Mantronix

Terminal Vibration: Melting Machines

May 25, 2019

The idea is that the 1980s are the decade when the liquid, telepathic grooves of funk and krautrock melt into dance music's sprawling electronic trip.

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.

Alexander O’Neal – Alexander O’Neal

December 12, 2018

In the annals of great soul men, Alexander O'Neal stands astride the worlds of smooth soul and modern r&b like a colossus.

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.

Terminal Vibration VIII (Modern Funk Beats)

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.

Terminal Vibration VII (Edge Of No Control)

May 2, 2018

Material's Intonarumori is a sprawling double-album sourced in the seedy underbelly of hip hop. And it's as ugly and twisted as you could hope for.

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.

Big Audio Dynamite – Megatop Phoenix

July 7, 2017

I once said that I could write a whole book about this record, so how about a lengthy post to start the ball rolling?