July 23, 2019
It's long been my contention that Becoming X is the Revolver of the 90s. A bold pronouncement, perhaps, but one that a dive into the record ultimately bears out.
February 23, 2019
In the hazy shadow of r&b's ultraviolet hip hop inflections, its mirror image lingers like a haunting moment still hanging hazy in the air.
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.
December 17, 2018
One thing that's become apparent through the various stations of this whole Terminal Vibration saga is that the music grows decidedly more electronic...
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.
July 25, 2018
Rewiring their funk up to the machines, Kleeer spit vector grooves out across the globe's post-disco dancefloors and laid out blueprints for the future.
June 30, 2018
With Deep Space, his debut album, Juan Atkins lays the blueprint for the chrome-plated sounds of machine soul: the art form of the 21st century.
May 7, 2018
This is the sound of the seedy underbelly of The Future Sound Of London's world, in the grimy back streets and dingy dives deep within the city.
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).
March 13, 2017
In truth, the jagged underbelly of nineties hip hop and r&b's glistening phantasmagorias had always had more in common with trip hop...