By John-Paul Shiver Responding to a sense of missed opportunity, Toronto artist Harrison made a freestyle meets wavy synth-funk earworm of a jam with the track Celica Supra. It’s the first from his forthcoming sophomore album, due this fall via Last Gang Records. His début, Checkpoint Titanium, received a 2017 JUNO nomination for Electronic Album […]
Sorry Steve Gamma Ray Great Dane ADBC Records by William Sheehan Dane Morris hasn’t been without his sonics; along with a Euro-tour last winter, a generous slot on the Shambhala undercard let the Low End Theory-enthusiast bask in the shine, while casual appearances on the local circuit kept his craft in check. The almost two-year […]
In this upcoming release, MAST tackles sixteen Monk compositions, including the acclaimed “Round Midnight,” “Blue Monk,” “Straight No Chaser,” “Epistrophy” and “Well You Needn’t.” MAST, aka Tim Conley, pays homage to the significant history of Thelonious Monk and his esteemed compositions while bringing them into the future using modern electronic bleeps, bloops, and beats.
ALEPH Vol. 1 Renraku ** FIRST-LISTEN** Vol. 1 “The Evil Spirit” By John-Paul Shiver On the forthcoming EP Vol 1 by ALEPH, there is a thru-line that runs from the early grumbles of 90’s Jungle/Drum and Bass rave stabs and amen breaks. Experimental hip-hop mutations of the mid-2000’s, and runs right through to the current bass […]
Come Meh Way Sudan Archives EP Stones Throw By John-Paul Shiver What started as just a lark, mixing the violin playing style of Northeast Africa with electronic beats production, has quickly brought the unique talent of Sudan Archives upfront. “I started mixing my violin into beats,” she says, “It wasn’t complicated — I’d just sing […]
2 Good 2 Be True Nite Jewel Real High Gloriette Records Video directed by Geneva Jacuzzi By John-Paul Shiver Ramona Gonzalez, who produces and performs under the moniker of Nite Jewel, will release her fourth studio album, Real High, on May 5th via her own Gloriette Records imprint. With the announcement of the new album, Nite Jewel […]
Actress X22RME AZD Ninja Tune By John-Paul Shiver Actress, real name Darren Jordan Cunningham, known to friends as DAZ, returns with a new album, now on Ninja Tune and a new music system called AZD (pronounced “Azid”), a chrome aspect journey into a parallel world. The video for X22RME (pronounced “Extreme”), a minimal apocalyptic expanse […]