Detroit

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.

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.

RAG019: Winter 2019

January 31, 2019

This is the sound of cloud-covered days and rain-slicked streets, half-lit street corners and errant rhythm boxes spooling out the Chiba City blues.

Timbaland

January 22, 2019

If we're talking machine soul, there's absolutely no getting around the man. There's r&b before Timbaland and r&b after, with a seismic shift in between that hinges on the axis of his vision.