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!)...
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 10, 2019
Cut 4 Me is a sketch of everything of-the-moment RnB should aspire to. Transcending its rugged origins even as it uses them to its benefit, what began life...
September 30, 2018
Over in the space of twenty-five minutes, this four track EP hits you like a vintage soul album in miniature (albeit shot through with a healthy dose of Future Shock).
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).
January 5, 2015
This list represents my absolute favorite 100 records of all-time.