Kraftwerk

CHR-008: Scorpio Rising

February 28, 2019

SA-RA Creative Partners are the greatest crew of the 21st century, with a discography that plays like the textbook definition of machine soul.

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!)...

Jamie Principle

February 17, 2019

If there's one figure who stands above all else as house music's singular visionary iconoclast from year one, then it must be Jamie Principle.

Machines On Murray Hill

February 13, 2019

Dusk falls on Murray Hill, cloudy skies bathed in moonlight and the city lights below. Geology has its way with the streets in this secluded enclave...

RAG019: Winter 2019

January 31, 2019

This is the sound of cloud-covered days and rain-slicked streets, half-lit street corners and errant rhythm boxes spooling out the Chiba City blues.

Timbaland

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.

Students Of The Future

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.

Steely Dan

November 29, 2018

A selection of random access memories of those beatnik denizens residing comfortably at the interface of rock and jazz in singular fashion.

Anthony Shakir – Tracks For My Father

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).

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.