July 23, 2019
It's long been my contention that Becoming X is the Revolver of the 90s. A bold pronouncement, perhaps, but one that a dive into the record ultimately bears out.
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.
January 14, 2019
1997 was without a doubt my favorite year in memory, and its music more than lived up to the times, remaining potent today over twenty years on.
December 12, 2018
In the annals of great soul men, Alexander O'Neal stands astride the worlds of smooth soul and modern r&b like a colossus.
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...
June 7, 2017
Folk have been declaring the death of the album for years now, but in truth it has always supported less volume than the 7" single (for instance).
March 13, 2017
In truth, the jagged underbelly of nineties hip hop and r&b's glistening phantasmagorias had always had more in common with trip hop...
February 28, 2015
It's been five years since I last did a Radio AG mixtape. This one is from a couple weeks back. The idea is an aural representation of winter.