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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.

25 From 97

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.

Funkadelic – The Electric Spanking Of War Babies

August 31, 2018

Throwing everything from "(Not Just) Knee Deep" to "Hit It And Quit It" into a blender of abstraction, War Babies comes up with the adrenaline rush of pure future shock.

…One More Thing

April 26, 2018

"Once we get out of the 80s, the 90s are gonna make the 60s look like the 50s." There was a sense that the table had been set for the coming decade.

Dimitri From Paris – Night Dubbin’

April 20, 2018

It's a sprawling selection of 21 shimmering dancefloor dubs from the first half of the 1980s, all lovingly presented in an indispensable 3½ hour anthology.

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.

Terminal Vibration IV (Rockers Revenge)

February 6, 2018

The Spartan minimalistic funk turned out by crews hailing from places like Manchester, Leeds and (especially) New York. Punk funk, in other words.

The Parallax 200

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.