electronic

Artist: 
Louis The Child and Whethan
Label: 
Louis the Child and Whethan

The Honey EP, a collaboration between Louis the Child and Whethan is super sweet. The EP has six tracks- all completely instrumental. Billboard described them as ‘zippery’ and I think that is pretty accurate. All of the songs are very feel-good, but not in a cheesy way. The bass is not house, but the songs are not super crazy club-like either. They are perfect for anytime honestly. I never really could get into EDM without lyrics, but this stuff I can jam to. My favorites would be “Chop it Up” and “Drip Drip”. These two are funky.

Sounds Like: 
San Holo
Sounds Like: 
NGHTMRE
Sounds Like: 
Vanic
Name: 
Grace Penry
Date Reviewed: 
02/10/2018
Artist: 
De Lux
Label: 
Innovative Leisure

The tracks on this album definitely do not disappoint in the upbeat, twirl around your room while you listen to them department. The beats are easy to bop around to, and very catchy, and are coupled by synth elements that are very fun to listen to. The lyrics about love are relatable, funny, and very memorable. The disco-esque tracks are modernized, and the entire album definitely merits the label of "groovy." The record is everything you could want in an album titled "More Disco Songs About Love."

Sounds Like: 
Portugal. The Man
Sounds Like: 
Holy Ghost!
Name: 
Chloe Hislop
Date Reviewed: 
01/31/2018
Artist: 
Nightmares on Wax
Label: 
Warp Records

Sounds Like: 
Mount Kimbie
Sounds Like: 
Thievery Corporation
Sounds Like: 
Apollo Brown
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
01/29/2018
Artist: 
King Henry
Label: 
Black Butter Records

King Henry is a DJ producer from Santa Moncia, California who has been making electronic music since 2008, with some successful solo projects, along with credits for his work on some very successful productions with fellow California DJ producer, Diplo. For You - EP is King Henry's first solo project he's released in a while. It kind of reminds me of Lido's music, but just not nearly as great, and much more chill. It starts off very promising with the first track, "I'll Be There". This track has a very chill vibe, with a light, driving beat.

Sounds Like: 
Lido
Sounds Like: 
Rhye
Name: 
Zack Estes
Date Reviewed: 
11/29/2017
Artist: 
Chico Mann & Capitan Planet
Label: 
Bastard Jazz Recordings

“Oye Bien” starts with a simple drum beat and repetitive vocals, with the sounds of birds in the background. It makes you feel like you’re in a rainforest. The song maintains the simple drum beat and relatively simple, repetitive vocals throughout, but layers guitar, marimba, and other instruments on top to create a relaxing and upbeat vibe. “Come Me Miras” has a heavy but slow beat that would be fun to dance to.

Sounds Like: 
Bomba Esterio
Sounds Like: 
Pernett
Name: 
Madeline Friberg-Landon
Date Reviewed: 
11/08/2017
Artist: 
Project Pablo
Label: 
Ninja Tune

I can really appreciate what the artist was trying to accomplish with this EP, but the music just was not for me. Personally, I found the tracks slightly repetitive, and this unvaried style made me a little bored since there were no change ups in the beat. Since there were no lyrics, I understand that it is pretty difficult for the artist to create a track that captures you in the same way.

Sounds Like: 
Red Axes
Name: 
Chloe Hislop
Date Reviewed: 
11/08/2017
Artist: 
What So Not ft. LPX
Label: 
Self-Released

In one of his most recent original releases, Emoh presents What So Not's "Better" at his headlining in coachello, demonstrating the beuty of his collaboration with LPX, and giving the listener a good idea of what's to come. He informs interviewers that there are more features on his album release, and if the album is anything like this single release, it's something to look forward to.

Sounds Like: 
RL Grime
Sounds Like: 
Dillon Francis
Name: 
Kenny Bartz
Date Reviewed: 
10/04/2017
Artist: 
MonoNeon
Label: 
MonoNeon

MonoNeon’s album A Place Called Fantasy takes you on a journey through a synthy, jazzy, groovy, and surreal land. The first song, A Place Called Fantasy reminded me of the Prince album where Prince takes the first song to prepare the listener for the musical adventure they are about to embark on. The slightly spacey qualities of the mixing of the music makes you feel as though you are no longer experiencing the same reality. The mixing continues this feeling throughout the entire album.

Sounds Like: 
Louis Cole
Sounds Like: 
Funky Knuckles
Sounds Like: 
Evan Marien
Name: 
Grace Penry
Date Reviewed: 
10/03/2017
Artist: 
Myka 9
Label: 
2017 Tom Freeman

Sounds Like: 
Sounds like Scarry Terry rapping in a spaceship
Sounds Like: 
Latyrx
Sounds Like: 
Dark Time Sunshine
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
10/02/2017
Artist: 
Katmuh
Label: 
Big Dada

This week I snagged Kutmah's album "TROBBB! (The Revenge Of Black Belly Button!)", because it was given Flying Lotus's seal of approval, and was not entirely disappointed. This album is his 14th release according to BandCamp.com. The album was 58 minutes long and included 31 tracks comprised of some full-length songs, samples, snippets, and glorious interludes.

Sounds Like: 
Zackey Force Funk
Sounds Like: 
Quentin Tarantino Soundtrack
Sounds Like: 
Vince Staples
Sounds Like: 
Outkast
Sounds Like: 
OFWGKTA
Name: 
Kiara Johnson
Date Reviewed: 
09/27/2017
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