Electro

Making Midnight EP

Artist: 
Radial
Label: 
(Self released)

Very chill-out album, with awesome lyrics and beautiful synths. Little rock, definitely pop-electro, and kinda dark too. Overall really nice to listen to.

The 4 tracks are a little bit all similar. There are some influences from Daft Punk, Kavinsky and other dark, pop-electro artists.

All the songs are good with the emphasis on 1 and 2.

Sounds Like: 
Daft Punk
Sounds Like: 
Chromeo
Sounds Like: 
Kavinsky
Name: 
Guillaume Butel
Date Reviewed: 
11/06/2013

Stay the Night (Single)

Artist: 
Zedd
Label: 
Interscope Records

The minute the music starts playing, you can tell it's Zedd. This single really helped to add even more to his Clarity album (since it was added for the Deluxe Version), and the use of Hayley Williams' vocals really adds to the track. Zedd never fails to make music that makes his audience get up and dance. Stay the Night is definitely a song you'll want to hear if you're into EDM and like to jam out.

Sounds Like: 
Porter Robinson
Sounds Like: 
Alesso
Sounds Like: 
Dillon Francis
Name: 
Alexa Rosenblum
Date Reviewed: 
09/27/2013

Singles E.P.

Artist: 
Flight Facilities
Label: 
NONE

Flight Facilities is getting into the disco genre but not quite the raunchy stuff yet. This band mixes the perfect blend of modern disco and electro to create relaxing upbeat music to bop you head to. The singers featured in songs fit well if not make the song extremely awesome. With this pop, chill, and dancey combo, you won't know whether to stand up or not. Play it.

Sounds Like: 
Air
Sounds Like: 
The C90s
Name: 
Jeremy Mirchandani
Date Reviewed: 
10/03/2012

Iron Deer Dream (Delta Heavy Remix) Single

Artist: 
Fixers
Label: 
RAM Records

Production duo out of London have remixed the Fixers track Iron Deer Dream.  This track is an uplifting happy sort of dubstep.  Super solid bass that stays clean throughout the track.  High synth leads, cheerful melody and lyrics that sound upbeat and positive but feature the line "You're homicidal."   This is relatively chill dubstep for a sunny day.  After you're done crushing all your listeners with epic wobbles and destructive drops, play this to cheer them up, and help them recover.  This really is a pretty feel-good summer track. 

Sounds Like: 
Happy Dubstep
Name: 
Michael DiGiacomo
Date Reviewed: 
04/10/2012

Ear Pwr

Artist: 
Ear Pwr
Label: 
Carpark

Blissful, cute female vocals behind dramatic electronic beats. The album feels a little bit chaotic and disjointed in a not so good way, but there are some gems on the album that stand out over the noisy mush.

Sounds Like: 
Silk Flowers
Sounds Like: 
Pictureplane
Name: 
Marcea Decker
Date Reviewed: 
10/19/2011

I.D.G.A.F.O.S

Artist: 
Dillon Francis
Label: 
Mad Decent Records

Dillon Francis is absolutely dominating the electronic music scene right now.  His debut album Westside EP has been played all over the country and both of these singles have been in his live performances for the past couple months.  Both songs on this EP are amazing!

Sounds Like: 
Dave Nada
Sounds Like: 
Skrillex
Name: 
Aaron Wonders
Date Reviewed: 
10/14/2011

Crystal Castles 2010

Artist: 
Crystal Castles
Label: 
Fiction

NEW CRYSTAL CASTLES OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!! They’re the duo from Ontario that popularized “CHIPTUNES” which is a very obscure subgenre of GLITCH that is primarily sounds made by videogame consoles that are wired into mixers… it’s like VIDEOGAMECORE but for electro… You’ll probably be into this if you’re into ELECTROCLASH. You’ll love it for realz. Much dancier than their debut album!!!

Sounds Like: 
videogames
Sounds Like: 
amazing
Name: 
Hurricane Athena
Date Reviewed: 
04/28/2010

Electro 2

Artist: 
Various
Label: 
?

WOAH EPIC ELECTRO SPIN ANY OF THESE TRACKS AND I SWEAR, IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE TO NOT DANCE IN THE STUDIO! But seriously...do it.
Epic epic epic epic epic electro. See if you like any of the bands I wrote in the individual song reviews. Chances are, you do. Duh.

Sounds Like: 
Benny Benassi
Sounds Like: 
Bloody Beetroots
Sounds Like: 
Antoine Clamaran
Sounds Like: 
Kid Sister
Name: 
Jen Akazawa
Date Reviewed: 
04/21/2010

Keep It Goin' Louder

Artist: 
Major Lazer
Label: 
Downtown

Major Lazer is Switch and Diplo teaming up to take over the scene and be... basically the best thing ever. Although... almost all of these tracks are the poppiest thing ever and all but a few of them belong on KRQ 93.7...

Sounds Like: 
Diplo
Sounds Like: 
Switch
Name: 
Emily Robinson
Date Reviewed: 
02/16/2010

Kabukimono

Artist: 
Rainbow Arabia
Label: 
Manimal

I forsee this CD getting lots of plays in the near future.  Why?  It's not just because of the awesome album artwork, but also because it's maybe the easiest thing ever to fit into your show, regardless of your show type.  The tracks have very minimal vocals, so it