Afrika Bambaataa

Luscious Jackson

August 31, 2019

The classic Luscious Jackson sound was a loose-limbed amalgam of sampladelic collage and live instrumentation that seemed to contain the ghosts of ESG and The Slits even as it paralleled the sonics of contemporary hip hop.

Model 500 – Deep Space

June 30, 2018

With Deep Space, his debut album, Juan Atkins lays the blueprint for the chrome-plated sounds of machine soul: the art form of the 21st century.

Terminal Vibration VIII (Modern Funk Beats)

May 15, 2018

The elegant beat matrix of electro is to rave what the blues were to rock 'n roll. In other words... it all started with Kraftwerk.

Terminal Vibration V (What Time Is It?)

February 16, 2018

Now we move to the back of the crate toward the voodoo records: the heaviest, most atmospheric music this side of krautrock. Things are gonna get weird.

Terminal Vibration II

January 12, 2018

Where does machine funk intersect with post punk?

Fall Inna Bassbin

September 3, 2016

During what's turned out to be an exceptionally busy week, I've been vibing out practically non-stop to Woebot's latest mix: "Bands a make her dance."

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.