electronic

Anywhere That’s Wild

Artist: 
Adventure Galley
Label: 
Internet Piracy Records

Though they resemble the sound of a British band, Adventure Galley, a band whose real origins lie in Portland, Oregon is brimming with dance-y tunes with a tinge of out-of-the-galaxy eighties electro-pop. Even the slowest song on the album “Anywhere That’s Wild” is chock full of ethereal sound effects, with which the album ends on, and is reminiscent of

Sounds Like: 
Bastille
Sounds Like: 
Franz Ferdinand
Sounds Like: 
The Killers
Name: 
Samantha Fung
Date Reviewed: 
01/29/2014

88 92

Artist: 
Wild Moccasins
Label: 
New West Records

I can see what Wild Moccasins was going for with their album "88 92."  Their lead vocalist, Zahira Gutierrez, has a pretty voice and their electronic sounds hearken back to the 1980s. I get that, but their music lacks the zest and catchiness that has preserved those 80s songs in our popular culture today. The hardest part about reviewing this album was trying not to fall asleep. It is not terrible by any means, but there are no memorable, standout moments that would make someone remember any of these songs.

Sounds Like: 
Blondie
Name: 
Maximilian Rodriguez
Date Reviewed: 
01/29/2014

True Romance

Artist: 
Charli XCX
Label: 
Atlantic Records

If Gwen Stefani and Santigold had a child, paired her with Gold Panda and ditched her at the disco, then you would get Charli XCX. Charli’s major label debut recalls a time back in the 80’s when people went to discos and actually danced. This album is heavy on synths, heavy dance beats, and more synths, with a sweet Santigold/Gwen Stefani voice crooning about love over it. I will admit coming into this album being sure that I would not like it, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Sounds Like: 
Gwen Stefani
Sounds Like: 
Passion PIt
Sounds Like: 
Santigold
Sounds Like: 
The Postal Service
Name: 
Felipe Moreno
Date Reviewed: 
12/11/2013

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
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