“Although the tracks rarely surprise, frequently falling back on familiar sounds and structures — loping basslines and synthesizer shadings that escalate at the same tempo always arrive on time, for instance — they’re as well-built as those of the debut, and the Lawrences, along with their songwriting partners, cover the ups and downs of falling […]
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“…Guetta does the build, break, and drop thing on some cuts, while tastefully keeping other songs EDM free, but his major contribution when it comes to creativity seems to be the inspired Black Eyed Peas and township jive mashing he does on ‘Lift Me Up’ with Nico & Vinz plus Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Otherwise, he […]
“After a decade of releasing singles, remixes, and edits to large amounts of acclaim among in-the-know dance music fans, Norwegian whiz kid Todd Terje finally made an album of his own in 2014. It’s Album Time is a pretty self-explanatory title, though it could have been called ‘I Love Many Different Styles of Dance Music […]
“Cunning if not particularly novel synthesists…Guy and Howard Lawrence draw from several styles and sub-styles of dance music — house, garage, dubstep, bass — and add pop appeal on Settle, their first album…. Considering all the shrewd alliances and its polished attack, Settle seems like it was designed to be 2013’s acceptable dance album. That […]
“Random Access Memories reveals itself as the kind of grand, album rock statement that listeners of the ’70s and ’80s would have spent weeks or months dissecting and absorbing — the ambition of Steely Dan, Alan Parsons, and Pink Floyd are as vital to the album as any of the duo’s collaborators…. But Random Access […]
“[I]t’s as fun as larks come, and for the legions of fans they picked up while spinning the Miami to Ibiza circuit, it’s a welcome souvenir.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog
“Caribou’s Dan Snaith, is bold and direct where his main project is intricate and subtle…. At their best, Daphni and Jiaolong definitely have a vitality that some dance music — and even some of Snaith’s other work — lacks…” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog