June 21, 2019
An honest assessment of my absolute favorite records and artists from the U.K. that managed to crack the code and storm the shores of mainstream America.
February 23, 2019
In the hazy shadow of r&b's ultraviolet hip hop inflections, its mirror image lingers like a haunting moment still hanging hazy in the air.
November 29, 2018
A selection of random access memories of those beatnik denizens residing comfortably at the interface of rock and jazz in singular fashion.
August 23, 2018
Seeing as we've moved into the dog days of summer, the moment seems right to bring back the Motion series. This selection happens to include some of my all-time favorite techno music.
June 29, 2018
This music is like Detroit — a complete mistake. It's like George Clinton and Kraftwerk stuck in an elevator. The subject turns to techno, house and other things...
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.
June 14, 2017
This is summertime music, pure and simple, post-disco music with gulf stream tendencies (linking New York to the Caribbean and the Black Ark to the Paradise Garage).
December 16, 2016
There exists a particular sound that seems to leap out the speakers in vivid colors, engulfing its surroundings and drawing you into its world.
February 2, 2016
I recently noticed that I'd loaned out my copy of Derrick May's Innovator and thought, "what a great compilation that was," followed by "I really hope that I get it back."
February 9, 2015
The spectre of post punk abstraction hangs heavy over everything here, gesturing back toward an era when Mark Stewart hooked up with Tackhead.