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Terminal Vibration: Melting Machines

May 25, 2019

The idea is that the 1980s are the decade when the liquid, telepathic grooves of funk and krautrock melt into dance music's sprawling electronic trip.

CHR-009: Terminal Vibration Vol. One

May 9, 2019

This rolls up the whole Terminal Vibration vision into an unmissable two-part mix, featuring a killer selection of 30 Riddimatic Traxx From The Wild Side Of The 1980s.

Terminal Vibration X (Machine Soul)

February 25, 2019

Where does machine funk intersect with post punk? The chrome-plated technicolor world of machine soul. It's arguably the most vital form of popular music (still!)...

Students Of The Future

December 5, 2018

This time of year — when late autumn begins giving way to the dawning chill of winter — often takes me back to the year 2001, a swirling vortex of electronic jazz and machine soul.

Funkadelic – The Electric Spanking Of War Babies

August 31, 2018

Throwing everything from "(Not Just) Knee Deep" to "Hit It And Quit It" into a blender of abstraction, War Babies comes up with the adrenaline rush of pure future shock.

Terminal Vibration III (Death Disco)

January 18, 2018

New wave funk, new wave disco. These are the dubbed-out dancefloor sides perpetrated by the likes of The Clash, Funkadelic, Simple Minds and Japan.

Big Audio Dynamite – Megatop Phoenix

July 7, 2017

I once said that I could write a whole book about this record, so how about a lengthy post to start the ball rolling?

The Beautiful Ones

April 28, 2016

A week ago today, Prince passed away, leaving a massive hole in the musical landscape. Gone, and in a year that's already taken too many greats from us.