Detroit

Prometheus Rising

July 15, 2019

Despite all plans to the contrary, radio silence has been the order of the day over the last couple weeks. After all, the Parallax Architecture is changing.

Digital Justice

June 30, 2019

Anyone who's heard Stacey Pullen's DJ-Kicks is already familiar with the greatness of Digital Justice. "Theme From 'It's All Gone Pear Shaped'" is the stuff dreams are made of...

British Invasion 25

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.

Bomb The Bass – Clear

May 28, 2019

I think it's time to discuss the philosophy of hip hop blues as it relates to Terminal Vibration. Prime trip hop, in other words.

Terminal Vibration: Melting Machines

May 25, 2019

The idea is that the 1980s are the decade when the liquid, telepathic grooves of funk and krautrock melt into dance music's sprawling electronic trip.

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.

Garden Grooves 004

March 12, 2019

In the final crisp days of winter, we descended upon the weeds that had begun to take over the Gardens, encroaching on anything and everything the way only winter weeds can do.

CHR-008: Scorpio Rising

February 28, 2019

SA-RA Creative Partners are the greatest crew of the 21st century, with a discography that plays like the textbook definition of machine soul.

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!)...

Soul Machines

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.