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!)...
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.