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!)...
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.
June 30, 2018
With Deep Space, his debut album, Juan Atkins lays the blueprint for the chrome-plated sounds of machine soul: the art form of the 21st century.
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.
April 23, 2018
Saturday night, Snakes and I caught Jean-Michel Jarre at the Spreckels Theatre, where we were treated to an enchanted evening of cosmic electronica.
April 7, 2018
This is a 2018 disco mix filled with music that's lived well past its era to fuel decades of dance and still sounds cutting edge some 33 years on.
April 4, 2018
With Spring beginning to take flight, it was high time for the crew to get involved in some horticultural escapades at the Parallax Gardens.
February 16, 2018
Now we move to the back of the crate toward the voodoo records: the heaviest, most atmospheric music this side of krautrock. Things are gonna get weird.
January 18, 2018
New wave funk, new wave disco. These are the dubbed-out dancefloor sides perpetrated by the likes of The Clash, Funkadelic, Simple Minds and Japan.
January 8, 2018
Picking up where the original Parallax 100 left off, this list represents the next hundred entries in my top 200 records of all time.