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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
December 16, 2016
There exists a particular sound that seems to leap out the speakers in vivid colors, engulfing its surroundings and drawing you into its world.
August 3, 2016
Each of these records is a chapter in the story of music's dalliance with the cosmos, tracing a fascination with the stars through the 20th and beyond.