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Mark Hollis

March 16, 2019

I was quite saddened to hear of Mark Hollis' passing. As the frontman of Talk Talk, his voice was the extraordinary foundation upon which his group's sound was built.

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!)...

Jamie Principle

February 17, 2019

If there's one figure who stands above all else as house music's singular visionary iconoclast from year one, then it must be Jamie Principle.

Warehouse Weatherall XXX

June 8, 2018

The legacy of Andrew Weatherall looms large over dance music's history. What follows is a semi-historical narrative woven around 30 of his records.

Terminal Vibration IV (Rockers Revenge)

February 6, 2018

The Spartan minimalistic funk turned out by crews hailing from places like Manchester, Leeds and (especially) New York. Punk funk, in other words.

The Parallax 200

January 8, 2018

Picking up where the original Parallax 100 left off, this list represents the next hundred entries in my top 200 records of all time.

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?

AG Memories: Rusty Waters

September 19, 2016

Looking down from the Georgia St. bridge, into North Park and the places where it all went down, the memories of the early days of Radio AG come flooding back.

Deep Space 100

August 3, 2016

Each of these records is a chapter in the story of music's dalliance with the cosmos, tracing a fascination with the stars through the 20th and beyond.

A Love From Outer Space

March 28, 2016

Take a ticket to ride this space express. Meet the girl in the star dress, a dress that I can never guess. I just can't wait for her caress.