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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.

Students Of The Future

December 5, 2018

This time of year — when late autumn begins giving way to the dawning chill of winter — often takes me back to the year 2001, a swirling vortex of electronic jazz and machine soul.

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.

Hot Chip Live

August 30, 2016

Friday night I was lucky enough to catch Hot Chip live at the North Park Observatory, and I'd been looking forward to finally catching this crew live.

The Beautiful Ones

April 28, 2016

A week ago today, Prince passed away, leaving a massive hole in the musical landscape. Gone, and in a year that's already taken too many greats from us.