Club Paradise

Terminal Vibration: On A Ragga Trip

March 25, 2019

The focus here is reggae, specifically its routes into dub, dancehall and trip hop as the decade unwinds toward the nineties and beyond.

…One More Thing

April 26, 2018

"Once we get out of the 80s, the 90s are gonna make the 60s look like the 50s." There was a sense that the table had been set for the coming decade.

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?

CHR-007: Parallax Pier

June 20, 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).

Day-Glo Dreams

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.

Click Click (Chrome .45)

April 15, 2015

The Beat took the stage, opening with Rough Rider, and any doubts I may have had just drifted off into the ether on the back of its mellow, churning groove.

The Parallax 100

January 5, 2015

This list represents my absolute favorite 100 records of all-time.