electronica

Artist: 
Giraffage feat. Matosic
Label: 
Counter Records

Review of "Slowly"-Single from Giraffage feat. Matosic

 

        Stars out sounding like a Jamiroquai song (think "Virtual Insantiy" album), later on the track branches out to deep EDM Undertones.

Sounds Like: 
Jamiroquai
Sounds Like: 
EDM
Name: 
Jon S. Rice
Date Reviewed: 
09/15/2017
Artist: 
KMFDM
Label: 
Ear Music

Thrash metal like vocal distortion played off an electronic background exemplifies this album, that’s not to say it IS thrash metal, that’s just the closest vocal comparison I can make. Apparently KMFDM is fairly influential on the metal stage, I of course know not of what I speak, but it is a pretty neat tidbit.

Sounds Like: 
Kunsts Ave Maria
Sounds Like: 
Michael Mayers &
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
09/13/2017
Artist: 
RAC (Ft. Rostam)
Label: 
Counter Records

The track starts of pretty slow, as if you are drifting in thought--much like the narrator/singer thinking back on a nightmare/ "dream [he] had last night." Then the beat drops and pace is faster and now you are singing and dancing to this sad yet nostalgic song. It's so easy to listen to and immediately grips your attention with the meticulous mixing  that perfectly accompanies the vocals. 

RAC can be an inspiration to us all as he too was just a college kid like us, passionate about music.

Sounds Like: 
Vampire Weekend
Sounds Like: 
Passion Pit
Name: 
Hibah Ilyas
Date Reviewed: 
04/19/2017
Artist: 
Moon Boots
Label: 
AnjunaDeep

The original track by Moon Boots is a fun, flirtatious, almost beachy take on classical 90’s techno/house techniques. The track features several rhythmic keys and symbols giving it a continuous floating feeling, making it perfect for a long drive down the coast or a relaxing day by the pool. This song features the vocals of Lulu James a neo-soul British singer. Her incredible vocals give this song an old fashioned, 90’s R&B, feel.

Sounds Like: 
Lane 8
Sounds Like: 
Tensnake
Name: 
Elena Ganev
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
Artist: 
Gorillaz
Label: 
Parlophone

It’s been around six years since the Gorillaz released their fourth studio album, “The Fall”, and even longer since their first studio album self-titled “Gorillaz”; just about 15 years since their debut and they’re still rocking out.

Sounds Like: 
The Chemical Brothers
Sounds Like: 
Ratatat
Sounds Like: 
Gnarls Barkley
Name: 
Maximilian Serventi
Date Reviewed: 
04/05/2017
Artist: 
Shinobi Ninja
Label: 
Shinobi Ninja LLC.

Although music can be used express messages to its audience or stand for some higher politcal agenda, there's nothing wrong with using music as a medium to simply be enjoyed, or to be fun to listen to. Shinobi Ninja, a rock band that hails from Brooklyn, New York, is a band that falls under the latter. I had never heard of Shinobi Ninja prior to listening to their latest self-released album titled Bless Up, and decided to check out their upcoming album that is set to be released in March.

Sounds Like: 
Rage Against the Machine
Sounds Like: 
Flobots
Sounds Like: 
Banks & Steelz
Name: 
Roy Santa Cruz
Date Reviewed: 
02/08/2017
Artist: 
Bonobo
Label: 
Ninja Tune

Six albums into his career, Simon Green aka Bonobo has finally released his newest effort titled Migration, his first LP since 2013's the "The North Borders". Loosely described by the DJ himself as "the study of people and places", Migration is an hour long journey that makes you feel as if you are a nomad traveling on a never ending journey to find your rightful place in the world.

Sounds Like: 
Tycho
Sounds Like: 
Emancipator
Name: 
Roy Santa Cruz
Date Reviewed: 
02/01/2017
Artist: 
Friendships
Label: 
Remote Control Records

Friendships is an Aussie band out of Melbourne. Their album Nullarbor 1988-1989 is part of a two disk volume. I wasn't sure what to expect from the group, although their album artwork was pretty sweet and as it turns out is the product of the group's creativy themselves. The album is a bit all over the place. At the beginning it is a simple prelude, with the typical building up to high intensity synths. The album takes on an ambient, experiemental darkness atmosphere. Each track is packed with aggressive drums, bass drops, and some uninteraperatble noises.

Sounds Like: 
Aussie Electronic Death Grips?
Name: 
Eric Lloyd Heirshberg
Date Reviewed: 
11/09/2016
Artist: 
Leyya
Label: 
Las Vegas Records

Wow. This album blew my socks off. It was really good. Out of nowhere, the group Leyya comes out with their debut album Spanish Disco. Now, initially I was like - cool, another latin alternative group that is trapped in a past timeline. Instead you are pleaesntly surprised with chilly female vocals, dope beats, and some more. The album begins with a trance like instrumental, breif enough to flow neatly into "I Want You" and "Wolves." Both of which reminded me of Glass Animals, in terms of the song structure, some of the beats used, and pace.

Sounds Like: 
Glass Animals
Sounds Like: 
The xx
Sounds Like: 
Phantogram
Name: 
Eric Lloyd Heirshberg
Date Reviewed: 
11/09/2016
Artist: 
Jean-michel Jarre
Label: 
SONY MUSIC

THIS IS ELECTRONICA, A COMPILATION, IT WILL HURT YOUR HEAD TRYING TO CATEGORIZE THIS SO JUST CALL IT ELECTRONICA!

Anyway this is a compilation, as such each song has its own style with poor english being the only connecting factor, its great study music, treat it as such and youll do fine, make it a background for your talk segments and you can have them count, Generally good with Why being the only track I would not reccomend due to its pompous posing, A must play for any electronic dj, very inspiring, very good dance music, very well rounded.

Sounds Like: 
Yello
Sounds Like: 
Cyndi Laupner
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
10/26/2016
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