electronic

Artist: 
Kllo
Label: 
Ghostly International

I've been telling people for a while now that I want to move to Melbourne, Australia because of all of the great electronic music that comes out of there, and this group is no exception. Kllo, a duo made up of two cousins Simon Lam and Chlloe Kaul, simply put together a beatiful collection of music with this Well Worn EP. Their sound is so damn pure, and the production is fantastic. Each track is different, yet clearly has their signature style throughout.

Sounds Like: 
Wafia
Sounds Like: 
SBTRKT
Sounds Like: 
AlunaGeorge
Sounds Like: 
BANKS
Name: 
Zack Estes
Date Reviewed: 
09/21/2016
Artist: 
The Avalanches
Label: 
Astralwerks

In doing my research for this review, I came across the term, "plunderphonics," loosely defined as, "sound collage." That is the most accurate way to describe Wildflower, the Avalanches' second and highly anticipated album. It took 16 years for the Avalanches to create Wildflowers. This wasn't one of the cases where the band was on hiatus and then got back together to release an album. No, the Avalanches were painstakingly selecting and mixing samples to create lush and beautiful soundscapes.

Sounds Like: 
Toro y Moi
Sounds Like: 
Lemon Jelly
Name: 
Brooke Blizzard
Date Reviewed: 
09/20/2016
Artist: 
Factor Chandelier
Label: 
Side Road Records

This album is a diverse in all the right ways. It features various artists, a different one on almost every other track, splitting the album up between primarily rap and hip hop, lyrical, representative of urban poet, and beautiful ascending electronic beats, synthes with sound enhancements, drums, and more.

Sounds Like: 
The Neighborhood, Nightmares on Wax
Sounds Like: 
GodSpeed you mighty black emperor
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
09/14/2016
Artist: 
Jake Gusto
Label: 
Self Produced

So this album, is not good. Well let me clarify, the tracks with him rapping, are not good. Except the song "Drive", it's kind of decent of a song.  He has four songs that are really just RPM type music. Tracks 5-7 are a part 1,2, and 3 of the RPM type music there's a little bit of rapping, but not too much. The songs where he is rapping really sounds like he got a sick beat off the internet, purchased a really good microphone, and then recorded it on Garageband. So to summarize this, if you just want to dabble with "eh" rapping or some RPM that Mr.

Sounds Like: 
Robo Lemons EDM's Tracks
Name: 
T Statman
Date Reviewed: 
09/07/2016
Artist: 
Las Pulseras Del Corazon
Label: 
Self Produced

 I was excited when I first heard about this album. Fun? Poppy? Electrocumbia? Count me in. My first impression due to the organs and keyboards used was that it sounded a lot like someone trying to do 8-bit music covers of classic and steady cumbia beats, which led to me listening to an 8-bit cover of Tiny Tim's "Living in the Sunlight" on YouTube. There are only 6 songs in the self titled album, with the duo splitting the vocals nearly in half. Hers are eerie and spectral, his sound like the classic breathy spanish folk singers my dad plays around at home.

Sounds Like: 
The Acrylics
Name: 
Catalina Fernandez-Moores
Date Reviewed: 
08/24/2016
Artist: 
Bullion
Label: 
Deek Recordings

Honestly, I thought that I would like this a lot more than I actually did. Loop the Loop featured some cool violin tracks in it, but mixed with Bullion's "Alt-J-esque" style, I was not a fan. There were definitely a lot of weird "bloopy" kind of sounds added that seemed very random. However, there are definitely some track that are more ear-appealing than others, my favorite being "Never Is The Change." It's on the more chill side of the electronic spectrum and has some 8-bit sounding parts to it.

Sounds Like: 
Alt-J
Sounds Like: 
Animal Collective
Sounds Like: 
Beck
Name: 
Sean Li Wong
Date Reviewed: 
05/06/2016
Artist: 
Com Truise
Label: 
Ghotly Internatinoal

This album is entirely comprised of synth. Think Tron: Legacy soundtrack. No vocals, no guitar, nothing but synth. Because of this, once you have heard one song off of the album, you have a pretty good idea of what the rest of the album is going to sound like. Not that this is a bad thing, but it is a thing that should be mentioned nonetheless. The fact that the album has no vocals may definitely dissuade some DJs from airing the songs on their show; it's not something I would play while DJing.

Sounds Like: 
Miami Nights 1984
Sounds Like: 
Tycho
Name: 
Alex Wolvos
Date Reviewed: 
05/03/2016

Aa

Artist: 
BAAUER
Label: 
LuckyMe Records

 

Sounds Like: 
Life, dubstep, Brazilian Funke
Sounds Like: 
Some dancehall
Name: 
Easter Bohanon
Date Reviewed: 
04/06/2016
Artist: 
El Guincho
Label: 
Nacional Records

 

Sounds Like: 
A Spanish heart broken robot, A child singing into a fan, If Edgar Allen Poe was a Spanish millennial
Sounds Like: 
Electro-pop, autotune, if T-pain was born is Spain
Name: 
Easter Bohanon
Date Reviewed: 
03/30/2016

55

Artist: 
The Knocks
Label: 
Big Beat Records

Wow, this album just is a summary of good alternate, pop, electronic music in one album. It has all these great featured artists like X Ambassadors, Carly Rae Jepson, and Fetty Wap to name some. Of course my favorite song "Kiss the Sky", has an FCC Warning so it's not able to be played on air, but definitally check out that song.  Pretty much every song on this album has a vintage 80's/90's vibe, but it has the modern flair to it that makes it great to listen to!

Sounds Like: 
The Chainsmokers
Sounds Like: 
WALK THE MOON
Name: 
T Statman