Gwen Guthrie

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.

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!)...

Keni Stevens – Night Moves

February 10, 2019

Every now and then one stumbles upon an utterly beguiling record that somehow sounds both intimately of-its-era and utterly out of time. This is one of those records.

Terminal Vibration: Bonus Round (Island Disco)

April 19, 2018

At the interzone between post-disco, new wave and boogie lies a tropical dancefloor sound embodied by no one quite so much as the Compass Point All Stars.

Garden Grooves 003

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.

Terminal Vibes

March 15, 2018

And so we've reached the halfway point in the Terminal Vibration saga, concluding the core eighties segment of the trip.

Terminal Vibration V (What Time Is It?)

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.

Gwen Guthrie

June 22, 2017

Dub disco diva, high priestess of the dancefloor.

CHR-007: Parallax Pier

June 20, 2017

This is summertime music, pure and simple, post-disco music with gulf stream tendencies (linking New York to the Caribbean and the Black Ark to the Paradise Garage).

Soul Machine

April 11, 2017

I recall wandering the vast corridors on an indoor mall only to find a record shop nestled in one of its murky corners.