electronic

SUM/ONE

Artist: 
bEEdEEgEE
Label: 
4AD

bEEdEEgEE is the brainchild of Gavin DeGraw, who went solo from the rock group Gang Gang Dance. This LP is his first release solo, and it is extremely hard to pin down. There is 80th synth, house, sunshine pop, trap... it's a discombobulated mess but somehow remains a really great, fluid listen. It's excessively experimental, "garage electro" with a little lo-fi but overall great production. There are a lot of excentric dialogue samples, especially in the opening track " Helium Anchor".

Sounds Like: 
Grimes
Sounds Like: 
Flume
Name: 
Tatum Schranz
Date Reviewed: 
12/11/2013

Live for the Night (Remixes)

Artist: 
Krewella
Label: 
Krewella Music LLC

I enjoyed this CD, it was interesting to hear how the same song could be remixed in so many different way. Each song is different which I just thought was pretty rad. At times it gets a little popy but then it goes straight back to sounding very electronic. It was nice because even though it was the same song I was listening to I did not get bored because they are all very unique. I liked it and I would recommend that you give it a listen.

Sounds Like: 
Ke$ha
Sounds Like: 
Adventure Club
Name: 
Caitlin Brenton
Date Reviewed: 
12/03/2013

Teddy Massacre

Artist: 
Teddy Killerz
Label: 
OWSLA

I'll be honest, I don't know a lot about RPM music.  I was trying to expand my horizons but this didn't do much for me.  It started out hopeful but as it progressed I became less impressed.  The songs were much too long and aren't very radio friendly.  There were no specific curse words but one song has a clip of a man saying some minorly offensive things about God.  I would not play it on my show.  The album wasn't terrible but I doubt I would recommend it to anyone.  On top of all that I think the name is a little cliche.

Sounds Like: 
Daftpunk
Name: 
Krissy Baca
Date Reviewed: 
11/23/2013

Thunderbolt

Artist: 
Dani Deahl & Animale
Label: 
Dim Mak

This track rocks. It's upbeat, fun, and really pushes dancing and housey music while incorporating a little bit of dubstep. I like it a lot, recommended for harder-dubsteppy type shows. Beat sounds good. Has potential to get pretty big. Play this!!!!

Sounds Like: 
Flux Pavilion
Sounds Like: 
Skrillex
Name: 
Alexa Rosenblum
Date Reviewed: 
11/20/2013

Try It Out (Neon Mix)

Artist: 
Skrillex & Alvin Risk
Label: 
OWSLA

This song pretty much just brings Skrillex back out to the public (seems like he's been hiding for a little bit, huh?) and accentuates what we know him for. However, his collab with Alvin Risk on this track turned out really nice. Goes pretty hard and sounds a little more glitch hoppy than normal. I like it a lot. Recommended.

Sounds Like: 
Pegboard Nerds
Sounds Like: 
Skrillex (lol)
Name: 
Alexa Rosenblum
Date Reviewed: 
11/20/2013

Gargantuan - Single

Artist: 
Bass Kleph & DJ Bam Bam
Label: 
Down Right Records

This track surprised me. Bass Kleph opened for Tommy Trash and Wolfgang Gartner on their Hounds of Hell tour, and he totally killed it. He truly has been taking off his career and this single just adds to his success. Super clubby, awesome to dance to.

Sounds Like: 
Tommy Trash
Sounds Like: 
Wolfgang Gartner
Name: 
Alexa Rosenblum
Date Reviewed: 
11/20/2013

Fever Dream EP Part II

Artist: 
MUST DIE!
Label: 
OWSLA

DAMN. MUST DIE! totally kills it with Fever Dream part II. Every track just goes so hard, and it's so easy to just crank up the volume and jump up and down to the beat. MUST DIE! has been getting bigger and bigger and it's no surprise that he's opened for Destroid and other huge dubstep artists. This EP really kills it over part I and really impressed me.

Sounds Like: 
Datsik
Sounds Like: 
Excision
Sounds Like: 
Feed Me
Sounds Like: 
Kill the Noise
Name: 
Alexa Rosenblum
Date Reviewed: 
11/20/2013

FinleyKnight

Artist: 
FinleyKnight
Label: 
FinleyKnight

FinleyKnight's self-titled album, produced by Joey Waronker of Atoms for Peace (whose influences are evident)  takes a couple listens to really appreciate. An offbeat duo, brothers John (Finley) and Connor (Knight) Detjen have created a dreamy, electro-pop indie-rock fusion that, while at times feels almost a bit too off the map to relate, does achieve a uniqe, original sound that will have you confused but hopefully intrigued.

Sounds Like: 
Atoms for Peace (influences)
Name: 
Diana Englert
Date Reviewed: 
11/20/2013

Calling All Heroes Part 1

Artist: 
Adventure Club
Label: 
The Standard Group

This short EP has some great beats in the classic adventure club style. Gold, the first track features the beautiful voice of Yuna, she has a very reminiscent voice of Elli Goulding. Last.fm listed on of their genres of filthstep (which I had never heard of before now) and I would say that applies to this song. The second track, Wonder, is much slower paced with a very starry feel.  This track feature The Kite String Tangle, who is like the guy version of Elli Goulding in this song.

Sounds Like: 
Zomboy
Sounds Like: 
Modestep
Name: 
Tyler Jensen
Date Reviewed: 
11/13/2013

Rapor EP

Artist: 
Active Child
Label: 
Vagrant Records

Akin to the most successful crooners, Active Child (aka Pat Grossi) possesses the ability to simultaneously project to someone and everyone. On 2011′s “You Are All I See” Grossi established himself on the forefront of the “New New Romantics”, entrapping audiences with his falsetto and bedroom nu-gaze.

Sounds Like: 
James Blake
Sounds Like: 
M83
Sounds Like: 
White Hinterland
Name: 
Tatum Schranz
Date Reviewed: 
11/06/2013
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