paris Dub 1” was inarguably one of 2012′s underground hits. It could be found in almost every DJ’s record bag for the span of...
Fred P - BQE [COR-04]

Fred P – BQE [COR-04]

A cursory glance at Fred P’s discography, both under his own name as well as the Black Jazz Consortium moniker, reveals a penchant for all things deep, albeit a brooding, amniotic deepness evident in tracks like 2010′s piece-de-resistance “Emotive Vibrations” off the Finale Sessions 12” as well as “Believe” from 2009′s Deep Things EP. His...
Anthony Naples - Moscato [MSN003]

Anthony Naples – Moscato [MSN003]

  At the risk of committing sacrilege, I dare say Mister Saturday Night has lost a bit of its flair. In the wake of indie dance music’s rise to hipster prominence, Mister Saturday Night has become something of a flagship party for the scene, attracting both those who come to dance and those who come...
Juan Atkins, Brooklyn Bass Support - Cameo Gallery 12/29

Juan Atkins, Brooklyn Bass Support – Cameo Gallery 12/29

I arrived on the scene just in time to catch the tail end of Judge Wise’s set. He had been playing a selection of seething, acid-tinged house cuts that burbled and churned along in just the right way to suit the crowd’s growing anticipation of Atkins. The headliner emerged shortly after 1am to take the...
Mike Huckaby - The Versatility E.P. [SYNTH-003]

Mike Huckaby – The Versatility E.P. [SYNTH-003]

Mike Huckaby returns again to his S Y N T H imprint after his successful “Baseline 88-89” release earlier this year, this time with a set of tracks originally released in the mid 90s. On the A-side, Huckaby’s slow burning remix of “Sandcastle” by Precession is especially resistant to a single generic designation. With its...